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Awesome Coach of the Week: Dave Sharrock

Confidence, patience, leadership and experience: these are a few of Dave Sharrock's key attributes as coach

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26 September 2011
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Scrum, agile, Awesome Coach of the Week

Confidence, patience, leadership and experience: these are a few of Dave Sharrock's key attributes as coach. Dave is an expert at growing and leading high-performing organizations. As an executive at one of Europe's largest and fastest-growing internet companies, Dave embraced the lean principles of continuous improvement and creating knowledge as he built and managed the organization. Yes, he faced many of the challenges other organizations face: intense market competition, fast growth, and globally distributed teams. Through his agile leadership and ability to execute on agile practices, Dave accomplished great success where others struggled or failed.



I was fortunate ...

Kanban Pizza Game

The Kanban Pizza Game our new Game to experience principles behind Kanban

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23 September 2011
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agile, kanban
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game, kanban, kanbanpizzagame, tamperegoesagile

Most effective trainings are interactive! Therefore we invented the Kanban Pizza Game(TM) for our Kanban Training. We put it under the Creative Commons License, so you can use it for free just mention agile42 :-)

Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany License.

From the existing process to a Kanban System

While common Kanban games are usually focussing only on the flow in an existing Kanban system, our new Kanban Pizza Game shows in addition how to get from an existing process to a Kanban system.

Based on Paper and Pizza

Like with our agile42 Scrum Lego City Game we ...

Feature Injection Applied to Service Delivery

What is Feature Injection? And how and why should that be applied to service delivery?

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18 September 2011
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Scrum, Scrum & XP
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backlog, pull, real options, vision

Recently, I worked with a service delivery team in a company that is currently changing into an agile product development organisation. The company develops and runs one of Germany's biggest websites. Let's call them Awesome Online. After introducing Scrum and Kanban to all development teams over the past two years, executive and product management have started to introduce agile and lean thinking into the organisational structure and culture.

Motivation

A main motivational factor for the development teams was the definition of product visions for all products, and the application of Feature Injection as introduced by Liz Keogh to ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Stephen Parry

We honor Stephen Parry as Awesome Coach of the Week 36, 2011!

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10 September 2011
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Awesome Coach of the Week, Lean Management
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awesome, awesomecoachoftheweek, coach

Stephen LeanVoices Parry is an unusual addition to our list, as he is not an agile coach. Stephen is a management coach working on the same goal as we are: business transformation. What I like about his approach is that he recognises the similarity and relationship of Lean and Agile. When he submitted his talk on “Creating an Integrated ICT Value Stream Using Lean and Agile Thinking” for ALE2011 which took place this week in Berlin, I was delighted to have such an experienced Lean expert at the conference, but at the same time... Wondered why he wanted to come ...

Awesome Coach of the week: Brad Swanson

We honor Brad Swanson as Awesome Coach of the Week 35, 2011!

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31 August 2011
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Awesome Coach of the Week
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awesome, awesomecoachoftheweek, coachome

You've got to love Brad. He's one of those all-round Agile coaches that excel at both sides of the art. He's naturally good at talking to people and tear down culture barriers, so you might be forgiven for thinking he's coming from management. Then, as soon as the conversation gets technical, you realize that Brad is actually an alpha geek, just as comfortable learning the latest programming language as he is managing corporate politics. If there were a "two for the price of one" sale for Agile coaches, this guy's face would be on the ...

Scrumtisch Berlin, September 2011 with Mary Poppendieck

Hello All, as promised here comes the information about the next Scrumtisch mit Mary Poppendieck. The Scrumtisch is hosted this time at Immobilienscout 42. 26th September 2011, 19:00 ScoutLounge, ImmobilienScout24, Andreasstraße 10. 10243 Berlin We have only 40 seats for the Scrumtisch, so be fast ;-) Cheers Marion   Mary ...

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26 August 2011
In
Scrumtisch Berlin

Hello All,

as promised here comes the information about the next Scrumtisch mit Mary Poppendieck. The Scrumtisch is hosted this time at Immobilienscout 42.

  • 26th September 2011,
  • 19:00 ScoutLounge, ImmobilienScout24,
  • Andreasstraße 10. 10243 Berlin

We have only 40 seats for the Scrumtisch, so be fast and let me know if you want to join ;-)

Cheers

Marion

 

Mary will talk about „Design Thinking“

What does the US Military have in common with Apple? They both deal with increasing complexity by emphasizing design thinking. At Apple, design thinking starts by deciding, first of all, what NOT to do. In the ...

Awesome Coach of the week: Martin Kearns

We honor Martin Kearns as Awesome Coach of the Week 34, 2011

I was very lucky to be present at a management coaching session where two very well known Scrum Coaches were performing: Andrea Tomasini and Martin Kearns. With this weekly post, we want to honor Martin Kearns.

Martin Kearns, the man

 His vitae is impressive. - He is one of the first three CSC in the world and was also one of the first CST, he is breathing and sweating Agile. He is an irish guy living in Australia with his wife and six children (a family of the size of a Scrum Team). How he can manage to be a Scrum ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Bob Sarni

We honor Bob Sarni as Awesome Coach of the Week 33, 2011

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19 August 2011
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Awesome Coach of the Week
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awesome, awesomecoachoftheweek, coach

I had the opportunity to work closely with Bob on a large enterprise transition. Bob has a great way to deal with people. He used to be an excellent contributor to the success of a project we did together. - During these four months in Greece, I learned a lot from him.


Leading people

I can’t remember that Bob ever used a phrase like “you do this”. He has a great way of leading by questions and from the back of the room. One special case where he impressed me a lot was during a planning meeting. There was nothing ...

Notes from the Berlin Scrumtisch (August 2011)

Another great Scrumtisch in Berlin Friedrichshain in a new location - 100Wasser. Various peoples from different companies and backgrounds interested in participating in discussions on Scrum came together. The hottest topic was the merging of Scrum with Kanban, but we also talked about the Sprint to Zero Problem and How ...

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16 August 2011
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Scrumtisch Berlin
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kanban, scrum, scrumtisch

Another great Scrumtisch in Berlin Friedrichshain in a new location - 100Wasser. Various peoples from different companies and backgrounds interested in participating in discussions on Scrum came together. The hottest topic was the merging of Scrum with Kanban, but we also talked about the Sprint to Zero Problem and How to fight Bad Scrum.

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

  • Experiences with Scrum and Kanban (14)
  • Sprint to Zero (12)
  • How to Fight Bad Scrum (11)
  • Stories and Epics - How far to plan ahead (10)
  • Distributed ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Chris Matts

We honour Chris Matts as awesome coach of the week 32, 2011!

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10 August 2011
In
Awesome Coach of the Week
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awesome, awesomecoachoftheweek, coach

Chris Matts is one of the most inventive, creative and illustrative guys I have the pleasure to know. We collaborated on a few half-fun, half-serious projects, only one of which made it to being published—LeanProcrastionation. Chris and Olav Maassen contributed important ideas regarding the identification of the Last Responsible Moment, which lead to a game being created that’s going to be played at the Agile2011 in Salt Lake City tomorrow… Unfortunately, without me.

Chris at XP2010 

I only once met Chris in person so far, on my first night in Trondheim where we attended the XP2010 conference. We had much fun ...

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