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The kids go Lego shopping (or: a case study in batch sizes)

Business is not about fairness, it’s about grabbing opportunities and avoiding risks and you can’t cater to everyone all the time

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27 January 2014
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What I’m going to relate here is a true story. I have two kids, aged seven and four, that are veritable fountains of ideas.
 
For some time now they have been earning a small allowance based on keeping their rooms clean, helping in the kitchen, leaving out the Friday candy, and so forth. Sometimes the “wage negotiations” can be a little tiring, but overall it appears to work out quite nicely. Greedy little worms as they are, they are always making plans about how to spend their well-earned money... even before they’ve earned it!

I’ve tried to ...

Lean Startup + Story Mapping = Awesome Products Faster!

Double hands-on workshop at Agile Denver and Agile Austin will use Lean Startup concepts of Minimal Viable Product (MVP) and validated learning

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21 January 2014
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The workshop will be presented on Monday, January 27th, at the meeting of Agile Denver and on Tuesday, February 4th at Agile Austin.

Too many companies focus on maximizing output rather than outcomes. Studies show over 60% of features built in the software industry are rarely or never used. You might deliver a lot of features, but if they are rarely or never used, does it matter how fast you do it?

To deliver the right outcomes, you need to learn your customers needs and validate your assumptions as early as possible. This means getting an early version of your ...

Scrumtisch January 2014

Dear friends, here's the schedule for the first Scrumtisch in Berlin in 2014: Date: 29th of January, 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 ...

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16 January 2014
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 29th of January, 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

 

News update 2014/01 - Scaling Scrum to the Organisation

We hope you all had a relaxing festive break and that the New Year brings much happiness and success.Our first ...

We hope you all had a relaxing festive break and that the New Year brings much happiness and success.

Our first blog post for 2014 is on 'Scaling Scrum to the Organisation' by Peter Hundermark. The greatest challenges to adopting Agile at scale are organisational. Therefore any scaled implementation needs careful attention to communication, culture and change management. I suggest that you accept that there is no “silver bullet” solution to doing Scrum (or any form of Agile) at scale. With this mindset I suggest you read broadly what others have done and are doing......more.


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Scaling Scrum to the Organisation

Here be dragons!The greatest challenges to adopting Agile at scale are organisational. Therefore any scaled implementation needs careful attention to ...

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14 January 2014
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Here be dragons!


The greatest challenges to adopting Agile at scale are organisational. Therefore any scaled implementation needs careful attention to communication, culture and change management. As CIO and agile consultant Marius de Beer observes: “When you scale, you scale everything. The good and the bad.” I suggest that you accept that there is no “silver bullet” solution to doing Scrum (or any form of Agile) at scale. With this mindset I suggest you read broadly what others have done and are doing. I especially recommend the Larman and Vodde books as well as Henrik Kniberg’s papers and presentations ...

Marion Eickmann and Dave Sharrock selected to co-chair the Global SCRUM GATHERING® Berlin

The Scrum Alliance international event will be held from 22 to 24 September 2014 and two of our staff members have been selected as event co-chairs

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13 January 2014
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We are extremely happy that the fall event of the Scrum Alliance calendar, the Global SCRUM GATHERING® Berlin, will take the worldwide Scrum community to the city of our headquarter. We'll make our best to set up a warm reception for all friends travelling here!

And we are even more excited because two members of our staff, Marion Eickmann (agile42 CEO, based in Berlin) and Dave Sharrock (agile42 VP for Professional Services, based in Vancouver) has been chosen as co-chairs of the event.

Global SCRUM GATHERING® Berlin

Clock is ticking, see you in Berlin!

(And if you cannot wait for the event in ...

Sherpa Sessions video

I've been asked some questions as part of the video Sherpa Sessions

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23 December 2013
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My answers are segmented into topics like "What questions about Agile do you always hear from your clients?", "How can team overcome enterprise resistance to Agile?". All of them can be watched in this Vimeo album.

Sherpa Sessions - Brad Swanson - General - Scene 1 on Vimeo.

Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2014

We are happy to sponsor Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2014 where Andrea Tomasini will deliver a keynote presentation

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19 December 2013
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Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2014The well-established Agile Testing Days will reach Den Haag on February 13, 2014 for a one-day conference and we're very happy to be sponsor of this great meeting of Agile-minded software testers. Our founder and strategic coach Andrea Tomasini will deliver a keynote presentation controversially titled Agile Testing is nonsense, because Agile is Testing.

The friends at Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2014 have prepared a Christmas special until December 23rd, you can get the ticket for 375 € instead of 500 €. Seats and tickets are limited to 150 people. As a passionate software craftsman make yourself a merry little Christmas ...

agile42 Insights: What is Agile?

In the first clip of our new agile42 Insights video series some of our coaches are asked the most fundamental question: what is Agile?

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16 December 2013
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 Watch the answers of Brad Swanson, Richard Dolman, Dave Sharrock, Jan Beaver. Or in four words: "Stop starting, start finishing." You can play the video here below or on the agile42 YouTube channel where you will find all the clips from the agile42 Insight series.

 

News update 2013/12 - The Cynefin Framework

Many of you will recall Dave Snowden, author of the Cynefin framework, delivering a keynote address at the recent Scrum ...

Many of you will recall Dave Snowden, author of the Cynefin framework, delivering a keynote address at the recent Scrum Gathering in Cape Town. Therefore, I think you may be interested in our feature article this month, written by Mark Nilsen of Derivco in Durban.

I met Mark a couple of years ago and was struck by his broad interest in agililty and what underpins it. I invited him to write an article as a guest blogger and he kindly accepted.....more.

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