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The Empathy Map

Every entrepreneur needs to build an Empathy Map in order to discover who are their customers. Indeed, after he or she found out (or at least suppose) their future customers he has to dig more about their pains (and needs). The following image was extracted from http://www.solutionsiq.com/what-is-an-empathy-map/                   […]

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Pointing Poker

As you have to know if you are using Scrum for a while in each Sprint Planing you have to estimate what is the size of each user story. You can use T-Shirt or story points to give an estimation per user story. One of the common activities is to do a planning poker where […]

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ScatterSpoke

I know the best way to work with people is face to face and in the same building. Indeed, the best way will be that all team members will be located in the same floor. However, we have to accept that working in big companies that ideal scenario is imposible to see there. Retrospectives The […]

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Lean Change Canvas

After reading Lean Change Management by Jason Little I start looking for more Canvas to use with my clients. One of my colleagues recommended to me another great book called: “The Lean Change Method: Managing Agile Organizational Transformation Using Kanban, Kotter, and Lean Startup Thinking by Jeff Anderson.  Reading those books I realised that Lean […]

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Virtual Retrospectives

I know the best way to work with Scrum teams is to be colocated but many companies have branches around the world so you have to deal with distribute teams. Retrospectives One of the most important meeting in Scrum is the Retrospective (or post-mortem as many prefer to called them). During the Retrospective team members […]

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Product Owner assessment

During this week I received an email from Ruud Bruls who works as Agile Transformation Coach and Counsellor in Capgemini. If you want to reach him visit his Linkedin profile https://nl.linkedin.com/in/ruud-bruls-8546623 Ruud told me the follow: “Do you like to know where you excel as a product owner and where you have chances for further improvement? […]

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Johari Window

The Johari Window model is a simple and useful tool for illustrating and improving self-awareness, and mutual understanding between individuals within a group. The Johari Window model can also be used to assess and improve a group’s relationship with other groups. The word “Johari” is taken from the names of Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham, […]

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The Agile Nomad

    First of all, I strongly recommend to use physical board for using Kanban and/or Scrum. However, if you have to deal with remote Product Owners, stakeholders or team members you have to think about a virtual tool to manage your projects. As Agile Coach many clients request my recommendation for one Agile management […]

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Agile metrics

Managers love metrics to check and track the progress of each projects. Using Scrum managers think velocity (amount of user stories finished in the Sprint) is the metric to take into account. Furthermore, they believe that velocity is a good way to estimate how long will last a project. It means, if you have track […]

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Tuleap – Agile tool

Kurt Momberg, a great developer who used to work with me asked me for an open source Agile tools. As soon as I can I mentioned about Redmine. I worked with Redmine for a while but the main disadvantage for me is you need to install in any server. At that time, Kurt told me […]