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Sipgate – The slightly different company

Handelsblatt magazine profiled VoIP provider Sipgate to understand how a cultural change turned their organization around, with the help of agile42

agile42 client Sipgate was the focus of a profile in German magazine Handelsblatt. The full article is available as Kulturwandel bei Sipgate: Das etwas andere Unternehmen (“Cultural change at Sipgate: the slightly different company”) and features some comments from agile42 CEO Marion Eickmann. The description of the company is very interesting and we thought it would be good to have a translation here on our blog.


 

Handelsblatt

Here’s how the Düsseldorf based VoIP (voice-over-IP) provider Sipgate multiplied their productivity.

When you come to Sipgate, in the ‘hip’ media hub Düsseldorf, the first thing you notice is the punch ...

Highlights from a successful 2016

It’s been a great 2016 for agile42

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The end of a calendar year is always a moment when we look back to gather new energy for the upcoming months: it’s been a great year and agile42 has been chosen as Winners at Red Herring Top 100 Europe 2016 and listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany in the survey prepared by FOCUS magazine!

We worked with fantastic, inspiring and challenging clients but our greatest delight has been the growth of our team to better accommodate projects at all latitudes and the ever changing environment in the Agile world.

Andrea Tomasini, Bent Myllerup and ...

Officially Hot in Germany

agile42 has again been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany 2012-2015 in the survey prepared by FOCUS magazine

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22 December 2016
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Press

agile42 has again been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany in years 2012-2015, according to the annual survey prepared by FOCUS magazine in cooperation with Statista, and at number #9 in the specific category of Fastest Growing Consulting Business (this is five places up from last year!)

Cover of Focus special issue Certificate from Focus special issue

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 2012 and 2015. This list includes both private and publicly traded companies. The minimal requirement were that the company acted independently and was ...

Scrumtisch Berlin: December 12th, 2016

December's meeting of the Berlin Scrum User Group, facilitated by agile42 coaches Gregory Keegan and Simon Sablowski

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16 December 2016
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Scrumtisch Berlin

The Scrumtisch Berlin of December 2016 took place at Euphoria in Friedrichshain. This time, facilitator Gregory Keegan suggested to practise coaching conversations in groups of three, where one person was coaching, another was being coached and a third was observing and giving feedback.

Before the groups started practicing coaching conversations, Gregory Keegan explained how to structure those coaching conversations properly, highlighting the difference between meta level and conversation level and going through the flow of a coaching conversation from contact to summary.

 

Structure of a coaching conversation

If you would like to learn more about the structure of a coaching conversation, check out this blog ...

Mariet Visser joins agile42

agile42 welcomes new coach Mariet Visser in the South African team from January 2017

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15 December 2016
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Mariet VisserI am very excited to have Mariet Visser as part of our team from next January. I met Mariet in 2012 while working at DSTV. We fast became more than colleagues. I enjoy her considered thinking and experimental problem-solving style.

She has a magic super power where she can get a whole group of people to consider a new angle of thought that they didn't even realise they were missing, in a way that is quiet and non-threatening. She creates space for people to engage and I have enjoyed bouncing ideas around together to get a new perspective.

Here ...

Notes From The Toronto Agile Conference 2016

A summary of the "Host Leadership" talk by Doc Norton and the "Technical Debt" talk by Declan Whealan at the Toronto Agile Conference 2016

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9 December 2016
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Events

The Toronto Agile Conference (TAC2016) was hosted at the Toronto Hilton on Monday November 14, 2016. As is often the case, the “hallway tract” was my favourite — I tend to gain the most by talking to other practitioners and swapping stories.  That being said, the forever-student in me always takes notes in the sessions and I thought I’d share a couple of them.

Keynote: “Leadership starts with an Invitation” — Doc Norton

Doc Norton is a great speaker, he has a casual presence that feels like conversation.  The topic was “Host Leadership” which was first introduced by Dr Mark McKergow ...

Upcoming Scrum classes in Amsterdam

CSM and CSPO classes in Amsterdam in December 2016 and January 2017

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7 December 2016
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Training
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csm, cspo, scrum alliance

There are still a few seats available at our upcoming Scrum classes in Amsterdam in December and January. The Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training is scheduled for December 19-20, facilitated by Bent Myllerup and Niels Verdonk.

And if you hurry, before December 9 you can still grab the Early Bird price for the Certified ScrumMaster Training (CSM) on January 16-17 with Joanne Perold and Niels Verdonk.

CSM training in Amsterdam, January 2017

Hope you can join us in Amsterdam! We plan to organize more classes in 2017, if these dates are not suitable for you please take a look at our complete listing of trainings ...

Organizational resilience and anti-fragility at QED 2016

Video and slides from the presentation given by Andrea Tomasini at QED 2016 in Zadar, Croatia on May 9, 2016

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7 December 2016
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In May thanks to our friends from CROZ I participated at QED2016, the jubilee edition of the Quality in Enterprise Development Conference held in Zadar on the beautiful Adriatic coast of Croatia. I presented a new talk, How to grow your organization resilience and anti-fragility, you can find the video here and on YouTube.

Bringing agility to an organizational level requires a set of new skills and practices to emerge. While we have plenty of example on how agility can impact teams performance, by adopting well proven practices, there is still a lot of uncertainty in what to bring to ...

Scrumtisch December 2016

Scrumtisch Berlin December 2016

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 12th of December, 2016
  • Time: 18:30 
  • PlaceEuphoria, Grünberger Str. 60, 10245 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

 

New generation of professional Agile coaches

New Advanced Team Coaching Course classes in 2017: London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam

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23 November 2016
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Coaching, Training
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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 Team Coaching Course. Launched in 2015, the ATCC course is your chance to take up an unique career opportunity. You will learn from senior agile42 coaches and be introduced to a variety of methods and tools which you will have the chance to practice within a small group environment. You will learn the different coaching approaches and use them the way professional coaches do. You ...

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Highlights from a successful 2016

It’s been a great 2016 for agile42

 

Officially Hot in Germany

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Scrumtisch Berlin: December 12th, 2016

December's meeting of the Berlin Scrum User Group, facilitated by agile42 coaches Gregory Keegan and Simon ...

 

Mariet Visser joins agile42

agile42 welcomes new coach Mariet Visser in the South African team from January 2017