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Why People Are Turning to Agile

Iterative and incremental product delivery methods have been used for decades to define and develop some of the most challenging projects in history

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19 November 2015
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agile
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agile, coaching

From using ½ day sprints to delivering some of the most complex and critical hardware and software products in history, iterative and incremental delivery is, quite literally, rocket science1, used to manage risk and maximize learning in the most challenging situations.

Agile methods are the most recent incarnation of iterative and incremental methods, gaining acceptance over more traditional, sequential methods, as a result of a changing paradigm for software delivery. In today’s development environment, product development teams are battling five significant trends that directly impact the work they are doing:

Product Complexity: Products that 10 years ago were relatively ...

Celebrating Ten Years of “Don’t Panic” at agile42 Connect

agile42 Connect has been a wonderful occasion to gather clients, our coaching team and Agile thought leaders for two days in Berlin

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18 November 2015
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Events
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a42connect

In December 2005, the concept for the company you know today as agile42 was discussed for the first time. Our vision was to make a difference to how work gets done for people, for teams and for whole organizations by creating environments based on trust, transparency and collaboration. Now, nearly 10 years later, we are proud to reflect on the many awesome people we met and challenging projects we realized with our clients.

We thought it was the time to share, to give back some of the many things we've learned over the years. Many of our clients have ...

The Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course comes to South Africa

The Advanced Team Coaching Course for Agile coaches will be presented for the first time in Johannesburg, South Africa starting Jan. 21, 2016

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13 November 2015
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Coaching, Training

We are very happy to introduce for the first time in South Africa the Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course 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. This training is part of the agile42 Coach the Coach Program and the Team Coaching Framework and will be presented by senior coaches Andrea Tomasini and Bent Myllerup, building on the experience of coaching teams during numerous years.

The course will start Jan. 21, 2016 at the FNB Conference & Learning Centre in Johannesburg ...

Burning Agile

Gaetano Mazzanti talk at Better Software 2015 on November 16 will start with a parallel between the Agile movement and the Burning Man festival

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11 November 2015
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Events
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bsw15

On August 31th the Burning Man festival begins in a temporary city in the Nevada desert.

This one week event started in 1986 and as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. The evolution of Burning Man inevitably led to principles, rules and regulations. Still, after almost 30 years, the event has been able to maintain its original spirit while scaling from a few to 60,000 people.

One can find interesting similarities in what happened and is happening to the Agile “movement”. Unfortunately things are not going so well in the Agile world. People are getting ...

Video interview with Andrea Tomasini

A conversation with agile42 coach and founder Andrea Tomasini recorded in Berlin during Manage Agile 2015

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27 October 2015
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Events, Transition
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youtube

Last week agile42 has been a sponsor of the Manage Agile conference organized in Berlin, where our senior coach Andrea Tomasini delivered a keynote "Stop scaling… start growing an Agile organization". On the sideline of the conference the Manage Agile team also conducted a very nice and insightful interview where Andrea talks about Agility being not a destination but rather a means to achieve the goals of the organization and the challenges found when transitioning an organization to an Agile and Lean way of thinking.

The interview is in English and can be found on YouTube. You may notice in ...

Meet the Coach: Richard Dolman

In this interview, Agile Coach Richard Dolman shares the inspiration for doing what he does so well

Q:  Can you summarize for us your career path and how you came to be an Agile coach?

A:  I started my career as a developer and systems administrator and quickly moved into IT Management and eventually Operations Management.  I was blessed to have 2 true servant leaders as my bosses and mentors, and was exposed to a wide array of experiences and challenges during this time.  In addition to leading constant technology and process improvements as the company grew, I also got hands-on experience with project and people management, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

I moved into consulting ...

Presenting techniques for visibility and effectiveness at the Global Scrum Gathering Prague

Joanne Perold and Niels Verdonk will present "Information Radiators on a Portfolio Level" at the Global Scrum Gathering in Prague on November 16th

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21 October 2015
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Scrum Alliance, Events
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sgprg

Deciding on what to build is one of the most important decisions software companies need to make. Understanding when those are the wrong decisions is the next most important. There are many tools that can be used to help with this, but sometimes tools are solving the wrong problems and visualisation is the best first step. In fact, if you don’t know that you are sub-optimising, then how can you make the right decisions on a global level.

Information Radiators On A Portfolio Level

Building every idea and small feature is impossible, building features that no one is interested in is wasteful. How can visualisation ...

Scrumtisch October 2015

28. October 2015 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

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12 October 2015
In
Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 28th of October, 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! :-)

Marion

 

Scrumtisch Berlin: September 7th, 2015

Report and photos from the September meeting of the Berlin Scrum User Group, facilitated by agile42 coaches Gregory Keegan and Andrea Tomasini

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5 October 2015
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Scrumtisch Berlin

The Scrumtisch Berlin of September 2015 took place in the American Diner in Friedrichshain. A large amount of Scrum practitioners got together to share their knowledge and experience and learn about different environments and approaches. The session was facilitated by Gregory Keegan and Andrea Tomasini gave his expert advice to people who raised issues or explained problems they were facing in their organisation.

The following topics were discussed:

Thanks again to everyone who participated.

Sponsoring Product Camp Berlin 2015

agile42 is the main sponsor of ProductCamp Berlin 2015 taking place on Saturday October 17th

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2 October 2015
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Events
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berlin, productcamp

We are happy to be again main sponsor of the ProductCamp Berlin. It is the first and only unconference for product managers, product marketing managers, entrepreneurs and others with passions for product, online and IT, in Berlin, Germany. ProductCamp Berlin 2015 will be held in October at the Evangelische Schule Berlin Zentrum. Around 200 participants will come to share, learn and network with other product people. Following the Barcamp idea of “no attendees, only participants”, we will actively engage in a day of workshops, discussions, networking and learning.

Product Camp Berlin logo

This is one of the most popular events in Berlin, a growing ...

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