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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 ...

Our new Certified Team Coaches

agile42 coaches Gregory Keegan and Konrad Pogorzala have been confirmed Certified Team Coaches from the Scrum Alliance, first ones in Europe

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7 April 2016
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Our Berlin-based coaches Konrad Pogorzala and Gregory Keegan are among the first batch of Certified Team Coaches in the world and currently the only ones in Europe that have passed the selection by the Scrum Alliance.

Konrad Pogorzala and Gregory Keegan

A Certified Team Coach (CTC) works with Scrum teams, stakeholders, and management to improve performance and outcomes. Organizations employ CTCs to provide coaching, facilitation, training, mentoring, impediment management, and leadership in support of collaboration, development consistency, and value delivery across multiple teams and departments. This is a new certification offered by the Scrum Alliance and can be obtained only by true professionals, since it ...

Take off in Florida

agile42 coaches will be present in force at the Scrum Alliance event in Orlando, Florida, April 18-20

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5 April 2016
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We are very happy to be present at the Global SCRUM GATHERING® Orlando 2016 organized by the Scrum Alliance and to follow our continuing participation in the premier event of the worldwide Scrum community.

Global SCRUM GATHERING® Orlando 2016

This year Andrea Tomasini will present Stop scaling... start growing an agile organization! in the Agile Galaxy track. Growing an agile organization should be the goal of any successful change. See how startups and enterprise alike share common principles.

Together with Daniel Lynn I will present 7 Things Your Agile Transition Can Learn From Star Wars in the Mission Control track. In this talk, starting with ...

The case of champagne in the daily stand-up

Coaching tool: Serving champagne in Daily Scrum

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1 April 2016
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In our series of blog posts on coaching tools, we have arrived at the real crowd-pleaser: serving champagne in the Daily Standup. For a long time, the coaches at agile42 have experimented with champagne in other settings, and we believe that time has come for the noble drink to finally take center stage in Scrum!

Champagne

To satisfy our thirst for information regarding the pros and cons of enjoying a glass or two at the daily, we turn to Ima Drunkarde (PhD, VSOP), the well-known alcohol researcher from the University of Applied Chemistry in Wien.

"Well," says Ima, "we are happy ...

Sponsoring Mile High Agile 2016

agile42 again a sponsor of MHA16 to be held in Denver, April 4th, 2016

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29 March 2016
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We are very happy to be again sponsors of Mile High Agile in Denver. MHA2016 will take place at the Hyatt Regency hotel adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center on Monday April 4th, 2016.

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Mile High Agile 2016 will be the premier regional gathering of Agile & Lean practitioners and a unique opportunity for companies to network with an expected audience of 775 attendees, partners, and talented professionals in IT, software, management, and beyond. This year the organizers Agile Denver are limiting the number of attendees and sponsors, making the experience more intimate and keeping the focus on learning.

This year ...

The Value of Pair-Coaching… What's in It for You?

In pair coaching roles are switched frequently and this built in review process increases not only quality but innovation, speed, learning

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18 March 2016
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Coaching is the process of facilitating a reflective thought process within somebody else in order to enable them to make some progress towards a goal. One can coach another individual in a one-to-one setting, or one can coach a team. While the principles are effectively the same, the techniques employed may well be different.

Coaching is very different to training not least because the agenda within a coaching relationship can emerge and be tailored to the needs of that individual (or group) there and then. Coaching isn’t focussed on passing on a specific skill or filling an educational gap ...

Scrumtisch April 2016

4. April 2016 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 4th of April, 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

 

Agile Transition in German magazine wissensmanagement

Article "Agile Transition: New roles require new thinking" appearing in March, 2016 issue of German magazine wissensmanagement

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14 March 2016
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I have been asked to author an article about Agile Transition in the German magazine wissensmanagement. The article will appear in the March issue with title Agile Transition: New roles require new thinking (Neue Rollen erfordern neues Denken).

Logo wissensmanagement magazineIn the article we explain how Agile methods help companies to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and remain competitive. An Agile Transition is not made of individual tools or methods, but requires the willingness to learn and to continual improvement ahead. These are concepts that we often teach and coach as part of our Enterprise Transition Framework™. It's been a ...

Notes from the Berlin Scrumtisch of February 2016

A selection of photos from the February, 2016 meeting of Berlin Scrumtisch, the official Scrum User Group

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11 March 2016
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Scrumtisch Berlin met again in February 2016 and this time we were at Café 100 Wasser in Friedrichshain. It was a full house with more than 60 Scrum practitioners. Standing room only! The session was facilitated by Gregory Keegan (CSM,CSP,CTC) and Andrea Tomasini (CST,CSC) who gave his expert advice to people who raised issues or problems they were facing in their organisation.

Click for a full gallery of the evening.

Berlin Scrumtisch February 2016

Welcome to our new coaches

New agile42 coaches Javier Pérez Fernández and Sam Lipson

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4 March 2016
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Nothing makes us happier than expanding our worldwide team of Agile coaches in order to provide good and reliable training and coaching to our clients in Europe, North America and South Africa. And starting March, two new coaches join our worldwide team.

Javier Pérez Fernández joins our European team based in Germany. He invested his first career years working as developer and business analyst in Madrid. When Javier moved to Berlin, he discovered his passion: to help teams and organizations in their cultural transformation towards agility working first  as Scrum Master and later as Team Coach. He is ...

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