• Experiential Learning: Systems Thinking with Martine Devos and Abid Quereshi

    Experiential Learning: Systems Thinking with Martine Devos and Abid Quereshi Martin and Abid will be running another experiential learning session. This time we will be running short games, simulations and experiments that demonstrate systems dynamics.

  • Judy Rees & Clean Language: Safely Exploring Your Team’s “Unknown Knowns”

    How can you and your team uncover information, thoughts and feelings from just below the surface - the things people don’t know that they know - without breaching trust or invading privacy? Clean Language offers a straightforward process to do just that, supporting clear communication and effective collaboration while preventing those “Why didn’t you say so?!” scenarios. This interactive workshop will provide specific tools to share immediately. For best results, bring a colleague! About Judy: Judy has been using and teaching Clean Language for ten years and is known worldwide as the co-author of the bestselling book on the topic, Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds. Judy helps people from a range of fields to get to grips with Clean Language; health professionals, researchers, coaches, therapists, hypnotists and more. She has a particular interest in Agile team development and in the wider self-organisation and self-management movement. Note: Please register here and then sign up at SkillsMatter. https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/9680-judy-rees-and-clean-language-safely-exploring-your-team-s-unknown-knowns

  • Kanban System Design–A System Thinking Approach to Evolutionary Change (KMP I)

    Dear All, We are organizing a 2 days certified Training Class "Kanban System Design–A System Thinking Approach to Evolutionary Change (KMP I)" in London, United Kingdom, from 3rd Jun[masked] AM to 4th Jun[masked]:00 PM. It's a great pleasure to invite all Lean, Agile Kanban, SAFe Enthusiast to attend this event. For details Please see the link below. http://edu.leankanban.com/class/3365/%C2%A7weekend%C2%A7-kanban-system-design%E2%80%93-system-thinking-approach-evolutionary-change-kmp-i For any Query, Please contact [masked] or call[masked] Looking forward to see you there. Thanks & Best Regards Ravneet Kaur

  • Ken Rubin: Practical Agile Transition Lessons

    Skills Matter | Code Node

    When your organization began adopting agile did you ask or get asked questions like: • Is there a way to quantify the cost of the transition? • How many teams or what scope should the initial transition effort cover? • Should we use an internal coach or hire an external coach • How does training fit in to the adoption? • How do we measure our success? • Should we use an existing scaling framework or develop our own This presentation will won't focus on the political and cultural issues that other presentations cover in depth. Rather, we will focus on lessons learned addressing practical questions (like the ones above) whose answers are actionable in the context of performing a transition to agile. Speaker Bio: Ken Rubin is managing principal of Innolution, LLC, a company that provides Scrum and agile training and coaching to help companies develop products in an effective and economically sensible way. A Certified Scrum Trainer, Ken has trained over 23,000 people on agile and Scrum, Smalltalk development, managing object-oriented projects, and transition management. He has coached over 200 companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 10.

  • Kanban Pizza!

    Skills Matter | Code Node

    Since 2011, Kanban Pizza was baked everywhere in the world. Thanks to the original idea from Agile42, hundreds of people learnt how to apply the six Kanban practices (visualize, limit Work in Progress, manage flow, make policies explicit, implement feedback loops, improve collaboratively and evolve experimentally) to an existing process. We will use just post-its, paper, scissors, markers (and a lot of fun) to bake Capricciosa and Ham & Rocket Salad pizza slices. Massimo Sarti Massimo Sarti is in the IT industry from Sinclair ZX81 ages. Since Nineties, he used and promoted RAD, RUP, Iterative Development, XP and, more recently, Scrum, Lean IT and Kanban. He is the organiser of a Scrum meetup group in Roma (Italy) created for helping people to bridge the Agile knowledge gap. He currently works as an IT and Project Manager in a not-for-profit association based in London. Please ensure you sign up here and at SkillsMatter: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/9475-kanban-pizza

  • Matt Roadnight: Shifting Individual and Collective Behaviors

    Skills Matter | Code Node

    In this session, we will facilitate a future vision experience and be introduced to the four Systems Thinking disciplines that are key to enable teams and organisations to evolve: Personal Mastery - Clarifying what is most important to us Challenging Mental Models - Understanding our own view of the world, surface them and hold them to rigorous scrutiny Shared Vision - unearthing shared “pictures of the future” that foster genuine commitment rather than compliance Team Learning - the capacity of members of a team to suspend assumptions and enter into genuine thinking together Matt Roadnight is an Agile Coach with personal and systemic coach training. He is also a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with more than 20 years broad experience gained at blue chip organisations working with teams and senior executives in areas such as systemic change, digital delivery, product management, strategy and operations. His work has led him to build partnerships and relationships with industry leaders in systemic and personal coaching. He is passionate about bringing the skills and knowledge of these deep experts to improve the effectiveness of Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters. Please ensure you sign up at SkillsMatter: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/9228-shifting-individual-and-collective-behaviors

  • Experiential Learning: Cynefin Lego with Martine Devos

    Skills Matter | Code Node

    Martine Devos will be running another Experiential Learning experiment with us! In this session we will be exploring the Cynefin framework (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin_framework)) using of course the ubiquitous Lego brick! Please ensure you sign up here as well as at the SkillsMatter event page. (https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/8968-experiential-learning-with-martine-devos)

  • Mob Programming: Experience XP in under 2 hours

    Skills Matter | Code Node

    Requirements analysis on Monday and Tuesday, the next seven days coding it up and the last two hours of the sprint to test it. Sound familiar? Break free from your mini-waterfall habit! How can Scrum teams analyse requirements, design, code, test, integrate and deploy simultaneously all the time? Come and join us for a hands-on “Mob Programming” exercise and discover why Extreme Programming practices are essential for software Scrum to work. In under two hours you will have a chance to experience all 12 XP practices. Never coded before? Not a problem. No experience is required for this exercise. Sign up here and at SkillsMatter (https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/8462-experiential-learning-with-martine-devos-and-abid-quereshi): Abid Quereshi (https://skillsmatter.com/members/abid) has been helping companies realise business goals through software for nearly 20 years. As an active developer and as a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach he helps galvanize Lean and Agile transformations at all levels of organisations.

  • #agileArecruiter with Jem D'jelal

    SQS Group Limited

    For the last 9 months a couple of peers and I have been teaching & coaching recruiters on agile & scrum, for FREE. We’ve all seen the curious “agile” roles & responsibilities advertised on LinkedIn & job boards. From the conflicted ScrumMaster/Product Owner role to the contradictory responsibilities of some sort of “agile manager” (my personal favourite: “must be able to deliver on time, on budget, full scope & NEVER compromise on quality). We decided to re-direct our frustration into a helping hand. We believe, that if we can work closely with committed recruiters & coach on the agile mindset, we may begin to see less “dodgy” (aka anti-pattern) roles in the UK market. We’d like to share with you what experiments we have run, what’s working, what is not working and how we are responding to some interesting challenges. You can find out more about our mission here: http://www.agilearecruiter.com/ --- About Jem --- I'm a career ScrumMaster who's interested in a dogma free approach to scrum & agile. I've been lucky enough to work with over 30 scrum teams in the last decade, all with one thing in common: no matter how complex the technology or the product, every real problem is a human problem. I believe in the positive intent of humans & work hard to create environments which can bring the best out of teams. In my spare time I teach recruiters agile & have helped school teachers find better ways of working through eduScrum. Linkedin Profile/ Blogs: Jem D'jelal @findjemdjelal