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A team is a group of people … A group of people is NOT a team

In my work as a consultant I visit many companies. Sometimes for a day and sometimes for a longer period. What I see more than once is that organizations are still organized as departments. For example an application support department or an IT-Pro department. Surely this is not a problem. But what I do see […]

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Mirror, mirror on the wall – A personal retrospective exercise

During the last year I did quite some Scrum coaching for different teams in different organizations. What I found is that a lot of Scrum teams follow the ceremonies and the rules of Scrum. That is a good thing. What I also found out is that many Scrum teams do not get the most out […]

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Slidedecks from my talks in TechDays Sweden

Long time no post, but I have been really busy with travelling and moving to a new house. My travels were first to the MVP Summit in Seattle where I looked into the future of Visual Studio ALM, Team Foundation Server and VSO. Then to the ALM Summit in Barcelona and then to Stockholm to […]

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Summary of TechDays 2014 Netherlands

This year I was invited again to speak on the Dutch TechDays. This Microsoft event is held once every year and is the largest MS event in the Netherlands. I had the honor to provide 2 break-out sessions, 2 lunch sessions and a full day Pre-Conference. In this post I will show you the abstracts, […]

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A practical guide for dealing with capacikill in TFS

Capacikill? What the … is that? Actually it is a word I made up. To be honest it was a colleague who talked about capacity in a noisy room and I thought I heard him say it. I understood capacikill and the word had a meaning to me right away. As you can obviously see, […]

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TFS as perfect tool for Scrum (Part 5) – Sprint Review and Retrospective

This is the fifth and final part of the series TFS as perfect tool for Scrum. The series is based on my session that I presented at Microsoft TechDays. You can find more introduction in part 1 The agenda for this series is: 1. Introduction in Scrum and TFS 2. Using TFS for grooming your […]

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TFS as perfect tool for Scrum (Part 4) – Sprint

This is the fourth part of the series TFS as perfect tool for Scrum. The series is based on my session that I presented at Microsoft TechDays. You can find more introduction in part 1 The agenda for this series is: 1. Introduction in Scrum and TFS 2. Using TFS for grooming your Product Backlog […]

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Teams without Areas–Fixing the reports

As I described in my post about TFS backlog grooming there are several ways to deal with Team in Team Foundation Server 2012. The approach Microsoft uses Out of the Box, is putting a team into the Area Path. The approach I describe in my post puts the team as part of the Iteration Path. […]

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TFS as perfect tool for Scrum (Part 3) – Sprint Planning

This is the third part of the series TFS as perfect tool for Scrum. The series is based on my session that I presented at Microsoft TechDays. You can find more introduction in part 1 The agenda for this series is: 1. Introduction in Scrum and TFS 2. Using TFS for grooming your Product Backlog […]

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TFS as perfect tool for Scrum (Part 2) – Product Backlog Grooming

This is the second part of the series TFS as perfect tool for Scrum. The series is based on my session that I presented at Microsoft TechDays. You can find more introduction in part 1 The agenda for this series is: 1. Introduction in Scrum and TFS 2. Using TFS for grooming your Product Backlog […]

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