Allowing your organisation to grow requires effort and patience. And growth will bring challenges and obstacles. If you want to grow as an organisation, embrace those growing pains, so you can learn from them and achieve real growth. At iLean, we also want to grow. We want to keep on evolving, learning and re-inventing ourselves. […]
Team Coaches as Team Managers: a blessing or a curse?
A seemingly small decision can have big consequences in a growing organization. ‘Merely’ turning a team coach into a team lead may seem a very small and convenient change, but it will have a major impact and might not bring you the outcome you had in mind. In an ideal world, the growth process in […]
Let’s talk about continuous improvement
Let’s talk about continuous improvement, Serge Huybrechts said. And talking is what we did yesterday evening at the Agile Kitchen event hosted by iLean. A few of the people there were in one way or another connected to iLean, but ten or so others had managed to squeeze in this meetup with Serge in between work, dinner and […]
Let (self) drawn images really make your meetings come to life!
On August 25th, we set up our Agile Kitchen in Spoor 18 in Mechelen for what proved to be a very inspiring session by Dimitri Bauwens. Dimitri, Agile coach and scrum master at icapps, gets energized by working with people and teams, and has a special interest in visual facilitation. That is why he was […]
How do you make sure you get the most out of your retrospectives?
How productive are your teams’ retrospectives really? Do you get the most out of them? Maybe you are stuck in anti-patterns that prevent your retrospectives from being vehicles for real continuous improvement. Participants of our Agile Kitchen session on August 9th at Spoor 18 in beautiful Mechelen had the chance to have a retrospective about […]
Zombie Scrum, a Benign Hipster Trend of Dangerous Pandemic?
On July 12th, our Agile Kitchen was bursting with activity again, as Johannes Schartau came to talk about Zombie Scrum during an online interactive session! But what is this Zombie Scrum? What have we learned in our Kitchen from Johannes, an Agile Coach, international speaker, complexity and integral thinker, Liberating Structures user, and Zombie Scrum […]
￼What if your team members don’t want to return to the office?
Helping your team members want to come to the office in a post-lockdown hybrid working model can be challenging. How do you keep your team motivated and how do you (re)strengthen their link with the company? How do you help your team members overcome the many mental obstacles preventing them from wanting them to come back?
When agility meets reality – Comic Agilé
On June 1st, we had the privilege of welcoming Luxshan Ratnaravi and Mikkel Noe-Nygaard to a fantastic evening in our Agile Kitchen! Luxshan and Mikkel are the heart and soul of Comic Agilé, the tragicomic strip about agile anti-patterns and misunderstandings. Their mission is very clear: “we want more people to laugh, reflect and improve […]
Building products that your customers AND your teams will absolutely love? Annelore Arnold shows us how.
Annelore Arnold, Agile coach, Scrum Master and Digital Product Owner at a big Telecom player, is passionate about building products that customers and teams love. It’s every Product Owner’s dream to have a product or service that the customers will love and have a highly motivated and passionate team to build the product. In this […]
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022: Reawakening Agile with OKRs with Allan Kelly
A fantastic introduction to the world of OKRs! We were thrilled to have Allan Kelly host a session about using OKRs in an Agile context for our second Agile Kitchen. Allan is a reference in the Agile field and wrote numerous books about Agile Software Development, Product Ownership, Digital Business and many more. He recently […]
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