Monthly Archives: July 2011

ALE2011 Unconference: Raise your voice

The ALE2011 Unconference, the first big event of Agile Lean Europe, is rapidly approaching. On September 7th Berlin will see the startup of this gathering of people from various European countries, sharing, talking and working on any kind of Agile & Lean topics you might think about (see detailed content at: http://ale2011.eu/speakers). ALE2011 is new in terms of it’s coverage – it’s not another conference possibly competing with any kind of existing XP-days, community events or other local happening. It’s part of a new experts … Continue reading

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Anonymous Poll about Certificates in Agile

Various certification programs are already available for Agile. More keep emerging from organizations, who also see a need for their own stake. While deep technical knowledge, project experience and communication skills are even more important in Agile, there is a clear preference on cross-functional organizations instead of expert heroes and functional silos. Therefore I wonder, to which extent these Agile certificate programs contribute to good eduction, which is needed on team level, or rather keep the anti-pattern of individual super-heroes alive. I would like to … Continue reading

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Is there a Purpose of Agile Certificates?

2011 – Agile has become Reality Ten years after the agile manifesto, bringing a couple of experts and methods together, which had already worked successfully a couple of years, some sort of reunion will take place at the Agile 2011 conference. Looking back ten years Agile obviously has grown up since then. Large organizations are utilizing Scrum, XP and others within their set of standard methodologies – whether for own projects or as consultants to other organizations. We are not only talking about agile guerilla … Continue reading

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