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Executive Panel Discussion at MHA2015

Full recording of the MHA2015 Executive Panel Discussion at Mile High Agile 2015 in Denver, sponsored by agile42 and moderated by Brad Swanson

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21 May 2015
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Events
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mha2015

agile42 has sponsored the Executive Panel Discussion at Mile High Agile 2015 on April 3 in Denver. Thanks to the organizers, the video of the panel is now available in its entirety.

The theme was Building and Sustaining a Lean-Agile Organization, the five panelists are: Brian Warden, IT Director at Nelnet, Rick Newman, VP of Engineering at ReadyTalk, Mark Curry, VP at Oppenheimer Funds, Eric Kihn, Director at NOAA - National Geophysical Data Center and Susan Courtney, Senior VP at Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska. The panel is moderated by Brad Swanson.

Scrum certification trainings in the Netherlands

English language CSM and CSPO classes with Scrum Alliance certified trainers in Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

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18 May 2015
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Training

agile42 is bringing its Scrum and Agile trainings to more and more locations in order to be as close as possible to our teams! This year, we are organizing a combination of English language Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) classes in the heart of the Netherlands, easily reachable by multiple countries.

In the municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn we invite you for CSM class on June 29-30 and CSPO on September 9-10. Please pass along to colleagues and friends who are looking for a full immersion Scrum training in a pleasant and relaxing setting.

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Talking about Portfolio Prioritization with Lean Canvas at PMI in Buffalo, NY

Projects are too often prioritized based on opinions and politics. Use the Lean Canvas, a one-page business plan, and the Business Value Game for rigorous prioritization.

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11 May 2015
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Events, Product Owner
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lean canvas, portfolio, prioritization

I am happy to be presenting Better Portfolio Prioritization with Lean Canvas at the PMI Buffalo dinner on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015.

PMI Buffalo 

 

If you're in the Buffalo area on Tuesday evening and want to learn more, check out the PMI Buffalo site for more information.

They accept both members and non-members.

Injecting advanced questions

An Agile coach can help a Scrum ceremony by injecting advanced questions, to help the team and the ScrumMaster make better use of the time

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11 May 2015
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Scrum

One of the great problems with Scrum is that the ceremonies become repetitive. The ScrumMaster runs all meetings using the same agenda, and small omissions never get rectified. This means that even with the best intentions, after six months or a year, you may be routinely missing out on something.

For example, the daily standup can become a repetitive meeting where you just rehash the three basic questions. People think that the daily standup is just a reporting meeting, and forget the opportunities to improve flow and reduce risks.

Photo "Scrum standup seriousness" by vishpool

One way that an external coach can help is by injecting ...

Talking about Agile Transformations at Keep Austin Agile 2015

Dhaval Panchal presentation "Measuring What Matters in Your Agile Transformation" at Keep Austin Agile 2015, focusing on the Agile Strategy Map™

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8 May 2015
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Events, Transition
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kaa2015

I am happy to present at Keep Austin Agile 2015 today, organized by Agile Austin. The title of my talk is "Measuring What Matters in Your Agile Transformation" and we will discuss together how can you clearly articulate the business goals of your agile transformation, and how can you effectively measure your progress and success.

We will show how to use the Agile Strategy Map™ to define your Agile transformation strategy, and give real-world examples of strategies used successfully by many organizations. Participants will get practice using the Strategy Map and identifying some metrics that matter.

Agile Strategy Map™

Before starting the journey ...

Get ready for Towel Day with agile42

Get ready for Towel Day with an exclusive "Don't Panic" agile42 collectible item

Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.

"agile42 "Don't Panic" collectible towelThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have."

 And since our company is named after a very important concept explained by Douglas Adams we cannot but participate to the celebrations in our own style: by producing Don't ...

Scrumtisch May 2015

28. May 2015 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

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5 May 2015
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 28th of May, 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

 

Growing Leaders

To grow into a modern leader you will likely need to unlearn what you were taught at business school and by traditional managers who mentored you

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4 May 2015
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In the 21st century organisation where digital knowledge work replaces physical manufacturing work, the role of leaders and leadership has become a core need of organisations.

In fact the need for leadership and the role of leaders has been long discussed and understood by management experts. Amongst the most forward-thinking of these were Edwards Deming with his Fourteen Points for Management and Peter Drucker who practically invented modern management.

The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership includes a strong focus on leadership development. Jeffrey Liker and Gary Convis have documented that Toyota invests 25 years to grow a leader. This contrasts ...

agile42 Thought Leadership at Scrum Gathering Phoenix 2015

Brad Swanson, Dhaval Panchal and Mike Caspar are happy to be presenting at Scrum Gathering 2015 in Phoenix. (#SGPHX). Come by and say hi.

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30 April 2015
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Scrum Alliance, Events
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scrum, scrum alliance, scrum gathering, sgphx

We're pleased that agile42 coaches are leading five sessions at the Scrum Gathering 2015 in Phoenix on May 4-6, 2015

  • Getting Your Team from Good to Great, by Brad Swanson (Tuesday May 5th, 9:00 - 10:30)
  • Better Portfolio Prioritization with Lean Canvas by Mike Caspar and Brad Swanson (Tuesday May 5th, 10:45 - 11 ...

Innovation, Lean, Agile. Myths and Misconception

Gaetano Mazzanti presentation at Lean Kanban Southern Europe 2015 on how LeanKanban and Agile contribute to innovative product and service creation

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29 April 2015
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Lean Management
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lkse15

Lean Kanban Southern Europe is a conference very close to our heart since we organized LKSE14 in Bologna last year. This time, LKSE15 has been organized with the usual passion by our Spanish friends in Madrid and I have been very happy to present a talk there focusing on the relationship between Innovation, Lean and Agile.

While LeanKanban and Agile introduced disruptive innovations in the “way of working” their main focus however was not on product innovation: the Agile Manifesto premise is that it is about “better ways” of developing software, Kanban first steps happened in a product maintenance context ...

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Executive Panel Discussion at MHA2015

Full recording of the MHA2015 Executive Panel Discussion at Mile High Agile 2015 in Denver, sponsored ...

 

Scrum certification trainings in the Netherlands

English language CSM and CSPO classes with Scrum Alliance certified trainers in Alphen aan den Rijn, ...

 

Talking about Portfolio Prioritization with Lean Canvas at PMI in Buffalo, NY

Projects are too often prioritized based on opinions and politics. Use the Lean Canvas, a one-page ...

 

Injecting advanced questions

An Agile coach can help a Scrum ceremony by injecting advanced questions, to help the team ...

 

Talking about Agile Transformations at Keep Austin Agile 2015

Dhaval Panchal presentation "Measuring What Matters in Your Agile Transformation" at Keep Austin Agile 2015, focusing ...