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LeSS and DevOps

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) not only accounts for DevOps, but also builds it into the approach, and the more teams embrace DevOps, the better it is

Three-fourths of the companies surveyed in the 2017 State of Agile Report are either engaged in, or planning, a DevOps initiative. And why not? Who wouldn’t want their teams’ work released as quickly and easily as possible.

As we look to expand our Agile development across multiple teams, it makes sense that we’d want to keep our DevOps intact during that effort. Now, most frameworks or even home-grown designs for team collaboration account for DevOps. Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), however, is different. It not only accounts for DevOps, but also builds it into the approach. And the more ...

Scrumtisch October 2017

Scrumtisch Berlin October 2017

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 11th of October, 2017
  • Time: 18:30 
  • PlaceSAP, Rosenthaler Strasse 30, 10178 Berlin 

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 and seeing you again! :-)

Alexandra

 

Scrumtisch Berlin: August 22nd, 2017

August 2017 meeting of the Berlin Scrum User Group, facilitated by agile42 coaches Noel Viehmeyer and Simon Sablowski

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23 August 2017
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Scrumtisch Berlin

The August 2017 edition of Berlin's Scrum User Group Scrumtisch took place at NewStore's fantastic premises. Around 25 Scrum practitioners came to discuss, share and learn together.

The following topics were discussed:

  • Lack of intrinsic motivation
  • Managers stepping out
  • Avoiding story points
  • Agile metrics usage

Thank you to everyone who made this evening enjoyable and valuable. Special thanks to the great people at NewStore!

Certified Agile Leadership comes to Vancouver

First part of the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) program will be available in Vancouver on 28-30 August 2017 with agile42 coaches

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22 August 2017
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Training
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cal, scrum alliance

Being a manager in an agile environment is a challenging job. You know on one hand, that self-organizing teams are essential in order to succeed but, on the other hand, it feels a little uncomfortable not to be totally in control about what is going on. Maybe you have also questioned your own position and relevance now that the agile train has started rolling. You are met by expectations from your peers and employer to be on top of things, and you are told by your team members to back off and get out of their way. Life is not ...

Survival Tricks for Remote Developers

Video and slides of the talk presented by Alessio Bragadini at PyCon 8 conference in Florence, April 2017

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22 August 2017
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At the Italian Python conference Alessio Bragadini illustrated some of the key aspects on how he works remotely and how a distributed team can be efficient in his talk Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Survival tricks and tools for remote developers. Thanks to his experience, in a matter of minutes Alessio clearly explains what implies to work away from the office and how to do it successfully by using specific methods and practices. The talk ends with a useful list of tips and tools to “survive” in a distributed team.

The video recording of the talk can be watched ...

Sponsoring Agile Africa

agile42 sponsors Agile Africa 2017 in Johannesburg, 21-22 August

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17 August 2017
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Agile Africa2017 marks the five-year anniversary of the Agile Africa conference, building on previous years to create an engaging, memorable event. The keynotes for the Agile Africa 2017 conference, that will take part in Johannesburg at the Wanderers Club on the 21 and 22 of August, include leading experts of international acclaim. Furthermore, the conference includes a diversity of both local and international speakers, and you will get to interact with and learn from people working in all different environments.

We are happy to be silver sponsor of the event, and to have coach Joanne Perold as conference program chair and ...

The nature of innovation

Guest facilitator Sonja Blignaut reflects on the 5-day Innovation Sprint with agile42 in August 2017

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14 August 2017
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“Innovation is not so much about having ideas as it is about making connections” – Harold Jarche

"Yesterday during a break, I went for a walk in the bush around the venue. I came across a deer in the path, and I immediately thought that I had to bring my son with me next time, as he’d love to see it. But then I realised that if I came back here expecting to see the deer again we'd probably both be disappointed."

This story, shared by a participant of the 5-day agile42 Innovation Sprint I facilitated recently, captures the ...

The Lizard Brain

Change and fear are connected on quite a deep level in our brains, we call it the "lizard brain"

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11 August 2017
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Coaching
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Agile CoachingThis topic is an excerpt from "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Agile Coaching", where agile42 coaches share their insights. Electronic copies of the whole book can be downloaded for free, check link at the bottom.

All humans have a hard-wired notion that change is dangerous. Over-reacting pays off in the jungle or on the veldt — those who scram away without thinking have a good chance of seeing their offspring grow up. And so we have evolved a mechanism for getting ourselves out of dangerous situations quickly and with a minimum of thinking. In fact, thinking is high on the list ...

Jakob Verner Christensen joining agile42

Welcoming Jakob Verner Christensen to agile42 Denmark

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8 August 2017
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General

Our family of agile coaches are continuing to grow. This month we are welcoming our new coach in Denmark: Jakob Verner Christensen.

It is no secret that we are quite busy in agile42. In every country we are represented, there is an increasing demand for the unique services we provide. Unlike many other so-called agile coaching companies, we first of all are asking ourselves the question: “How do we enable our clients to be the best possible version of themselves?” and secondly we ask: “How do we provide our clients the ability to own their agile transition, instead of renting ...

Sponsoring Agile2017

agile42 is silver sponsor of Agile2017 in Orlando, August 7-11

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1 August 2017
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Sponsor of Agile2017Agile2017, the annual North American conference of the Agile Alliance, comes to sunny Orlando, August 7-11. The event is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish.

agile42 is happy to be a Silver Sponsor, meet our coaches in Florida where we can talk about Agile change and pick up an early copy of the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Agile Coaching!

 

 

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LeSS and DevOps

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) not only accounts for DevOps, but also builds it into the approach, ...

 

Scrumtisch October 2017

Scrumtisch Berlin October 2017

 

Scrumtisch Berlin: August 22nd, 2017

August 2017 meeting of the Berlin Scrum User Group, facilitated by agile42 coaches Noel Viehmeyer and ...

 

Certified Agile Leadership comes to Vancouver

First part of the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) program will be available in Vancouver ...

 

Survival Tricks for Remote Developers

Video and slides of the talk presented by Alessio Bragadini at PyCon 8 conference in Florence, ...