All posts by Geert Chielens

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How do I measure delivery and progress? (Lead Time vs. Story Points)

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Story Points are often seen as the obvious way to determine the complexity of a Product Backlog. Teams also use them to determine their velocity. Velocity as in the amount of story points that a team can finish within the Sprint (or 2-weekly development cycle). In often cases management dictates that story points MUST be […]

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How do I perform priorisation of my business needs? (WSJF explained)

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You know the story, long projects leads to long cycle times which makes people eager to get as much as possible in to the project and thus cycle time goes up, and more stuff goes in… The foot in the door problem is a common anti pattern in project based organization. “Lets cram this feature […]

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What is business value? By Renatio

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In analogy with Charles Darwin’s survival of the fittest, we can state that for companies it not the strongest that survives, nor the most intelligent. But the ones most responsive to change! Agile methodologies such as Scrum are all about generating value for organizations. But few people are able to define ‘value’ into something that’s […]

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Agile Explained for dummies by Renatio

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You might have noticed, but lots of our posts are talking about Agile. While we emphasise all sorts of aspects, we realized we actually never really explained what agile is about.   We’ll rectify that….   Many people believe agile to just be ‘the latest management fad’. Very often they scoff at the idea of […]

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Renatio Hourglass approach: your solution in response to a crisis never seen before!

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How to kick start digitalization in the last six months of 2020? The lockdown has accelerated digital transformation to an extend that exceeds even the digital capabilities of key players in the market. Questions you need to ask yourself: How do you pick up the pace and stay ahead? Is your IT able to deliver […]

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Project estimates in agile by Renatio

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Agile methodologies are aimed at delivering value as fast as possible. When transitioning towards business agility, we faced some (common) issues. In a series of episodes we are sharing our experiences in solving these obstacles. Featuring in this episode: “Delivery dates imposed by management” I want to be updated when the next publication is released: […]

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2020 is halfway through – how to make sure it is not a lost year? by Renatio

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Lockdown measures are gradually getting loosened throughout Europe, each country at their own pace. The past months we’ve all been going through some cycles dealing with the present tsunami wave that hit us all by surprise: Initially we all denied this wave was building up and about to hit us in the most brutal way […]

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Difficult arguments against agile by RENATIO

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Agile (with a capital “A”) has been gaining popularity, has been trending even. Many companies have done their explorative steps. Some at larger scale than others. It appeared that agile had won in global acceptance. In recent years, more and more Agile hate articles are appearing online, and it actually even seems to become a […]

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A reflection on agile coaching by RENATIO

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With Renatio we developed our agile coaching while doing it. We introduced teams into an approach that was focused on 5 key targets : Establish a direct connection with the external user/customer Create truly cross-functional teams Focus on products instead of projects Include product management in the team Introduce design thinking Would one call this […]

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