I gave a talk about The Road to Agility at the 7th Agile Eastern Europe (#AgileEE) conference in Kiev, Ukraine. This was the second time that I presented at AgileEE, I was invited back by the organizers after giving a talk on Sustainable Improvement through Agile Retrospectives in 2015.
Do you have a question about doing agile retrospectives? Need some help on how to do them? I'm there to answer your questions. All you have to do is ask :-)
The list with the 100 Top Agile blogs in 2015 has been published, and I'm proud to say that I'm listed (again). Find out more about the services that I provide, like advice, workshops, consultancy, training and (keynote) talks at conferences.
The Agile Cymru 2016 conference will be held on July 5th and 6th in Cardiff, Wales. Early bird tickets are on sale now and the deadline is the end of the month. You'll be saving £100 per ticket if you sign up before the end of March.
I will be giving two workshops on Agile Retrospectives in Kiev early April, in connection with a talk at the 7th Agile Eastern Europe (#AgileEE) conference.
I'm honored to have been interviewed by Tom Cagley for his Software Process and Measurement Cast (SPaMCAST). Tom and I talked about the need for continuous improvement and how agile teams can develop skills and practices to recognize and deal with impediments.
The presentation from the keynote that I gave on February 15 at 1stConf about The Need for Continuous Improvement in Agile is now available. It has been published on my presentations page.
Retrium published the ebook Become a Retrospective Rockstar in which 21 experts share tips on how to make retrospectives successful. My tip is this book is about Getting Things Done with Retrospectives. It describes the Vital Few Actions exercise which helps to make you retrospective more actionable and thus valuable.
A chapter about Sustainable Pace has been added to my new book Continuous Improvement – Doing whatever helps to become better and thus more valuable: Agile promotes that teams work in a sustainable pace to deliver value to their customers. When teams are working under too much pressure, technical debt will increase and velocity of teams will go down. Under such circumstances it will be almost impossible to do any improvement. A sustainable pace is an essential condition to enable team to improve continuously. This book is about increasing the awareness of continuous improvement and about how to improve in a sustainable way. It explores how improvement is engrained in agile, and provides suggestions that you can use in your daily work to improve continuously and increase your agility. Continuous Improvement is my third book. Earlier I published the books What Drives Quality and Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives. All of my books are available on Ben Linders’…
2016 has started, my wish for everybody is to make it a great year. So let’s focus on doing real improvement to make it happen!
Several workshops on agile retrospectives and increasing agile value have been planned in 2016. (more…)
On February 15 I will give a keynote at 1stConf about The Need for Continuous Improvement in Agile. I will show why continuous improvement matters in agile and what you can do to help your teams and organization to be more agile. (more…)