Category Archives: Agile

Agile Thinking for Students

Next week I’ll be starting a new university class on “Project Management”, I teach besides my day job and besides lectures on “Software Architecture and Design”, which I do for the winter term. Students are mainly technicians with different focus points, either pure informatics, geo or even business informatics. Part of the given scope is, that students have an option at the end of the lecture to do an IPMA level D certification. Well, what else? … Having the chance to work with students is a … Continue reading

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Global Day of Coderetreat 2012 – again also in Vienna


In December 2011 Corey Haines called for a Coderetreat, which should take place at the same date as as many as possible locations worldwide at the same time. And it became true – for more than 24 hours Coderetreats kept following the sun – the Global Day of Coderetreat was a huge success and big fun for all participants. It was my pleasure together with friends, colleagues and sponsors to organize one of these worldwide events also in Vienna. This was the first public Coderetreat … Continue reading

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The Idea for #GeeksOnABoat


Last week on twitter I raised again the idea with Ángel Medinilla (@angel_m), we had already chatted before – why not doing a sailing trip in combination with Agile? Ángel immediately started motivation mode – said YES, entered innovation mode and said “#GeeksOnABoat”. At the same time he got two other agile sailors on board – @CarlosTheSailor and @abarrera.   What do we envisage with #GeeksOnABoat? Well, we thought about renting a sailing boat (Ángel even owns one, which is located in the South of … Continue reading

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Voices from #ALE2011

ALE2011 – the first unconference of the pan-European ALE network is part of a great history of milestones within the agile & lean movement – this amazing event took place in Berlin from 7th until 9th of September 2011. Not only the whole organization by volunteers across Europe, but also offered formats, the program and last but not least the partipants contributed to an outstanding milestone for the European Agile & Lean communities. The amazing shower of positive feedback tweets right after #ale2011 underlined the … Continue reading

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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: 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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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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ALE – What makes the difference?

There are already quite a few organizations, bodies and communities out there in the field, committed and working on Agile. However there is a new one in place – ALE = Agile Lean Europe. ALE has a vision, it has more than 1000 interested and many many committed people allover Europe and since it’s creation some weeks ago it already has lot’s of acitivity ongoing. But even more than this … ALE is different … So what’s the difference with ALE as we know it? No … Continue reading

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Agile Lean Europe – Why ALE might matter to you!

I joined the Agile Lean Europe (ALE) network early this year, when it was founded. And I am excited being involved with it’s current growing by means of it’s first event (ALE 2011) and supporting it’s spreading in my regional environment (community, customers, research). The ALE-story is evolving and it’s worthwhile staying tuned or even coming on board. Let’s go for Agile Ten years after the foundation of the agile manifesto, “Agile” seems to have reached some sort of establishment, maybe even hype. Many success … Continue reading

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ALE and ALE 2011 – A new Pan-European Network

A new and very exciting network of professionals and experts was born in May 2011. Following an initiative by Jurgen Appelo more than 1000 interested people followed his idea on LinkedIn to support a network of experts in agile & lean IT practices. Vital discussion lead to the decision upon a name  – ALE = Agile Lean Europe. There was the idea of having a more focused platform in Europe besides the well-known for agile in the US such as Scrum Alliance or Agile Alliance. … Continue reading

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