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Insurance industry case study

A major player in the insurance industry moved away from traditional project management to Agile with the help of agile42 approach and tools

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18 January 2016
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Transition
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casestudy

In business, significant organizational change is challenging, particularly for large, well-established corporations. Change of this nature involves a substantial investment and a level of risk. Yet, with today’s increasingly competitive market demanding faster, more efficient product delivery, even traditionally risk-averse businesses are making critical decisions to stay in the game. 

Such is the case with a company in the insurance industry that began the transformation from a Waterfall project management method to an Agile approach in 2014 with the implementation of two successful pilot teams. When moving forward and scaling beyond these pilots required a more comprehensive approach, the ...

Scrumtisch February 2016

8. February 2016 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 8th of February, 2016
  • Time: 18:30 
  • Place: Cafe 100 WasserKrossener Str. 14, 10245 Berlin (not in the American Diner as usual!)

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! :-)

Alexandra

 

Why you need to change your way of working

Video and slides from the Keynote by Roberto Bettazzoni at Agile@Work, December 2015

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28 December 2015
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Events
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youtube

Thanks to the Agile@Work team, you can watch now a recording of my Keynote in Bolzano delivered December 4th 2015. It is available on YouTube or just here below.

Some of the most advanced technical practices allow to get sustainable and effective benefits only if you use them properly. Unfortunately the inertia in adapting the way of working to the changing needs can thwart any technological advantage.


In this talk I discuss the reason why an appropriate change of the way of working is a non postponable need. I also present some methods and indicators to help you adapting ...

agile42 listed by Focus between the fastest growing companies in Germany

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

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14 December 2015
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Press
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focus

agile42 has been listed in the TOP 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Germany in years 2011-2014, according to a survey prepared by FOCUS magazine in cooperation with Statista, and at number #14 in the specific category of Fastest Growing Consulting Business.

Cover of Focus special issue Certificate from Focus special issue

 

Starting up a company may succeed for some, but how do you turn a Start-Up into a ever-expanding company? Who are these growth champions?

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 2011 and 2014. This list includes both private and ...

Meet: Marion Eickmann

A special chat with agile42 co-founder and CEO Marion Eickmann, talking about coaching and approach to Agile

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2 December 2015
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Meet the Coach

A special guest in the “Meet the Coach” space, we interview Marion Eickmann who knows a lot about Agile coaching. Based in Berlin, she is the co-founder and CEO of agile42. The agile42 Connect event just ended was a personal goal and also a celebration of the path that the company has walked in nearly ten years. We checked to discuss the agile42 approach to Agile.


What is your professional background and how you ended founding such a peculiar company as agile42?

Marion EickmannBeing a marketing and business development person I got the chance to work for a company who developed ...

Dear project manager... you’ve been framed!

The project triangle is a tradeoff that limits our thinking, step out of the frame!

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30 November 2015
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Scrum
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project triangle, scrum

"Fast, cheap or good? Pick any two!" We've all heard this before. The project triangle (also known as the "triple constraint") is one of the basic project management axioms. It presents us with a tradeoff between three dimensions, a zero sum game where improving in one dimension degrades the other two. This frame of thinking teaches us that we can reach an optimal solution only by carefully maintaining balance between scope, schedule and cost.

Project triangle

If we look at this setup objectively, it actually seems somewhat counterproductive. By accepting the perspective of the project triangle, we agree to work within ...

Talking at Agile@Work

Roberto Bettazzoni will deliver the keynote at the Agile@Work event in Bolzano, Italy, on December 4th 2015

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24 November 2015
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Events
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bolzano, devops

I am extremely happy to be able to deliver the keynote at Agile@Work in beautiful and multi-cultural Bolzano on December 4th. It is a a full-day conference about real world experiences on applied Agile methodologies, DevOps principles and Cloud infrastructure transformations. It includes practical workshops, training sessions and talks of case studies.

Agile@Work

My talk is titled Why you need to change your way of working, I will explain how some of the most advanced technical practices allow to get sustainable and effective benefits only if you use them properly. Unfortunately the inertia in adapting the way of working to ...

Why People Are Turning to Agile

Iterative and incremental product delivery methods have been used for decades to define and develop some of the most challenging projects in history

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19 November 2015
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agile
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agile, coaching

From using ½ day sprints to delivering some of the most complex and critical hardware and software products in history, iterative and incremental delivery is, quite literally, rocket science1, used to manage risk and maximize learning in the most challenging situations.

Agile methods are the most recent incarnation of iterative and incremental methods, gaining acceptance over more traditional, sequential methods, as a result of a changing paradigm for software delivery. In today’s development environment, product development teams are battling five significant trends that directly impact the work they are doing:

Product Complexity: Products that 10 years ago were relatively ...

Celebrating Ten Years of “Don’t Panic” at agile42 Connect

agile42 Connect has been a wonderful occasion to gather clients, our coaching team and Agile thought leaders for two days in Berlin

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18 November 2015
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Events
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a42connect

In December 2005, the concept for the company you know today as agile42 was discussed for the first time. Our vision was to make a difference to how work gets done for people, for teams and for whole organizations by creating environments based on trust, transparency and collaboration. Now, nearly 10 years later, we are proud to reflect on the many awesome people we met and challenging projects we realized with our clients.

We thought it was the time to share, to give back some of the many things we've learned over the years. Many of our clients have ...

The Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course comes to South Africa

The Advanced Team Coaching Course for Agile coaches will be presented for the first time in Johannesburg, South Africa starting Jan. 21, 2016

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13 November 2015
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Coaching, Training

We are very happy to introduce for the first time in South Africa the Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course aimed at ScrumMasters, Team Coaches and others who want to take their skills, knowledge and abilities for coaching and facilitating teams to a professional level beyond the basics. This training is part of the agile42 Coach the Coach Program and the Team Coaching Framework and will be presented by senior coaches Andrea Tomasini and Bent Myllerup, building on the experience of coaching teams during numerous years.

The course will start Jan. 21, 2016 at the FNB Conference & Learning Centre in Johannesburg ...

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