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Certified Agile Leadership comes to Vancouver

First part of the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) program will be available in Vancouver on 28-30 August 2017 with agile42 coaches

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22 August 2017
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Training
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cal, scrum alliance

Being a manager in an agile environment is a challenging job. You know on one hand, that self-organizing teams are essential in order to succeed but, on the other hand, it feels a little uncomfortable not to be totally in control about what is going on. Maybe you have also questioned your own position and relevance now that the agile train has started rolling. You are met by expectations from your peers and employer to be on top of things, and you are told by your team members to back off and get out of their way. Life is not ...

Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner Classes in Istanbul

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training will be presented in English in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2017

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10 July 2017
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Training
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csm, cspo, scrum alliance, turkey

We are welcoming all the interested people to have fantastic 2-day trainings in İstanbul to learn the basics of Scrum and obtain the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certifications by the Scrum Alliance. The classes will be held on 11-12 and 14-15  September separately  and we still have early bird seats available.

Istanbul

Training Topics for CSM class:

  • Lean & Agile Principles
  • Scrum Values & Principles
  • Scrum framework core elements: roles, activities, and artifacts
  • The ScrumMaster, Product Owner and Development Team roles
  • Product Vision and long-term roadmap planning
  • Mid-range ‘Release’ Planning
  • Scaling Scrum to multiple teams
  • User Stories and the ...

New generation of professional Agile coaches

New Advanced Team Coaching Course classes in 2017: London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam

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23 November 2016
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Coaching, Training
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atcc

agile42 coaches have worked for years in teams and organizations to help Agile practitioners learn and become internal or professional coaches. That experience has now become part of the Team Coaching Framework™ and the Advanced Team Coaching Course. Launched in 2015, the ATCC course is your chance to take up an unique career opportunity. You will learn from senior agile42 coaches and be introduced to a variety of methods and tools which you will have the chance to practice within a small group environment. You will learn the different coaching approaches and use them the way professional coaches do. You ...

Certified Agile Leadership program

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

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17 November 2016
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Scrum Alliance, Training
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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.

The vision for ...

Meet The Coach: Daniel Lynn

In this interview, Agile Coach Daniel Lynn, shares the inspiration for doing what he does so well

1. Can you summarize for us your career path and how you came to be an Agile coach?

My career path was a bit winding. I started programming as a kid and that led me into early jobs writing software - mostly continuing education software for universities and government agencies. Eventually, I set software development aside to spend a few years working in data center operations. However, a number of projects in what we would now call DevOps brought me back to development. 

Building software that automates datacenter automation can be hectic and about this time, our team started learning about ...

The Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course comes to South Africa

The Advanced Team Coaching Course for Agile coaches will be presented for the first time in Johannesburg, South Africa starting Jan. 21, 2016

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13 November 2015
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Coaching, Training

We are very happy to introduce for the first time in South Africa the Advanced Agile Team Coaching Course aimed at ScrumMasters, Team Coaches and others who want to take their skills, knowledge and abilities for coaching and facilitating teams to a professional level beyond the basics. This training is part of the agile42 Coach the Coach Program and the Team Coaching Framework and will be presented by senior coaches Andrea Tomasini and Bent Myllerup, building on the experience of coaching teams during numerous years.

The course will start Jan. 21, 2016 at the FNB Conference & Learning Centre in Johannesburg ...

What Is Agile?

  In 2010, CIO Magazine identified 3 global technology trends that would change how companies used technology: Cloud Computing, Mobile and Agile. All of these trends have grown into major movements, and while Cloud Computing and Mobile are prevalent and used at a consumer level, agile methods are often confused ...

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20 April 2015
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Agile with a Purpose, Scrum, Training
Tags
acceptance criteria, agile, agile for beginners, agile methods, scrum article, scrum training

 

In 2010, CIO Magazine identified 3 global technology trends that would change how companies used technology: Cloud Computing, Mobile and Agile. All of these trends have grown into major movements, and while Cloud Computing and Mobile are prevalent and used at a consumer level, agile methods are often confused with being flexible and nimble methods that are light-weight at best, chaotic and undisciplined at worst, rather than disciplined iterative and incremental methods.

Today, over 80% of IT departments say they are using agile methods to deliver at least some IT projects, up from 49% just a few years earlier.

But ...

Why we train!

We call ourself “the agile coaching company”. Our focus on interactive training is in line with our approach to coaching. We see training as an essential success factor to support our coaching and enable the client. This is why we train!

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20 February 2015
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Training
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training

Learning the underlying concepts

First of all training delivers the underlying concepts and enables us to work with the client on another level. For many people the concepts are different to their current way of working. 

Reading books and articles with the wrong mindset often leads to more confusion, as opposed to a better understanding of the concepts. Sometimes it feels like people read books using their “glasses of the past”. 

It’s too easy to say “We already do this more or less and this is something, which is impossible for us”. Many underlying concepts can’t be taught ...

Webinar on Agile Testing

agile42 coach Dave Sharrock together with Joe Justice will host a webinar on Agile testing on Wednesday, December 17th

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15 December 2014
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Events, Training
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agile testing, testing, webinar

Scrum is predicated on having working software at the end of the Sprint. Without top-tier engineering and test practices teams will struggle.

Joe Justice and I will be hosting a webinar on Agile Testing, which will be broadcasted live starting Wednesday, December 17th at 11:00am Eastern. Please refer to registration page at Scrum Inc. for all information and viewing options.

We will show how the fastest teams use Test-Driven Development to create quality product very rapidly.  The 1-hour session will cover:

  • The mindset of managing a successful agile testing practice.
  • Test Driven Development, Test First Development, DevTest, DevTestOps.
  • Unit ...

Learning by doing: CSPO class video

Coach Dhaval Panchal explains how he used video production to teach teamwork in Scrum during his training class

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27 November 2014
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Scrum, Training
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cspo, scrum

For my recent Certified Scrum Product Owner class, I asked participants to make a video that they can take back to their colleagues at their work places. This post captures the activities of one such team and their progression to making an awesome final video. Here is the final video after their fourth sprint. (each sprint was 20 mins duration)

How does this compare to their product vision statement?

Folks who made this video did not have any video editing experience and they had to learn technology (windows movie maker) and develop content during their sprint working time (20 mins ...

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