Posts in 2016
  • What you do NOT need to do in Scrum!

    2016-12-02 in 2016

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    I often hear discussions asking who is performing the traditional product leader tasks in Scrum. This is in general an excuse to state that Scrum alone cannot work and classical product leaders are still needed. I encourage you to classify these …

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  • Found a Limited Liability Company in Switzerland

    2016-11-15 in 2016

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    I left the company I founded 20 years ago and needed a new home to work and have access to social insurance. The best legal construct in Switzerland and in Europe is to establish a limited liability company. You need such a construct in Switzerland …

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  • What is an Agile Company?

    2016-11-13 in 2016

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    Lately, people often ask me what is an agile company. They have an understanding of agile software development techniques such as Scrum, Lean Software Development, Kanban, eXtreme Programming but no clue how a company could be agile. What does it …

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  • Agile Trends Switzerland 2013

    2016-10-12 in 2016

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    What are the main hurdles to introducing agile approaches in Swiss companies? Introducing agile company-wide is a cultural change process. Such a change takes time and sometimes hurts. Without the commitment of senior management, the initiative will …

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  • Agile Trends Switzerland 2012

    2016-09-07 in 2016

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    What are the main hurdles to introducing agile approaches in Swiss companies? Introducing agile company-wide is a cultural change process. Such a change takes time and sometimes hurts. Without the commitment of senior management, the initiative will …

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  • Git Branches for the Impatient

    2016-07-21 in 2016

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    You are working in a small mostly collocated development team. Sometimes a team member works from a remote location. You have one git repository accessible to all team members. This repository is used to share source code and documentation …

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  • The Version of the Scrum Guide 2011

    2016-06-22 in 2016

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    The new version of the Scrum Guide written by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland has been available since July 2011. You should regularly read the Scrum guide to reflect how your teams are applying agile principles and ideas. You should also consult …

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  • Scrum Master is a full-time Role

    2016-05-19 in 2016

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    I am very happy we discuss in depth the role, responsibilities and activities of a good Scrum Master. I fully agree with Scrum advocates that Scrum Master is a dedicated full-time job. I am also convinced a Scrum Master can support multiple …

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  • Books for Persons interested in Agile Approaches

    2016-04-21 in 2016

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    I am often told that it is challenging to use Agile/Scrum approaches for brown field projects or for big projects or for distributed projects or for in other situations. Interestingly, these people also state that the same problems exist with …

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  • PMI-ACP Certification

    2016-03-18 in 2016

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    Unknown reference: lean-agile-software-develpment I learnt quite a few new acronyms and techniques when studying for the PMI-ACP certification program. In this post, I collected these acronyms, some definition and the bibliography you should know …

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