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Coaching Opposing Sides: A Transformation Journey

Video and slides from the Lean Kanban North America 2016 talk by Dhaval Panchal & Kevin Tidball

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19 July 2016
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At LKNA16 I presented togeher with Kevin Tidball the talk Coaching Opposing Sides: A Transformation Journey. Thanks to the team of the Lean Kanban Conference I am able to offer a video recording of the session.

The session was about managing a large program where the organization is in the midst of Agile transition. There are some Scrum teams and many traditionally managed resource pools. How do you manage a large program when there are incremental and iterative agile teams that are working alongside traditionally managed resource pools? Using a magic wand to wish all traditionalists will start “being scrummified ...

Agile – in Education

Several schools are implementing agile methods for class, and universities have long begun including agile courses in their curricula

One of the most typical FAQ’s during agile coaching & training is “Can we apply it in our company?” “Will it work for us?”. Obviously, there’s no knowing before you try, yet usually the answer is “Yes” :) Here is why: Agile is not a rigid frame, a set of rules, a ‘process’ or ‘project management method’. Rather more, it is an approach, a way-of-working, a mindset. Being customer-first, based on trust & transparency, having the ability to expose the entire process, focusing on waste & bottlenecks..all these aspects make it very powerful, yet flexible. It enables you to see & seek ...

The Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course soon starts in Copenhagen

The Advanced Team Coaching Course for Agile coaches will be presented in Copenhagen, Denmark starting Sept. 14, 2016. Book your seat now

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8 July 2016
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We are very happy to be presenting the Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course in Copenhagen this fall. The training is aimed at ScrumMasters, Team Coaches and others who want to take their skills, knowledge and abilities for coaching and facilitating teams to a professional level beyond the basics. Several people have already secured their seat for this training, which is part of the agile42 Coach the Coach Program and the Team Coaching Framework. The training will be presented by senior coaches Bent Myllerup and Niels Verdonk, building on their experience of coaching teams during numerous years.

The course will start ...

Estimating is NOT planning at Keep Austin Agile

Slides and video from the presentation at Keep Austin Agile 2016

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27 June 2016
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I presented at Keep Austin Agile 2016, on Thursday, May 26 on Estimating in an Agile context.

Agile Manifesto Values and Principles do not, not even once, mention “estimates” any where. Yet rapid adoption of estimation techniques labeled as “Agile Estimation” techniques puzzle me. In my experience as practitioner, advisor and coach: I have experienced very limited benefits from estimating and often find that estimates create more harm than good. There are however legitimate business concerns that need active management. Estimates hinder real business agility by servicing temporary comfort through plausible but highly improbable plans.

I started ...

Building Automated Tests presented at IDI2016

At Incontro DevOps Italia 2016 in Bologna, Stefano Rago presented the infrastructure approach used in software projects for agile42 and Agilo Software

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22 June 2016
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On April 1st I presented A Developer’s Journey Into Building Automated Tests for IT from the Ground Up at Incontro DevOps Italia 2016 in Bologna (IDI2016), a meeting of Italian and international DevOps that also has been sponsored for the second year in a row by agile42.

During my presentation, I talked about how we've approached writing infrastructure code for agile42 and Agilo Software with the same focus and professionalism that we dedicate to application code. This means, for example, to use TDD in order to have better design besides all of the benefits that this technique provides ...

Stop scaling… recording from AgileEE

Video and slides from Andrea Tomasini keynote "Stop scaling… Start growing an Agile organization!" presented at Agile Eastern Europe 2016

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15 June 2016
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Thanks to the friends of Agile Eastern Europe, we can share you with an updated video recording of Andrea Tomasini's talk Stop scaling… Start growing an Agile organization, as presented in Kyiv on April 8th, 2016. Video is available on YouTube and embedded here.

In this keynote Andrea presented guidelines and heuristics for growing an agile organization. You will understand why the first step in any transition must be learning how to change. Small inexpensive experiments and empirical metrics will lead you towards your strategic goal, iteratively and incrementally.

Strategic advantage lies in being yourself and doing the right ...

Invitation to Scrum Gathering Munich

agile42 is a sponsor of Global Scrum Gathering® Munich on October 17-19, 2016 where Andrea Tomasini will be the Coaches' Clinic Facilitator

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13 June 2016
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The fall event of the Scrum Alliance calendar returns to Germany with the Global Scrum Gathering® Munich 2016 that will is scheduled in the Bavarian capital from October 17th to 19th. With agile42 we are proud to be once again sponsor of a Global Scrum event and we hope to meet as may friends there as possible.

Global SCRUM GATHERING® Munich 2016

A number of agile42 coaches will be in attendance and will deliver sessions including Dave Sharrock, Niels Verdonk and myself. I personally will also be the facilitator of the #SGMUN Coaches' Clinic: conference attendees will be able to visit the Coaches' Clinic during ...

Organisation development in Midrange Magazin

German publication Midrange Magazin has published an article in the May, 2016 issue on organisation development using Scrum or Kanban

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10 June 2016
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Midrange MagazinAgile Methods can’t be bought - but they can be learned: this is the premise of the article that I have penned for the May, 2016 issue of the German publication Midrange Magazin.

The article, titled Organisation development using Scrum or Kanban (Organisationsentwicklungnach Scrum oder Kanban) explains how simple rules and transparency are the two things that stand out in Agile Practices like Scrum and Kanban.

However, introducing them into the organization is sometimes not as easy as it seems. The transition to using agile methods doesn’t only change the processes within the company, it also requires a change ...

Workshop on metrics at Better Software 2016

Gaetano Mazzanti will present at Better Software 2016 in Florence on June 14 a hands-on workshop on metrics

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8 June 2016
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I am happy to be again at Better Software 2016, the eclectic Italian conference held in Florence that this year has a new workshop-centric format. My workshop on June 14 is titled How can metrics help in improving our effectiveness? and will provide attendees with hands on experience on measuring, understanding and making the most of metrics both in terms of effectiveness and improving teams processes.

We will mix theory and practice drawing also from attendees experience. We will look at how a Service Oriented Mindset leads to Service Oriented Metrics. We will discuss the pitfalls of typical metrics like ...

Meet us at Agile Coach Camp Canada in Vancouver

agile42 sponsoring and participating in the Agile Coach Camp Canada West Edition to be held June 17-19, 2016 in Vancouver, BC

On June 17-19 Agile practitioners and enthusiast in the Vancouver area are invited to the Agile Coach Camp Canada – West Edition to be held at BCIT Downtown Campus in downtown Vancouver. We will be there and we're happy to show support as a bronze partner. The event uses an “Unconference” format to encourage participants to join the conversation.

We will start at 5:00 pm PDT on Friday with introductions, lightning talks, and games. Open Space session will run all day Saturday and Sunday morning. The space will close at 12:00pm Sunday.


Agile Coach Camp Canada
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Estimating is NOT planning at Keep Austin Agile

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