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Talking about Agile Compliance at IBM Innovate

I will talk at the IBM Innovate 2014 event to discuss "Agile Compliance: an oxymoron?" on Wednesday 4th June

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28 April 2014
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Agile software development is a light framework that focusses more on early value delivery and incremental improvement than traditional tasks like detailed up-front planning, comprehensive specifications and technical documentation. But from the perspective of regulatory compliance, this planning and documentation serve a purpose.

How can we reconcile agile approaches that value a working product over documentation with the need to meet regulatory requirements for, e.g. medical devices or telecommunications? I will discuss how to bring together the apparently conflicting needs of regulatory compliance and agile, and show by example how agile teams actually approach tough regulatory requirements in finance ...

agile42 Insights: How Do You Cultivate a Great Team?

How to grow a high-performing Agile team, the need to handle conflict and more advice from the agile42 coaches from their experience of team building

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23 April 2014
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Featuring our coaches Brad Swanson, Richard Dolman, Dave Sharrock and Jan Beaver, a brief discussion on the hurdles to overcome for a group of developers to become a great team and constantly "raise the bar" for their work.

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.

agile42 sponsoring Manage Agile 2014 in Berlin

agile42 will be a sponsor of Manage Agile 2014, in Berlin 27-30 October 2014

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17 April 2014
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Events

The Manage Agile 2014 conference, devoted to Agile project management and requirements management in practice, will take place the third time from October 27th 2014 till October 30th 2014 in Berlin. The conference is splitted into two Workshop Days (October 27th and 30th) and two Conference Days (October 28th and 29th). agile42 is happy to be again sponsor of this important gathering.

 

The topic of the conference is about agile project management and agile requirements management, two important supporting columns of modern software development and the management of big projects. Last year, our strategic ...

My understanding of effective Agile Coaching

Effective Agile coaching is the process of supporting the client to improve by becoming Agile: it's guiding without prescribing

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15 April 2014
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Coaching
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agile coaching, coaching, consulting, scrummaster

Since years I work as external Agile Coach. From the beginning I searched for a good definition on what is agile coaching and was never satisfied on what I found. In this blog post I want to describe my understanding of our way of agile coaching and what is makes essential for our success at our client.

So many people call themselves agile coaches. My impression is that the impression on what agile coaching is is quite divergent.

One definition of coaching: “Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping people to learn ...

agile42 invites you to Lean Kanban Southern Europe 2014

agile42 is organising the Lean Kanban Southern Europe 2014 conference in Bologna on May 30th, an event endorsed by Lean-Kanban University

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10 April 2014
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Events, kanban
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We are happy to welcome the Lean Kanban global conference series to Italy! The Lean Kanban Southern Europe conference brings together professionals who realize the value of Lean thinking. This is the event for technology managers, business leaders, and change agents who want to build quality, predictable delivery, and a culture of continuous improvement into their organizations.

Part of the Lean Kanban global conference series, it's been scheduled on a one-day format that will accommodate networking and participation from a diverse set of attendees.

The program is under development but already includes David J Anderson, Bjarte Bogsnes, Jabe Bloom ...

MHA2014 Sponsorship and Speakers

agile42 is proud to be Gold Sponsor of Mile High Agile 2014 and will have two senior coaches, Brad Swanson and Richard Dolman, speaking at the event

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8 April 2014
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MHA2014 is Friday April 18th in Denver, CO.  This is the 4th year of this premier agile event attracting top speakers and practitioners from around the world.  http://milehighagile2014.agiledenver.org/program/ 

Brad Swanson will deliver 2 very interesting sessions this year that are sure to be crowd pleasers:    

Kanban Pizza Game: Maximize Profit by Managing Flow 

The Kanban Pizza game was developed and refined by agile42 coaches and has been played by dozens of groups at conferences around the world.  It is a hands-on simulation designed to teach the core elements of a Kanban system—visualize the workflow, limit ...

A Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe™) Case Study

Guided by a small team of coaches, a company successfully implemented Scrum framework with SAFe to scale up to 150 people delivering software and server-side systems

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7 April 2014
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Transition
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etf, safe

You can download this case study as a white paper (PDF, 6.3 MB). A version also appears on VersionOne blog.

A leading Cable Television company faced long and challenging development cycles with quality problems. Guided by a small team of coaches*, they successfully implemented the Scrum framework with SAFe™ to scale up to 150 people delivering their set-top box/DVR software and server-side systems to support the DVRs. The following challenges drove the need for change:

  • 12+ month release cycle; unable to respond to a rapidly changing marketplace
  • Missed delivery dates; schedule slippage
  • Quality problems due to late integration ...

News update 2014/04 - The Drama Triangle

The Drama TriangleInterested in knowing more about what the Drama Triangle ...

The Drama Triangle

Interested in knowing more about what the Drama Triangle is all about? Dillon Weyer of Scrum Sense discusses the Drama Triangle and how it can be used to help deal with team conflict and problem solving. Follow this link to find out more.....

Kanban Foundation Level Training


There are only THREE seats remaining on our Kanban Foundation Level Training course on the 14-15 April 2014 in Johannesburg.

This certified course provides a deeper understanding of Kanban for knowledge workers. The training is particularly suitable for those who:

  • want to start with Kanban and are looking for initial ...

ETF and scaled Agile frameworks

How does agile42 Enterprise Transition Framework™ compare with other large size Agile approaches like SAFe or DAD?

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3 April 2014
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Transition
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Following the heated discussions about SAFe (and our own bit of fun), it's worth checking how agile42 approach matches the expectation and solutions of large size Agile models that are being evaluated by corporations involved in transitioning their methodologies.

The agile42 Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF) supports the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and other scaled agile frameworks. The ETF enables structured and strategic organizational change, and will help you deploy SAFe, DAD or any other framework.

We recognize that organizations are complex systems. We also know that in a complex system, no best ...

Dealing with team conflict and problem solving - Drama Triangle Model

As a Team Coach or Scrum Master, conflict within a team is something we often have to deal with. Over ...

As a Team Coach or Scrum Master, conflict within a team is something we often have to deal with. Over the years I have come across a number of techniques that help resolve team conflict. Regardless of the technique you decide to use, its important to understand or try to see each individuals map of the world. Try to understand the position each team member is coming from, what state they are in, and how they interact with others based on the given scenario.

Drama Triangle The Drama Triangle

Drama TriangleThe Drama Triangle is a model that will assist you, the Team Coach ...

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