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Sponsoring LeSS Conference in Amsterdam

agile42 sponsors the Large Scale Scrum Conference dedicated to the LessFramework in Amsterdam, 30-31 August 2016

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26 August 2016
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Agile at Scale, Events

LeSS ConferenceWe're glad to be able to contribute to the LeSS Conference in Amsterdam on 30-31 August as a sponsor.

The event will feature Bas Vodde and Craig Larman, co-creators of the Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework, together with other important speakers of the community. It promises "less booths and more practitioners" and also "Experiments and Experience"
and "Teams and Communities".

Join us in Amsterdam!

Growing Agile

Andrea Tomasini and Dhaval Panchal published on InfoQ an article on the importance of growing your own agility instead of taking shortcuts

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At agile42 we dislike the term scaling applied to agile, or better agility. The reason for our not liking it, is because it evokes metaphors which are bound to manufacturing such as: “scaling a plant”, “scaling production” and all the rest that can evoke assembling and building things.

Effectively establishing continuous improvement to an organization at large requires to develop quite some discipline, infrastructure and most of all openness and trust. Senior coaches Andrea Tomasini and Dhaval Panchal have spent a significant amount of time in analyzing data and cases from different case studies all around the world and the ...

The Scrum Guide updated for 2016

Highlights and comments on the 2016 update to the Scrum Guide and the associated message from Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland in their recent video

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2 August 2016
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Scrum

The Scrum Guide is a simple definition of the Scrum framework created in 2011 by founders Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland in the response the the rapidly growing popularity of Scrum. It has been updated a few times since, always aiming to clarify and simplify the description. The one and only change to the July 2016 edition of the Scrum Guide is the addition of the Scrum Values: Openness, Focus, Commitment, Respect and Courage. This is at once a trivial and an important change.

Ken and Jeff have released a video that explains the changes. I was fascinated to listen ...

Coaching Opposing Sides: A Transformation Journey

Video and slides from the Lean Kanban North America 2016 talk by Dhaval Panchal & Kevin Tidball

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19 July 2016
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At LKNA16 I presented togeher with Kevin Tidball the talk Coaching Opposing Sides: A Transformation Journey. Thanks to the team of the Lean Kanban Conference I am able to offer a video recording of the session.

The session was about managing a large program where the organization is in the midst of Agile transition. There are some Scrum teams and many traditionally managed resource pools. How do you manage a large program when there are incremental and iterative agile teams that are working alongside traditionally managed resource pools? Using a magic wand to wish all traditionalists will start “being scrummified ...

Agile – in Education

Several schools are implementing agile methods for class, and universities have long begun including agile courses in their curricula

One of the most typical FAQ’s during agile coaching & training is “Can we apply it in our company?” “Will it work for us?”. Obviously, there’s no knowing before you try, yet usually the answer is “Yes” :) Here is why: Agile is not a rigid frame, a set of rules, a ‘process’ or ‘project management method’. Rather more, it is an approach, a way-of-working, a mindset. Being customer-first, based on trust & transparency, having the ability to expose the entire process, focusing on waste & bottlenecks..all these aspects make it very powerful, yet flexible. It enables you to see & seek ...

The Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course soon starts in Copenhagen

The Advanced Team Coaching Course for Agile coaches will be presented in Copenhagen, Denmark starting Sept. 14, 2016. Book your seat now

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8 July 2016
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Coaching, Training

We are very happy to be presenting the Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course in Copenhagen this fall. The training is aimed at ScrumMasters, Team Coaches and others who want to take their skills, knowledge and abilities for coaching and facilitating teams to a professional level beyond the basics. Several people have already secured their seat for this training, which is part of the agile42 Coach the Coach Program and the Team Coaching Framework. The training will be presented by senior coaches Bent Myllerup and Niels Verdonk, building on their experience of coaching teams during numerous years.

The course will start ...

Estimating is NOT planning at Keep Austin Agile

Slides and video from the presentation at Keep Austin Agile 2016

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27 June 2016
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I presented at Keep Austin Agile 2016, on Thursday, May 26 on Estimating in an Agile context.

Agile Manifesto Values and Principles do not, not even once, mention “estimates” any where. Yet rapid adoption of estimation techniques labeled as “Agile Estimation” techniques puzzle me. In my experience as practitioner, advisor and coach: I have experienced very limited benefits from estimating and often find that estimates create more harm than good. There are however legitimate business concerns that need active management. Estimates hinder real business agility by servicing temporary comfort through plausible but highly improbable plans.

I started ...

Building Automated Tests presented at IDI2016

At Incontro DevOps Italia 2016 in Bologna, Stefano Rago presented the infrastructure approach used in software projects for agile42 and Agilo Software

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22 June 2016
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On April 1st I presented A Developer’s Journey Into Building Automated Tests for IT from the Ground Up at Incontro DevOps Italia 2016 in Bologna (IDI2016), a meeting of Italian and international DevOps that also has been sponsored for the second year in a row by agile42.

During my presentation, I talked about how we've approached writing infrastructure code for agile42 and Agilo Software with the same focus and professionalism that we dedicate to application code. This means, for example, to use TDD in order to have better design besides all of the benefits that this technique provides ...

Stop scaling… recording from AgileEE

Video and slides from Andrea Tomasini keynote "Stop scaling… Start growing an Agile organization!" presented at Agile Eastern Europe 2016

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15 June 2016
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agileee, keynote, youtube

Thanks to the friends of Agile Eastern Europe, we can share you with an updated video recording of Andrea Tomasini's talk Stop scaling… Start growing an Agile organization, as presented in Kyiv on April 8th, 2016. Video is available on YouTube and embedded here.

In this keynote Andrea presented guidelines and heuristics for growing an agile organization. You will understand why the first step in any transition must be learning how to change. Small inexpensive experiments and empirical metrics will lead you towards your strategic goal, iteratively and incrementally.

Strategic advantage lies in being yourself and doing the right ...

Invitation to Scrum Gathering Munich

agile42 is a sponsor of Global Scrum Gathering® Munich on October 17-19, 2016 where Andrea Tomasini will be the Coaches' Clinic Facilitator

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13 June 2016
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Scrum Alliance, Events
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The fall event of the Scrum Alliance calendar returns to Germany with the Global Scrum Gathering® Munich 2016 that will is scheduled in the Bavarian capital from October 17th to 19th. With agile42 we are proud to be once again sponsor of a Global Scrum event and we hope to meet as may friends there as possible.

Global SCRUM GATHERING® Munich 2016

A number of agile42 coaches will be in attendance and will deliver sessions including Dave Sharrock, Niels Verdonk and myself. I personally will also be the facilitator of the #SGMUN Coaches' Clinic: conference attendees will be able to visit the Coaches' Clinic during ...

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Sponsoring LeSS Conference in Amsterdam

agile42 sponsors the Large Scale Scrum Conference dedicated to the LessFramework in Amsterdam, 30-31 August 2016

 

Growing Agile

Andrea Tomasini and Dhaval Panchal published on InfoQ an article on the importance of growing your ...

 

The Scrum Guide updated for 2016

Highlights and comments on the 2016 update to the Scrum Guide and the associated message from ...

 

Coaching Opposing Sides: A Transformation Journey

Video and slides from the Lean Kanban North America 2016 talk by Dhaval Panchal & Kevin ...

 

Agile – in Education

Several schools are implementing agile methods for class, and universities have long begun including agile courses ...