Agile Lean Europe network – By the people for the people

Last week fourteen people all especially dedicated to agile and/or lean met in Munich to discuss Jurgen Appelo‘s idea of an Agile Lean Europe network, short ALEnetwork. The meet up was not a Munich phenomenon. Not at all.¬†Everywhere in Europe people have met to discuss the idea and gather some information on what ALEnetwork is to them, what they expect and especially what they don’t expect.

The position of the Luxembourgish community on ALEnetwork is an awesome expample of ideas people came up with. Not only did they meet, Pierre NEIS also made the following very cool slideshare. Continue reading Agile Lean Europe network – By the people for the people

Limited WIP Society Munich Group about to start(Update)

Last week I attended an awesome Kanban Training with David Anderson. At the training Jens Coldewey from it-agile came up to me and asked if I would be interested in starting a Limited WIP Society Group in Munich like Arne Roock and Bernd Schiffer already did in Hamburg. Unquestionably I said YES! :)

We are planning on having the first meetup at the end of May beginning of June. Right now we are looking for a room to fit around 20 – 25 people and has enough space for Open Space. Preferable a room we can use on a regular base like every every 4 – 6 week. Please, let me know if you know a place.

So if you would like to attend and don’t want to miss it, join our mixxt group at limitedwipsocietymuc.mixxt.de and follow us @limitwipmuc. We will announce the first meeting early enough so everybody has the time to schedule it.

If you are interested, from Germany, Munich is still too far, but Hamburg would be okay, join limited-wip-society-hamburg.mixxt.de and follow them @LimitedWIPSocHH. Again nothing you would be able to join? Take a look at the official limitedwipsociety.org site there you will find a list of all local groups around the world.

Looking forward to see you at the Limited WIP Society Group Munich!

 

Update: Finally the first meeting is arranged! Meet us at the CONRAD-HOTEL de Ville in Munich on 23rd May for more info visit Limited WIP Society Munich

Scrum.org: Ken Schwaber

As you probably all know Ken Schwaber is no longer president of the Scrum Alliance. That doesn’t mean he turned his back on Scrum – not at all. It just seems that he takes his teachings very serious. By teachings I mean the point of the ongoing change in processes.

His change is reflected by starting Scrum.org[1] surrounding himself with:

the developers of Scrum and the best Scrum practitioners in the industry

It was founded and aimed to:

  1. Help individuals assess their knowledge of Scrum and how to use it.
  2. Help organizations find the best training courses, coaching, consulting, and topical Q&A sessions to optimize their use of Scrum.
  3. Help Scrum teams and organizations learn how to optimize their Total Cost of Ownership for systems and products built using Scrum.
  4. Initiate innovative programs, such as the Scrum Developer, to accelerate the effectiveness of Scrum.

Scrum.org has only top-drawer facilities and skills aimed to help those who are dead serious about competing in the product and systems development marketplace.

Looking at the site you will find out Ken Schwaber backs away from the certifications of Scrum Masters. Instead Scrum.org is using a personal “radar map” of “competence in knowing and applying Scrum”, which is formed by taking assessments. One of the assessments is already accessible, you just have to ask for a password by writing an email to Ken.

I am very excited about how companies will react, if they still want the certification or they’ll follow Ken’s way. The happening at the Scrum Gathering in Munich will absolutely be interesting. Who would have thought the next Scrum Gathering in Germany would get so much attention?!

[1]http://www.scrum.org/