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Lean Startup + Story Mapping = Awesome Products Faster!

Double hands-on workshop at Agile Denver and Agile Austin will use Lean Startup concepts of Minimal Viable Product (MVP) and validated learning

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21 January 2014
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The workshop will be presented on Monday, January 27th, at the meeting of Agile Denver and on Tuesday, February 4th at Agile Austin.

Too many companies focus on maximizing output rather than outcomes. Studies show over 60% of features built in the software industry are rarely or never used. You might deliver a lot of features, but if they are rarely or never used, does it matter how fast you do it?

To deliver the right outcomes, you need to learn your customers needs and validate your assumptions as early as possible. This means getting an early version of your ...

Scrumtisch January 2014

Dear friends, here's the schedule for the first Scrumtisch in Berlin in 2014: Date: 29th of January, 2014 Time: 18:30  Place: American Diner Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 108 (formerly know as Restaurant "Deseo") If you would like to attend, please send a message to scrumtisch@agile42.com, or register at the Scrum User ...

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16 January 2014
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

here's the schedule for the first Scrumtisch in Berlin in 2014:

  • Date: 29th of January, 2014
  • Time: 18:30 
  • Place: American Diner Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 108 (formerly know as Restaurant "Deseo")

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 or seeing you again! :-)

Marion

 

Marion Eickmann and Dave Sharrock selected to co-chair the Global SCRUM GATHERING® Berlin

The Scrum Alliance international event will be held from 22 to 24 September 2014 and two of our staff members have been selected as event co-chairs

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13 January 2014
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We are extremely happy that the fall event of the Scrum Alliance calendar, the Global SCRUM GATHERING® Berlin, will take the worldwide Scrum community to the city of our headquarter. We'll make our best to set up a warm reception for all friends travelling here!

And we are even more excited because two members of our staff, Marion Eickmann (agile42 CEO, based in Berlin) and Dave Sharrock (agile42 VP for Professional Services, based in Vancouver) has been chosen as co-chairs of the event.

Global SCRUM GATHERING® Berlin

Clock is ticking, see you in Berlin!

(And if you cannot wait for the event in ...

CSM and CSPO training in Austin, Texas

Registrations open for Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) workshops with Brad Swanson in Austin Texas, February 2014

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6 January 2014
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Scrum, Training

Scrum AllianceWe are very happy to present a double offering of Scrum workshops in the United States leading to Scrum Alliance certifications: on February 3rd and 4th the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and on February 5th and 6th the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training. Both workshops will be facilitated by Brad Swanson, Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) and Trainer (CST) from the Scrum Alliance.

Leading a Scrum team is radically different than traditional project management. Rather than plan, instruct, and direct, the leader of a Scrum team facilitates, coaches, and leads. The 2-day CSM training provides you with the learning and experience ...

Sherpa Sessions video

I've been asked some questions as part of the video Sherpa Sessions

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23 December 2013
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My answers are segmented into topics like "What questions about Agile do you always hear from your clients?", "How can team overcome enterprise resistance to Agile?". All of them can be watched in this Vimeo album.

Sherpa Sessions - Brad Swanson - General - Scene 1 on Vimeo.

Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2014

We are happy to sponsor Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2014 where Andrea Tomasini will deliver a keynote presentation

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19 December 2013
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Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2014The well-established Agile Testing Days will reach Den Haag on February 13, 2014 for a one-day conference and we're very happy to be sponsor of this great meeting of Agile-minded software testers. Our founder and strategic coach Andrea Tomasini will deliver a keynote presentation controversially titled Agile Testing is nonsense, because Agile is Testing.

The friends at Agile Testing Day Netherlands 2014 have prepared a Christmas special until December 23rd, you can get the ticket for 375 € instead of 500 €. Seats and tickets are limited to 150 people. As a passionate software craftsman make yourself a merry little Christmas ...

agile42 Insights: What is Agile?

In the first clip of our new agile42 Insights video series some of our coaches are asked the most fundamental question: what is Agile?

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16 December 2013
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 Watch the answers of Brad Swanson, Richard Dolman, Dave Sharrock, Jan Beaver. Or in four words: "Stop starting, start finishing." 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.

 

One, No One, One Hundred Thousand Projects

Slides from the talk presented at Better Software 2013 and Italian Agile Days 2013

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12 December 2013
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I have presented this talk to two of the main conferences in Italy this November, Italian Agile Days in Reggio Emilia and Better Software in Florence. Although the presentations have been in Italian the slides and notes are mostly in English.

The presentation was titled One, No One, One Hundred Thousand Projects, or Uno, Nessuno, Centomila Progetti in Italian, with a nod to the work of Nobel laureate writer Luigi Pirandello. A key aspect is that often problems and solutions are common between companies because independent from the the context.

Bent Myllerup interview on the role of Scrum Master

Coach Bent Myllerup has been interviewed in Zagreb by our friends of Agile Croatia about the role of the Scrum Master

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10 December 2013
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Scrum
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youtube

During the talk with Marko Keba he answered to far-fecthing questions like "What are the main qualities of a good Scrum Master?", "What does listening really mean?" and "How to take decisions effectively?". The video can be watched here below or on YouTube.

AgilePalooza Conference in Austin

Report from my participation at "The best day of Agile" focusing on building Agile Teams and Agile Portfolio Management

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9 December 2013
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Events

Last week saw me try out a short talk on the art of agile portfolio management for the first time. Sharing the stage with a very strong line up, including Mike McLaughlin (), Jan Thomas, @DavidHussman, Russ Fletcher (@davisbase) and @DamonPoole. With two tracks - a planning and a practicing track - the talks were entertaining and informative. It was a pleasure to sit in on a number of speakers and catch some interesting and thought-provoking talks.

We started with a warm-up at Dell, which to be fair was much more than a warm-up. Over 250 people on site, and a further ...

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