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Meet the Coach: Richard Dolman

In this interview, Agile Coach Richard Dolman shares the inspiration for doing what he does so well

Q:  Can you summarize for us your career path and how you came to be an Agile coach?

A:  I started my career as a developer and systems administrator and quickly moved into IT Management and eventually Operations Management.  I was blessed to have 2 true servant leaders as my bosses and mentors, and was exposed to a wide array of experiences and challenges during this time.  In addition to leading constant technology and process improvements as the company grew, I also got hands-on experience with project and people management, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

I moved into consulting ...

Presenting techniques for visibility and effectiveness at the Global Scrum Gathering Prague

Joanne Perold and Niels Verdonk will present "Information Radiators on a Portfolio Level" at the Global Scrum Gathering in Prague on November 16th

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21 October 2015
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Deciding on what to build is one of the most important decisions software companies need to make. Understanding when those are the wrong decisions is the next most important. There are many tools that can be used to help with this, but sometimes tools are solving the wrong problems and visualisation is the best first step. In fact, if you don’t know that you are sub-optimising, then how can you make the right decisions on a global level.

Information Radiators On A Portfolio Level

Building every idea and small feature is impossible, building features that no one is interested in is wasteful. How can visualisation ...

Scrumtisch October 2015

28. October 2015 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

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12 October 2015
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 28th of October, 2015
  • Time: 18:30 
  • Place: American Diner Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 108 (formerly known 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

 

Scrumtisch Berlin: September 7th, 2015

Report and photos from the September meeting of the Berlin Scrum User Group, facilitated by agile42 coaches Gregory Keegan and Andrea Tomasini

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5 October 2015
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Scrumtisch Berlin

The Scrumtisch Berlin of September 2015 took place in the American Diner in Friedrichshain. A large amount of Scrum practitioners got together to share their knowledge and experience and learn about different environments and approaches. The session was facilitated by Gregory Keegan and Andrea Tomasini gave his expert advice to people who raised issues or explained problems they were facing in their organisation.

The following topics were discussed:

Thanks again to everyone who participated.

Sponsoring Product Camp Berlin 2015

agile42 is the main sponsor of ProductCamp Berlin 2015 taking place on Saturday October 17th

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2 October 2015
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Events
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We are happy to be again main sponsor of the ProductCamp Berlin. It is the first and only unconference for product managers, product marketing managers, entrepreneurs and others with passions for product, online and IT, in Berlin, Germany. ProductCamp Berlin 2015 will be held in October at the Evangelische Schule Berlin Zentrum. Around 200 participants will come to share, learn and network with other product people. Following the Barcamp idea of “no attendees, only participants”, we will actively engage in a day of workshops, discussions, networking and learning.

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This is one of the most popular events in Berlin, a growing ...

Our visit to the Menlo Innovations factory

An enlightening trip at the Menlo Innovations "factory" in Ann Arbor, Michigan where they Richard Sheridan and his team work for a greater cause

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28 September 2015
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joymatters

“To end human suffering as it relates to technology” - The software industry has done a huge disservice to its users, by assuming that they are not as competent as the people who built these products. The success of “… for Dummies” series of books is proof and unfortunately also acceptance of this belief. The greater purpose that Richard Sheridan and James Goebel are chasing has taken decades for them to practice, in their journey many have joined, left and then some joined again (‘boomerang Menlonians’) at Menlo Innovations. The company is driven by a higher purpose that challenges common assumptions that ...

Q&A with Learning Consortium on Scaling Agile

Members of the Scrum Alliance Learning Consortium were guests at our annual Coach Camp and took part in a Q&A on Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

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17 September 2015
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Scrum Alliance, Agile at Scale
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It's been a great pleasure to meet with members of the Scrum Alliance Learning Consortium and to have them as guests during our company-wide Coach Camp in Ann Arbor, Michigan last August. The rationale for their presence has been explained by Andrea Acheson, Managing Director of agile42 in North America: "visiting the other Learning Consortium sites I had a big question about how to explain agile42 company culture to other members of SALC and we thought the best way was to invite them to our annual company coach camp". The same feeling by agile42 CEO Marion Eickmann: "At the ...

Meet The Coach: Dhaval Panchal

in this interview, Agile Coach Dhaval Panchal shares his inspiration for doing what he does as well as his 3 top tips for agile managers.

Q: Can you summarize for us your career path and how you came to be an Agile coach?

Right after college, I joined one of the biggest outsourcing Indian IT firms. It was a great feeling to play my part in the IT revolution of late 90’s and early 2000’s. We were truly good engineers and we worked hard, really hard. In about 4 years of working in the Indian IT outsourcing industry, I was ready to call it quits. I had emotionally burned out.

         For the first two years, I worked on a project that had users ...

3 Reasons Why Agile Training Is Not Enough

Agile has a tendency to throw surprises at you, and having a co-pilot with you can be invaluable

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10 September 2015
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Agile at Scale, Coaching
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agile coaching, scrum training

I just got off the phone from talking to a potential client about their agile transformation. They are looking to adopt agile practices across 4-6 teams, they have some idea of what they want (Scrum) and why (to speed up time-to-market), and are looking for some training. Just training. With the belief that that will get the teams to be agile. Please, no.

As a coaching company, of course we believe in coaching. We've  already written about  - why we train - as part of that coaching strategy. And there are many times that just training is an excellent strategy for ...

A message from AstroSamantha

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti carries the "Don't Panic" tag on her uniform

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9 September 2015
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We have followed in the past few months the mission of Europan astronaut Samantha "AstroSamantha" Cristoforetti, not only for the great scientific value of their work aboard the International Space Station but also because the mission number 42 led the crew to pose in full HHGG costumes for the mission poster. Also, Sam revealed herself as a proper geek with her sci-fi references and she brewed the first espresso in space while dressed as a Star Trek character.

Now Samantha, "adjusting back to being an Earthling on our beautiful spaceship Earth", gives us the most important of messages: Don’t ...

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