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Gaetano Mazzanti at Italian Agile Days 2013

agile42 is a sponsor of Italian Agile Days 2013 where Gaetano Mazzanti will present a talk

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28 November 2013
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Italian Agile Days 2013Italian Agile Day is the oldest event for the Agile community, starting in 2004. This year the conference takes place in Reggio Emilia and the name earns a plural 's' thanks to the expansion to two days on 29th and 30th, the first devoted to workshop and the second to conference talks.

We are very happy to be a sponsor of the event as we did last year, IAD has a special relationship with the agile42 team!

Our senior coach Gaetano Mazzanti will present a talk in Italian, Uno, nessuno, centomila… progetti focused on portfolio management, and will be part ...

The bitterness of poor quality

No time to waste, start investing in your quality and productivity now! Your customers will love you for it.

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19 November 2013
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Recently I came across a picture online and posted it on twitter. I thought the quote made a lot of sense in an agile context, since in agile product development, quality should be considered in all stages, from early feedback from your customer to continuous integration on software teams. 

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.I am not a very active twitter user, so I was quite amazed it was retweeted over 200 times! Apparently the quote on the picture resonated with a lot of people, which inspired me to write this post. I also did some further research on the origins of the quote. It ...

Workshop at Smidig 2013: Effectively Coaching Agile Teams

Feedback and material from the workshop "Effectively Coaching Agile Teams"

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15 November 2013
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It's been wonderful to conduct our session at Smidig 2013 in Oslo last week. We had great fun being with the participants.

As promised to the audience, we are sharing the material from the session. This include:

If you have any further questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Beside that, we appreciated the blog post written by Charlotte Nordnes-Jensen as the best post conference material for this.

The Scrum method as an instrument of Lean Management and their implementation

My thesis about the implementation of Scrum for an agile42 customer as an empiric example of reducing costs in times of uncertainty

Last month, my thesis "The Scrum method as an instrument of Lean Management and their implementation" was published and is now available all over the world… here is a small summary:

"It ́s necessary to optimize working processes because of the economical benefits and it increases the lastingness of resources and working overhead. Methods especially in the software development were created to help organizations increasing their output while reducing costs. This is out of the economical principle where the idea is from to produce the highest output with less input. The scrum method is an agile method out of ...

You Don't Need to Change. Survival is Optional

Slides and video from my talk at Lean Kanban United Kingdom 2013 in London

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13 November 2013
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The title refers to a quote attributed to W. Edwards Deming.

Today there's general consensus - and a lot of noise - about the need for change. Still, organizations are having a hard time with change. Most change initiatives fail. Sometimes it's just a matter of lack of will to change. Sometimes organizations just don't even understand why or what they have to change.

Change is often believed to be magically reachable designing new processes on paper, possibly paying huge amounts of money to consultants.

The talk introduces the Kanban Method (not to be confused with the Kanban Tool ...

Have a structure for your coaching conversation

A coaching conversation is conducted on two levels, the conversation level and the meta level, and as a coach you are constantly acting on both

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7 November 2013
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This blog post is the third in our series about professional coaching skills for agile coaches. If you have not yet read the first blog post, "Listen, be curious and ask the great questions!", or the second one, "Your strategy for formulating powerful questions", we suggest you read those before continuing here.

A coaching conversation is not just a small talk about how things are going or not going. Coaching conversations are for committed individuals or teams, that want to make a significant change or get wiser about an important matter. To help you succeed as a coach, you can ...

Agile Testing Days 2013: Agile Testing is nonsense, because Agile is testing…

Testing is an attitude, an approach and a practice: notes from my experience at Agile Testing Days 2013 and the opening keynote I presented

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4 November 2013
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Some impressions

The Agile Testing Days has definitely been an experience for me. I wasn't sure what type of people I would have met at such supposedly very "vertical" and specific conference, focusing on testing in the Agile world. It's definitely one of a kind, and I was positively surprised about the amount of people who are actually getting closer to Agile through the testing experience.

The quality of the speakers has been very high, I have attended almost all of the keynotes, and were all very well followed, and engaging too. I have learned that there are ...

Presenting at SDEC13, Winnipeg

I joined a long list of agile experts presenting at this year's SDEC13 conference in Winnipeg

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30 October 2013
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The program had a great mix of basics and opportunities to learn from thought leaders in Lean and Agile.  I've really enjoyed both Keynotes. @MarkGraben widened our understanding of lean in healthcare, showing how lean manufacturing practices for process improvement are being adopted in the field of healthcare across the globe, from the UK to Canada and the US. One of the most lasting images Mark shared was a 'paper prototype' for a new children's hospital, providing the opportunity for all those working in the hospital to be involved. Mark has written up his account of the talk ...

Scrumtisch Berlin, November 2013

The next Berlin Scrumtisch will take place at 18:30 on 20th of November 2013, at the American Diner Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 108 (formerly "Deseo")

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28 October 2013
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 20th of November, 2013
  • Time: 18:30 
  • Place: American Diner Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 108 (formerly know 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

 

Agile Testing Days sponsorship and Keynote

agile42 proud to be a sponsor of Agile Testing Days 2013, Andrea Tomasini delivering keynote "Agile Testing is nonsense, because Agile is Testing"

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27 October 2013
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Agile Testing Days 2013, starting tomorrow October 28 in Potsdam, Germany, and running until the 31st, is an annual European conference for and by international professionals involved in the Agile world, Europe’s greatest Agile event of the year. Working title for 2013 is “Setting, Increase, Early Veraison and Ripening of Agile Testing”. Just as good wine – agile testing is maturing and getting better with every added year. This year the conference expects about 450 agile minded or interested software professionals and testing experts from all over the world.

Our senior coach Andrea Tomasini will deliver a Keynote titled Agile ...

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