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Article in Leading Dutch Magazine Elsevier

An interview with agile42 on was published in a special edition of the Dutch weekly Elsevier on Business Agility

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10 March 2017
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Press
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agility, business, magazine

Article Elsevier

Elsevier is a Dutch independent weekly news magazine. The magazine focuses primarily on higher educated readers and various segments within the market sector. In a special edition on Business Agility, they published an interview with Niels Verdonk and Garbrand van der Molen, two leading Agile Coaches of agile42 in the Netherlands.

In the interview they discuss various aspects of Agile in particular why it is that organisations often don't realize the full potential of Agile. 

Niels Verdonk: "In many organisations Agile is still seen as something which is something for the IT Department, without involvement of the rest of ...

Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 Conference

Our report from the LKBX16 event in Heeze, Netherlands

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10 November 2016
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Events, kanban, Lean Management
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lkbx16

The Lean Kanban Benelux conference is part of the series of Lean Kanban conferences which are organized around the world by Lean Kanban Inc. to support organisations in adopting Modern Management Methods. agile42 has sponsored many of these conferences and this was the case as well this year for the Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 edition.

Lean Kanban Benelux 2016 Sponsor T-Shirt

Are you interesed in Kanban? On November 28 and 29 agile42 is organising a Kanban System Design (KMP I) training in Amsterdam.

 Lean Kanban Benelux 2016

The day started with the keynote by Erik Jan Kaak, a Dutch man living abroad in Austria for 29 years, but who grew ...

Presenting at Agile Coaching Amsterdam Meetup

agile42's Javier Perez recently presented at the Agile Coaching Amsterdam meetup

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11 October 2016
In
Events

The meetup was hosted by Irdeto in Hoofddorp, who served some excellent food before the meetup started. Javier Perez presented his learnings as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach from the perspective of the Scarf Model.

Javier Perez at Agile Coaching Amsterdam Meetup

Inspired by the presentation from javier, some topics were idenified to be discussed further in smaller breakout groups. There were five topics identified and there were some useful insights in the breakout sessions. Some things worth mentioning during the presentation of the breakout results were:

Management 3.0 - Delegation Board/Poker
https://management30.com/practice/delegation-board/

The poker cards can be used to determine ...

Sponsoring LeSS Conference in Amsterdam

agile42 sponsors the Large Scale Scrum Conference dedicated to the LessFramework in Amsterdam, 30-31 August 2016

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26 August 2016
In
Agile at Scale, Events

LeSS ConferenceWe're glad to be able to contribute to the LeSS Conference in Amsterdam on 30-31 August as a sponsor.

The event will feature Bas Vodde and Craig Larman, co-creators of the Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework, together with other important speakers of the community. It promises "less booths and more practitioners" and also "Experiments and Experience"
and "Teams and Communities".

Join us in Amsterdam!

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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Scrum Alliance, Events
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sgprg

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 ...

Scrum horrorscopes for sprint 7, 2015

Changes in the cosmic energy change the future of your Scrum team too. Be adaptive and flexible and read the signs

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1 April 2015
In
Scrum

It is with sadness that we have followed the discussions on predictability in software development, as well as the raging Twitter debates on #NoEstimates. On one hand, Scrum practitioners are much aware of the difficulties inherent in estimating and predicting, but on the other hand we are all drawn towards the perceived certainty in a well-defined plan.

However, since software development is a complex-responsive system, it is clear to any thinking and knowledgeable individual that changes in the constellations will for sure affect the events happening to a Scrum team*. The experienced coaches and trainers from agile42 have gazed into ...

agile42 sponsors Agile Testing Days Netherlands

The Agile Testing Day NL are held on the 19th of March in Hotel Houten near Utrecht

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18 March 2015
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Events
Tags
scrumtisch, scrumtisch berlin, stammtisch

ATD NL Logo 2015

We are excited to announce that agile42, like last year, is sponsoring the Agile Testing Day in the Netherlands on the 19th of March.

There are keynotes from Rachel Davies and old friends of agile42 Olaf Lewiz and Mike Sutton. Go check out the program and looking forward to meet you there.

Scrum Gathering Berlin - September 2014

Some info on the Scrum Gathering in Berlin which took place in September 2014

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9 October 2014
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Scrum Alliance, Scrum
Tags
scrumtisch, scrumtisch berlin, stammtisch
Recently we had the amazing opportunity to sponsor the scrum gathering in Berlin. Since our company Headquarters are also in Berlin, this was of course an opportunity we couldn't pass up. Because we had the home advantage, many of us attended the Gathering (some who were there were not even in the picture, if can you guess who's missing, let us know in the comments.)

This year the Scrum Alliance got some amazing keynote speakers, from very different ...

Notes from the Scrumtisch Berlin - September 29, 2014

Here are some notes of the Scrumtisch of the 29th of September.

On
1 October 2014
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
scrumtisch, scrumtisch berlin, stammtisch

Thanks to everybody who joined the Scrumtisch in Berlin on Monday. Here are some pictures of the flip charts we created at the Scrumtisch.

Agenda Scrumtisch Sept.2014

After collecting the suggested topics we selected the following ones to discuss in 4 groups:

  • Accepting user stories by the Product Owner
  • Can a team work without a Product Owner?
  • Do you need a Product Roadmap, how much do you plan ahead?
  • How can you facilitate dynamic meetings with distrubuted teams.

See below what the outcome of the breakout sessions was.   

Session outcome

Topics Scrumtisch Sept.2014

It turned out 3 of the 4 groups chose to further deepen the ...

On Agile scaling in Dutch magazine Managersonline

Niels Verdonk published an article on scaling Agile on leading dutch management website Managersonline.nl

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13 August 2014
In
Tags
dad, safe

I've had the occasion to publish an introduction to the subject of Agile scaling in Managersonline.nl, a leading Dutch management website. Click if you can read Dutch!

I've covered the basics of the SAFe, DAD and LESS approaches, as well as agile42's own Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF). This draws from the FAQ page on scaling you can found on this site as well, ETF with SAFe, DAD and large frameworks.

Managersonline.nl

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