Robert Finan

Robert Finan

Robert Finan war bis Juni 2018 als Projektmanager und Agile Coach bei Nagarro (vormals ANECON) tätig. Wir danken ihm für die ausgezeichnete Zusammenarbeit und wünschen ihm auf seinem weiteren Weg viel Erfolg.

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Kanban: make the most of those post-it notes!

Kanban: make the most of those post-it notes!

Just a short post about all the information you can squeeze onto a humble post-it note … I don’t like to overload a new team with too many concepts at once, so when a board is relatively new, I usually start with the standard card information:  The description: single words […]

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Kanban: Background Noise

Kanban: Background Noise

One of the most common issues that comes up when creating a Kanban board is what to do about „background noise“. By background noise, I mean all the routine tasks, meetings, calls and emails that distract us from getting the real work done 😉 How much background noise there is […]

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Kanban: Size Matters!

Kanban: Size Matters!

S, M or L?   One of the most common questions, when a team is starting out with Kanban, is about the size/duration of the items on the board. There are several approaches to this: Some teams don’t bother with any measurement of duration/effort and put anything and everything on […]

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The Name Game

The Name Game

We recently held an internal workshop to showcase and perfect the games that we use in our Scrum and Kanban trainings. In particular we played How long does it take to write a name?, The Dot Game and The Scrum Game (our version of the XP Game). I’m a big […]

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Lighting up shadow IT

Lighting up shadow IT

One of the more unpleasant experiences of working in a modern IT department is that you can never deliver fast enough for your customers. Our modern business culture expects fast flexible solutions to keep up with dynamic markets and volatile customers. But in IT we are often saddled with legacy […]

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Scrum: the surprising truth about what motivates us!

Scrum: the surprising truth about what motivates us!

Dan Pink is well known for popularising the concept of intrinsic motivation in his book Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us. He gives a brilliant summary of his thinking in a TED Talk (and now an animated video) – which does a much better job explaining it than I ever could. […]

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Einstieg in die Agilität 1/5

Einstieg in die Agilität 1/5

Die Reise zur bimodalen IT – Station 1: „Big bang doesn’t work!“, so Christoph Haas, IT Director bei bwin.party bei seiner Keynote beim ANECON Expertenfrühstück. Wenn die Einführung von Scrum nicht richtig vorbereitet wird, dann kann sie leicht schief gehen. Ziel soll es sein, eine Basis für eine erfolgreiche und vor […]

User Stories: “Definition of Ready” Kanban Board

User Stories: “Definition of Ready” Kanban Board

Having trouble staying agile in a “traditional” environment? Are dependencies on external resources or factors affecting your productivity? Then maybe you would find a “Definition of Ready” Kanban Board useful! This approach uses a Kanban board to investigate the maturity of user stories and any external dependencies they may have. […]

Change Management 3.0

Change Management 3.0

Few of us have never felt the desire to change some aspect of the organisation that we work in.  We can often see how things could be improved – whether it’s optimising a process, simplifying decision making or just choosing a better coffee for the kitchen.  And quite often our […]

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The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

The Phoenix Project … I think this book is great.  Admittedly not as a novel – but it totally resonated with me.  I felt that someone was finally writing about my world.  (And not just because I understood the few technologies mentioned.)  The book accurately conveys the chaos and continuous […]

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