This is the first blog post of a series on handling impediments in agile teams. It explores why being able to deal with impediments matters for agile teams and provides a basic "process" for effectively dealing with them.
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.
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.
I will give a talk about the Why, What and How of Agile Retrospectives at Lean Kanban Benelux. This event is part of the Global Conference Series of events dedicated to the adoption of Modern Management Methods that enable organizational evolution and boost business competitiveness.
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.
If you want to become agile and lean, teams need to be able to handle impediments quickly and effectively. This game teaches you to recognize and analyse impediments and to take appropriate action by deploying agile and lean good practices.
I will give a talk at Agile Tour Lille 2015 on the Why, What and How of Agile Retrospectives. Agile Tour Lille is a part of the Global Agile Tour.
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.
Luis Gonçalves (co-author of our book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives) has invited me to his Scrum webinar series. I will be talking about deploying agile practices effectively, continuous improvement, agile retrospectives and much more.
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.