Els Verkaik – Power Calimero

Had an very inspiring talk @ACCNL17 by Els Verkaik. It’s about how to change the mind set from a can’t do to a can do mindset. I found it a nice talk, some might recognise some NLP in her notes.

Laurens Bonnema Wazzup-AWE-so-me-++

Had an very inspiring talk @ACCNL17 by Laurens Bonnema. It’s about coaching questions and doing great work instead of “Just work”. Here are his notes!

Just some thought on teams

Earlier i drew about team size. I was just googling on teams and found some funny stuff. I decided to make pictures of it.

Start with why – Simon Sinek

I’ve decided to make a one-page book report of the books I read. This time the book Start with Why by Simon Sinek. Highly recommended.

Nexus – Building a Zoo

Yesterday i attended a great workshop by Patricia Kong. It was very insightful.  These are my notes:

Drive – Daniel Pink

I’ve decided to make a one-page book report of books. This time the book Drive by Daniel H. Pink. Highly recommended. This is the reward flowchart taken from the book: Found here.

Twister retrospective

I designed a retrospective, based on the fun game of Twister. It’s designed for the gathering data fase. Step one: Get a Twister board or one of the many free apps. Step two: You turn the Twister board. Step Three: What ever it lands on correspondences with one of the following Colours represent a subject, […]

Time vs. Scope

Just some drawings on Scope vs. Time and Time vs. Scope For more background check this out!

Impact Mapping – Gojko Adzic

I’ve decided to make a one-page book report of books. This time the book Impact Mapping by Gojko Adzic. Highly recommended.

The five keys to a successful Google team

  Psychological safety: Can we take risks on this team without feeling insecure or embarrassed? Dependability: Can we count on each other to do high quality work on time? Structure & clarity: Are goals, roles, and execution plans on our team clear? Meaning of work: Are we working on something that is personally important for […]


I’m sad that i found out about INKTober to late. Next year i’ll participate in the challenge. I might even try to do some drawing. http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober

LeSS conference 2016: my notes

Here are the notes I made during the LeSS Conference 2016 in Amsterdam. More about LeSS can be found here: https://less.works/

LeSS conference 2016: building a “Potentially Publishable Product”

This was the first conference where i had to work in a team to build a “Potentially Publishable Product” Our team was called “BLeSSed Scrumbags” The “Potentially Publishable Product” was a game. We added all the team learning of the 2 day conference on stickies. Then we had players choose 7 of these learning that they could […]

Making an Avatar for a team.

One of the teams asked me to help them visualize their team. This is the end result:   Most of their work is in rules and regulations, shown by the book, hammer and lady justice. They are making “spaghetti code” into the new highway going to the cloud and the company.

Spider-web Retrospective

Spider-web retrospective What is important to the team? Have them come up with minimal 5 area’s Example’s: Fun Test Automation Deployment/releasing Support Helping others Speed Learning Good code Team work Value And such… Have the team give a rating on the selected Area’s This will lead to a spider-web. Now you can ask the team […]

Certified LeSS Practitioner Training

The most inspiring training I followed in 2016. If you want to do the training i would recommend Bas Vodde as trainer I followed the training in July 2016. Here are my notes:   I’ve done a book report on LeSS that can be found here.

How to: Definition of Done

Definition of Done What is a Definition of Done: the Definition of Done is list of activities  that add verifiable/demonstrable value to the product. can be different for different teams and products. The workshop that i do to create the ultimate Definition of Done is as following:  

How to: Retrospective

  Retrospective Een goede Retrospective heeft een standaard formaat: Set de stage Gather data Generate insight Decide what to do Closing the retrospective 1. set the stage Deze fase heeft als doel het creëren van een veilige ruimte, waarin elke teamlid betrokken is. Door in deze fase elk teamlid aan het woord te laten ontstaat […]

Marshmallow Challenge

                          In a movie of Tom Wujec (Ted Talk) I got inspired. Instead of making my own drawing i found a great one online. And decided to share it. This is a great game to get people working together and learning what iterative […]

How to: Visualize a teams progress

Often teams have lots of improvements to work on. From the Retrospective or daily struggles. This sketch gives team a great view of what they’ve already accomplished and what’s still to do. I use the rays to map the improvements on different theme’s. The further the improvements are from the sun the smaller or more […]

Communication lines = (N²-N)/2

JordannGross inspired me to make this picture myself   (N²-N)/2   Is the formula for the number of communication lines in a team. This is why I like small teams.