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Talking about Agile Transformations at Keep Austin Agile 2015

Dhaval Panchal presentation "Measuring What Matters in Your Agile Transformation" at Keep Austin Agile 2015, focusing on the Agile Strategy Map™

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8 May 2015
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I am happy to present at Keep Austin Agile 2015 today, organized by Agile Austin. The title of my talk is "Measuring What Matters in Your Agile Transformation" and we will discuss together how can you clearly articulate the business goals of your agile transformation, and how can you effectively measure your progress and success.

We will show how to use the Agile Strategy Map™ to define your Agile transformation strategy, and give real-world examples of strategies used successfully by many organizations. Participants will get practice using the Strategy Map and identifying some metrics that matter.

Agile Strategy Map™

Before starting the journey ...

Get ready for Towel Day with agile42

Get ready for Towel Day with an exclusive "Don't Panic" agile42 collectible item

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."

 And since 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 producing Don't ...

Scrumtisch May 2015

28. May 2015 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

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5 May 2015
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 28th of May, 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! :-)

Alexandra

 

Growing Leaders

To grow into a modern leader you will likely need to unlearn what you were taught at business school and by traditional managers who mentored you

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4 May 2015
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In the 21st century organisation where digital knowledge work replaces physical manufacturing work, the role of leaders and leadership has become a core need of organisations.

In fact the need for leadership and the role of leaders has been long discussed and understood by management experts. Amongst the most forward-thinking of these were Edwards Deming with his Fourteen Points for Management and Peter Drucker who practically invented modern management.

The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership includes a strong focus on leadership development. Jeffrey Liker and Gary Convis have documented that Toyota invests 25 years to grow a leader. This contrasts ...

agile42 Thought Leadership at Scrum Gathering Phoenix 2015

Brad Swanson, Dhaval Panchal and Mike Caspar are happy to be presenting at Scrum Gathering 2015 in Phoenix. (#SGPHX). Come by and say hi.

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30 April 2015
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Scrum Alliance, Events
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scrum, scrum alliance, scrum gathering, sgphx

We're pleased that agile42 coaches are leading five sessions at the Scrum Gathering 2015 in Phoenix on May 4-6, 2015

  • Getting Your Team from Good to Great, by Brad Swanson (Tuesday May 5th, 9:00 - 10:30)
  • Better Portfolio Prioritization with Lean Canvas by Mike Caspar and Brad Swanson (Tuesday May 5th, 10:45 - 11 ...

Innovation, Lean, Agile. Myths and Misconception

Gaetano Mazzanti presentation at Lean Kanban Southern Europe 2015 on how LeanKanban and Agile contribute to innovative product and service creation

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29 April 2015
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Lean Management
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lkse15

Lean Kanban Southern Europe is a conference very close to our heart since we organized LKSE14 in Bologna last year. This time, LKSE15 has been organized with the usual passion by our Spanish friends in Madrid and I have been very happy to present a talk there focusing on the relationship between Innovation, Lean and Agile.

While LeanKanban and Agile introduced disruptive innovations in the “way of working” their main focus however was not on product innovation: the Agile Manifesto premise is that it is about “better ways” of developing software, Kanban first steps happened in a product maintenance context ...

The word from Finland, Agile development at Siemens

An article about Agile developments at Siemens appeared in Finnish magazine "Tekniika & Talous" with comments from agile42 Finland CEO Lasse Ziegler

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28 April 2015
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Press
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embeddedagile

The Finnish magazine Tekniikka & Talous has published a great article by Tero Lehto on the agile advancements at the electronic giant Siemens. The article describes how agile development is becoming more common in the industrial equipment sector. It also tells about the benefits Siemens is reaping after investing into agility.

Siemens Motion Control deployed agile methods end-to-end from product management to developers. Through targeted pilots involving multiple teams, they grew and are now continuously improving their own just-in-time portfolio management system that fits and supports their strategy. Thanks to a much faster time to market, they have now cut the ...

What Is Agile?

  In 2010, CIO Magazine identified 3 global technology trends that would change how companies used technology: Cloud Computing, Mobile and Agile. All of these trends have grown into major movements, and while Cloud Computing and Mobile are prevalent and used at a consumer level, agile methods are often confused ...

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20 April 2015
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Agile with a Purpose, Scrum, Training
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acceptance criteria, agile, agile for beginners, agile methods, scrum article, scrum training

 

In 2010, CIO Magazine identified 3 global technology trends that would change how companies used technology: Cloud Computing, Mobile and Agile. All of these trends have grown into major movements, and while Cloud Computing and Mobile are prevalent and used at a consumer level, agile methods are often confused with being flexible and nimble methods that are light-weight at best, chaotic and undisciplined at worst, rather than disciplined iterative and incremental methods.

Today, over 80% of IT departments say they are using agile methods to deliver at least some IT projects, up from 49% just a few years earlier.

But ...

DevOps Metrics: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Gaetano Mazzanti presented a talk at IDI2015, the Italian DevOps day, about the need of metrics that are useful in an Agile and Lean way

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14 April 2015
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Events
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idi2015, slides

There are tons of metrics available for IT Operations. ITIL mandates/suggest a number of them. They can be related to Technology, Process, People, Service. But are they really needed? The good news: in general only a few. The bad news: every context is different and you will have to understand on your own which are relevant for you – and they should (better) change over time.

Metrics and KPIs may (do) foster bad behavior. It’s pretty easy to cheat and lie about numbers and statistics. As the say goes “tell me how you measure me and I will tell ...

News update 2015/04 – Kanban Foundation & Advanced Courses

We hope you all had a lovely Easter break!Joanne Perold talks about "Managing Flow" in our latest blog post. So ...

We hope you all had a lovely Easter break!

Joanne Perold talks about "Managing Flow" in our latest blog post. So many organisations she works with have benefited from using this technique to improve how they do what they do. The blog post is also timely, as this is a key practice in Kanban, and Dr. Klaus Leopold will be coming to SA in May to provide two awesome two day courses on Kanban fundamentals, and scaling......more.

KANBAN FOUNDATION & ADVANCED COURSESKanban training


Dr. Klaus Leopold, of LEANability in Vienna, will be running the popular Applying Kanban (Foundation) and Improving & Scaling ...

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