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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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Events
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pycon8

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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agileafricaconf

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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hhgtac

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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agile2017

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!

 

 

The Daily Standup for an Agile Coach

For an agile coach, the daily standup forms a great opportunity to observe the team and ask some coaching questions

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.

The daily standup is a short-term planning meeting. Although the meeting is not exclusive to agile methods, it's an integral part of many agile methods including Scrum, Kanban and XP.

For an agile coach, the daily meeting forms a great opportunity to observe the team and ask some coaching questions. Let the meeting run its course while you observe and listen, make notes and ...

Culture is the catalyst

Playing Agile Games with Kids: Culture is the catalyst to grow agile concepts

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25 July 2017
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agile

As an agile coach, I always look at everything in my life with my agile glasses. I always follow the agile philosophy. This happens while working professionally in my business life, and it also happens while pursuing family and other affairs in my private life.

Agile Mommy

I have a six year old daughter. My inspection about her learning journey on new skills and knowledge is that she gets the best results while playing games with her friends or me. Children like playing games all the time and every time they gain new knowledge and enhance their skills in the particular topic ...

Meet the Coach: Joanne Perold

agile42 coach and CST Joanne Perold explains her background, her love for conferences and the Agile community in South Africa

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18 July 2017
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Meet the Coach

For our Meet the Coach series we meet with Joanne Perold, agile42 coach based in Johannesburg that will be a Keynote Speaker at the annual Scrum Gathering South Africa in November 2017.

Q: How did you start your Agile path and end up coaching with agile42?

That is a long story. :) I started out as an 'everything' person at a small company building HR and Payroll systems. We were small, and I had so much to learn. There I did some of everything from development to systems support and testing.I had fun there, but when I went on my ...

How to get your conference submissions accepted

How to create a submission that has a better chance of getting accepted at a conference

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17 July 2017
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conference

I have been part of either reviewing or organising multiple conferences, both locally and internationally. I am grateful for this because it helped me to learn about how to create a submission that has a better chance of getting accepted. During my reviewing for the AgileXX conferences I had the opportunity to pair with some experienced reviewers and agilists, which also helped me to grow and learn.

I’m going to share what I have gained from the experience, and hopefully, it can help others out there…

Conference schedule board

This is what I look for when I’m reviewing a submissions:

  • It ...

Scrumtisch August 2017

Scrumtisch Berlin August 2017

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 22nd of August, 2017
  • Time: 18:30 
  • PlaceNewstore GmbH, Schiffbauerdamm 22, 10117 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

 

Announcing: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Agile Coaching

agile42 coaches are happy to publish the first version of the introductory reference for new Agile Coaches as well as experienced ScrumMasters

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11 July 2017
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Coaching

As agile42 coaches we are proud to announce that our first proper coaching book has been released! This is the book we wish we had had when we started out as agile coaches, and it’s now available for download free of charge.

We take great pride in our tradition of coaching, which is continuously being adapted to the needs of our clients and our own company. Our approach is simple, but not necessarily easy. With this book we wanted to create an introductory reference for new agile coaches as well as experienced ScrumMasters. It contains much of the theory ...

Agile cultural approach in Midrange Magazin

"Efficient development needs an agile corporate culture" in German magazine Midrange Magazin

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7 July 2017
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Transition, Press
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etf

Midrange Magazin, 6/2017In German magazine Midrange Magazin, number 6 of 2017, we published an overview of our Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF) and the cultural approach needed for an Agile transformation.

The article is under the title Effiziente Entwicklung braucht eine agile Unternehmenskultur (Efficient development needs an agile corporate culture). You can read the full article online.

This was part of an issue focused on modern software and change management.

Dhaval Panchal and Dave Sharrock podcasts at Agile Amped

Dhaval Panchal and Dave Sharrock were guests of the Agile Amped podcast talking about their coaching experience

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29 June 2017
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Coaching
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podcast

The Agile Amped podcast is a series that brings Agile news and events to life, fueled by inspiring conversations, innovative ideas, and in-depth analysis of enterprise agility. 

Howard Sublett hosted Dave Sharrock for an Agile Amped episode during Keep Austin Agile 2017 in Austin, Texas. Howard and Dave discussed Dave’s talk What Does the Agile Manager Actually Do (full of Dilbert references) and his coaching experience. Listen in to learn how  teaching your kids how to cross the road can help you be a better agile manager.

Dhaval Panchal was a guest of Agile Amped during Mile High Agile ...

Interview on Dutch TV

Niels Verdonk explains what Scrum is and how it has helped a customer of agile42, AAFM Facility Management

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28 June 2017
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Scrum
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netherlands, youtube

The Dutch television visited one of our customers and interviewed me about what Scrum is an how it can help organisations like AAFM Facility Management. 

This customer, which is providing facility servives to organisations is not a typical software organisation implementing Scrum. They don't develop software, but they are dealing with many different aspects of facility management, like catering, cleaning, security, reception, etc. for which they have experts in-house and on location at customer sites.

Each of their clients is different and by bringing the different disciplines of their organisation together in Scrum teams, these teams can work towards ...

Bridging the Unknown

In an Agile transformation small steps and reassuring inspections of the path ahead are not random practices, they are necessary for everyone

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22 June 2017
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Coaching
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agilevox

Cover of AgileVox issue 3This article has been previously published in the Coaches’ Corner section of issue 3 (Spring 2017) of AgileVox, the magazine published by the Scrum Alliance.

In the climax of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones follows three clues that lead him to the Holy Grail. One of those cluse implores him to “leap from the lion‘s head.” Faced with a deep, wide chasm – with a lion’s head on one side and empty space ahead – he must step into the unknown. In leaping from the lion’s head he suddendly finds himself standing on an invisible bridge ...

Article on Agile Leadership in Swiss magazine Computerworld

New article published in the issue 6/2017 of Swiss Computerworld

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6 June 2017
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Press

On the May issue of Swiss magazine Computerworld we discussed how many companies need to become more agile, but in order for this to happen, it also requires a new understanding of the roles of all involved parties. The article (in German) is titled Das Team ist der Chef, which translates as "The team is the boss".

Computerworld

The article is available in the newstand edition and also as a downloadable purchase from the Computer world site.

Managing Work Without Resource Managers

Moving to self-organized teams causes a manager’s role to change focusing on creating a safe-to-fail environment, a learning path and collaboration

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26 May 2017
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Recently, my daughter passed her driving test. She’s now legally able to drive on her own on the roads of British Columbia. Experts have ruled that she has the necessary skills; she is able to control a ton or more of steel in a fluid environment filled with other drivers at the wheel of their own ton or more of steel. Mum and dad aren’t so sure. Well, let’s be fair. We are confident in the skills of our daughter. She’s an excellent driver. But letting her drive unsupervised on the roads of BC fills us ...

Sponsorship of Mile High Agile 2017 in Denver

agile42 sponsoring MHA17 in Denver, 22-23 May 2017 featuring a talk by Richard Dolman and Dhaval Panchal

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16 May 2017
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agile42 is happy to be again a sponsor for the 2017 Mile High Agile Conference “Elevating the Agile Organization”. The event, organized annually by non-profit Agile Denver, will take place May 22 and May 23 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado.

This year, they are introducing a new, 2-day format to give participants more opportunities to expand their Agile skills. On Monday, May 22nd, the conference will consist of the kick off keynote with Joshua Kerievsky and a full day of sessions. On Tuesday, May 23rd, participants will contribute to what we discuss and learn together through an innovative ...

The Agile Pubcast from SGMUN with Andrea Tomasini

Andrea Tomasini was a guest episode 13 of the Agile Pubcast podcast to discuss the coaching clinic at Global Scrum Gathering in Munich

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10 May 2017
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Coaching, Events
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podcast, sgmun

A few months ago, on the way back from the Global Scrum Gathering in Munich, agile42 CEO Marion Eickmann and senior coach Andrea Tomasini have been guests of Geoff Watts for a special episode of The Agile Pubcast, a great podcast he co-hosts with Paul Goddard.

In the pubcast usually Geoff and Paul share their musings over an informal drink, but for this segment the conversation happened in a taxi so it was more of a… taxicast. The main topic discussed was the coaching clinic that Andrea coordinated at the gathering, and general views about what it means to be ...

Selected Notes from Global Scrum Gathering 2017: San Diego

A report from SGCAL that took place in San Diego 10-12 April 2017

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5 May 2017
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Scrum Alliance, Events
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sgcal

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Global Scrum Gathering in San Diego. The event had over 1000 attendees, 9 simultaneous tracks and a day of open sessions. The keynote speakers were Jeff Sutherland and Joel Neeb. I thought I’d write something up from some of the sessions I attended and share.

If you must go to a conference, there are worse places to go

 

Keynote: Jeff Sutherland: The Shu Ha Ri of Scrum @ Scale

Jeff Sutherland spoke at length about Scrum at scale, adding his voice to a common topic in the industry. The point he hammered ...

Meet the Coach: Marius de Beer

Interview with Marius de Beer, agile42 coach based in Vancouver

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27 April 2017
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Meet the Coach

For our semi-regular Meet the Coach series we meet with Marius de Beer, agile42 coach based in Vancouver, Canada.

How did you "discover" Agile?
By accident :-)  In 2002, during an interview, the hiring manager asked me if I do eXtreme Programming.  I had no idea what he was talking about, and obviously did not get the job.  I immediately ordered Kent Beck's book and my life changed in an instant when it arrived 4 weeks later.  For years I felt there was something wrong with the way my teams and I worked, but I could never put my finger ...

Epic Budgeting, or how Agile teams meet deadlines

Slides from Dave Sharrock based on a discussion of Epic Budgeting at this year's ProductCamp Vancouver 2017

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26 April 2017
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Events
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budgeting

According to this year's State of Agile survey, the most common success measure for agile initiatives, at 53%, is on-time delivery. But if agile teams can choose how much work they take into a sprint, how can teams be sure of delivering pre-committed scope on time and on budget? There is more to agile delivery than product owners ordering a backlog of work for teams to work on.

From Dave Sharrock presentation

Recently at ProductCamp Vancouver 2017 I ran a workshop where I introduced Epic Budgeting, a practice that allows the product owner to steer a product across the line, delivering the expected ...

Lasse Ziegler interviewed in Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti

Interview appeared on the leading Finnish economy newspaper

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25 April 2017
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Finland, Press

agile42 Finland coach Lasse Ziegler has been interviewed by Kauppalehti, the main economy newspaper in Finland, explaining how an Agile culture allows companies to respond faster to changes than their competitors, and how it needs to be entrenched in the company culture.

Lasse Ziegler

Here the full article in Finnish.

Scrum Gathering San Diego

Meet with agile42 coaches at the Global SCRUM GATHERING® San Diego on 10-12 April, 2017

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6 April 2017
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Scrum Alliance, Events
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sgcal

The Scrum community will gather once again in San Diego for the Global Scrum Gathering organized by the Scrum Alliance. It will be a whirlwind of meetings and talks for three full days, 10-12 April, and I will be present at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina together with the other agile42 coaches.

SGCAL

Being in California, the theme for #SGCAL is Looking Back, Looking Forward — Surf the Tides of Change. Conference co-chairs Vic Bonacci and Kim Brainard can’t think of a better town than San Diego for a Scrum gathering devoted to looking back and looking forward. “San Diego ...

New coaching technique: Full-Violence Communication

We feel Nonviolent Communication (NVC) doesn't necessarily give the desired results fast enough and we created the Full-Violence Communication (FVC)

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1 April 2017
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Coaching
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april-fools

Full-violence communication

At agile42 we are always interested in trying out new approaches. We have applied Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for a while now but feel that it doesn't necessarily give the desired results fast enough. In our search for instant gratification we instead created the Full-Violence Communication (FVC) approach.

Unlike the many ancient Japanese methods available for finding out the next steps, including genchi genbutsu and heijunka, FVC is a quite recent technique from the US. It follows the basic agile tenet of just doing it and asking for forgiveness later. As you will see, FVC embraces diversity and ...

Meet the Coach: Niels Verdonk

A discussion with agile42 coach and manager of agile42 Netherlands Niels Verdonk

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31 March 2017
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Meet the Coach

For our semi-regular Meet the Coach series we meet with Niels Verdonk, agile42 coach and founder of agile42 Netherlands.

What is your background and how you became involved with Agile and agile42?

I started working as a Developer in 1996 and in 1999 I came across the book Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change. At the time I worked in an organisation which prided themselves in the fact the were the best in delivering fixed time fixed price projects. A colleague and I were trying to spread the gospel but back then it was unthinkable we would sell an eXtreme Programming ...

Scrumtisch April 2017

Scrumtisch Berlin April 2017

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 10th of April, 2017
  • Time: 18:30 
  • PlaceRestaurant Euphoria, 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

 

Agile Decision Making in a Flat Structure

Full video of the talk Marius de Beer presented at the SUGSA monthly meetup event in Cape Town on 23rd February 2017

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28 March 2017
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Events
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sugsa, youtube

Coach Marius de Beer presented a talk Agile Decision Making in a Flat Structure at the SUGSA (Scrum User Group of South Africa) meeting in Cape Town on 23 February 2017.

The objective of this talk was to give teams practical techniques for decision making in a flat structure. Most Agile frameworks are geared towards delivering software through self-managing, self-organizing, cross-functional teams, where all team members have "equal say."  Holarchy (completely flat structure) is also becoming more popular in the technology world. In both situations, teams frequently waste considerable time when a decision is needed and there is no clear ...

Product Mastery by Geoff Watts

Our review of "Product Mastery" by Geoff Watts

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22 March 2017
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Product Owner

Cover of "Product Mastery"This book is dangerous. It’s got magic. You read it in the train, commuting to work, and the stations just pass by. You sit nodding, mumbling “so true” and “hadn’t thought of that” to yourself. Every day I read this book I have to hectically rush out of the train with open bag and book in hand. It’s dangerously captivating.

The length of 280+ pages is deceptive – the book is very readable and the pages just fly by. The text is clear and to the point, the ideas are well described and anchored in examples that are ...

HR people need to know and apply Agile practices

Agile has become a mainstream way of working in most companies. This is not only in tech departments, but also sales, marketing, and now HR

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17 March 2017
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agile

As agile coaches, we are meeting with HR people more and more often. Whether at companies, or seeing them at events, increasingly it is common to be drawn into conversations requesting a short introduction to agile. In this article I will share my thoughts and experiences around agile and HR departments, what they should know about becoming agile and how they can apply agile in their own work.

Why does HR need to know what it means to become Agile?

Agile generally first starts growing in the software development teams to enable short time to market delivery and enhancing the ...

Article in Leading Dutch Magazine Elsevier

An interview with agile42 on was published in a special edition of the Dutch weekly Elsevier on Business Agility

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10 March 2017
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Press
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agility, business, magazine

Article Elsevier

Elsevier is a Dutch independent weekly news magazine. The magazine focuses primarily on higher educated readers and various segments within the market sector. In a special edition on Business Agility, they published an interview with Niels Verdonk and Garbrand van der Molen, two leading Agile Coaches of agile42 in the Netherlands.

In the interview they discuss various aspects of Agile in particular why it is that organisations often don't realize the full potential of Agile. 

Niels Verdonk: "In many organisations Agile is still seen as something which is something for the IT Department, without involvement of the rest of ...

How to Plan the “Perfect Retrospective” - a.k.a. Ditching a Good Plan

Planning too far ahead is a waste: it is best to stay flexible and decide as late as possible to make more informed decisions

“In preparing for a battle, I have found planning is indispensable, but plans are useless.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I love it when a plan comes together — but sometimes, you just have to let it go.

When coaching teams, you will soon find out that every team is different and even every meeting of every team is different. Just like snowflakes, no two are alike. The key is to be able to adapt your plan to the team’s needs, at every moment of time. Even the best plan is made based on the knowledge and assumptions of that current state ...

Sponsoring ProductCamp Vancouver 2017

agile42 is a sponsor of Product Camp Vancouver, the unconference held at UBC Robson Square on Saturday February 18th

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13 February 2017
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Events

We are happy to sponsor once again ProductCamp Vancouver 2017, the premiere event in the British Columbia area for Product Management, Product Marketing, and Marketing professionals to teach to, learn from, and network with each other.

ProductCamp is an un-conference, meaning that participants can bring ideas, lead a session in their area of expertise, facilitate a round table discussion, network, or volunteer. This year's event will take place at UBC Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver, BC next Saturday, 18 February.

A couple of years ago I have been asked what I like about ProductCamp Vancouver in this short video:

Scrumtisch Berlin: February 8th, 2017

Report and photos from the February meeting of the Berlin Scrum User Group, facilitated by agile42 coaches Konrad Pogorzala and Javier Perez

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10 February 2017
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Thanks to everybody who joined the Scrumtisch in Berlin on Wednesday and special thanks to Newstore for providing such great hosting facilities.

As usual we started collecting topics. The list according to your votes (in brackets) was as follows:

  • Encouraging self-organisation (23)
  • Team metrics and Management (17)
  • Visibility in distributed environment (15)
  • Scrum Master vs Agile Coach responsabilities (15)
  • Predictability (9)
  • Distributed teams in far locations. How to deal with them (7)
  • Product Owner and scaled environments (6)
  • How to become obsolete as Scrum Master (5)

Then, we split in five different groups and each group discussed one of the ...

Presenting resilience and anti-fragility at OOP 2017

Join agile42 at OOP 2017 in Munich for a talk about organization resilience and anti-fragility

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30 January 2017
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Events
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oop2017

OOP 2017We are happy to be again sponsors of OOP 2017 in Munich, the platform for both technical and business professionals to update their knowledge and share their wisdom.

I will present How to grow your organization resilience and anti-fragility tomorrow, January 31st, in the Agile Transition Management track.

In an ever changing market organizations needs to survive through the adoption of more light and flexible governance structures. Culture plays a fundamental role when it comes to allowing more autonomy and decentralization, both in terms of ownership and responsibility. Resilience is the capability of an organization to readapt very rapidly to ...

Scrumtisch February 2017

Scrumtisch Berlin February 2017

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 8th of February, 2017
  • Time: 18:30 
  • PlaceNewstore GmbH, Schiffbauerdamm 22, 10117 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

 

Backlog Refinement in MBA Podcast

Richard Dolman talks backlog refinement on episode 107 of MBA Podcast

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23 January 2017
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Coach Richard Dolman has recently been a guest on the Mastering Business Analysis Podcast by Dave Saboe. In episode MBA107: Backlog Refinement – From Misunderstanding to Collaborative Discovery, Richard helps us take backlog refinement from an underutilized meeting that doesn’t get the respect it deserves to a powerful forum for collaborative discovery, as he wrote previously on this blog.

MBA Podcast episode 107

Backlog refinement is the act of the team reviewing the items in the backlog and discussing the detail to get clarity as to priorities and plan their work.  It’s an opportunity for the team to come together and collaboratively discover ...

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

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20 January 2017
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Press

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 ...

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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

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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, ...