Thoughts

Over the years I have published quite some articles. Find them on LinkedIn or here.
More to come.

Creating an inclusive world

For me 2020 that made it very visible for everyone that we live in a structural racist world, that puts non-white people at a disadvantage. yes, I had non-white friends my whole life, with some of which I witnessed and discussed the racism they encountered. Yet I'm also very much aware that I was still living a very lucky and privileged life. Although we were... Read more >

Books on retrospective

Regular readers of my blog, they know I consider retrospectives a core aspect of any team. I'm convinced that not everything in the agile world, works in all worlds, I have yet to find a team that does not benefit from doing a retrospective. Over the years, we have seen a lot of book and resources for retrospectives. Today I realized that although I have... Read more >
technical tests

Interview kanban: Prioritized discussing topics.

A few days ago my twitter friend Jason Gorman tweeted : It made me think about the interviewing process. One of the stories I heard growing up, is that my father did not like to do job interviews. As a result he only worked at a few places. So when I started to work, I told myself: I want to like job interviews and I... Read more >
My personal warroom

Distributed planning (from home)…

Back in 2005, a few months into working at my first gig as -what we now call- agile coach, we started to collaborate with a team in Yekaterinaburg. At that time all the agilists I knew, told me, working agile remotely could not work. And yet here I was, skyping multiple hours a day, with a colleague in Russia. And it worked.  (A few months... Read more >

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