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

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23 November 2016
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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 ...

Sponsoring Scrum Gathering South Africa 2016

agile42 sponsors Scrum Gathering South Africa 2016, happening on 3rd & 4th of November in Cape Town

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29 October 2016
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Scrum Alliance, Events
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In beautiful Cape Town SUGSA, the Scrum User Group South Africa, welcomes everyone to the Scrum Gathering South Africa 2016, two days for the local and international community on November 3rd and 4th.

agile42 is happy to be a sponsor, and present with the South African team of coaches.

Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

The opening keynote presenter is Danie Roux and he will set the theme of the Gathering with the talk “Goldilocks at work – getting it just right“. Friday’s morning keynote will be by Jim Benson, author of the book ‘Personal Kanban’. To close the Gathering we have Gitte Klitgaard, “Do you ...

Money Can't Buy You Agile

Article by Marion Eickmann published in October issue of German magazine MQ - Management und Qualität

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28 October 2016
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Press

The article published in the October issue of MQ - Management und Qualität (Management and Quality) shows that Agile methods cannot be "bought" but you learn your way to them.  The transition to agile methods will not only change the processes in the company, but also the attitude of all participants: teams get more responsibility and the management style changes from "Command & Control" to "Agile Leadership". To implement these changes successfully and sustainably, we need a targeted, role-based coaching.

Results Pyramid

CSM class in January in fantastic Istanbul

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training will be presented in English in Istanbul, Turkey in January 2017

We are welcoming all the interested people to have a fantastic 2-day training in İstanbul to learn the basis of Scrum and obtain the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification by the Scrum Alliance. The class will be held on 23-24 January and we still have early bird seats available.

Istanbul

Training Topics:

  • Lean & Agile Principles
  • Scrum Values & Principles
  • Scrum framework core elements: roles, activities, and artifacts
  • The ScrumMaster, Product Owner and Development Team roles
  • Product Vision and long-term roadmap planning
  • Mid-range ‘Release’ Planning
  • Scaling Scrum to multiple teams
  • User Stories and the Product Backlog
  • Sprint Planning and the Sprint backlog
  • Daily Scrum ...

Presenting at Agile Coaching Amsterdam Meetup

agile42's Javier Perez recently presented at the Agile Coaching Amsterdam meetup

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11 October 2016
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Events

The meetup was hosted by Irdeto in Hoofddorp, who served some excellent food before the meetup started. Javier Perez presented his learnings as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach from the perspective of the Scarf Model.

Javier Perez at Agile Coaching Amsterdam Meetup

Inspired by the presentation from javier, some topics were idenified to be discussed further in smaller breakout groups. There were five topics identified and there were some useful insights in the breakout sessions. Some things worth mentioning during the presentation of the breakout results were:

Management 3.0 - Delegation Board/Poker
https://management30.com/practice/delegation-board/

The poker cards can be used to determine ...

Notes from the Berlin Scrumtisch of September 2016

Flip charts and recap from the September Berlin Scrumtisch

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23 September 2016
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Scrumtisch Berlin

This week, around 30 Scrum practitioners met for the Scrumtisch Berlin at Cafe 100 Waser in Friedrichshain. We had the chance to have long conversations, share knowledge with one another and learn from diverse environments and approaches. Afterwards Andrea Tomasini gave his expert opinion on the following topics:

  • Agile transition top-down
  • How to deal with non-estimable issues
  • Engage the lonely players
  • Prepare roadmap and release planning.

Following you can find the flip charts from the session:

topics 1

Thanks everyone for coming and see you next time.

3 major trends at Agile Open Holland 2016

We discuss the three major trends we observed during the Agile Open Holland conference of 2016: agile in non-IT environments, large full-organisation transitions and the rise of agile coaching

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22 September 2016
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Events
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agile coaching, agileopen, agileopenholland, agile transition, conference, netherlands

People lining up for unconference slots at Agile Open Holland 2016agile42 Nederland visited the Agile Open Holland conference again in 2016. This long running conference is held in the centre of the Netherlands, and many agile practitioners from Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands find their way every year. This year saw another great turn up with a great mix of experienced agile coaches, trainers, agile practitioners and people new or even unfamiliar with agile.

During this conference, these are 3 major trends we observed:

  • Agile in non-IT environments
  • Large, full-organisation agile transitions
  • The rise of agile coaching

Agile in non-IT environments

Quite some attendees of the conference came looking for ...

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