AgileByExample is a Lean, Agile and Scrum conference taking place in Warsaw, Poland that helps you learn Agile on live examples. The first day is dedicated to a Lean Agile Dojo with workshops. Keynotes, talks and discussions are all in English.
The Manage Agile conference is an event taking place in Berlin that focused on Agile project management approaches. It is divided into two workshop days and two conference days. The conferences focuses on management topics and is a networking platform where specialists and managers compare notes yearly to establish Agile topics not only in software engineering but also in the whole company up to the management. Most of the talks are in German but there are also a lot of talks in English.
Many organizations find they have hit a wall in their Agile transformation. Something is still missing: the culture has not changed, leaders do not yet fully understand their full Agile role, the structure is not aligned around value streams, teams find major obstacles to doing, and being, Agile. The causes of these dilemmas are not simple; if they were, you would have solved them by now.
Sometimes, organizations adopting an Agile approach are mostly following Scrum practices like rituals. They might do daily stand-up meetings but do not perceive that the real goal is to deliver quickly value to the customer. In an article, Vinod Santhanam explains how the Value-Oriented Incremental Delivery (Void) approach can help Agile teams to achieve this goal.
Learn how to promote self-organization in Scrum through systemic coaching and large-scale facilitation. Systemic coaching is a methodically guided self-reflection to consider systemic contexts of a concern from different perspectives.
The Project Management Institute (PMI), announced last week the acquisition of Disciplined Agile (DA), the company created by Mark Lines and Scott Amble that is backing the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework. DAD defines itself as “a people-first, learning-oriented hybrid agile approach to IT solution delivery”.
Following the famous mantra of “you can’t manage what you can’t measure”, Scrum teams have often a set of metrics to monitor their activity. Velocity, the amount of work performed by a team during a single sprint, might be one of the most famous Agile metric. Doc Norton has written an interesting book about the negative sides of velocity and what might be a good metric for an Agile team.