Several Day of Agile attendees joined SDS over lunch for a candid, self‐organizing discussion on agile adoption and how, as agile advocates, we can better support its acceptance among top management. Here is a brief summary of the flip charts notes we captured during that exploration.
Please consider what you think are the answers to the questions and share your answers and comments (what you agree with, disagree with, want to explore further) at info@sds‐consulting.com.
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If you are an experienced .NET developer with familiarity with Agile/SCRUM practices, we would like to talk with you. Please call us or contact us with information on how to best follow-up with you. We look forward to talking soon.
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You may not be playing planning poker, defining user stories, or leading retrospectives. You may not yet even be contemplating how agile development practices could help your organization. But that doesn't mean aspects of agile principles are not coming for you.
There has been a running thread on one of my LinkedIn Groups that has made me chuckle every time it pops-up in my updates.
"We are struggling to make our teams self-organizing. Any suggestions?"
So how long did it take for you to spot the irony?
From reading the author's post, he appears genuine in his description of the conundrum. (Yes, I first thought this had to be sarcasm.) He really wants to know how to make their teams self-organizing, as current top-down efforts have not proved successful.
The Cincinnati Day of Agile will be held on Saturday May 19th, 2012 at Miami University's Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.
Registration Opens April 2, 2012!
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Here is an entertaining example of the power of iterations in finding better solutions. If you want your team to be more agile, you may need a marshmallow to help get you there. Check out the brief, six minute video below to see how.
Tom Wujec shares his findings about "The Marshmallow Challenge" at a TED Conference:
Author: Stacy Sheldon, Director
The TEDxCincy group has announced a 2012 event focused on: Plugged and Unplugged: The Crossroads of Technology and Artisanship.
The event will be held on the afternoon of May 10th at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Over-the-Rhine.
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The NKU Digitorium is an amazing place to hold a conference. We were so impressed at our recent Agile training event, February 3rd. Below is a photo of the cool presentation screen as we were setting up for the day. We sure hope to be back there again soon. Thank you NKU for a great conference!