GOTO Berlin 2015

  • Post published:December 3, 2015

GOTO Berlin is the enterprise software development conference designed for team leads, architects, and project management and is organized "for developers by developers". As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to craft the ultimate conference.

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Going Down Under: Workshops in Melbourne, Australia

  • Post published:November 16, 2015

In February 2016 I will be giving three workshops in Melbourne Australia, one on continuous improvement and two on agile retrospectives. The workshop are organized by Elabor8 who invited me to come to Australia: We are extremely excited to have Ben Linders over from Europe for a series of workshops in February. Ben is the co-author of "Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives"and is a regular keynote conference speaker (including Agile Greece Summit 2015 and QCon Beijing 2015). I will give the following workshops: Getting More out of Agile and Lean on Tuesday February 16 Valuable Agile Retrospectives (beginners) on Thursday February 18 Valuable Agile Retrospectives (advanced) on Friday February 19 The workshops are held in the Elabor8 offices at 455 Bourke Street. Level 7 , Melbourne, VIC 3000 AU, Australia. Ticket sale has started, you can register yourself at the Elabor8 Eventbrite events page.  

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Dealing with Process Debt by Taking a First Agile Step

  • Post published:November 3, 2015

When you're facing problems and feel that there's no room for improvement, the situation will only get worse. You're building up process debt, a debt that you will have to repay as soon as possible to prevent from going bankrupt. Let's explore how you can deal with process debt by taking a first step on a journey of continuous improvement to increase your agility.

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Learning from Things that Go Well

  • Post published:October 13, 2015

We can learn from failures, from our mistakes; that is something we all know. But we can also learn from things that go well. Here's an example of a team that explored how they succeeded in delivering their project on time against their expectation and used their learnings to improve, and a couple of techniques and exercises that you can use in retrospectives to learn from things that go well.

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Bottom up je agility verhogen

  • Post published:August 18, 2015

Agile verandertrajecten worden veelal top down uitgevoerd in organisaties. Zulke trajecten kosten veel tijd en energie van het management en de medewerkers, duren lang, en leveren vaak niet de verwachte voordelen op: de organisatie wordt er niet echt agile van. Een bottom up aanpak, gedreven vanuit de medewerkers, kan ervoor zorgen dat een organisatie sneller en blijvend hun agility verhoogt.

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