Tag Archives: SCRUM

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 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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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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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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Product Owner Game: Experience the work of the PO

At Valori we developed a new serious game. Previous we had only the SCRUM battle, which gives delegates insight in the SCRUM process. It is a great success, but we missed a good interactive way to learn Product Owners, Stakeholders, Business managers … Continue reading

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DevOps is Scaling Agile too

A customer of us asked us to give a presentation on DevOps and Agile. Having a mixed audience, Agile experienced Developers, Testers, People from the Business and Operations too, I decided to link Agile and DevOps in a logical story. … Continue reading

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With SCRUM a shorter time-to-market ?

I got some requests to discus the effectiveness of SCRUM and its impact on the time to market. Triggered by these questions I wrote an article  which is published on our own company blog. In it I state that if … Continue reading

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New e-book on Implementing SCRUM

Together with Bits & Chips magazine I plan to publish an e-book this year.  The book will put experience and practice in a center position; What is the impact of SCRUM? What choices do you need to make when implementing it? … Continue reading

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Agile in the real world, a co-production with Bits & Chips Magazine

Success is created by sharing knowledge. Together with Bits & Chips magazine Valori plans to publish an e-book: “Implementing Agile in the real world”. In this new ebook experience stories will take a dominant position. What problems are organizations facing when … Continue reading

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Testing Circus January Issue: the SCRUM Battle

Testing Circus is a free to download monthly International Software Testing Magazine. The magazine is subscribed by thousands of software testers worldwide. The January Issue has just been released. It contains many cool articles, among which my description of the SCRUM Battle.  The SCRUM battle … Continue reading

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