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Meet the Coach: Richard Dolman

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

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

A:  I started my career as a developer and systems administrator and quickly moved into IT Management and eventually Operations Management.  I was blessed to have 2 true servant leaders as my bosses and mentors, and was exposed to a wide array of experiences and challenges during this time.  In addition to leading constant technology and process improvements as the company grew, I also got hands-on experience with project and people management, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

I moved into consulting ...

3 Reasons Why Agile Training Is Not Enough

Agile has a tendency to throw surprises at you, and having a co-pilot with you can be invaluable

On
10 September 2015
In
Agile at Scale, Coaching
Tags
agile coaching, scrum training

I just got off the phone from talking to a potential client about their agile transformation. They are looking to adopt agile practices across 4-6 teams, they have some idea of what they want (Scrum) and why (to speed up time-to-market), and are looking for some training. Just training. With the belief that that will get the teams to be agile. Please, no.

As a coaching company, of course we believe in coaching. We've  already written about  - why we train - as part of that coaching strategy. And there are many times that just training is an excellent strategy for ...

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
In
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 ...

Thoughts On Scrum From A Newbie

Scrum isn't something only rugby players do. I had no idea, for example, that Scrum is the most popular approach to agile software development.

Here’s what I understood before attending CSM (Certified ScrumMaster) training earlier this month (a week after I joined agile42):  Scrum is something boys in short shorts do on the rugby field and women do when they’re fighting over a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s on sale.  I went in, suitably garbed in boots and leggings (just in case I had to break out into a sprint) and was surprised to find techy-types in long pants and shirts.  They seemed to me, woefully unprepared.

Training started with Dave separating the class into groups of people who had ‘lots of ...

Scrumtisch August 2010

Hello Together, I found a date for the next Scrumtisch, and I hope that not too many people are on ...

On
5 August 2010
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
product owner, rep, scrum, scrum alliance, scrummaster, scrum training

Hello Together,

I found a date for the next Scrumtisch, and I hope that not too many people are on vacation :-)

Date: 25th August 2010
Time: 18:30 Uhr
Place: La Vecchia Trattoria, Niederbarnimstraße 25, 10247 Berlin

Please let me know who is coming :-)

CU there
Marion

agile42 now SA-REP

Registered Education Provider (SA REP ℠) We are proud to announce, that agile42 is since the 13th of July officially ...

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20 July 2010
In
Tags
product owner, rep, scrum, scrum alliance, scrummaster, scrum training

Registered Education Provider (SA REP ℠)

We are proud to announce, that agile42 is since the 13th of July officially a Scrum Alliance REP℠ (Registered Education Provider)

Registered Education Provider

The Scrum Alliance has developed this program for organizations that offer certification and non-certification courses pertinent to agile and Scrum practitioners.

The Certified Scrum Developer program (CSD) is a curriculum of courses that offer the skills developers and other technical-minded team members need to succeed. All courses in the CSD curriculum are taught by Scrum Alliance Registered Education Providers.

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Scrum training results of Ericsson are now online

In the last few month we made several Scrum trainings at Ericsson Nikola Tesla in Croatia. They provide us with the result of a questioning regarding the trainings and have been so kind to allow us to...

On
11 June 2009
In
Tags
agile, scrum, scrum training

In the last few month we made several Scrum trainings at Ericsson Nikola Tesla in Croatia. They provide us with the result of a questioning regarding the trainings and have been so kind to allow us to publish these results on our website.

Here you can find the results

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Product Mastery by Geoff Watts

Our review of "Product Mastery" by Geoff Watts

 

Your opinion needed about the Canadian Regional Scrum Gathering

We are gathering information about the upcoming Regional Scrum Gathering® Canada 2018

 

HR people need to know and apply Agile practices

Agile has become a mainstream way of working in most companies. This is not only in ...

 

Article in Leading Dutch Magazine Elsevier

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

 

How to Plan the “Perfect Retrospective” - a.k.a. Ditching a Good Plan

Planning too far ahead is a waste: it is best to stay flexible and decide as ...