An Advent Calendar is a special calendar that counts the days to remind us that Christmas is approaching. This year we are counting down by sharing practices that might benefit you as Agile coach, Scrum master or Agile practitioner. Today’s tip is:
Tip 21: Experiment.
Do not work with permanent improvements. I notice that I often get unnecessary resistance and discussions if I propose a permanent solution. You can relate to that yourself. If I’d ask you to get up early every day from now, or to never to swear ever again, you’d probably protest. But your willingness to participate will most likely increase when we agreed to do it for a short period, like two weeks, and then evaluate. And let’s be honest, we can think we have a solution, but most likely we’ll learn how to fine tune it or come up with other solutions as we try and work it out. Permanent solutions don’t fit a continuously improving team.

Who is this Squerister?

Derk-Jan de Grood

Derk-Jan de Grood works as an Agile transition coach for Squerist. As a consultant, he helps organizations with their Agile transformation and embedding quality. He’s an experienced trainer and he wrote several successful books. He published “Agile in the real world – Starting with Scrum”. On his blog (https://djdegrood.wordpress.com), he shares his knowledge and experience for everyone to benefit.

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Wie is deze Squerister?

Derk-Jan de Grood

Derk-Jan heeft in zijn carrière uiteenlopende opdrachten uitgevoerd en organisaties geholpen op het gebied van Agile. Bij zijn werk stimuleert en faciliteert hij medewerkers en opdrachtgevers om ons vakgebied zo goed mogelijk toe te passen.

Met zijn oog voor zowel de techniek als de mens brengt Derk-Jan organisaties verder.

Naast zijn werk bij onze opdrachtgevers is Derk-Jan regelmatig namens Squerist te vinden als spreker op nationale & internationale conferenties, heeft hij een eigen blog en heeft hij diverse boeken en artikelen gepubliceerd.

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