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Agile Personal Development

Why I don’t like using games in training courses

Learning about Scrum with Lego. Throwing a ball around to practice not to interrupt others. Or building spaghetti towers to learn about something. Yes, I have done it all and the outcome often was similar. Energy was high during the exercise, feedback on the course was great (when the timing was right) and there was some learning involved. The value/effort ratio of using games in a training course never seems …

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Agile

Partnership and Scrum – How does that work?

We talk about partnerships all the time but how often is your collaboration a real partnership? When problem appear will the contract you drafted be dropped on the table and the finger-pointing starts? Or do you sit together and maybe both take a bit of the pain since your are in this together. Most of the time, both occurs, after a lot of attempts to shift blame we conclude that …

Agile

KPI’s within a Scrum Team? That’s no partnership!

When is a Scrum Team successful? Which criteria do you use to determine if a Scrum Team is doing a great job? From my point of view a Scrum Team is doing a great job if they deliver an increment with the highest valued features, with the best possible quality and they continuously strive for improvement. In this post, I will share my thoughts on a discussion I had with a …

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Business

What makes a perfect training?

I have been training individuals and companies for years and I find great joy in doing this. I would like to share with you my vision on what makes a training a great learning experience: Design Not just the content will affect an impactful training, but also the design of the training. This is involves the interior of a room, the use of materials and technology, music to that which you leave after …

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Agile

Consider this before hiring an Agile Coach

This summer, during the Olympics, the Euro Soccer Championships and the Tour the France, while cheering  in front of the tv, I noticed something in the way teams perform. And it worried me. Even more because I see the same thing happening in organizations. Why did the English soccer team fail against Iceland? How come the Dutch field hockey team didn’t win a medal? And what does this have anything …