Agile

The First Agile Baby Step Is Inwards

The First Agile Baby Step Is Inwards

When it comes to big new life changes, I am as guilty as anyone in my need for premature optimization, meaning my first instinct is to not start before all is ‘perfectly’ planned… sometimes so that I never actually start.   Paralyzed, I want to change in a big WATERFALL kind of way where everything is […]

Tester c’est douter !

Tester c’est douter !

Et là, juste au titre de cet article, j’entends les QA, les devops, les software craftsmen et tous les professionnels du test et même tous les professionnels du développement de produit s’outrer et ils auraient raison, mais il n’empêche : Tester c’est douter.   Crédit Image : Commitstrip.com   J’entends souvent, je l’ai entendu encore […]

De l’idée au Sprint Planning : Petit Guide du Facilitateur

De l’idée au Sprint Planning : Petit Guide du Facilitateur

Dans beaucoup d’équipes pratiquant Scrum, la question de la préparation des User Stories en amont de la planification d’itération, ou Sprint Planning en anglais, est cruciale. Ce point de détail sur lequel le Scrum Guide n’apporte aucun conseil, est souvent une vraie difficulté que les équipes ne savent pas comment adresser. Notre équipe a rencontré […]

Do you have a strong heartbeat?

Do you have a strong heartbeat?

Everybody has a heartbeat, having a heartbeat means being alive, having a strong regular heartbeat contributes to a healthy body and is an indicator to the power and quality of life. And guess what…  in agile teams, -projects-, departments and organizations it’s exactly the same.   What is a Heartbeat session in an Agile environment? […]

Facilitation for Agilists

Facilitation for Agilists

Today, Wemanity presents you a new open Agile training. You want to go further into Agile? This training is made for you ! Agile has been on the market for over 15 years. More and more individuals and organizations are entering into Agile transformations. Agile promotes a different way of approaching organizations, team work and leadership. […]

The power of failure

The power of failure

Someone once told me that trainers never really master their training subjects themselves; you actually train other people in the subject you are still learning yourself. Ouch, I thought, thinking about several topics I addressed in my trainings in the past years.                 But let’s face it, there […]

Who or what is holding you back?

Who or what is holding you back?

Paradigms Can I be honest? Let me not wait for your answer and just give my opinion. Agile is so simple. The results can be (positive) huge but Agile itself is simple. Ron Jeffries (I think) owns the quote “it is all common sense but uncommon discipline”. And still so many struggle, don’t get it […]

The many flavours of resistance

The many flavours of resistance

“I have got this colleague… he just won’t do it!” Every now and then I hear people state that someone in their team simply refuses to be part of the team’s transformation into the agile way of working. When listening to such statements, I usually think: really? Are you really, 100% sure this person doesn’t […]

Agile? Do you really know what you’re getting into?

Agile? Do you really know what you’re getting into?

We want to work Agile, can you help us?” We hear this question time and again, and our first thought is; Are you sure? Do you truly want to become Agile or do you see the need for change around you, but not necessarily the need to change yourself? Agile lays your entire organization bare; are […]