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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 Panchal

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agile42 is happy to be again a sponsor for the 2017 Mile High Agile Conference “Elevating the Agile Organization”. The event, organized annually by non-profit Agile Denver, will take place May 22 and May 23 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado.

This year, they are introducing a new, 2-day format to give participants more opportunities to expand their Agile skills. On Monday, May 22nd, the conference will consist of the kick off keynote with Joshua Kerievsky and a full day of sessions. On Tuesday, May 23rd, participants will contribute to what we discuss and learn together through an innovative ...

Meet us at Agile Open Southern California 2016

agile42 sponsors Agile Open Southern California on September 15-16, 2016

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Agile Open California is a coalition of agile practitioners and advocates intent on economically providing an opportunity for learning, networking and growth to the Agile community in California and to others who are interested. We are extremely happy to be sponsors of Agile Open Southern California 2016 that will take place at the University of California Irvine on September 15th and 16th.

Agile Open Southern California 2016

It's an event where experienced Agile practitioners and newcomers alike come together for two days to discuss, examine and otherwise brainstorm the most timely and relevant topics in Agile development today.

The topic of this year is ...

Sponsoring Mile High Agile 2016

agile42 again a sponsor of MHA16 to be held in Denver, April 4th, 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.

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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 ...

Speaking at Agile2015

Dhaval Panchal and Richard Dolman will speak at the Agile2015 conference organized by the Agile Alliance

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28 July 2015
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We are excited to be speaking at this year's Agile Alliance conference in Washington, August 3-7.  With nearly 17,000 members and subscribers around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. 

Speaking at Agile2015Richard Dolman will present his discussion on Backlog Refinement (the Scrum ceremony that "gets no respect") while Dhaval Panchal together will Thomas Perry will invite attendees to share unsettling questions about prevalent management practices in Swarming: The Birds, the bees and Agile -or- How Managers influence self-organization.

The event is sold out and ...

Definition of Done : Why it matters?

The Definition of Done is crucial to highly functioning Agile Teams in order to help them develop practices and behaviors that drive quality, consistency, and transparency.

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2 July 2015
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One of the first things we recommend new Agile teams establish is what’s called the “Definition of Done”.  The DoD is crucial to highly functioning Agile Teams in helping them develop practices and behavior that drive quality, consistency and transparency.

Why it matters

A useful product has two key aspects. Features in this product are not only useful to users but are also usable, in other words, features actually work. The product owner and stakeholders help the delivery team understand the “right thing” to be developed and the delivery team uses their development expertise to build it the “right ...

Backlog Refinement – The Rodney Dangerfield of Scrum Ceremonies

I tell ya’ sometimes it seems like Backlog Refinement just don’t get no respect!

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I tell ya’ sometimes it seems like Backlog Refinement just don’t get no respect! 

 

Seeing the Patterns

  • Have you ever been in a Sprint Planning session only to realize that the team doesn’t have enough understanding of the product backlog items (PBIs) or related requirements to properly plan the Sprint?

  • Does your team feel like they don’t have time to "waste" elaborating PBIs, learning about Acceptance Criteria, or collaboratively estimating as a team?

  • Has some manager decided that it’s “too expensive” or “inefficient” to bring the whole team together regularly and that just one or two ...

Agile2014 session on Smart Scaling: Finding the right approach for Enterprise Agile

Richard Dolman and Steve Spearman will discuss finding the right scaling approach for Enterprise Agile at Agile2014 in Orlando

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10 July 2014
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Are you looking for answers on scaling Agile but finding it hard to get unbiased information on the different options that are available? Well, this is the place to start that discovery!

This highly anticipated session is intended to help you answer the question: What is the right scaling approach for our organization?

We’ll explore the major scaling options together. We’ll help you understand some of the key differentiators and criteria for choosing an approach (or rolling your own!). After a quick overview of the major scaling frameworks, we'll present the concept of the Agile Scaling Knowledgebase ...

agile42 present at Global SCRUM GATHERING® New Orleans 2014

Richard Dolman and Brad Swanson will talk at Global Scrum Gathering New Orleans 2014, organised by the Scrum Alliance 5-7 May

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5 May 2014
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Richard will be on stage with Steve Spearman to present Smart Scaling: Finding the right approach for Enterprise Agile focusing on whether we find to ways to deliver value without need to scale too big.

Brad will facilitate two workshops together with David Haws, the first one Getting Your Agile Team from Good to Great in which participants will collaborate to identify the characteristics of a great Agile team, the biggest challenges they’ve encountered, and identify specific solutions, the second Lean Startup + Story Mapping = Awesome Products Faster during which a team will start with a partially completed Lean Canvas ...

MHA2014 Sponsorship and Speakers

agile42 is proud to be Gold Sponsor of Mile High Agile 2014 and will have two senior coaches, Brad Swanson and Richard Dolman, speaking at the event

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MHA2014 is Friday April 18th in Denver, CO.  This is the 4th year of this premier agile event attracting top speakers and practitioners from around the world.  http://milehighagile2014.agiledenver.org/program/ 

Brad Swanson will deliver 2 very interesting sessions this year that are sure to be crowd pleasers:    

Kanban Pizza Game: Maximize Profit by Managing Flow 

The Kanban Pizza game was developed and refined by agile42 coaches and has been played by dozens of groups at conferences around the world.  It is a hands-on simulation designed to teach the core elements of a Kanban system—visualize the workflow, limit ...

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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, ...