Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mindset for the Future

I am really excited by Steve Denning's Radical Management: the messages of Scrum and Agile sent directly to management in their language. It adds important new concepts, especially a strategy for change leadership and emphasis on delighting the customer.

During his visit to Zürich, Steve Denning and I will lead a one day Gathering on Radical Management for C-Suite Managers. We'll look at the five big shifts and why these shifts are the inevitable consequence of basic changes in the marketplace and the workplace. You will learn how to use storytelling to revolutionize the workplace and establish a radical management mindset. The day will focus on co-creating the "big picture" principles of radical management as well as the practices involved in implementing the principles.

This Gathering is for leaders who want a radically better approach to management. Find out more online or contact me for more info!

Where: Hotel Uto Kulm
When: September 12, 2011

Registration: The number of participants is strictly limited and open to top management and selected thought leaders only. Please include the details of your invitation under “Comments”. Sign up at DasScrumTeam.com/rmg11.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CfP: 2011 Bully Awards for Innovative European Firms

WhiteBull has announced the 2011 edition of its "Bully" award for European firms in three stages of growth.

Under the motto of "Searching out 30 Bright Stars in the European Innovation Ecosystem", White Bull and a panel of industry experts will accept submissions for the 2011 Bully Awards until July 31, 2011.
The Bully award recognizes excellence in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector in 3 categories: Yearlings (have received Angel/Seed or equivalent), Young Bulls (mid-stage firms that have received Series A or equivalent) and Longhorns (firms that have received post-Series A funding).

Is your company on to something special? Then check out the details of the Bully Awards and submit you application now. Don't forget to reserve October 3 to 5, 2011 for the WhiteBull Pathways to Exit conference in Barcelona, where the winners will be announced.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Agile Contracting for Internal and External Projects

How can you combine agile development with constraints of contracts and regulations?

International, virtual teams are more and more the rule in software development projects. Customers, suppliers and development partners define their cooperation for a project, work together for a while, then split, then come back together in a different form for a new project. Many projects occur in a strictly regulated environment.

In this open space event for line managers, contract managers, product managers, legal specialists and other people involved with requesting and supplying software development services, Heitor Fihlo, you (the participants) and I will examine the issues and co-create the solutions to your problems and your issues with contracting for agile software development services.

Heitor Roriz Filho is an "agilero". He currently works as an Agile Coach and Trainer in Sao Paulo. He has been dealing with Agile since 2004. He is the founder and Agile Coach of Massimus a company that is focused on APM training and coaching. Has has extensive international experience, having worked for companies like ITAUTEC-PHILCO SA, DaimlerChrysler AG, Fraunhofer Institut, Fundação Paulo Feitoza and FUCAPI.

Heitor and I will be moderating and leading the event. As a preparation, you might want to read my articles 10 Contracts for your next Agile Software Project and Explaining Story Points to Management.

This event will be held in German.

When: June 24, 8.00 to 12.30
Where: SwissICT, Vulkanstrasse 120, 8048 Zürich

More info & registration: Open Space - Agile/Scrum & Verträge mit externen und internen Kunden at the SwissICT


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Follow @peterstev for the Scrum Thought for the Day

I have started tweeting regularly - a simple, yet useful Thought for the Day on topics related to Radical Management, Organizational Agility and Scrum. Follow @peterstev on twitter and watch for #TftD!

Update: June 21: The tag is now #RMTftD!