More and more organizations are adapting to scrum. Managers responsible for ‘managing’ resources get new challenges In general traditional resource management is on defining a new team for a new project and ramping down the team when the project ends. During escalations the best resources are pulled out of the team to fix […]

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In a previous article I wrote on 12 best practices for scaling teams and managing dependencies. I used the insights from SAFe, LeSS, NEXUS and Spotify. In this article I will focus on ownership, visualisation and cross team and external dependencies.

Ownership of dependencies

The topic of ownership is an interesting topic. Talking with […]

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Scaling and dependencies are inevitable and pose an interesting challenge for a Release Train Engineer on a train with 15 teams. During multiple PI’s teams learned to improve in this area but I still felt we could do better. In a small analyses I investigated the data and looked for best practices from […]

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The term ‘Collaborative Cyber Security’ has been borrowed from Richard Hackman’s book Collaborative intelligence. In this book he describes the lessons learned from researching the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11. The CIA wanted to solve hard problems with teams instead of individual Analysts. Hackman present strategies for creating an environment that supports the success of a […]

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This Friday (September 30th) Mike and I finished a succesfull Program Increment Planning Event with 14 teams in India and the Netherlands. This event symbolizes a 8 month journey creating a Agile Release Train consisting 4 teams creating common components to 14 teams creating a platform. It was also the event in which I handed my role […]

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On October 31th 2014 I attended the Agile Tour Brussel 2014 (#ATBRU) conference for the first time. One of the sessions was on Scrum in Industry (Scrum beyond Software series). Xavier Quesada Allue and his college shared their experience in implementing scrum at a supplier of Volvo. This supplier produces parts for the Volvo plant […]

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This weekend the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 started in Alicante Spain. Seven teams will compete for a year in the Mount Everest of sailing competitions. This year the setup has significantly changed. All teams use the same boat and sails. All boats are maintained by the same company.  In earlier editions the team with the […]

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In ALE 2011 there were some interesting discussions on how to convince senior management on the the benefits of Agile Development. In a interesting keynote, David Snowden made good point on this. He stated agile methods lacked a theoretical bases to be a credible alternative. There is no independent academic research on agile methods. This was […]

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About tree years ago the municipality of Rotterdam adopted Agile Development. A special Internet Development Organization was formed for delivering applications for citizens and companies of Rotterdam. This video shows how they implement an event from idea to working software. This event is starting a businees. Ward Bergmans uploaded this video. He is also the […]

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Roman Pichler wrote an interesting book on the role of the Product Owner. With many books published on Agile Development this was a book I was waiting for. It consists 119 pages, 6 chapers and a great reference. Every chapter ends with a paragraph common mistakes. This paragraph I read closely.

In understanding the Product […]

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