Category: Agile

Patrick Lencioni – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

(Dutch version further below) In ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’, Patrick Lencioni explains why teams do not reach results. He distinguishes five essential elements that cause this and are inextricably linked. That is why all five elements have to be dealt with – in a certain order: Absence of trust Fear of conflict Lack […]

David Maister – The Trusted Advisor

(Dutch version further below) Trust = Reliability x Intimacy x Credibility / Own interest  This is the Trust Equation of Maister. Reliability is focused on actions: do what you say you will do. Intimacy is emotion in contact through interest, integrity and authenticity. Credibility is about whether you are speaking the truth. Own Interest is […]

Christopher Avery – Teamwork is an Individual Skill

(Dutch version further below) This model is also useful for further professionalising teams. Really ‘taking responsibility’ is characterized in his view by simply fixing a problem if you have the opportunity to do so. But often people react in other ways, briefly below. This model is perfect for determining and assessing your own response and […]

Geoff Watts – Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant Leadership

(Dutch version further below) There are good Scrum teams and great Scrum teams. There are good Scrum Masters and great Scrum Masters. In years working with Scrum teams, Watts has identified many patterns for ‘greatness’. He illustrates these patterns through stories from his own experiences with many Scrum teams.The book offers practical tips for greatness. […]

Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland – Software in 30 days

How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, and Leave Competitors in the Dust. (Dutch version further below) Interested in how to get more ‘value for money’? In my opinion this book is a must-read for all managers and business owners. It is the basis of what Scrum has to offer for business relating […]