Agile Archive

The Dehumanization of Agile and Objects

It can easily be argued that agile grew out of the spirit of object orientation: its focus on change, on anthropomorphism, and on people. Alan Kay saw objects as a way for people to connect with their

Stigmergy: Ants, Self-Organization & Large Scale Collaboration

Stigmergy is a mechanism of indirect coordination between agents or actions. The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different

Portfolio Planning and Prioritisation at Scale

This talk is about how to do portfolio planning and prioritization at scale based on experiences within one of the largest banks in The Netherlands. I’ll elaborate on practices we developed, show examples and discuss how we

SAFe CASE Study

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is able to coordinate the work of hundreds of agile teams. But can it also be useful on a smaller, more common scale or will it just slow things down? In this talk

Extreme Self-Organization: A Workplace with No Managers

When we think about self-organization the obvious context is a team. Everyone in the Agile and Scrum world have heard about self-organized teams. We expect a boost of engagement and productivity when people aren’t told how to