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Introducing the Team Coaching Framework

The Team Coaching Framework™ (TCF) is an initiative by agile42 to speed up the team learning process and performance, and to help new Agile coaches

21 August 2015

A lot of things are happening at agile42 and we are happy to share with you the latest addition to the set of tools we use to coach and train organizations that start an Agile transition or want to improve their Agile workflows.

The Team Coaching Framework™ (or TCF) creates a structured approach to coaching which aims at improving team performance by providing clear guidance and structure with the help of the coaches. It allows for members of an organization or the larger professional community to share everyone's experience and improvements.

The TCF defines Coaching Tools, instruments that a ...

Agile Reading Glasses at Lean DUS

Andrea Tomasini will present "Agile Reading Glasses" at the Lean DUS meeting in Düsseldorf on May 10, 2015, followed by a "Ask Me Anything" session

27 April 2015

I will happily present the "Agile Reading Glasses" talk at the Lean DUS meeting in Düsseldorf on Sunday, May 10th.

Blick auf den Düsseldorfer Rheinturm von der beleuchteten Brücke im Medienhafen

The talk provides a basic overview about Agile & Scrum and points out the differences between Empirical Process Control and Defined Process Control. We will also give a deeper insight into the effects of the implementation of a Pull System and Lean Thinking. You will learn how agile thinking has an impact on the collaboration within your company and team.

After that, a "Ask Me Anything" session where we can chat about anything Lean, Agile, Scrum or basically… anything!

Keynote at "Embedded meets Agile" 2015

agile42 is a sponsor of Embedded meets Agile 2015 and Andrea Tomasini will deliver a keynote "Large Scale Agile System Engineering"

22 March 2015

We are very happy to participate again at the "Embedded meets Agile" conference in Munich this week. Agile software development as well as agile management approaches have been established also in the embedded industry by now. They benefit from the methods and practices both in software- and hardware development.

Embedded Meets AgileThis year agile42 is a sponsor and I will deliver a keynote on Wednesday 25 March 2015 on the topic of Large Scale Agile System Engineering.

More and more companies are adopting Agile and Lean approaches to product development in the context of System Engineering. This includes both software and hardware ...

Stop scaling… Start growing an agile organization!

Full video, slides and transcript of the closing keynote of Scan Agile 2015 in Helsinki

13 March 2015
Events, Transition
etf, scanagile, slides, youtube

Companies of all sizes need to grow their own agile way of working, becoming more agile is a journey, not a destination, it is not about implementing a model or another…

What to scale?

Asking the question triggers the most diverse answers. It nearly seems people don’t know what they want to scale, they just know then “need” to… it feels like someone presented scaling as the ultimate solution to solve every problem… and now everybody wants to buy it, it really feels like an old story. Way to often the focus about scaling agile lands on the delivery ...

Stop scaling… Start growing an agile organization!

Andrea Tomasini will present the keynote at Scan Agile Conference 2015 in Helsinki on 11th March

6 March 2015
Events, Transition

I'm very happy to present the closing keynote at Scan Agile 2015 in Helsinki, in the conference day of March 11th. Scandinavian Agile is a conference for everyone involved, as they say, "in the magical act of creating software". This year they want to push the boundaries further and even break them in order to become better in what we do.

Strategic advantage lies in being yourself and doing the right things the right way. Those who copy what their competitors are doing, place themselves behind the pack — a sure way of losing. This is why “scaling” agility is ...

agile42 merges with Scrum Sense

Scrum Sense, the foremost Agile consultancy in South Africa, will merge with agile42 and in 2015 the agile42 brand will be introduced to the country

12 December 2014

Our joint press release

Scrum Sense, the foremost agile consultancy in South Africa, will merge with agile42, a leading international agile consulting organisation. agile42 is headquartered in Berlin and already operates throughout Europe and North America.

Scrum SenseThe change is effective immediately. During 2015 the agile42 brand will be introduced to South Africa and over time the well-known Scrum Sense brand will be wound down.

Marion Eickmann, co-founder and CEO at agile42, commented: “We are excited to welcome well-known agile pioneer Peter Hundermark and his team to join our community. We have been most careful to ensure a good cultural fit ...

Invitation to the Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course

Join agile42 coaches to learn a more structured approach to coaching teams

6 November 2014

agile42 friends who were present at the Scrum Gathering Berlin may have attended our workshop on Effectively Coaching Agile Teams: you can check the blog write-up which includes a short video highlighting the structure of the talk and all materials of the workshop.

The workshop was a very short digest of our years of experience, and from that agile42 is now introducing the Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course aimed at ScrumMasters, Team Coaches and others who wants to take their skills, knowledge and abilities for coaching and facilitating teams to a professional level beyond the basics.

The course is held ...

CROZ is agile42 partner for Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia

On October 16 in Zagreb, CROZ has officially been confirmed as exclusive partner of agile42 for Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia

17 October 2014

Yesterday during a nice meeting in their headquarters in Zagreb we confirmed the exclusive partnership for Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia with CROZ, the first under our new partner program. CROZ will provide services such as education, consulting and coaching and they have already started to negotiate with several potential clients in Croatia and the region.

We also presented agile42 solutions with a focus on the Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF) that leads and supports an organization through the process of becoming more Agile.

You can read more on CROZ site and in the meantime welcome aboard to our new friends!

Krešimir Musa of CROZ

In ...

Meet us at Manage Agile 2014

Andrea Tomasini and Ralf Kruse will run special events at Manage Agile 2014 in Berlin on 27-30 October

16 October 2014

We are very happy to be part of Manage Agile 2014, event devoted to Agile project management and requirements management in practice, and sponsored again this year by agile42.

Andrea Tomasini will lead the World Cafe on Agile Project Management on the first day of the conference. The free and lively discussion will be in the style of Scrumtisch Berlin, the Berlin Scrum User Group organised by agile42 and meeting regularly in the German capital.

Ralf Kruse will faciltate instead The Marshmallow Challenge: a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in ...

Effectively Coaching Agile Teams at Scrum Gathering Berlin

At the Scrum Gathering Berlin 2014, coaches Bent Myllerup and Andrea Tomasini, facilitated a workshop called “Effectively coaching agile teams”

23 September 2014
Events, Scrum

The goal of the workshop was introducing attendees to a more structured approach to coaching teams, which uses a framework developed by agile42, called the Coaching Structure. More information about out approach and workshop material can be downloaded for free.


The first part of the workshop focused on understanding what is coaching and what is not… and developed introducing the concept of keywords, and curiosity when listening to a person during a coaching conversation. We didn’t have the time to go through level of listening, but we moved on to presenting a strategy to create Powerful Questions, based on ...

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