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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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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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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
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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 ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Andreas Leidig

We honour Andreas Leidig as awesome coach of the week 31, 2011!

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1 August 2011
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I first met Andreas @leiderleider Leidig at last year’s AgileCoachCamp. Since then, we met at a few other (un)conferences, collaborated in organising a new one, helped the ALE network grow… In short, we became much more than colleagues. Having met Andreas at the Deutsche Scrum in Stuttgart the week before my holidays, I was reminded of a compliment by Sebastian Schürmann that I wrote about before…

Will Disobey Anyone If Required

Andreas takes this mindset to another level. If there was a word for “dogmatic about being undogmatic”, I’d use it for him:–)
Andreas at Play4Agile
Let me give ...

Scrumtisch Berlin, August 2011

Hello All, the next Scrumtisch in Berlin will happen on the 15th of Agust. Andrea Tomasini will make an interactive session about 2 topics which will be chosen by the audience :-) So come with all your questions and let have an interesting session! Date & Time Date: 15th August ...

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22 July 2011
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Hello All,

the next Scrumtisch in Berlin will happen on the 15th of August.

Andrea Tomasini will make an interactive session about 2 topics which will be chosen by the audience :-)

So come with all your questions and let us have an interesting session!

Date & Time

Date: 15th August 2011
Time: 18:30 Uhr
Place: Restaurant Hundertwasser, Simon Dach Str. 39 / Ecke Krossener Str. (Im Restaurant Treppe hoch)

CU there and please let me know (as usual) who is joining: scrumtisch@agile42.com

Awesome Coach of the Week: Michael Sahota

We honour Michael Sahota as Awesome Coach of the Week 27, 2011!

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5 July 2011
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StrategicPlay, agile, Awesome Coach of the Week
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awesome, awesomecoachoftheweek, coach

I first met Michael Sahota at the XPDays Benelux 2010. I had heard his name before, but not much about him… A funny connection was our first topic of conversation: A colleague of mine from Berlin had moved to Toronto in the Summer, and had been looking for a job as a ScrumMaster there. Tuesday before the XPDays we chatted on Skype, and she told me she had just signed a contract: “And do you know what’s really funny? You’ll meet my boss in two days!” That was not Michael, but a friend of him in Toronto, and ...

Agile Practices in a Nutshell

Have you ever wondered how companies like Facebook or Google can develop new working features at such a crazy pace, while others take forever to release shaky software?Answer: they’re using an Agile approach that includes state-of-the-art technical practices. Here you can find the major agile practices in a short but ...

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4 July 2011
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Scrum, Scrum & XP, agile

Have you ever wondered how companies like Facebook or Google can develop new working features at such a crazy pace, while others take forever to release shaky software?
Answer: they’re using an Agile approach that includes state-of-the-art technical practices. Here you can find the major agile practices in a short but detailed overview.

Agile Practices in a Nutshell

Awesome Coach of the Week: Sebastian Schürmann

We honour Sebastian Schürmann as awesome coach of the week 26, 2011!

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1 July 2011
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Awesome Coach of the Week
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I first met Sebastian Schürmann at the ScrumGathering 2009 in Munich. We’ve been in touch on Twitter since and met again at Play4Agile in February and the AgileCoachCamp two weeks ago. This week, I’ve been at his company and could gain first-hand experience of his awesome achievements…

(Non-)Violent Communication

Sebastian is a man of strong opinion and blunt communication. To phrase it differently, he’s a natural talent of violent communication—which can be quite effective…

Sebs Smiling

At the ACCDE11, we both attended a session on non-violent communication. We talked a lot about that technique during the ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: J. B. @JBRains Rainsberger

We honour J. B. Rainsberger as awesome coach of the week 25, 2011!

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24 June 2011
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Awesome Coach of the Week
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I met J. B. Rainsberger at the XP2011 conference in Madrid, only a few weeks ago. We’ve been connected on Twitter since and I must say we resonate in a way as it seldom happens to me… So, what's special and awesome about @JBRains?

Wisdom for Life

JBrains retired at the age of 34. Not because he was so rich. He calculated the units of lifetime he invested per dollar earned and didn’t like the result. He evaluated his and his wife’s actual needs and discovered they differed a lot from those surmised previously. They didn ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Yves Hanoulle

We honour Yves Hanoulle as Awesome Coach of the Week 24, 2011!

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17 June 2011
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General, agile, Awesome Coach of the Week
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awesome, awesomecoachoftheweek, coach

Yves Hanoulle has been one of the first people I met whom I identified as an agile coach. From the many amazing people I met at the AgileCoachCamp Germany, he was one of the few where I noticed they asked questions rather than gave answers… And he’s been a role model for me in the way he intensively connects to the international community.

PairCoaching

One of the hardest challenges for a coach is how to replenish your energy, and, more important, where from. Coaching in pairs and working in a team of coaches is the most efficient way to ...

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