- Playing Lean 2!
Come and join Agile Latvia game night and do your own Lean Startup in the right way - Playing Lean 2! The best way to teach Lean Startup - You can read about aerodynamics, but it won't teach you how to fly. You can, however, learn how to fly in a flight simulator. It is a risk free environment where pilots-to-be can make wrong decisions without damaging expensive equipment or causing loss of life. Playing Lean is a flight simulator for innovation and Lean Startup. It's an enjoyable board game where players are forced to make difficult choices without risking their life savings or the future of their workplaces. The worst case scenario is a humiliating defeat at the hands of your colleagues (quite scary, actually). https://www.playinglean.com/ Playing Lean 2 Game has participant limitation - 12 people, so first come first serve :) See you there!
- Management 3.0 days in Riga: Delegation Board Workshop
We are inviting you to participate in 2 days of deep immersion in theory and practice of management 3.0 which will happen on July 8th and 9th. The program will consist of two days. On the first day we will have a workshop (Delegation Board) - everyone is welcome. For those who want to deepen their knowledge - the second day will be the official training from Management 3.0 with the subsequent certification. The hosting site is kindly provided by Tieto. Delegation Board - a tool to protect the team from the manager. One day, our team agreed with the manager Stepan that we will make decisions on the distribution of part of the bonuses on our own. Carefully weighing the pros and cons Stepan agreed to give us as much as 50%. He hoped that this would increase our outcomes and co-operation. He was not mistaken - we worked cool and rolled out several releases in six months. But a week before day X, Stepan left to work at Tesla. And the manager Alina came to us, who did not know about the agreement and therefore she divided everything herself. We were crushed ... However, on the next sprint retrospective, we worked out options for correcting such an annoying situation and discovered the Delegation Board. Presented in the form of a visual table, easy to fill with cases and solutions, Delegation Board, allows you to fix the agreement with the manager openly. Also, the creation of such boards actively drives the growth of self-organization in the team.
- LeSS or not, here we go! From Elad Sofer
Have you ever wondered how to solve challenge you have without help from experts? Well wonder no more because the Expert is here, please give your warm welcome to: Elad Sofer https://www.linkedin.com/in/eladsofer/ Come and ask any question you like in a format of Lean Coffee http://leancoffee.org See you there!
- Game night #4 - do you have Kanban? Let's play together to find out!
Have you ever though that Kanban it's not only a board you probably have in front of your team? It's also not only about having a classical phases like TODO -> IN-PROGRESS -> DONE (say "Hi!" to Scrum) with moving your colorful stickers along the board. Have you ever though what it means to build a pullout system which is Kanban and what are the benefits of having such a system? Just think about this a little bit: Kanban is all about visualizing your processes, limiting your work in progress (WIP), managing the flow, making your policies explicit, implementing feedback loops, and collaborative improvement (and experimental evolvement). If you don't have at least these basic practices implemented within your teams (not even mentioning the core values like transparency, flow, agreement, balance, etc.) - you don't have Kanban at all. Interesting? Do you want to see and understand how it's done and how it works in reality? You've got a great opportunity within our Accenture Agile Community of Practice! Let's just simulate the process. How? Let's play in The getKanban Board Game. The getKanban Board Game is a physical game designed to teach the concepts and mechanics of Kanban for software development in a workshop setting. It's hands-on, engaging, and fun! More details about this game can be found here: https://getkanban.com/ Join us and be a part of the exciting Kanban World! About the facilitator: Sergii Rostovskyi https://www.linkedin.com/in/srostovskyi/ Sergii spent most of his professional experience studying Agile related approaches for building and delivering the associated business values, principles, practices and leadership culture in general. He believes in success through cultural alignment and collaborative partnerships, but not pre-templated solutions. He’s actively interested in the development of Scaled Agile approaches (SAFe, LeSS) and he uses its principles when implementing Agile at the corporate level. Currently lives in Riga (Latvia) and works for the Accenture international company as Agile Coach, Scrum-Master, Delivery Lead and leader in various thematic communities.
- Me, my team and organisation - my path as a Scrum Master
Dear Scrum Master (or wannabe Scrum Master or Agile Coach). We want to invite you to a very special Agile Latvia hosted event with a purpose to learn together more on SM role and start Latvia SM community of practice. We plan to do it in a format of futurespective while using different coaching techniques. You will be able to learn one more retro technique and more importantly build relations with other people in your chosen field. And maybe even find a mentor or become one! Join us on 29th of January in a unique location (to be defined) to bond over what we all love: individuals and interactions over processes and drinks.
- Kanban and Build Ship Experiment - game night #2
Kanban is based on the pull system and it’s not always intuitive. That is why we will run a Build Ship Experiment (itself actually a flow experiment) to show the difference between the two work systems: Push vs Pull. In one system, a consistent and continuous workflow is never achieved because the rhythm is determined by external pressure. The other system achieves equal, if not better, results because it regulates the inflow of work into the system through which a continuous workflow is then established. There are many things in a flow-based system(pull) that seems counter-intuitive. E.g. § We are faster, even if we are not working at full speed. § We have enough time for work for which we normally never have time. § We become more predictable when we set limits for ourselves. § When everything has priority, then nothing has priority. § The later we start the work, the better it is for the customer. § Local optimization results in global sub-optimization. Yehor Kachanov - https://www.linkedin.com/in/egor-kachanov-49a42387/, Accenture Agile Practitioner and leader behind Agile Community of practice in Riga office. Yehor is a passionate about helping others to be effective, break the old status quo and help to create a new way of working. He likes to generate enthusiasm and energy in others and to be creative in removing impediments to creativity. He is a servant-leader who supports the development team, product owner and organisation in different ways.
- Product Roadmap or Why Too many cooks spoil the broth
In LeSS we say that there should by just one person to set priorities in multi-team environment. So the question is it the same for product roadmap planning? Our ALV friend Elad will be talking about this and more to see what's what. Elad will be doing a LeSS practitioner course on the dates in Riga and you still have a chance to get a discout for it: 10% off with the code Agile_Latvia for early birds and regular tickets and 5% off for groups of 3 or more with the code Agile_Latvia_2 , expires on the 16th. More details here: http://bit.ly/Riga_LeSS
- Essential people skills for Scrum Masters
Scrum master, have You ever had asked some of these questions to yourself? - how to implement and keep a “can-do” attitude in a team? - how to manage conflicts within a team? - how to avoid social laziness? - how to prevent burnout? - how to motivate a team? - how to develop a successful self-organized team? -… YES? Agile.PeopleFirst team invites You to join an open discussion/workshop about People in Your team and You as a team Scrum master. We are sure that after workshop You will have new insights, ideas, better understanding and wider view on what is going on in Your team. Note: discussion language - LV Who we are? Natalija Golubeva - Scrum Master in IT company - Business Trainer, lecturer in universities - 11 years of experience leading teams - 10 years in business Leadership Team - Expert in quality, standards & models - Start-up co-founder Inga Reimane-Bele - Systemic coach - Supervisor - 15 years of experience leading teams in IT - Management psychology and organizational development researcher - Expert in product management & marketing. We have great experience in IT industry and people management and our biggest passion is people’ highest future potential development. We have knowledge and practical experience and we will be happy to share it with You.
- How to start and maintain a community inside your organisation
We have got this interesting question asked by one of our members Karina: "How to start a community in my organisation?" Since there is no straight answer join us to learn how others did it or plan to do it. We will look into some cases on how it was done and you are welcome to bring your experience too. Let's answer this question together!
- Webinar - Cargo Cult in large scale Agile adoptions
With the recent popularization of large scale agile framework we encounter many organizations that avoid a deep cultural change and are satisfied with copying someone else's solution to their problem. In this sessions we will cover some of the reasons and dynamics around this phenomenon. Join us to have great time with Elad Sofer https://www.linkedin.com/in/eladsofer/ who kindly agreed to talk at our ALV May monthly meet-up. As this is a webinar please feel free to call in to hangouts call - link will be provided to everyone who will subscribe for the event. We also going to have a room in Tele2 SSC booked for us so you can join us there for after call discussions. Important to know: As on all webinars it is good idea to have your equipment tested, make sure camera, speakers and microphone are working good.