• With Felipe Castro: Using OKR to Focus on Outcomes Instead of Features

    ***Live Online Event*** Greetings Agile Munich! We'll be back after the summer holidays with another engaging talk by Felipe Castro. Felipe spoke at Agile Munich in 2018. We're excited to have him back (and hope that he'll tell us a bit about his upcoming book!) We are also excited to organise this as a joint event together with "Newbury Agile Group" in the UK, lead by Wilson Govindji. Overview: Agile adoption in most companies focuses on delivery, turning teams into feature factories with little regard for whether or not the features solve customer problems. Instead of adding value, the goal is to ship more stuff. This talk will show how companies can use OKR and outcome-based planning to evolve their Agile practices and focus on outcomes instead of outputs. Speakers Bio: Felipe Castro helps companies align around the outcomes they want to achieve. As an OKR Trainer, Felipe has helped some of the world’s leading companies become more adaptive and focused. Felipe is the author of the upcoming book Aligned: Using outcome-based planning and OKR to drive business impact. https://felipecastro.com/en/ Useful Links: A Conversation About OKR and Agility at the Agile Coaches’ Corner Podcast https://felipecastro.com/en/blog/podcast-agile-coaches-corner/ What is OKR? https://felipecastro.com/en/okr/what-is-okr/ ------------------------------------------ Agenda: 17:45 Event Opens 18:00 The Talk 19:00 Q&A 19:30 Event Ends ------------------------------------------ NOTE: This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following: - Starting now till end of the talk, you can post your questions to Felipe via https://app.sli.do/event/y5yey28d . You can also upvote existing ones. We'll pick top rated questions to be answered. - Meetup will open at 17:45 to ensure a smooth and timely start at 18:00. - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile) - Please make sure you are muted through out the event. We will collect questions via Sli.do (link will follow). - To still keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible. Stay Safe, Stay Agile...

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  • Seven deadly sins of adopting and scaling with SAFe

    Online event

    ***Live Online Event*** Stuart Fish and Taghi Paksima will jointly run our June event sharing their learnings and experiences from the field on common pitfalls in adopting SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), particularly in large enterprises. They aim to open the floor to the your questions before and during the event. After many years of supporting organisations transition to scaling and de-scaling Lean and Agile, we would like to share with you what we see as some of the common "sins" and pitfalls when an organisation starts to adopt SAFe as an approach to scaling. While looking at the main challenges and typical dysfunctionalities, we will also reflect on lessons learnt on applying the basic building blocks of a successful adoption of lean agile practices at scale. We aim to open the floor to the audience questions Speakers Bio: Stuart Fish is an enterprise coach and trainer with over 20 years experience focusing on supporting personal and organisational growth. Stuart has been in the CEO role for a digital service company in Finland, CEO of a small start-up in Jackson Hole, USA, and has been “deep in the trenches” helping organisations deliver value, filling roles as team coach, organisational coach, product owner, business owner and subject matter expert. In terms of “ownership”, his time as start-up CEO and founder, spending his own money, helped him learn very quickly (the hard way) what is means to maximise value outcome and deliver true MVPs. Stuart´s rich personal Lean-Agile experience has shaped his coaching and training Lean-Agile mindset, and this enables him to help customers make the connection between theory and practice – with reaching their own goals as the focus. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-fish-9055791/ Taghi Paksima is an enterprise Agile coach and trainer. He has been in software/IT industry for the past 18 years and has served different roles on agile teams since 2008. He brings a valuable mixture of leadership, technical, and agile experience from Fortune 100 organisations to start-ups. He takes joy and pride in helping organisations deliver more value through exploring better ways of developing products and services. In particular, he supports companies with Agile Transformation, Scaling and de-scaling Agile, SAFe Adoption, Value Stream optimisation, DevOps transformation, and Lean/Agile Product and Portfolio management. Taghi speaks at public events promoting a systemic and holistic approach to product development involving a strong focus on both people and technical excellence. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paksima/ ------------------------------------------ Agenda: 18:15 Event Opens 18:30 The Talk 19:15 Q&A 19:30 Event Ends ------------------------------------------ NOTE: This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following: - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom. - Meetup will open at 18:15 to ensure a smooth and timely start at 18:30. - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile) - Please make sure you are muted through out the event. We will collect questions via Sli.do. https://app.sli.do/event/nj7tuvy8 Event ID: 88829 - To still keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible. Stay Safe, Stay Agile... Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86112490802?pwd=REJhQ0l1QWM4SGc0eG5TcU4wRkd3UT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked]

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  • How to Identify "Agile Masquerades"? What Alternatives Could We Offer Instead?

    It seems there's glitch with meetup.com notifications. Here the details: - We will open the event at 17:45. We are limited to 100 participants, therefore we'll have to go with first come, first served. Talk will start at 18:00. - We strongly suggested connecting using the Zoom app, not through web browser. - Please make sure your microphone is muted throughout the event. For questions we use slido. - Post your questions here: https://app.sli.do/event/jiradbxq (starting now). You can also upvote the existing questions. - It'd be great if you could turn on your camera if possible to keep the community spirit. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88593721241?pwd=YWRWaWs0d0NTalZlM0YwYWxmbElIZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] See you there. ************** We're happy to have Gene Gendel talking at our May meetup sharing his thoughts and experiences on organizational design. Gene is a CEC with Scrum Alliance and a known name at conferences. More about Gene: http://www.keystepstosuccess.com/about-me/ NOTE: This will be an online live meetup, make sure you read the notes further down below. Synopsis: "Who can tell a better story about agility of companies in the Big Apple, than an organizational design consultant who lives and works in NYC for decades and knows this turf inside-out? Please, allow Gene Gendel to report to you his experience. In his presentation, Gene will try to strike a healthy balance between: • bringing to light most classic organizational and industry dysfunctions around ‘agile adoptions’ • providing some constructive recommendations and alternatives - to be tried • engaging the audience in a Q&A" Gene - an experienced organizational design consultant, coach and trainer who spent 20 years of his career working, predominantly in NYC, with Fin-Tech, insurance, consulting and product companies. ------------------------------------------ Agenda: 17:45 Event Opens 18:00 Gene's Talk 18:45 Q&A 19:00 Event Ends ------------------------------------------ NOTE: This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following: - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom. - Meetup will open at 17:45 to ensure a smooth and timely start at 18:00. - About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile) - Please make sure you are muted through out the event. We will collect questions via Sli.do. Details will follow. - To still keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible. - Meetup will be run using Zoom. If you are new to Zoom, see these 1-min videos on how to join a Zoom meeting https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1 https://www.youtube.com/embed/HqncX7RE0wM?rel=0&autoplay=1&showinfo=0 - You can join the meeting via web brower. But we highly recommend installing and testing the app (PC, Mac, Mobile) before the event. Download via https://zoom.us/download ------------------------------------------ YOUR OPINION COUNTS: We're exploring new ways to bring more learning/networking opportunities to you. Help us by taking a 1-min survey: https://bit.ly/agilemunich3 Stay Safe, Stay Agile...

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  • (Online meetup) Roman Pichler: Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders-Tips for POs

    We're excited to have Roman Pichler speaking at Agile Munich again. This will be an online live meetup, make sure you read the notes further down below. Abstract: "Leading stakeholders and development teams is notoriously challenging for product owners: They lack the power to tell the individuals what to do, but need their support to progress the product. To make things worse, stakeholders come from different departments and often have diverging perspectives and interests. This can lead to disagreement, friction, and conflict. This talk shares my tips for dealing with difficult stakeholders, constructively resolving conflict, and creating value together." His talk will be highlighting one of the topics covered in his new book "How to Lead in Product Management". More details on his book: https://www.romanpichler.com/romans-books/how-to-lead-in-product-management Speaker Bio: Roman is a product management expert specialised in digital products. He has more than 15 years experience in teaching product owners, advising product leaders, and helping companies build successful product management organisations.​ ​Roman is the author of four books, including "How to Lead in Product Management", "Strategize", and "Agile Product Management with Scrum". Roman writes a popular blog for product professionals, he hosts his own product management podcast, and he has created a range of free product management tools.​ You can find out more about his work at: www.romanpichler.com. Agenda: 15:45 Event Opens 16:00 Roman's Talk 16:40 Q&A 17:00 Event Ends ---------------------------------- NOTE: This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following: - There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. First come, first served. - Meetup will open at 15:45 to ensure a smooth and timely start at 16:00. - One hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile) - Please make sure you are muted through out the event. We will collect questions via Sli.do. Details will follow. - To still keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible. - Meetup will be run using Zoom. If you are new to Zoom, see these 1-min videos on how to join a Zoom meeting https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1 https://www.youtube.com/embed/HqncX7RE0wM?rel=0&autoplay=1&showinfo=0 - You can join the meeting via web brower. But we highly recommend insatlling and testing the app (PC, Mac, Mobile) before the event. Download via https://zoom.us/download We thank improuv GmbH for sponsoring Zoom premium for this event. Stay at Home. Stay Safe, Stay Agile...

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  • Global DevOps Bootcamp 2019

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  • SAFe über 2 Jahre und 20 Teams:Wie geil muss die Party sein damit alle hingehen?

    Important note: As an exception to our norm, this event will be held in German. Appologies to our non-German-speaking members. Thanks for your understanding. SAFe ist als agiles Skalierungs-Framework im deutschsprachigen Raum sehr beliebt und das über viele Industrien hinweg (Automotive, Versicherungen, Banking, Consumer Products). Die agile Community streitet teilweise heftig über den Mehrwert von SAFe in Organisationen und ob es wirklich die Basis für eine nachhaltige agile Transformation sein kann. Mit unserer Präsentation wollen wir einen Einblick geben in die Erfahrungen der praktischen Anwendung von SAFe. Grundlage sind mehr als 2 Jahre Erfahrung in verschiedenen Projekten, von einem "Agile Release Train" (5 Scrum Teams) bis hin zu einer Umgebung mit mehr als 20 Teams und mehreren "Agile Release Trains". Wir gehen dabei sowohl auf positive Ergebnisse als auch kritische Erfahrungen ein. Mit dem als Basis ist unser Ziel mit Ihnen eine fruchtbare und gerne kontroverse Diskussion über die Stärken und Schwächen von SAFe zu führen (weit weg von potentiell "dogmatischen" Streitereien und möglichem Schwarz-Weiß-Denken). Diese Präsentation und Diskussion ist geeignet für alle an agiler Skalierung mit SAFe Interessierte, sowohl Erfahrene als auch "Newbies". Was ist SAFe? Unsere momentane Geschäftswelt ist getrieben durch VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) und die oft zitierte "Digital Transformation/ Disruption". Agilität wird als großer Hebel gesehen um die dadurch entstehenden Herausforderungen "schneller, produktiver und flexibler" zu werden anzugehen. Aber die Entwicklung eines Flugzeugs oder das Refactoring und "Aufbohren" eines komplexen, über Jahrzehnte gewachsenen IT-Systems mit einem Team von nur 6-9 Leuten (bei der Nutzung z.B. von Scrum) würde weit mehr als 100 Jahre dauern. Deswegen sind Frameworks für die Agile Skalierung, d.h. Entwicklung an einem Produkt mit >= 2 Scrum Teams und viel mehr, in den letzten Jahren in aller Munde, sei es SAFe, LeSS, Nexus oder Scrum@Scale. Speakers: • Claudia Henning ist Release Train Engineer bei der Fiducia&GAD IT AG und dort als "Servant Leader" für einen "Agile Release Train" mit momentan 6 Teams und mehr als 50 Personen verantwortlich. • Christoph Mair ist "Lean-Agile Enterprise Coach" mit mehr als 7 Jahren Erfahrung in agilen Transformationen. In den letzten beiden Jahren durfte er Kunden aus dem Versicherungs- und Bankenbereich intensiv bei der Implementierung von SAFe begleiten. Agenda: 19:00 - 19:30 Networking, Check-In 19:30 - 20:30 Votrag Wir möchten uns bei Check24 für das Sponsoring dieser Veranstaltung bedanken.

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  • Discovering the "We" - how to support self-organization with system coaching

    Self-organization means moving the focus from "I" to "We", from the individual to the system of relationships between them. In this workshop we are inspired by ideas from Organisation and Relationship System Coaching (ORSC(TM). Everybody is a "Voice of the System". The coach / Scrum Master reveals the system to itself in order to initiate learning and self-regulation. Session Leads: Sabine Canditt, Kerstin Hofstetter

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  • World Retro Day @ Agile Munich

    zooplus AG

    Let's celebrate the World Retrospective Day with the Agile Munich community! World Retrospective Day is a volunteer-based, globally coordinated effort to share in the power of retrospectives (http://worldretroday.com/). Retrospectives are not just an essential part of the Scrum framework, they are a fundamental practice for any group of people willing to learn from past experiences. It's hard to overestimate the inspiration that can be drawn from pausing to look back, reflecting on what happened and what was possible, and drawing conclusions for the future. However, without facilitation and a certain level of creativity, retrospectives can turn into dull ceremonies with little outcome. Luckily, there is a treasure trove of openly available retrospective ideas and facilitation techniques that go far beyond the classic "what worked well" and "what didn't". Following a tailored World Café format, we will split in groups and organize mini-retrospectives using a range of different techniques. After a while we will rotate and join a different group. Thus you will be able to experience various retrospective techniques, reflect on a range of intriguing topics and certainly have some great conversations with other members of our agile community. We'd like to thank Ilja Vishnevski from Zooplus AG for the initiative to run and facilitate this workshop. Please note that space is limited to max 50 attendees.

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  • Value First- How to Deliver Projects On-Time, Under-Budget and to High-Quality

    (NON FULL NAME REGISTRATIONS WILL BE EXCLUDED - due to many no show recently) Value First- How to Deliver Projects On-Time, Under-Budget and to High-Quality - for real Learn a new technique on how you can specify the real improvements your customers really want; quantified, measurable and testable. Kai Gilb will give a keynote speech on how to master the communication of your organisation’s “real” requirements, and your stakeholders' most critical improvement requirements, in an unambiguous, clear, measurable, and testable way. The speech will be held in English. After the keynote Kai will be available for questions and discussion. For those interested in an in-depth and hands-on coverage of the approach, Kai Gilb will offer a workshop in Munich on the 29th & 30th of Nov. 2018 Intended for: CTOs, Project managers, Product Owners, Requirements Authors, Product Managers, Architects, - anyone who really cares about creating success in product development or operations. We will open up the registration for 30 people for now and will extend to the appropriate amount that the (TBD) location can handle.

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