- Covid - 19 (what else?)
As the Covid challenges are still in progress and we’re learning more every day, this series is intended to be very dynamic in its forum. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the dialogue and share their own ideas and observations. Agenda: Introduction to Co-Vie - 5min Saved by the Techs - 10 min Winners & Losers - 10 min Benefits and Gains - 10 min The Hidden Gems – 5 min The Afterlife – 5 min Open discussion – 15 min In this web series, we study how Covid-19 have pertinently transformed traditional business practices and operations as we know it. As terrible as it is, the epidemic is also forcing the injection of many positive attribute to our way of life. This, in turn, will have an everlasting impact on how organizations move forward into a post-epidemic world. Zeo Solomon is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Avenue Code, a global technology management consulting and Agile software development firm. Zeo has been a technology leader for more than 20 years helping with the development and launch of some of the world’s largest technology initiatives to date. He has been working as a technology management consultant and an Executive coach for ten years helping technology organizations transition smoothly into Agile software development methodologies suited to their needs. Some of his notable Digital transformations are Macy’s Inc., Bloomingdale’s, Gap, Walmart, American Eagle and many more.
- Agile Coffee Amsterdam
Wij organiseren een Agile Coffee om laagdrempelig te sparren of te overleggen over alles wat met Agile en Agile werken te maken heeft. We maken bij de start van de bijeenkomst een inventarisatie van de onderwerpen die we willen bespreken. Eenieder die een rol in een Agile proces heeft, een onderwerp wil bespreken en/of interesse heeft om mee te praten is van harte welkom! Wel houden we de groep klein zodat iedereen ruimschoots gelegenheid krijgt om mee te discussiëren. We beginnen om 15:00 met koffie en thee, en na afloop staat ook de borrel klaar. Note: This Agile Coffee will be in Dutch. If you're interested in an English version, let me know, so we can schedule one for another time!
- Are you tired of agile leaders? or Do you want to be an amazing one?
GlobalOrange | Creating Intelligent Software
The agenda for this meetup: [masked] Food & networking[masked] Opening[masked] Workshop on Agile Leadership with a small break somewhere[masked] Self-care for leaders: - an guided mindfulness session to leave rested and nourished. [masked] Closing & drinks If you are curious how a former Buddhist monk with a degree in AI and a scrum master could help grow your leadership capabilities whether for yourself, your team or organisation then join me in this workshop. Amaranatho is now a mindfulness based executive and agile mindset coach working with organisations and executives to stay calm and connected in complex situation so they can awaken to their true potential, using his PlayfulMonk approach. You can find more about him at www.playfulmonk.net or https://www.linkedin.com/in/amaranatho/
- Agile Holland DevOps Mini Conference !!
Agenda: 16:00-16:30 Walk-in 16:30-16:45 Welcome by Stater and Agile Holland 16:45-17:15 How 'DevOps' was strangling Test Automation 17:15-18:00 Scrum isn't enough, Why DevOps is essential 18:00-19:00 Food & drinks 19:00-20:00 What is DevOps? And what could that be of value to you? 20:00-20:30 Drinks How ‘DevOps’ was strangling Test Automation - a case study DevOps is all about shortening cycle time. Feedback is of course an essential component in all this and manual testing is simply too slow. That’s where test automation comes in: faster feedback, preferably from a pipeline. But however sensible a pipeline with integrated test automation sounds, for many teams it is still far off. l'll examine a situation at one of our largest banks where I was employed in a domain with several teams working on an application dealing with payments. The management wanted test automation, but no matter how hard they pushed, every attempt was a disaster. Their belief was that everyone should work in a ‘DevOps’ way: Dev and Ops were merged, everyone declared a ‘DevOps’ engineer and the responsibilities for each team just exploded into areas they had zero experience in. Test Automation was one of the victims of this approach: divided attention, barebones test frameworks and a lot of disappointment. Join me in the examination I conducted and the solution I implemented that caused the success and quality of automated feedback to soar. Vincent Wijnen is a passionate consultant dealing with everything feedback related. He is an experienced speaker at both local and international conferences, and enjoys transferring these perspectives to a wider audience to amaze and inspire. Scrum Isn't Enough, Why DevOps is essential for Agile success Scrum, and to a lesser extent, other agile frameworks, get the bulk of the attention in the "Agile Transformation" space. But Scrum simply isn't enough for Agile success. Based in large part on my recent experience leading Bugaboo's eCommerce team to a more DevOps-centric approach, this talk will touch on the strengths of Scrum, as a starting point into the topic of the areas where Scrum is lacking. In particular, Scrum has little to say about the specific technical practices, habits, and technologies to be used in an Agile organization. This is where DevOps can fill in the gap. I will use a generic organizational chart as an illustration of where Scrum typically fits into the picture, and the areas it adequately covers. I'll then extend the org chart to include physical assets, and explain how DevOps fills in the missing pieces between "Project Management" practices, "Operations", and physical assets. I will then go through Bugaboo as a case study, to make the theory more concrete, with real-world examples of how Bugaboo's DevOps transformation encompassed developers, product owners, scrum masters, management, QA, and our AWS engineers, and the actual improvements to productivity. Jonathan Hall has been an Agile practitioner for essentially his entire career. He recently managed the eCommerce team at Bugaboo, where he leads them through a transition from a "Flaccid" Scrum-only approach, to a more holistic Scrum/DevOps approach. What is DevOps? And what could that be of value to you? An interactive workshop with a lot of fun and energy about your own learnings and others on the subject of DevOps. • We will start with a brief explanation about DASA/ DevOps • You will interact with others about your own DevOps journey • You will go away with at least one improvement for yourself and your team, that you can start implementing the next day. Speakers are Jeroen Kooistra: An experienced Agile DevOps coach (CEO, trainer and speaker) coaching DevOps teams for years. He likes to give pragmatic advice so that you will learn in small steps. And Martin de Ruiter, a guy passionate about coaching teams and organizations, that loves the ideas behind the Agile and DevOps mindset.
- Nerds can make or break a product! And value is hard to predict in the future!
Agenda[masked] Food & networking[masked] Opening[masked] Nerds can make or break a product[masked] Short break[masked] Value is hard to predict, especially in the future[masked] Closing & drinks The first topic is: Nerds can make or break a product. Are you using the full potential of your engineering team? Product owners play a crucial role in keeping teams motivated, not only by keeping a tidy backlog and managing stakeholders, but much more. You will learn valuable insights and practical tips from an engineers perspective. What should you be transparent about and what should you be shielding your team from? What are signals indicating things are not going well and the team is getting demoralized? Having worked in both thriving and demotivated teams as an engineer, I’ll share how you can keep teams happy and build successful products. The first speaker is Thijs Suijten. Thijs is an engineer with over 15 years of experience in tech. Founded several startups and worked on successful and miserably failed products in large and small teams. He loves trying out emerging technologies and empowering people to make the world a better place using technology. The second speaker is a well known surprise. The topic is an scientific article called: Application of Organizational Agility to Enhance the Predictability of Costs and Increase the Probability of Creating Value.
- Emergent Software Architecture & the future of Agile Architecture
Agenda[masked] Food & networking[masked] Opening[masked] Emergent Software Architecture[masked] Short break[masked] The future of agile architecture[masked] Closing & drinks Emergent Software Architecture: This first presentation introduces the participants to the idea of thinking in terms of emergent software architecture, the benefits, what that involves. Subtopics: - Fitness for Purpose - Architecture & Business Value Relation - Problem with Big Design Up Front (BDUF) - Software Architecture to Emerge - Slicing vs Layering - Minimal Documentation - Explore More - Q&A The first speaker is İlkay Polat, he is an Agile Software Development Coach and Trainer. With a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and several years of experience on software development, project management, program management, portfolio management and agile coaching, he has the experience, skills, and knowledge to help organizations and teams succeed in their journeys. He has coached many agile teams and organizations to deliver high quality software by embracing Agile and DevOps approaches. He is active in the communities (e.g. 5th Value, Liberating Structures İstanbul, and Agile Society Turkey) in Turkey and continuously evolves his approach to coaching, participating at meet-ups with other change agents. Specialities: Agile, Scrum, eXtreme Programming, DevOps, Nexus and Liberating Structures The future of agile architecture: In complex problem solving, YOU don’t know best – WE the people in a team and in an organisation as a whole know best – Cynefin at large. The best architectures do emerge from self-organising teams. This may or may not have huge implications on the role architecture and architects play on several levels in your organisation. In this session we will figure out together, interactively, what the future might look like for architects and architecture in this world of ever-growing complexity, in which probe-sense-respond - with emerging solutions - is the most sensible tactics of problem solving. We will be using a string of liberating structures, including myth turning as a structure to challenge your deep beliefs on architecture and architects, to make sure we all participate in designing the possible future of agile architecture! If you are wondering what, if anything, architecture in agile context has to do with you, or if you are wondering if architecture has any future at all: this session is for you! The second speaker is Maryse Meinen (Practical Agile NL). Maryse is a mindful scrum master and an agile coach for both teams and managers. She is a rebel at work and convinced that we really can nor should separate decision-making from hands-on work. She does everything in her power to make sure people actually doing the work get involved in the decision making in their organisation. Liberating Structures is one of the possibilities for making this happen.
- A practical introduction to Strategical Domain Driven Design
A practical introduction to Strategical Domain Driven Design: Knowing how to do things right is half the battle. Knowing how to do the right thing is the underappreciated but essential other half. In this workshop we'll learn how to discover the language of our clients. We will gracefully evolve our understanding from nothing to something and use various modelling tools to grow our understanding of the problem. If you want to have better conversations, make more useful models, and have the optimal preparation for writing code, then this is the workshop for you. Topics include context mapping & event storming. The presenter is Pim Elshoff (with the help of others) Like you, Pim is on a quest to do things a little bit better every time. As a scrum developer, he has extensive experience with solid coding, patient mentoring and tackling big projects using Domain Driven Design. Presentations by Pim are always fun, engaging and conversational. But don't fret; if you just want to listen and let others speak, it wíll be worth your time. Pim has worked at Procurios since 2012 and has seen a multitude of fundraising, political party and other clients that all share a common goal: getting the very most out of their software.