Category Archives: SCRUM

Great blog by Mellissa Perri: Product Owner vs. Product Manager

I recently had a few discussions about the role of the Product Owner, whether this is different from that of the Product Manager. I often explain that the PO has two faces, one looking towards the business and one towards … Continue reading

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New Blog post: Agile Coaching is like calibrating

“If you see me at work and spot me grasping in the air and turning imaginary valves. Then I am probably explaining how I visualize agile coaching.”  EuroSTAR published a new post on agile coaching. In this post I explain how … Continue reading

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Book launch at Valori HQ

Last Thursday we launched my new book “Agile in de echte wereld- Starten met Scrum” at the Valori Office. Above a photo impression of the event where we presented the new book to our customers and people that collaborated with … Continue reading

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My new book is out! Agile in the Real World

This week the first copies of my new book were delivered at the Valori office. I was really proud when I browsed though the 120+ full color pages. the book looks inviting and the illustrations are a nice addition to the … Continue reading

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New Book: Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum

I am proud to provide a sneak preview of my new book. The artwork for “agile in de echte wereld – Starten met Scrum” (Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum) is reaching its final phase. Next step is to … Continue reading

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New Book on Scrum: Manuscript is sent to the Editor

Last year Valori published the e-book “Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum“. Together with the Bits & Chips magazine I produced a practical guide for organizations that want to make the most of their Scrum implementation! This e-book … Continue reading

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The Agile Organization Epic @ Valori Office

Today I sat down with Marja van Solkema to prepare the Agile Holland meet-up of 5 september. Marja and her colleagues of the scrum coach school will challenge us to discover the characteristics of the ideal agile organisation. We will sit down … Continue reading

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End-to-end testing in agile projects

  Together with colleague Kelvin Geerlings I wrote a (dutch) blogpost in which we shared our experiences we had with End-to-End testing in larger agile projects.  The end-t0-end integration is a difficult challenge for agile teams that are good development teams, … Continue reading

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The Refinement process; Thinking ahead increases adaptively and the quality of the solution

Refinement is an important element of Scrum. It’s the process where the product backlog items for future sprints are prepared. Experience learns that when development teams get up to steam, the refinement process becomes a new bottleneck. The development team … Continue reading

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Successful testing in waterfall projects? Agile goes undercover

Agile goes undercover on the EuroSTAR community pages. [image: www.reverbnation.com] With Eric van de Mark, I was having a discussion on how we can improve testing when we are working in a traditional waterfall context. Often we can benefit a lot from … Continue reading

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Big Room Scrum battle (serious game with 400 participants)

January this year Valori organized a serious game for over 400 people. During the Scrum Battle participants experience the agile way of working. This video gives a impression of the simulation game that was held for over 400 people. They … Continue reading

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Applying Agile beyond Software development

My latest issue of G(r)ood Testing is inspired by a blog of Mike Cohn from Mountain Goat Software. In his blog Mike investigates the application of agile outside the world of the software development. I like to contribute with two examples of my own. … Continue reading

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Scaling Agile using subway mapping

Informatie Magazine is a Dutch magazine on Information technology describing the latest developments in IT. The first issue of 2016 has just been released and deals with DevOps and related trends. I’m proud to announce that we, Valori, contributed with an interesting … Continue reading

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Big Room Scrum Battle

Early January Valori hosted a big room serious game. This time we organised our Scrum Battle, agile simulation game with 44 teams. Altogether we played the game with 450+ participants.  The mood was great, the participants enthusiastic and I love the … Continue reading

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Do not become a bottleneck for the agile project

Last November, during the EuroSTAR conference, I was asked to give a soapbox speech in the grand hall. During this “lightning strikes the keynotes” session I stated that if we testers don’t make haste with our test improvements we’ll become the … Continue reading

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