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Meet The Coach: Lukas Klose

Q&A with Lukas Klose, Agile Coach based in Vancouver, Canada

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30 May 2016
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Meet the Coach

For our Meet the Coach series, we asked a few questions to Lukas Klose, the latest addition to our team of coaches in Canada.

Lukas KloseYou worked in different companies and projects before joining agile42 as a coach. What is your path and do you see a common thread leading to Agile?

When I I was eleven or twelve years old I started coding. By the time I was 21 I was working for a stock exchange data broadcast startup as a programmer. A few more years later I started doing more and more project management, building web sites at Electronic ...

DevOps in Istanbul

agile42 Turkey sponsor of DevOpsDays Istanbul on June 3-4, 2016 where Stefano Rago presents "A developer's journey into building automated tests"

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27 May 2016
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We are very happy to be a silver sponsor of DevOpsDays Istanbul on June 3-4, 2016, an event "that brings development and operations together" and confirms our commitment to the growing DevOps community. The term "DevOps" was popularized thanks to a series of "DevOpsDays" conferences. The first edition of this Conference was held in Belgium in 2009. Since then, DevOpsDays conferences have spread across the globe.

 

DevOpsDays Istanbul

Our friends of agile42 Türkiye will be present throughout the event, I will present a talk titled A developer's journey into building automated tests that explains how we've approached writing infrastructure ...

It’s Towel Day!

It’s Towel Day, Don’t Panic and get an exclusive agile42 collectible item

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25 May 2016
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Happy Towel Day to everyone. Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.

"agile42 "Don't Panic" collectible towelThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have."

Our company is named after a very important concept explained by Douglas Adams we cannot but participate to the celebrations in our own style: by ...

Meet The Coach: Regina Martins

Interview with agile42 South Africa coach Regina Martins about her path and approach to coaching

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13 May 2016
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Meet the Coach

In this new installment of our "Meet the Coach" series we talked with Johannesburg-based coach Regina Martins about change, the Agile world and "the smell of the place".

Can you summarise for us your career path and how you came to be an Agile coach.

Before I fell in love with Agile I had been a Project Manager delivering projects rather successfully using waterfall methods for 10 years. I was introduced to Scrum by my manager and he suggested that it would be a good thing to try it on the projects I was managing at the time. Little did ...

Talk at Lean Kanban North America 2016

Dhaval Panchal and Kevin Tidball will present "Coaching Opposing Sides: A Transformation Journey" at Lean Kanban North America 2016 in San Diego

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12 May 2016
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Together with Kevin Tidball I will present a session "Coaching Opposing Sides: A Transformation Journey" at Lean Kanban North America 2016 in the Techniques Track on May 17th. LKNA16 will be hosted at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego, California.

Lean Kanban North America 2016

 

The session is about managing a large program where the organization is in the midst of Agile transition. There are some Scrum teams and many traditionally managed resource pools. How do you manage a large program when there are incremental and iterative agile teams that are working alongside traditionally managed resource pools? Using a magic wand to ...

Agile Transition as a Learning Process in SPS-Magazin

"Agile Transition as a Learning Process" article, explaining the agile42 approach, recently published in German SPS-MAGAZIN

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10 May 2016
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SPS-MAGAZIN
German publication SPS-MAGAZIN, specialized in automation technology, has published an article with the title Agile Transition als Lernprozess (Agile Transition as a Learning Process) in the issue of April 2016. 

In the article we argue that Agile methods help companies to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and remain competitive, provided that the principles of agile actions are understood and supported by all stakeholders in the company. An Agile Transition cannot be completed with specific tools or methods but requires the willingness to learn and to continous improvement.

Organizational Culture Profile (CVF)

These are the most important aspects of the agile42 approach.

You can ...

Scrumtisch May 2016

25. May 2016 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

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2 May 2016
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 25th of May, 2016
  • Time: 18:30 
  • PlaceCafe 100 Wasser, Krossener Str. 14, 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

 

Enterprise Transition Framework at Etiya

agile42 ETF helped Etiya began an Agile transformation by enabling to implement the Agile principles and values globally in the organization

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27 April 2016
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Transition

Etiya

In Early 2015 Etiya – a leading Independent Software Vendor and the fastest growing software company in Turkey – decided to begin the transformation from a Waterfall project management method to an Agile approach with the implementation of two successful pilot teams trained and coached by agile42. When moving forward, agile42 coaches used Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF) to enable the organization to implement the Agile principles and values globally, beyond the team's level.

First, the agile42 coaches led a 2-day assessment and uncovered an objective and independent view of the organization from both top-down and bottom-up perspectives. A transition team consisting ...

Notes from the Berlin Scrumtisch of April 2016

The Scrumtisch Berlin of March 2016 took place in the Café 100 Wasser in Friedrichshain

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22 April 2016
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Around 50 scrum practitioners joined to share their knowledge, discuss and learn from each other.  The session was facilitated this time by Christine Brunn and Simon Sablowski following the Ritual Dissent method from Dave Snowden.

The following topics were discussed:

  • First 100 days as scrum master
  • Convincing other departments to become agile
  • Development of people vs. Processes
  • QA inside the team
  • Good practices for push and pull

Agenda and Ritual Dissent method

Topics backlog

Thanks to everybody who participated. See you next time at the Scrumtisch.

 

agile42 announces partnership with Cognitive Edge

agile42 will be a key partner in the Cynefin Centre’s forthcoming action research programmes on user requirement capture and project management

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13 April 2016
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The Cynefin CentreDave Snowden is a great friend of us, we welcomed him during the agile42 Connect days last November. He's been our guest during one of our latest coach camps in Berlin when we investigated the possibility for him to become an advisor to agile42 on strategy and also to create a more formal partnership. This will allow our operational use of SenseMaker® and also participation in some of the research programmes he will shortly be launching from The Cynefin Centre.

We can now announce that we will work together to create an instance of SenseMaker® to support agile42 work ...

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SUGSA Coaching Day in Pretoria

Regina Martins will present at the first SUGSA Coaching Day in Pretoria

 

Managing Work Without Resource Managers

Moving to self-organized teams causes a manager’s role to change focusing on creating a safe-to-fail environment, ...