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Recognize when a Scrum event is successful

Every event in Scrum has a goal in mind. If you achieve that goal, then the event becomes an investment. If you don’t, it’s waste.

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Agile coach at large after landing CEO in hospital.

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Get the right things done! — A Personal Agility case study

Read about the challenges of a newly appointed team lead, Hamed Siasi, and how he used the Personal Agility System to overcome them.

Scrum events cheat sheets (updated)

Downloadable PDF cheat sheets you can use to facilitate the events of Scrum: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.

Matrix: Red pill or blue pill
Why matrix organizations will never get agile (updated)

The matrix organization is a remnant of the dark past, plaguing innovation and complex product development to present day. Getting rid of it now is imperative, because in the new economy it’s going to drag your business down into a sinister death. For its 1st anniversary, we have updated our most acclaimed article.

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Personal Agility for executives: The missing enabler for organizational agility

Personal Agility is a simple framework to keep your private and professional life on track, while at the same time, it will help you in preparing to make your company agile.

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Wasting your time in the Scrum theatre. Part IV: Sprint Retrospecive and conclusion

The Retrospective is an easy way to kill your Scrum if servant leadership is not well understood and enacted within and outside your Scrum Teams.

About the Author

Jan Farkas is the co-owner of Halkeon Agile Consulting, a specialized consulting firm focused on innovation and agility. In his everyday work as advisor, trainer and coach, he guides tech entrepreneurs, leaders and their teams on their journey towards creating and sustaining lively and future-proof organizations.


Jan holds master’s degrees in physics and computer science and a doctoral degree in astrophysics. Before founding Halkeon, he spent almost two decades in a wide variety of highly innovative projects in engineering, software development and research.  He lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland.

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