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CSM class in Bellevue, Washington with Dhaval Panchal

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training class with Dhaval Panchal in Seattle/Bellevue, Washington, 9-10 February 2015

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23 January 2015
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I'm happy to be able to facilitate again a Certified ScrumMaster class in the Seattle metro area, this time in Bellevue, Washington.

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class is a two-day learning experience on the Scrum framework, Agile principles, and how to be a great ScrumMaster. Our courses are practical: participants learn through hands-on exercises, creating high knowledge retention and learning by doing. You will apply all the Scrum practices in a practical, fun and memorable Scrum project.

You can check my previous blog post that recalls a great experience I had during a Scrum class.

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Let them know

Consider letting people know when you are changing your approach, some might appreciate knowing that you intend on doing so

An Agile Transition can be a difficult thing for those that have previously been responsible for direction or closely monitoring people’s activities. Often, new techniques and approaches need to be learned and practiced.

Even with the most co-operative person trying to make this change can be difficult. I often hear talk of uncooperative managers or middle managers and wonder if they have been given a fair chance to succeed in the new approach.

This is just one example, but you’ll see the same could apply to many situations.

I describe the situation as “Let them Know”.

Here’s ...

Scrumtisch February 2015

04. February 2015 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

Dear friends,

here's the schedule for the first Scrumtisch in 2015 in Berlin :

  • Date: 4th of February, 2015
  • Time: 18:30 
  • Place: American Diner Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 108 (formerly known as Restaurant "Deseo")

If you would like to attend, please send a message to scrumtisch@agile42.com, or register at the Scrum User Group on Xing.

We are looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again! :-)

Alexandra

 

Agile Arena at OOP Konferenz

agile42 will power the first "Agile Arena" part of OOP Konferenz 2015 in Munich, Germany from 26 to 30 January

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15 January 2015
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agile42 team at Agile Arena

For many years, OOP has become the meeting point mainly for software & system architects and  (technical) project managers who work in the enterprise environment. This year, the theme will be "RESPONSIBILITY: Building Reliable Environments" with excellent and inspiring keynotes including Robert C. Martin (better known as Uncle Bob) who will explain how to build reliable architectures despite or because of Agile development.

Come meet agile42, KEGON and VersionOne and take advantage of the opportunity to get to know us personally.
Bring your questions and get advice from the experts in the Agile Arena to understand how Agile can also work ...

When NOT to Coach

There are situations where you feel encouraged to coach but the context doesn't make it the best approach and something else is more appropriate

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12 January 2015
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Coaching

Coaching is a fantastic way to engage with people and help them to achieve great results, but coaching is not the answer to everything. There are situations where you feel encouraged to use your coaching skills but the context does not make coaching the best approach. Something else is more appropriate! The purpose of this blog post is to sharpen your awareness on when to coach and especially when NOT to coach.

The word no made from jigsaw puzzle pieces

One of my beginners mistakes as a coach was when I was approached by one of my colleagues in a previous job. She had just taken on the ...

Scrum Coaching Retreat South Africa

We would like to invite you to the first Scrum Coaching Retreat in South Africa, 9-11 February 2015 in Franschhoek near Cape Town

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7 January 2015
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Scrum Alliance, Events

As Agile coaches much of what we do is centered around change. Sometimes that change is revolutionary, but more often it is evolutionary. Small changes over time that contribute to larger organisational changes that are real and lasting. And so we have chosen as our theme for the retreat "Small Improvements." What are the small improvements that contribute to our growth and development? What are the small improvements that will lead to changes that are real and lasting? How do we as coaches recognise, facilitate, and enable these: both for ourselves and our organisations?

Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

This is why we have organized ...

Holiday greetings from agile42!

All the coaches and team of agile42 wish you a great holiday season

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23 December 2014
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Thanks to this photo submitted to us by our friend Joachim Elgas (the "stress balls" are a fundamental tool in each of our training classes!) Looking forward for a great and Agile 2015.

Swedbank Group IT Baltic Banking Division improves collaboration, motivation and efficiency with agile42

Swedbank Group IT Baltic Banking Division learned how to build better products faster while improving collaboration and increasing motivation

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18 December 2014
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With the help of agile42, Swedbank Group IT Baltic Banking Division learned how to build better products faster while at the same time improving the collaboration and increasing the motivation among employees.

Swedbank is arguably the strongest bank in the Baltics, the market leader overall as well as in all segments where they are active. Of all large companies in Estonia, Swedbank has received the award for the strongest brand — for six years running and with increasing scores.

But even Swedbank is feeling some pressure. The whole banking industry is facing large changes driven by the digitalization of society. While ...

Webinar on Agile Testing

agile42 coach Dave Sharrock together with Joe Justice will host a webinar on Agile testing on Wednesday, December 17th

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15 December 2014
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Events, Training
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Scrum is predicated on having working software at the end of the Sprint. Without top-tier engineering and test practices teams will struggle.

Joe Justice and I will be hosting a webinar on Agile Testing, which will be broadcasted live starting Wednesday, December 17th at 11:00am Eastern. Please refer to registration page at Scrum Inc. for all information and viewing options.

We will show how the fastest teams use Test-Driven Development to create quality product very rapidly.  The 1-hour session will cover:

  • The mindset of managing a successful agile testing practice.
  • Test Driven Development, Test First Development, DevTest, DevTestOps.
  • Unit ...

agile42 merges with Scrum Sense

Scrum Sense, the foremost Agile consultancy in South Africa, will merge with agile42 and in 2015 the agile42 brand will be introduced to the country

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12 December 2014
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Our joint press release

Scrum Sense, the foremost agile consultancy in South Africa, will merge with agile42, a leading international agile consulting organisation. agile42 is headquartered in Berlin and already operates throughout Europe and North America.

Scrum SenseThe change is effective immediately. During 2015 the agile42 brand will be introduced to South Africa and over time the well-known Scrum Sense brand will be wound down.

Marion Eickmann, co-founder and CEO at agile42, commented: “We are excited to welcome well-known agile pioneer Peter Hundermark and his team to join our community. We have been most careful to ensure a good cultural fit ...

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CSM class in Bellevue, Washington with Dhaval Panchal

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training class with Dhaval Panchal in Seattle/Bellevue, Washington, 9-10 February 2015

 

Let them know

Consider letting people know when you are changing your approach, some might appreciate knowing that you ...

 

Scrumtisch February 2015

04. February 2015 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

 

Agile Arena at OOP Konferenz

agile42 will power the first "Agile Arena" part of OOP Konferenz 2015 in Munich, Germany from ...

 

When NOT to Coach

There are situations where you feel encouraged to coach but the context doesn't make it the ...