Category: Growing Green

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Grow Green with your Scrum Team

Climate change. For the past few years I struggled with this topic and with my own role in it. It felt like a far to big problem to have a serious positive impact on, but also a far to big a problem to ignore. Until I realized the following. We as Scrum Masters, Developers, Product Owners, Agile Coaches, we are everywhere! In all the big companies around the globe. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we...

Workshop ‘Planet Earth as Our Stakeholder’

How it started As I was looking for ways to do something meaningful about climate change, the idea started to grow that at work, in my own Agile teams, we could also take a sustainability perspective. I delved into the subject of sustainable IT and started with a ‘Planet as a Stakeholder Retrospective’ for my Scrum Team in which we went over the Principles of Green Software Engineering. We discussed what steps our team could take to...

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Grow Green with your IT Team – Inspiration & Resources

Our environmental challenges Scientists urge us to be climate-neutral by 2050. In order to reach that goal we must cut carbon emissions by at least 55% in 2030. This leaves us with just 7 years to drastically alter our pathway: we will have to cut our carbon emissions at a revolutionary speed. Every IT team needs to turn the lens on itself and ask: ‘how are we impacting the planet, and what can we do...

Planet Check In

Background In the past couple of months I dived into the topic of sustainability for scrum teams. Because I, like so many people inside (and outside) of my teams, am looking for ways to help the climate. We started with a Planet Retrospective about Green Software, in which we defined the first steps towards reducing the carbon footprint of our IT landscape. Setting the stage with the Planet Check In But before we started with...

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The ‘Planet as a Stakeholder’ Retrospective

What would we do differently if we treated Planet Earth as our stakeholder? My scrum teams and I are looking for ways to become more sustainable and reduce our IT carbon footprint. In this planet retrospective we asked ourselves the above question and dived into the topic of green software engineering to find answers and practical ideas on how to reduce our carbon footprint as a scrum team. We started with a Planet Check In...