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Trapped in Wagile

Organizations that are attempting to transition to Agile demonstrate waterfall characteristics - residually or resurgently.

Organizations that are attempting to transition to Agile demonstrate waterfall characteristics - residually or resurgently. Understanding these characteristics and learning to observe manifestation of these tendencies in organization systems will help you uncover impediments to your organizations Agile metamorphosis.

After reading this series of articles, you may realize that your organization is still being waterfall but thinks otherwise i.e., Wagile

In this article series I want to explore deeper into the “waterfall” label and lay bare the fundamental characteristics that make up such a system. And subsequently I will dive deeper into each characteristic to highlight expected systemic behaviors and ...

Effectively Coaching Agile Teams at Scrum Gathering Berlin

At the Scrum Gathering Berlin 2014, coaches Bent Myllerup and Andrea Tomasini, facilitated a workshop called “Effectively coaching agile teams”

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23 September 2014
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The goal of the workshop was introducing attendees to a more structured approach to coaching teams, which uses a framework developed by agile42, called the Coaching Structure. More information about out approach and workshop material can be downloaded for free.

 

The first part of the workshop focused on understanding what is coaching and what is not… and developed introducing the concept of keywords, and curiosity when listening to a person during a coaching conversation. We didn’t have the time to go through level of listening, but we moved on to presenting a strategy to create Powerful Questions, based on ...

Our Scrum training calendar for Seattle, Houston, Denver, Vancouver

Scrum certifications and training in the United States and Canada for our North America Fall/Winter season 2014-15

We have previously covered the full schedule for our European and Middle East courses but in the upcoming weeks and months our coaches in North America will be offering CSM and CSPO training in public classes in Colorado (Denver and Boulder), Seattle, Houston and Vancouver, in addition to in-house training for our larger clients.

Our team has the highest credentials in the industry: agile42 has five people certified as both Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), of only about 40 people in the world with both credentials.  Other credentials held by our team include Kanban Coaching Professional ...

Scrumtisch September 2014

29. September 2014 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

Dear friends,

here's the schedule for the next Scrumtisch in Berlin in 2014:

  • Date: 29th of September, 2014
  • 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

 

Welcome Turkey!

agile42 is expanding with activities in Turkey and last month we explained in Istanbul the vision of the company for this exciting market

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12 September 2014
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We travelled to Istanbul last month to meet the local community together with the new Country manager Ercan Küçüközen. The event has been really well organized and there has been quite some interest. Many different companies sent people to attend and there has been a very positive feedback. We have to thank AVEA one of our first customers in Turkey, since 2010, to have supported our initial event by offering to present the amazing results they have been able to achieve in the demand management since the introduction of Agile. Many local company are now looking at them ...

Thirteen cities, eleven European countries!

Scrum certifications and Kanban trainings in eleven different countries for our European Fall/Winter season 2014-15

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5 September 2014
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agile42 coaches have never shy when it came to travelling to new cities and countries, but in the upcoming months they're beating all records with a schedule that covers thirteen European cities in eleven different countries for public courses, in addition to the internal coaching and training for specific teams! We also have a full calendar of classes in the United States and Canada that we will showcase in an upcoming post.

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Turkey, Serbia, Croatia… and Denmark

First of all, we are extremely proud to have our first Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 17th (Early ...

Dhaval Panchal joins agile42

Certified Scrum Coach and Trainer Dhaval Panchal is latest addition to the US coaching team of agile42

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Let me introduce Dhaval Panchal, our latest addition to the US coaching team. Dhaval and agile42 have known one another for many years and I first worked with Dhaval at the Agile2012 Coaches Corner: it was a huge success, and Dhaval excelled then as now in being fun to work with, calm under pressure and creative and inspirational in how he worked.

Dhaval is a Certified Scrum Coach and Certified Scrum Traner, making agile42 the only company in the world with 5 CSC/CSTs on the team. Something that says a lot about the quality of the whole organization.

I ...

Co-location, no matter what?

Many people see co-location as a necessary condition to working in an Agile way, is this still the case today or has the world changed?

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28 August 2014
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It's common sense in the Agile community that co-location of teams is beneficial and many people see co-location as a necessary condition to working in an Agile way. Ten years ago this was definitely the case. But is this still the case today, or has the world changed? Are there scenarios where maybe other aspects are more important?

Why do/did we see co-location as essential?

A team works closely together to achieve their collective goals. Close collaboration is a key for fast and efficient problem solving. It creates a dynamic where the performance of a team as a ...

agile42 Insights: What Hinders High Performance on a Team?

This video of the “agile42 Insights” series sees our coaches explaining some of the problems that a team may face in the path of higher performance

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20 August 2014
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Check the opinion of coaches Jan Beaver, Dave Sharrock, Brad Swanson and Richard Dolman in this 2-part video you can watch on this page or on our YouTube channel. Here's the first part:



And the second part:

On Agile scaling in Dutch magazine Managersonline

Niels Verdonk published an article on scaling Agile on leading dutch management website Managersonline.nl

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13 August 2014
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I've had the occasion to publish an introduction to the subject of Agile scaling in Managersonline.nl, a leading Dutch management website. Click if you can read Dutch!

I've covered the basics of the SAFe, DAD and LESS approaches, as well as agile42's own Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF). This draws from the FAQ page on scaling you can found on this site as well, ETF with SAFe, DAD and large frameworks.

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