I would like to share with you a very simple and quite powerful technique for improving the rate at which work can be released, which was was introduced to me recently. As I often stress, our goal as Agile practitioners should alway be to deliver the maximum value as early as possible for the lowest […]
Agile training … with Lego?
Agile workshops and courses, Lego included! Sometimes, when I mention we use Lego as part of our Agile training and certification courses, I get some odd looks. Yes, I really mean we use Lego, those wonderful coloured plastic bricks that kids have so much fun with. So how and why do we use Lego to […]
Agile principles: working software and business agility
The Manifesto for Agile Software Development (2001) identifies four key items which are highly valued in the effective delivery of software: Individuals and interactions over processes and toolsWorking software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over contract negotiationResponding to change over following a plan The XSCALE Alliance for Agile Organisations adds an additional item to this list, that […]
What are “Agile” and “DevOps”, really?
There is lots of hype, and many products, frameworks, methodologies, tools, etc. on the market purporting to be “Agile” or “DevOps”. But what do these terms really mean and how does one become more “Agile” or do “DevOps”. Whilst there are lots of details we could discuss for hours and which hardly anyone will agree […]
Swiss Agile Association Board Member Andres Pfister receives XPM Coach certification
The Swiss Agile Association pleased to announce that SAA board member Prof. Dr. Andres Claudius Pfister has been certified as the newest XSCALE Product Management Coach (XPMC) in Switzerland. Prof. Dr. Andres Claudius Pfister Prof. Dr. Pfister holds the position of Professor of Leadership at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, one of the […]