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Article on Agile Leadership in Swiss magazine Computerworld

New article published in the issue 6/2017 of Swiss Computerworld

6 June 2017

On the May issue of Swiss magazine Computerworld we discussed how many companies need to become more agile, but in order for this to happen, it also requires a new understanding of the roles of all involved parties. The article (in German) is titled Das Team ist der Chef, which translates as "The team is the boss".


The article is available in the newstand edition and also as a downloadable purchase from the Computer world site.

Certified Agile Leadership program

Andrea Tomasini and Bent Myllerup have been approved as Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educators, new program from Scrum Alliance

17 November 2016
Scrum Alliance, Training
cal, scrum alliance

The disconnect between the agile principles and values and the traditional management approaches using a push system and a strong hierarchy are very taxing for the managers and for the teams. Over the past 10 years agile42 has been working helping many companies to successfully convert into agile organisations, and during this process we developed many tools to support the management to move toward Agile Leadership.

As part of this process our senior coaches Andrea Tomasini and Bent Myllerup have been approved as Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership Educators to deliver the new Certified Agile Leadership program.

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Money Can't Buy You Agile

Article by Marion Eickmann published in October issue of German magazine MQ - Management und Qualität

28 October 2016

The article published in the October issue of MQ - Management und Qualität (Management and Quality) shows that Agile methods cannot be "bought" but you learn your way to them.  The transition to agile methods will not only change the processes in the company, but also the attitude of all participants: teams get more responsibility and the management style changes from "Command & Control" to "Agile Leadership". To implement these changes successfully and sustainably, we need a targeted, role-based coaching.

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Organisation development in Midrange Magazin

German publication Midrange Magazin has published an article in the May, 2016 issue on organisation development using Scrum or Kanban

10 June 2016

Midrange MagazinAgile Methods can’t be bought - but they can be learned: this is the premise of the article that I have penned for the May, 2016 issue of the German publication Midrange Magazin.

The article, titled Organisation development using Scrum or Kanban (Organisationsentwicklungnach Scrum oder Kanban) explains how simple rules and transparency are the two things that stand out in Agile Practices like Scrum and Kanban.

However, introducing them into the organization is sometimes not as easy as it seems. The transition to using agile methods doesn’t only change the processes within the company, it also requires a change ...

It’s Towel Day!

It’s Towel Day, Don’t Panic and get an exclusive agile42 collectible item

25 May 2016

Happy Towel Day to everyone. 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."

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 ...

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

10 May 2016
Transition, Press

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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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

7 April 2016
Scrum Alliance, Coaching

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 ...

Agile Transition in German magazine wissensmanagement

Article "Agile Transition: New roles require new thinking" appearing in March, 2016 issue of German magazine wissensmanagement

14 March 2016

I have been asked to author an article about Agile Transition in the German magazine wissensmanagement. The article will appear in the March issue with title Agile Transition: New roles require new thinking (Neue Rollen erfordern neues Denken).

Logo wissensmanagement magazineIn the article we explain how Agile methods help companies to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and remain competitive. An Agile Transition is not made of individual tools or methods, but requires the willingness to learn and to continual improvement ahead. These are concepts that we often teach and coach as part of our Enterprise Transition Framework™. It's been a ...

Welcome to our new coaches

New agile42 coaches Javier Pérez Fernández and Sam Lipson

4 March 2016

Nothing makes us happier than expanding our worldwide team of Agile coaches in order to provide good and reliable training and coaching to our clients in Europe, North America and South Africa. And starting March, two new coaches join our worldwide team.

Javier Pérez Fernández joins our European team based in Germany. He invested his first career years working as developer and business analyst in Madrid. When Javier moved to Berlin, he discovered his passion: to help teams and organizations in their cultural transformation towards agility working first  as Scrum Master and later as Team Coach. He is ...

Join us in Munich to celebrate 25 years of OOP Conference

agile42 will be a silver sponsor of OOP 2016 in Munich where Andrea Tomasini will present a talk on February 3rd

28 January 2016

We are very happy to be once again a sponsor of OOP 2016 Conference in Munich, Germany, which celebrates this year its 25th birthday! The event will run from 1 to 5 February 2016 at the International Congress Center Munich (ICM).

OOP Konferenz 2016Over a quarter of a century, OOP has provided the platform for both technical and business professionals to update their knowledge and share their wisdom. Architects, developers, requirements-engineers, or testers as well as technical managers and leaders gain an excellent view on the state-of-the-art of the interplay of software and business. Year after year, OOP offers a succesful blend ...

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Bridging the Unknown

In an Agile transformation small steps and reassuring inspections of the path ahead are not random ...


Article on Agile Leadership in Swiss magazine Computerworld

New article published in the issue 6/2017 of Swiss Computerworld


SUGSA Coaching Day in Pretoria

Regina Martins will present at the first SUGSA Coaching Day in Pretoria


Managing Work Without Resource Managers

Moving to self-organized teams causes a manager’s role to change focusing on creating a safe-to-fail environment, ...


Sponsorship of Mile High Agile 2017 in Denver

agile42 sponsoring MHA17 in Denver, 22-23 May 2017 featuring a talk by Richard Dolman and Dhaval ...