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Product Camp Vancouver

agile42 is happy to sponsor ProductCamp Vancouver 2015 on February 28th

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12 February 2015
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Events
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productcamp

I’ve been participating in ProductCamp Vancouver since moving to Vancouver nearly five years ago, and I’m proud to announce that, for the third year running, agile42 is a sponsor of Product Camp Vancouver 2015 taking place on Saturday February 28th.

ProductCamp Vancouver

At agile42, we love the ProductCamps. A free event with a focus on innovative and thought-provoking practices in the world of product development. After sponsoring ProductCamp Vancouver over the past couple of years, we also sponsored ProductCamp Berlin in September 2014, This year, we’re proud to come back to our roots and sponsor ProductCamp Vancouver in February ...

Notes from the February Scrumtisch

A quick snapshot at the topics discussed during the Scrumtisch Berlin meeting of February 2015

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5 February 2015
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Yesterday in the traditional gathering point of the American Diner Berlin in Friedrichshain took place the Scrumtisch (Scrum User Group) Berlin meeting. Facilitated by our friend Stefan the house discussed a few topics ranging from team structure to how to calculate Business Value in Scrum. Here's snapshots of the board pre- and post-discussions (click for full size).

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agile42 coaches Niels Verdonk and Andrea Tomasini took part in the Q&A at the end of the Scrumtisch. See you at the next event!

Niels Verdonk and Andrea Tomasini at Scrumtisch Berlin February 2015

agile42 sponsoring Agile Open Northwest 2015

The 9th annual Open Space conference exploring agile practices, techniques, realities and visions will be in Portland, Oregon 11-13 February 2015

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2 February 2015
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Events

Agile Open NorthwestAgile Open Northwest, a non-profit alliance of agile practitioners in the US Pacific Northwest region, presents the ninth annual Open Space conference exploring agile practices, techniques, realities, and visions. agile42 is extremely proud to sponsor AONW 2015 and to attend the event!

The theme for this year Open Space, held at the Leftbank Annex in Portland, Oregon, is “Agile Vision”. We are happy to bring fresh empirical evidence driven Agile transition services jointly working with client to develop future Agile workspace.

Hope to see you at Agile Open Northwest 2015, 11-13 February 2013.

Meet the Coach: Bent Myllerup

A short interview with agile42 coach, and Scrum Alliance CSC and CST, Bent Myllerup on his background and coaching experience

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30 January 2015
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Coaching

We have started a new feature on our semi-monthly agile42 newsletter titled “Meet the Coach”, and we asked some questions to one of our leading coaches and trainer, Bent Myllerup from Denmark. Bent writes frequently about professional coaching techniques and in 2015 will feature in our new Advanced Team Coaching Course.

What is your background and how you started coaching?

I am originally educated as an electronics engineer and I have been working with software and embedded development for more than two decades. I wrote my first line of code in 1983, in gymnasium, and I first time got payed ...

News update 2015/01 - Scrum Coaching Retreat Cape Town

You may ...

Scrum Coaching Retreat Cape TownYou may be considering attending the upcoming Scrum Coaching Retreat (SCR) to be held in Franschhoek, near Cape Town on 09-11 February 2015. And you may be wondering what the value will be to you. You may also need to find a convincing argument for your boss to sign off on the registration fee and, perhaps, travel costs from Jhb or elsewhere.

Well in this month's blog post, Peter Hundermark shares his personal experiences of past Scrum Coaching Retreats in Colorado and London. Discover what he learnt and what to expect from South Africa's inaugural event! Read more ...

Let them know

Consider letting people know when you are changing your approach, some might appreciate knowing that you intend on doing so

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17 January 2015
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Coaching, Transition
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agile management, self organizing teams

An Agile Transition can be a difficult thing for those that have previously been responsible for direction or closely monitoring people’s activities. Often, new techniques and approaches need to be learned and practiced.

Even with the most co-operative person trying to make this change can be difficult. I often hear talk of uncooperative managers or middle managers and wonder if they have been given a fair chance to succeed in the new approach.

This is just one example, but you’ll see the same could apply to many situations.

I describe the situation as “Let them Know”.

Here’s ...

Scrum Coaching Retreats—a personal story

Who this is forYou may be considering attending the upcoming Scrum Coaching Retreat (SCR) to be held in Franschhoek, near ...

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15 January 2015
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Scrum Sense

Who this is for


You may be considering attending the upcoming Scrum Coaching Retreat (SCR) to be held in Franschhoek, near Cape Town on 09-11 February 2015. And you may be wondering what the value will be to you. You may also need to find a convincing argument for your boss to sign off on the registration fee and, perhaps, travel costs from Jhb or elsewhere.

What is a Scrum Coaching Retreat?


Scrum Coaching Retreats are so-called because the international Scrum Alliance is the title sponsor, which enables the organisers to offer astonishing value for money to the participants. In ...

Scrumtisch February 2015

04. February 2015 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

Dear friends,

here's the schedule for the first Scrumtisch in 2015 in Berlin :

  • Date: 4th of February, 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

 

When NOT to Coach

There are situations where you feel encouraged to coach but the context doesn't make it the best approach and something else is more appropriate

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12 January 2015
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Coaching

Coaching is a fantastic way to engage with people and help them to achieve great results, but coaching is not the answer to everything. There are situations where you feel encouraged to use your coaching skills but the context does not make coaching the best approach. Something else is more appropriate! The purpose of this blog post is to sharpen your awareness on when to coach and especially when NOT to coach.

The word no made from jigsaw puzzle pieces

One of my beginners mistakes as a coach was when I was approached by one of my colleagues in a previous job. She had just taken on the ...

Scrum Coaching Retreat South Africa

We would like to invite you to the first Scrum Coaching Retreat in South Africa, 9-11 February 2015 in Franschhoek near Cape Town

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7 January 2015
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Scrum Alliance, Events

As Agile coaches much of what we do is centered around change. Sometimes that change is revolutionary, but more often it is evolutionary. Small changes over time that contribute to larger organisational changes that are real and lasting. And so we have chosen as our theme for the retreat "Small Improvements." What are the small improvements that contribute to our growth and development? What are the small improvements that will lead to changes that are real and lasting? How do we as coaches recognise, facilitate, and enable these: both for ourselves and our organisations?

Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

This is why we have organized ...

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