Hey everybody. I want to write my blog posts as authentic as possible. Therefore every single article is based on real-life experiences from my daily work as a Coach. This time I want to tell you something about bad team setups. In my time as a Coach I often faced the situation to join a team whose members were mixed up randomly by the company. The resulted constellation can be super frustrating because team members weren’t selected according to their skills and context. In this blog post I will explain you the hard consequences of building teams without a plan. Read about the 3 main characters that are absolutely mandatory for a highly innovative and creative team. No Theory! No Fluff! Just Real Life Facts! Continue Reading →
Hi everybody! This time I would like to share my new guest blog post about a very hot thread: How to lead 2 teams as a Scrum Master! In my career as a Scrum Master I worked in many different companies and in some of them I had to take over 2 teams. To be honest this experience can be very tough and challenging. In the following guest article I would like to answer the most burning questions about leading 2 teams as a Scrum Master. Continue Reading →
5 Crazy Reasons Why Agile does not Work In Germany
Following are the reasons why Luis Gonçalves thinks that Agile Software Development does not work in Germany.
In the last 10 years I’ve experienced many Scrum Masters. This role can be crucial for the success of an upcoming agile Team. If companies take bad hiring decisions the cost runs high because the damage can be tremendous for the team and organization. I identified 8 bad characteristics and indicators that shows your team that you should ban your Scrum Monster from hell.
Do you know this? You think about a task you actually don’t like to do. You shift your focus of attention to something more enjoyable. Temporarily this causes you to feel better but unfortunately the long term effects of this habitual avoidance can be very painful: work piles up, your brain gets stressed and you fall into last minute work. In this article I want to give you some actionable tips and tools on how to fight procrastination and how you can master your daily habits! Continue Reading →
Organizations have to take care on their teams because they can be crucial for the company´s success. Recently one of our distributed teams faced some ugly problems regarding collaboration and communication. I noticed that some team members were quite unhappy. I came up with the idea to bring all of them together to one physical location. I started to prepare a workshop and invited 20 persons. I want to share with you this applicable step by step guide that shows how we improved the teamwork in one easy lesson. Continue Reading →
Several month ago I started to collect a list of the Top Agile Coaching Books from various social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. I received so much input from so many people so I decided to divide the book list into five different categories: Top agile books for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Developers, Leadership & Agile Coaching. In this article I want to show you the Top 15 books about Agile & Coaching recommend by the Community. Continue Reading →
In this article I want to show you an incredible easy way of how children can learn almost everything. For several month I helped a 4 years old girl to discover her own way of learning a foreign language. This technique works for children, teenagers and even adults. Read how simple it is and how you can start today. Continue Reading →
Get organized with this analog system
Here’s how I increased my productivity with an analog system and you can do it too! The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be daily to-do list, sketchbook and notebook for your daily work as a Scrum Master or Coach.