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News update 2014/07 - Learn how to lead self-organising teams

Companies doing agile transformations must empower their development teams or Product Owners to say no. No is important, it is ...

Companies doing agile transformations must empower their development teams or Product Owners to say no. No is important, it is also very final. It implies that you can’t have whatever it is that you want. That is not an answer that Product Owners, trying to keep customers happy can go back to their customers or bosses with. Joanne Perold discusses better ways in which to have those conversations.....more.

Leading Self-Organising Teams


Simple Agile Leadership ModelLeading Self-Organising Teams is an interactive classroom-based masterclass providing state-of-the-art tools and practices for Lean/Agile organisations. You will learn and apply core skills underpinned by principles ...

Doing No Better

Companies doing agile transformations must empower their development teams or Product Owners to say no.No is ...

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3 July 2014
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Scrum Sense

Companies doing agile transformations must empower their development teams or Product Owners to say no.


No is important, it is also very final. It implies that you can't have whatever it is that you want. That is not an answer that Product Owners, trying to keep customers happy can go back to their customers or bosses with. 


Here are some ideas on better ways to have those conversations.


Team Capacity:


What does this have to do with not saying no?


Helping stakeholders to understand the impact of adding work to a full system is a valuable way to start ...

Webinar recording: Measuring the Success of Your Agile Transformation

Complete recording of AgileLIVE webinar on using metrics to measure the success of your Agile transformation, with Brad Swanson and Aaron Smith

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3 July 2014
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Events, Transition
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agilelive, webinar

In the first segment of this webinar , part of the Thought Leadership Webinar Series, coach Brad Swanson together with Aaron Smith, editorial director of ProjectsAtWork, have discussed pro tips for using agile metrics to measure the success of your transformation. Topics included:

  • Starting with ‘why’ – creating urgency for your agile transformation by articulating the reasons change is necessary
  • Defining the key success factors in your change initiative
  • Leading and lagging indicators of success, including examples from many successful transformations
  • Avoiding unintended consequences and dysfunction that often arise from ill-chosen metrics

Brad touches a number of subject including the usage of ...

The Lens at Agile2014 Orlando: engineering powerful insights and profound conversations

At Agile2014 in Orlando Martin Kearns and Daryl Chan talking on engineering powerful insights and profound conversations across the organisation

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30 June 2014
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Events
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agile2014

It’s not easy to guide organisations in becoming truly adaptive. How do you facilitate better executive-level decision making with respect to the impact further down the chain? How do you have coaching conversations with effects that are seen, heard and felt across the board? How do you have all encompassing, inclusive discussions which drive an enterprise towards a truly shared vision?

Agile is part of the answer, but to truly achieve amazing results from the ways we interact with each other, we believe that we also need to unlock the insight, wisdom and energy held captive within our teams ...

Scrumtisch July 2014

14. July 2014 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

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25 June 2014
In
Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

here's the schedule for the next Scrumtisch in Berlin in 2014:

  • Date: 14th of July, 2014
  • 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

 

All videos from Lean Kanban Southern Europe 2014

agile42 is happy to offer you the video recording of LKSE14 conference that was held Friday 30 May 2014 in Bologna

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20 June 2014
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Events
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lkse14

Lean Kanban Southern Europe 2014 has been a great success in Bologna on May 30th. A packed room of attendees that gathered in the Italian town to listen to the top presenters of the Lean and Kanban movement – and they also played Kanban Pizza Game with agile42 coaches!

agile42, as the organising sponsor of the event, has produced video recordings of all session that you can watch here (using a YouTube playlist) or in a specific page together with slides.

 

AgileLIVE Webinar with Brad Swanson: Measuring the Success of Your Agile Transformation

Meet Brad Swanson on a AgileLIVE webinar to learn pro tips for using agile metrics to measure the success of your transformation

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16 June 2014
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Events
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agilelive, webinar

The key to a successful agile journey is to identify concrete, measurable goals. Whether your challenge is to improve software quality, time to market, productivity, customer satisfaction, innovation, employee engagement, or some combination of these, agile metrics are crucial to your success. How do you use agile metrics early and often to know that you’re going in the right direction? And how do you know when your goals have been met?

Register for the AgileLIVE webinar "Measuring the Success of Your Agile Transformation" part of the Thought Leadership series. No cost, and earn PDU credits!

In the first part ...

Agility meets regulatory compliance

Slides of Dave Sharrock presentation at IBM Innovate 2014

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13 June 2014
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Events
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regulatory

How can we reconcile the light touch approach of Agile development teams to the governance and information security requirements such as Data Privacy and Regulatory Compliance? At the IBM Innovate event in Orlando I discussed how to bring together the apparently conflicting needs of information security and Agile, and showed by example how Agile teams actually approach tough regulatory requirements and good governance.

News update 2014/06 - Kanban & Leadership Training

After the successful launch of the Agile Africa Conference in 2013, it will be taking place again this year on ...

After the successful launch of the Agile Africa Conference in 2013, it will be taking place again this year on the 11-12 Aug 2014 in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The “Agile Africa” Conference aims to showcase Agile software development within an African context. Follow this link to find out more and to register online.

Applying Kanban (Foundation)Certified Kanban Foundatin Level Training


As mentioned in our last newsletter, Scrum Sense together with LEANability, will be running the Applying Kanban (Foundation) course in Johannesburg on the 20-21 Oct 2014.

"Very well presented and informative training. Gives a good foundation to start with!" - Alvin Govindan, Momentum EB.


"Absolutely enlightening ...

Mike Caspar joining agile42

Mike Caspar is joining agile42 as an Agile coach in Canada and North America

On
9 June 2014
In
General

I'm happy to introduce to the agile42 community Mike Caspar, our first coach in Canada.

I first met Mike in Atlanta, at the Scrum Gathering in 2012, travelling out to the airport together. When you meet Mike, you will find a personable coach, quick to laugh, with plenty of stories and anecdotes. Mike also shows a strong, principled approach to Scrum and Agile, while having a knack for bringing smiles and laughter to the tough business of cultural change. He has extensive experience introducing agile in small and large organizations, and continues to code, using the practices we introduce ...

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