Agile

You can do better than the Spotify Model

Dec 29, 2021 • 7 min


Let’s put aside the ‘bubblegum and unicorns’ of the Spotify Engineering Culture videos and talk about what doesn’t quite work at Spotify, and how we’re trying to solve it. This is a failure/learning report intended for coaches and other change agents who need encouragement that it’s always hard AND it’s always possible to improve.

Hiring Questions

May 27, 2021 • 8 min


A set of questions I use during the occasional times I have to run an interview to hire engineers inside an agile team.

Make the agile transition work! And what HR can do to support it...

Apr 13, 2021 • 3 min


These are my notes on Maike Goldkuhle’s session at XP2017 on HR and Agile. I wanted to attend this session because there is very little said about the role of HR in agile transitions.

3M EUR later: Moving a team to become Agile in a Company with Too Much Money

Dec 3, 2015 • 0 min


How do you go from a ragtag of people having no idea what it means to be Agile, stuck in eternal maintenance and operational work, applying none of the basic software engineering practices to a team of DevOps delivering value for their customers in sprints of 2 weeks ?