The Agile Lean Europe (ALE) Unconference event is a three-day conference taking place in Paris that discusses the Agile, Lean and Scrum topics in software development. The conference proposes presentations, workshops and open space sessions. ALE is a community of like-minded people who want create a better Agile and Lean community in Europe.
Should agile practitioners avoid large corporate clients? Are they just too hard to take on a progressive agile journey? Helping companies that think they are already agile to actually adopt agile is an interesting challenge, for a start, nobody likes to be told that they are doing it wrong. In this video, David Espley shares his experience of helping larger corporate clients to act more like Lean startups, discusses how you wean people off their agile washed legacy processes and let go of some of the big company baggage.
Agile is about giving responsibility to the people, and self-organization is one of the way this is achieved. Agile is also about continuous improvement and adaptation. To follow this journey, the Scrum teams need to assess how they are doing and where they should improve. In this article, Ben Linders discusses Agile self-assessments and how they can support the continuous improvement process to an Agile mindset.
Who says you need “stable” Scrum teams in order to build a successful software company? While the addition or removal of one person from a team means you have a “new team”, there is a myth out there about “stable” teams. When your Agile team compositions change it doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong – it could be the secret to your success. Different companies have thrived through reteaming – the act of moving people around teams in different ways. This talk goes over the what, why and how of reteaming and shares stories from different companies who are living this reality.