LeSS No More Majors Story at SFPD – Webinar Recording
We are proud to share the story of the No More Majors Community at the governmental institute of pensions in Belgium (SFPD) which was initiated as part of their LeSS adoption preparations and strategy. This recording was made on August 28th when Tom Jans & Thierry de Pauw did a pre-run of their Munich LeSS Conference […]
How to run multi-site Scrum events without tooling?
Today I am frequently working with larger organisations and continually have to deal with people in different locations across the country or globe. This kind of context brings its own challenges and many people hope to find solutions in tooling and so did I, but hey, did I think wrong! Before going into running multi-site events, a […]
Case Study: Large-Scale Scrum at BASE Company
Base Company was the third Mobile Operator in Belgium and stayed within the top 3 market leaders, even today now the organisation has gone through a new change. Their IT was part of the technology department that was also responsible for the mobile network, from design to operations. Within the IT organization were a couple of hundred […]
The Shocking Truth about Firefighting in I.T. Organizations!
Why are there so many IT people out there who have the feeling they’re actually a firefighter? Why do they have the feeling to be jumping from one burning house to another? Why do they have the feeling work is driven by fire alarms? Why is it that the loudest voice in the office, the […]
Stop Managing Dependencies!
Dependencies in Software Development have been an issue since decades and lots of practices have been built to “manage” them, creating an environment that becomes more complicated with longer time-to-market times as dependencies grow (or the product/solution grows). This is creating an illusion and no dependency management is alwys the only answer! Coordination to remove dependencies […]
20 New Year’s Resolutions for Scrum Product Owners
The end of the year is nearby, time for some New Year’s resolutions! As I experienced a lot of stress within the role of Scrum Product Owner, and as I know you’re busy, I’m going to help you get started… Here are 20 New Year’s resolutions to get you started: Update the product’s vision (or […]
A Horror Story: Efficiency is Killing Productivity
Are you working in product development? Creative work? Research? Or any other domain where brains are the main asset? YES? Then this story is for you! It’s called: “Efficiency in organisations has become counterproductive!“ Take the holy grail of efficiency: Clarity – Measurements – Accountability, it makes human efforts derail! And yes, I’ve been tricked into […]
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Being 1 Year in a LeSS Huge Adoption
Large-Scale Scrum or LeSS About 1 year ago BASE Company engaged with Co-Learning in order to improve their time to market, productivity and quality using “Agile“. As many other companies their understanding about Agile was limited to the practices, roles and process and mainly focussed on their “development” teams. Together we generated a better understanding setting […]
One year into a Large-Scale Scrum adoption at Base Company
This blog is different from many others as the author is not really the author at all. We do not see value in telling a customer story by ourselves and as such we let them do it for us, let them explain why LeSS, what challenges and what succesthey see being about 1 year into the adoption. […]