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Agile Transition as a Learning Process in SPS-Magazin

"Agile Transition as a Learning Process" article, explaining the agile42 approach, recently published in German SPS-MAGAZIN

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10 May 2016
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SPS-MAGAZIN
German publication SPS-MAGAZIN, specialized in automation technology, has published an article with the title Agile Transition als Lernprozess (Agile Transition as a Learning Process) in the issue of April 2016. 

In the article we argue that Agile methods help companies to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and remain competitive, provided that the principles of agile actions are understood and supported by all stakeholders in the company. An Agile Transition cannot be completed with specific tools or methods but requires the willingness to learn and to continous improvement.

Organizational Culture Profile (CVF)

These are the most important aspects of the agile42 approach.

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Scrumtisch May 2016

25. May 2016 - Scrumtisch in Berlin

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2 May 2016
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

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

  • Date: 25th of May, 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

 

Enterprise Transition Framework at Etiya

agile42 ETF helped Etiya began an Agile transformation by enabling to implement the Agile principles and values globally in the organization

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27 April 2016
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Etiya

In Early 2015 Etiya – a leading Independent Software Vendor and the fastest growing software company in Turkey – decided to begin the transformation from a Waterfall project management method to an Agile approach with the implementation of two successful pilot teams trained and coached by agile42. When moving forward, agile42 coaches used Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF) to enable the organization to implement the Agile principles and values globally, beyond the team's level.

First, the agile42 coaches led a 2-day assessment and uncovered an objective and independent view of the organization from both top-down and bottom-up perspectives. A transition team consisting ...

Notes from the Berlin Scrumtisch of April 2016

The Scrumtisch Berlin of March 2016 took place in the Café 100 Wasser in Friedrichshain

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22 April 2016
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Scrumtisch Berlin

Around 50 scrum practitioners joined to share their knowledge, discuss and learn from each other.  The session was facilitated this time by Christine Brunn and Simon Sablowski following the Ritual Dissent method from Dave Snowden.

The following topics were discussed:

  • First 100 days as scrum master
  • Convincing other departments to become agile
  • Development of people vs. Processes
  • QA inside the team
  • Good practices for push and pull

Agenda and Ritual Dissent method

Topics backlog

Thanks to everybody who participated. See you next time at the Scrumtisch.

 

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.

MHA16

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

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 ...

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