With the end of the year approaching fast, I would like to countdown the days until Christmas with you together. We already uncovered 22 Practices and I hope they inspired you and triggered some ideas of your own. With only two Practices left, today I love to share tip 23 with you:
Tip 23: Have eye for the undercurrent.
It is sometimes tempting to look at the mechanical and visible aspects of the agile way of working. I heard an agile coach yesterday stating that Scrum is a lot about process and therefor creates a focus on the events rather than the mind-set. Whether this is true or not often there is often a strong focus on doing agile and the tangible ceremonies and events. But the culture and personal perceptions are of great influence in the adoption of agile and the success of the transformation. So try to emphasis the why of agile and give the people around you feedback on the way they apply the agile principles and mindset. But, additionally take into account that embracing agile is a change process. That means people will go through a process where they have to adapt new ways and have to let go of old habits. They might be uncertain about their new role, feel that a safety net has been taken away and may even been based against agile. These personal perceptions cannot be ignored since they the success for a great deal.

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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