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News update 2014/08 - 5 Reasons to Kill Time Sheets

Welcome to our August newsletter. Do you also have a dislike for time tracking? Joanne Perold does, and she explains ...

Welcome to our August newsletter. Do you also have a dislike for time tracking? Joanne Perold does, and she explains why in this month's blog post....more.

Kanban Foundation TrainingKanban Training


We still have spaces available on our upcoming Kanban Foundation and Advanced courses. Scrum Sense will once again be teaming up with LKU-accredited Kanban Trainer, Dr. Klaus Leopold of LEANability to present this training.

Kanban foundational course provides insight and visibility to the "why" of doing things - Dean Harvey, Nedbank Ltd.


The Applying Kanban (Foundation) and Improving & Scaling Kanban (Advanced) certified courses will be taking place in Sandton on the ...

5 Reasons to Kill Time Sheets

I subscribe to a newsletter from Projects at Work which I rarely read. I happened to ...

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21 August 2014
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I subscribe to a newsletter from Projects at Work which I rarely read. I happened to open it this month and stumbled upon a gem.


5 Ways to Improve Time Tracking


It prompted this post…


5 Reasons to Kill Time Sheets


I have a strong dislike to time tracking, especially on software projects and here is why.. 


1. Motivation of people.


The first problem that I have with tracking time is that it inherently sends the message to teams "We don't trust you." Even if this is not the intended message, it is the one that everyone hears. More ...

agile42 Insights: What Hinders High Performance on a Team?

This video of the “agile42 Insights” series sees our coaches explaining some of the problems that a team may face in the path of higher performance

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20 August 2014
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Check the opinion of coaches Jan Beaver, Dave Sharrock, Brad Swanson and Richard Dolman in this 2-part video you can watch on this page or on our YouTube channel. Here's the first part:



And the second part:

On Agile scaling in Dutch magazine Managersonline

Niels Verdonk published an article on scaling Agile on leading dutch management website Managersonline.nl

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13 August 2014
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I've had the occasion to publish an introduction to the subject of Agile scaling in Managersonline.nl, a leading Dutch management website. Click if you can read Dutch!

I've covered the basics of the SAFe, DAD and LESS approaches, as well as agile42's own Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF). This draws from the FAQ page on scaling you can found on this site as well, ETF with SAFe, DAD and large frameworks.

Managersonline.nl

How does an Agile way of working affect your Portfolio?

Our agile42 coaches discuss the topic of Agile portfolio management, highlighting its strengths and benefits

In this new compilation video we have asked some of agile42 coaches how Agile organizations deal with a large portfolio of projects.

Watch the full video here or on YouTube:

Sponsoring ProductCamp Berlin 2014

agile42 is the main sponsor of ProductCamp Berlin 2014 taking place on Saturday September 13th

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5 August 2014
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We are very proud to announce that after a successful ProductCamp in Vancouver with Dave Sharrock and Andrea Tomasini we are happy to support and sponsor ProductCamp Berlin 2014. It is the first and only unconference for product managers, product marketing managers, entrepreneurs and others with passions for product, online and IT, in the German capital.

ProductCamp Berlin

They expect 200 participants, and following the Barcamp idea of “no attendees, only participants”, they will actively engage in a day of workshops, discussions, networking and learning.

ProductCamp Berlin will take place at Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS on Saturday September 13th. Unfortunately registration is sold-out ...

Have an Agile summer…

Don't forget to be Agile on the beach!

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1 August 2014
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Thanks to our friend Fabio Delaiti for this photo taken on the island of Milos, Greece.

Notes from the Scrumtisch Berlin - July 14, 2014

Pictures of the question flipboards that were discussed during the Berlin Scrumtisch (Scrum User Group) on July 14th

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15 July 2014
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Thanks to everybody who joined yesterday's Scrumtisch in Berlin. Here are some pictures of the flip charts produced during the Scrumtisch, in case you missed something!

Questions Collected

Scrumtisch Berlin July 14 - Agenda

 

Topics proposed and voted

Scrumtisch Berlin July 14 - Topics

 

Actionable items

Scrumtisch Berlin July 14 - Actionable items

 

More actionable items

Scrumtisch Berlin July 14 - More actionable items

 

Scrumtisch friends

Scrumtisch Berlin July 14 - Friends Scrumtisch Berlin July 14 - Friends 2

 

See you next time at the Scrumtisch, and make sure to follow @ScrumtischB  on Twitter

Agile2014 session on Smart Scaling: Finding the right approach for Enterprise Agile

Richard Dolman and Steve Spearman will discuss finding the right scaling approach for Enterprise Agile at Agile2014 in Orlando

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10 July 2014
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Are you looking for answers on scaling Agile but finding it hard to get unbiased information on the different options that are available? Well, this is the place to start that discovery!

This highly anticipated session is intended to help you answer the question: What is the right scaling approach for our organization?

We’ll explore the major scaling options together. We’ll help you understand some of the key differentiators and criteria for choosing an approach (or rolling your own!). After a quick overview of the major scaling frameworks, we'll present the concept of the Agile Scaling Knowledgebase ...

What makes a good ScrumMaster?

agile42 European coaches discuss what makes a good ScrumMaster in their first collective video

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7 July 2014
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We have collected in one room some of our European coaches and we asked them one of the most common questions in the Scrum community, what characteristics should have a good ScrumMaster, and what's his role?

You can also watch the video on agile42 YouTube channel.

Photo by Søren Cosmus ✄ - http://flic.kr/p/9RE78v

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