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How to do Scrum better?

Do Better Scrum is an unofficial set of tips and insights into how to implement Scrum well free for download in various languages

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9 February 2016
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Scrum

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We often distribute a list of read-further pointers that are useful for students that have attended our Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner trainings, and for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of Scrum. Some of these topics are discussed during our 2-day classes while others are left for further exploration.

A good read to sum up the learning about Scrum is Do Better Scrum, an unofficial set of tips and insights into how to implement Scrum well, free for download.

Do Better Scrum is written by Certified Scrum Coach & agile42 Trainer Peter Hundermark and translated in French, German ...

Agile & Gaming Companies

Handling rich creative content in a traditional Scrum team doesn’t always work as we might think: a single cross-functional team might simply be too large

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28 January 2016
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Product Owner, Scrum & XP, agile

In many cases, the artwork and creative elements of a product, such as a game, requires work from many skilled artists, from graphic artists and UX to animators and audio engineers. Creating an art team to deliver art assets, and having them operate as a Scrum team can work. But there can be challenges with this too. In the following article I describe the experience of a gaming company that experimented with art Scrum teams and ended up combining engineering Scrum teams with art Kanban teams. This change was driven by the art team as an experiment, with the clear ...

Join us in Munich to celebrate 25 years of OOP Conference

agile42 will be a silver sponsor of OOP 2016 in Munich where Andrea Tomasini will present a talk on February 3rd

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28 January 2016
In
Events

We are very happy to be once again a sponsor of OOP 2016 Conference in Munich, Germany, which celebrates this year its 25th birthday! The event will run from 1 to 5 February 2016 at the International Congress Center Munich (ICM).

OOP Konferenz 2016Over a quarter of a century, OOP has provided the platform for both technical and business professionals to update their knowledge and share their wisdom. Architects, developers, requirements-engineers, or testers as well as technical managers and leaders gain an excellent view on the state-of-the-art of the interplay of software and business. Year after year, OOP offers a succesful blend ...

Insurance industry case study

A major player in the insurance industry moved away from traditional project management to Agile with the help of agile42 approach and tools

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18 January 2016
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Transition
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casestudy

In business, significant organizational change is challenging, particularly for large, well-established corporations. Change of this nature involves a substantial investment and a level of risk. Yet, with today’s increasingly competitive market demanding faster, more efficient product delivery, even traditionally risk-averse businesses are making critical decisions to stay in the game. 

Such is the case with a company in the insurance industry that began the transformation from a Waterfall project management method to an Agile approach in 2014 with the implementation of two successful pilot teams. When moving forward and scaling beyond these pilots required a more comprehensive approach, the ...

Scrumtisch February 2016

8. February 2016 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

Dear friends,

here's the schedule for the next Scrumtisch in Berlin :

  • Date: 8th of February, 2016
  • Time: 18:30 
  • Place: Cafe 100 WasserKrossener Str. 14, 10245 Berlin (not in the American Diner as usual!)

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

 

Why you need to change your way of working

Video and slides from the Keynote by Roberto Bettazzoni at Agile@Work, December 2015

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28 December 2015
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Events
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youtube

Thanks to the Agile@Work team, you can watch now a recording of my Keynote in Bolzano delivered December 4th 2015. It is available on YouTube or just here below.

Some of the most advanced technical practices allow to get sustainable and effective benefits only if you use them properly. Unfortunately the inertia in adapting the way of working to the changing needs can thwart any technological advantage.


In this talk I discuss the reason why an appropriate change of the way of working is a non postponable need. I also present some methods and indicators to help you adapting ...

Ready to become a professional Agile Coach?

The Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course new 2016 classes will be in Berlin from February 29 and Johannesburg from January 21

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17 December 2015
In
Coaching

Students that follow our Agile training and Scrum certifications learn new ways to transform the world of work and readily begin to apply Agile techniques within their teams. But what about becoming a real Agile coach and being able to facilitate teams to a professional level beyond the basics?

agile42 coaches have worked for years in teams and organizations to help Agile practitioners learn and become internal or professional coaches. That experience has now become part of the Team Coaching Framework™ and the Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course. Launched in 2015, the ATCC course is the chance to take up ...

agile42 listed by Focus between the fastest growing companies in Germany

agile42 has been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany in the survey prepared by FOCUS magazine

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14 December 2015
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Press
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focus

agile42 has been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany in years 2011-2014, according to a survey prepared by FOCUS magazine in cooperation with Statista, and at number #14 in the specific category of Fastest Growing Consulting Business.

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Starting up a company may succeed for some, but how do you turn a Start-Up into a ever-expanding company? Who are these growth champions?

The research company Statista compiled a list of the top 500 companies for FOCUS magazine that have had particularly high revenue growth in the period from 2011 and 2014. This list includes both private and ...

Meet: Marion Eickmann

A special chat with agile42 co-founder and CEO Marion Eickmann, talking about coaching and approach to Agile

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2 December 2015
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Meet the Coach

A special guest in the “Meet the Coach” space, we interview Marion Eickmann who knows a lot about Agile coaching. Based in Berlin, she is the co-founder and CEO of agile42. The agile42 Connect event just ended was a personal goal and also a celebration of the path that the company has walked in nearly ten years. We checked to discuss the agile42 approach to Agile.


What is your professional background and how you ended founding such a peculiar company as agile42?

Marion EickmannBeing a marketing and business development person I got the chance to work for a company who developed ...

Dear project manager... you’ve been framed!

The project triangle is a tradeoff that limits our thinking, step out of the frame!

On
30 November 2015
In
Scrum
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project triangle, scrum

"Fast, cheap or good? Pick any two!" We've all heard this before. The project triangle (also known as the "triple constraint") is one of the basic project management axioms. It presents us with a tradeoff between three dimensions, a zero sum game where improving in one dimension degrades the other two. This frame of thinking teaches us that we can reach an optimal solution only by carefully maintaining balance between scope, schedule and cost.

Project triangle

If we look at this setup objectively, it actually seems somewhat counterproductive. By accepting the perspective of the project triangle, we agree to work within ...

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How to do Scrum better?

Do Better Scrum is an unofficial set of tips and insights into how to implement Scrum ...

 

Agile & Gaming Companies

Handling rich creative content in a traditional Scrum team doesn’t always work as we might think: ...

 

Join us in Munich to celebrate 25 years of OOP Conference

agile42 will be a silver sponsor of OOP 2016 in Munich where Andrea Tomasini will present ...

 

Insurance industry case study

A major player in the insurance industry moved away from traditional project management to Agile with ...

 

Scrumtisch February 2016

8. February 2016 - Scrumtisch in Berlin