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agile42 has again been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany 2012-2015 in the survey prepared by FOCUS magazine

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22 December 2016
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agile42 has again been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany in years 2012-2015, according to the annual survey prepared by FOCUS magazine in cooperation with Statista, and at number #9 in the specific category of Fastest Growing Consulting Business (this is five places up from last year!)

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The research company Statista compiled a list of the top 500 companies for FOCUS magazine that have had particularly high revenue growth in the period from 2012 and 2015. This list includes both private and publicly traded companies. The minimal requirement were that the company acted independently and was ...

Scrumtisch Berlin: December 12th, 2016

December's meeting of the Berlin Scrum User Group, facilitated by agile42 coaches Gregory Keegan and Simon Sablowski

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16 December 2016
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Scrumtisch Berlin

The Scrumtisch Berlin of December 2016 took place at Euphoria in Friedrichshain. This time, facilitator Gregory Keegan suggested to practise coaching conversations in groups of three, where one person was coaching, another was being coached and a third was observing and giving feedback.

Before the groups started practicing coaching conversations, Gregory Keegan explained how to structure those coaching conversations properly, highlighting the difference between meta level and conversation level and going through the flow of a coaching conversation from contact to summary.

 

Structure of a coaching conversation

If you would like to learn more about the structure of a coaching conversation, check out this blog ...

Mariet Visser joins agile42

agile42 welcomes new coach Mariet Visser in the South African team from January 2017

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15 December 2016
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Mariet VisserI am very excited to have Mariet Visser as part of our team from next January. I met Mariet in 2012 while working at DSTV. We fast became more than colleagues. I enjoy her considered thinking and experimental problem-solving style.

She has a magic super power where she can get a whole group of people to consider a new angle of thought that they didn't even realise they were missing, in a way that is quiet and non-threatening. She creates space for people to engage and I have enjoyed bouncing ideas around together to get a new perspective.

Here ...

Notes From The Toronto Agile Conference 2016

A summary of the "Host Leadership" talk by Doc Norton and the "Technical Debt" talk by Declan Whealan at the Toronto Agile Conference 2016

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9 December 2016
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Events

The Toronto Agile Conference (TAC2016) was hosted at the Toronto Hilton on Monday November 14, 2016. As is often the case, the “hallway tract” was my favourite — I tend to gain the most by talking to other practitioners and swapping stories.  That being said, the forever-student in me always takes notes in the sessions and I thought I’d share a couple of them.

Keynote: “Leadership starts with an Invitation” — Doc Norton

Doc Norton is a great speaker, he has a casual presence that feels like conversation.  The topic was “Host Leadership” which was first introduced by Dr Mark McKergow ...

Organizational resilience and anti-fragility at QED 2016

Video and slides from the presentation given by Andrea Tomasini at QED 2016 in Zadar, Croatia on May 9, 2016

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7 December 2016
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In May thanks to our friends from CROZ I participated at QED2016, the jubilee edition of the Quality in Enterprise Development Conference held in Zadar on the beautiful Adriatic coast of Croatia. I presented a new talk, How to grow your organization resilience and anti-fragility, you can find the video here and on YouTube.

Bringing agility to an organizational level requires a set of new skills and practices to emerge. While we have plenty of example on how agility can impact teams performance, by adopting well proven practices, there is still a lot of uncertainty in what to bring to ...

Scrumtisch December 2016

Scrumtisch Berlin December 2016

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 12th of December, 2016
  • Time: 18:30 
  • PlaceEuphoria, Grünberger Str. 60, 10245 Berlin 

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 and seeing you again! :-)

Alexandra

 

New generation of professional Agile coaches

New Advanced Team Coaching Course classes in 2017: London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam

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23 November 2016
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Coaching, Training
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agile42 coaches have worked for years in teams and organizations to help Agile practitioners learn and become internal or professional coaches. That experience has now become part of the Team Coaching Framework™ and the Advanced Team Coaching Course. Launched in 2015, the ATCC course is your chance to take up an unique career opportunity. You will learn from senior agile42 coaches and be introduced to a variety of methods and tools which you will have the chance to practice within a small group environment. You will learn the different coaching approaches and use them the way professional coaches do. You ...

Certified Agile Leadership program

Andrea Tomasini and Bent Myllerup have been approved as Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educators, new program from Scrum Alliance

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17 November 2016
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Scrum Alliance, Training
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The disconnect between the agile principles and values and the traditional management approaches using a push system and a strong hierarchy are very taxing for the managers and for the teams. Over the past 10 years agile42 has been working helping many companies to successfully convert into agile organisations, and during this process we developed many tools to support the management to move toward Agile Leadership.

As part of this process our senior coaches Andrea Tomasini and Bent Myllerup have been approved as Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership Educators to deliver the new Certified Agile Leadership program.

The vision for ...

Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 Conference

Our report from the LKBX16 event in Heeze, Netherlands

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10 November 2016
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Events, kanban, Lean Management
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The Lean Kanban Benelux conference is part of the series of Lean Kanban conferences which are organized around the world by Lean Kanban Inc. to support organisations in adopting Modern Management Methods. agile42 has sponsored many of these conferences and this was the case as well this year for the Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 edition.

Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 Sponsor T-Shirt

Are you interesed in Kanban? On November 28 and 29 agile42 is organising a Kanban System Design (KMP I) training in Amsterdam.

 Lean Kanban Benelux 2016

The day started with the keynote by Erik Jan Kaak, a Dutch man living abroad in Austria for 29 years, but who grew ...

Scrum Master vs. Project Manager

Similarly to how a Project Manager is the central authority of a traffic light junction, the ScrumMaster can be seen as the “RoundaboutMaster”

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4 November 2016
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Scrum

Project Managers are the lubricant that makes projects run. According to the PMI, the role of the PM is the director of action, the key role responsible for delivery of the project. But how does that role change as agile practices are introduced, and a pool of resources manipulated by PMs becomes a swarm of dedicated agile teams? We’ve often struggled to explain the difference.

As agile coaches we are tempted to give the irresponsible response that agile teams “don’t need project management” or agile companies “don’t do projects”. While true, the answer is uninspired and unhelpful ...

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