Skip to main content

Invitation: Open House / The Agile Company / Vernissage

Scrum. Community. Improvement.
Agile. No Hype. No Frameworks.
Training Room. Open House.

Apéro. Vernissage.
The Agile Company.
Join us!

Update: The evening session is now an official Jazoon Side Event! So we have added a Coaching Clinic in the evening.

Want some help with specific challenges you have encountered on your way to a more Agile way of working? Come Coaches Clinic where you can speak one-on-one with an experienced Agile Coach. We can help you across issues like technical practices, organizational change, Scrum, Kanban, Agile Coaching as a career and many other topics.

Invitation


I am proud to start a new series of events on "The Agile Company"... and celebrate my new location!

The Agile Company is a series of events that look at the challenges and rewards of taking Scrum beyond software and becoming and staying an agile company. And a chance to meet and share experiences.

Each month an experienced speaker will present his or her experiences taking Agile beyond software. Then we'll do an interactive session on helping some part of your company become more Agile. And those who want to stay around for an after work Apéro are more than welcome to do so.

Talk: Going the next step? Agile Values and Principles Applied to Hardware

Speaker: Urs Boehm, Head of the Competence Centre Project Management at Noser Engineering

Abstract: Hardware and software development have different requirements for efficient development processes. Properly used, the agile methods can be used successfully here. The speaker shows the differences and shows how agile methods and processes can be used as efficiently as possible for the hardware and hardware-related software development.

Date/Time: October 23, 2013. 14:00 to 20:00, including Apéro and Coaching Clinic.

Location: Training Room "Zurich-West" Hardturmstr. 181, 8005 Zürich (more info)

Afternoon Program:

14.00 Welcome & Coffee
14.30 Urs Boehm - Going the next step? Agile Values and Principles applied to hardware
15:15 Break
15:30 Peter Stevens - Workshop on Applying Agile Values in your company
16:30 Break

No charge, but registration required. Sign up now!

Evening Program / Jazoon Side Event:

17:00 Vernissage with Zurich Artist, Renate Grob
17:30 Apéro starts
18:00 Coaches Clinic with Steve Holyer and Peter Stevens
19:45 Last coaches session at Coaches Clinic
21:00 Apéro moves someplace near by…?

No charge, but registration requested. Sign up now!

Next Month: Is Agile Forever? The Rise and Temptation of an Agile Organization. (more info)

Call for Participation

Do you have a relevant story? Would you like to share it at a future event? Drop me line!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Scaling Scrum: SAFe, DAD, or LeSS?

Participants in last week's Scrum MasterClass wanted to evaluate approaches to scaling Scrum and Agile for their large enterprise. So I set out to review the available frameworks. Which one is best for your situation?

Recently a number of approaches have started gaining attention, including the Scaled Agile Framework ("SAFe") by Dean Leffingwell, Disciplined Agile Development (DAD), by Scott Ambler, and Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde. (Follow the links for white papers or overviews of each approach).

How to compare these approaches? My starting point is Scrum in the team. Scrum has proven very effective at helping teams perform, even though it does not directly address the issues surrounding larger organizations and teams. An approach to scaling Scrum should not be inconsistent with Scrum itself.

Scrum implements a small number of principles and constraints: Inspect and Adapt. An interdisciplinary Team solves the problem. Deliver something of va…

Sample Definition of Done

Why does Scrum have a Definition of Done? Simple, everyone involved in the project needs to know and understand what Done means. Furthermore, Done should be really done, as in, 'there is nothing stopping us from earning value with this function, except maybe the go-ahead from the Product Owner. Consider the alternative:
Project Manager: Is this function done?
Developer: Yes
Project Manager: So we can ship it?
Developer: Well, No. It needs to be tested, and I need to write some documentation, but the code works, really. I tested it... (pause) ...on my machine. What's wrong with this exchange? To the developer and to the project manager, "done" means something rather different. To the developer in this case, done means: "I don't have to work on this piece of code any more (unless the tester tells me something is wrong)." The project leader is looking for a statement that the code is ready to ship.

At its most basic level, a definition of Done creates a sh…

Five Simple Questions To Determine If You Have the Agile Mindset

My company has started a top-down transition to Scrum and Kanban. Will that make us an Agile company? About 2 years ago, I attended a conference hosted by the Swiss Association for Quality on the topic of Agility. As a warm-up exercise, the participants were given the 4 values of the Agile Manifesto, then asked to arrange themselves in space. How Agile is your company? How Agile do you think it should be? Very Agile on left, very traditional on the right. There was a cluster of people standing well to the right of center. “Why are you standing on the right?” It turns out that they were all from the railway. “Our job is to run the trains on time.” They were uncertain whether this agility thing was really aligned with their purpose.
Is Agility limited to software? Steve Denning has collected the evidence and laid out the case that Agile is not limited to software, nor is it merely a process, nor is it something you can do with part of your time, nor is it something you can have your …