Hitting the nail on the head

The Agile Quizzitch

December 02, 2012 By: AOM Category: Agile, Creativity, Quiztig, Quizzitch

Welcome to the Agile Quizzitch.

You think you know a lot about Agile or maybe you are just starting with it? Check your knowledge in a fun way. Are you the first one to reach the highest level? Well congrats then….


Agile games: the WiP card game

June 14, 2011 By: AOM Category: Agile, Creativity, Funstuff, Software

This card game can be played in itself as a cooperative card game, or it can be used to explain why limiting Work in Progress (hence, WiP card game) is a good idea to work faster and more evenly.A demonstration of the lean principle "Limit Work in Progress"


Agile techniques: use cases versus user stories

June 02, 2011 By: AOM Category: Agile, Software, Tips

“User stories are just use cases but in a different format”, the analist told me, “so why introduce a new name for a known thing?”


Agile Techniques: Fruit Estimation Poker

May 06, 2011 By: AOM Category: Agile, Software

Many agile teams use planning poker to estimate the relative size of items in their product backlog. Yet the usual planning poker with the (rounded) Fibonacci numbers can be applied the wrong way. Or better, in a suboptimal way. Fruit Estimation Poker to the rescue!


XP Days 2010 Eindhoven: the movie

November 27, 2010 By: Peter Category: Agile, Creativity, Software

For those who don’t know it: the XP Days are the best agile conference in the Benelux, perhaps even in the universe.

The XP Days 2010 are over, but these two video’s will tell the story forever.

I need you… to vote for me

June 04, 2010 By: Peter Category: Agile, Blogged, Funstuff

A few collegues and I participate in the “Confessions of an Agile Project Manager” by the PMI Agile. We sent in our 6:40 video in pecha kucha format (which was not easy to do, but refreshing and rewarding too!). Topic: our agile experiences within SD Worx.pmi agile contest


A TIP for coaching agile teams

December 10, 2009 By: Peter Category: Agile, Software, Tips

As an agile coach, you probably have a keen eye for group dynamics. There is no meeting where the importance of group dynamics is as evident as in the daily standup meeting (your team does that, right? Meet each day to discuss what to do and what hinders progress?)


Agile ideas: USB Rocket launcher

June 12, 2009 By: Peter Category: Agile, Software

Getting a user story “done” deserves a special sign. Something that expresses the relief, the happiness of having another feature implemented.


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Agile ideas: scotch up!

June 11, 2009 By: Peter Category: Agile

Sometimes those post its just don’t stick. Anymore. Or sometimes you’d wish you could print those backlog items for your scrum project on sticky notes and stick them to the wall.