Italian Agile Day in Bologna – 20.11.2009

Last Friday I went for my first time to the Italian Agile Day, a day of full-immersion in the world of the Italian Agile community, even free as it’s autofinanced through donations. This event has grown significantly over the last years, peaking in 400 people attendance last year. Hosted in a very modern hotel in … Read more…

Looping

Have you ever wondered what makes Agile so special and so productive? My guess would be because it closes loops and allows fast and useful feedback. Extreme Programming is all about feedback, openly stated: pair programming, regression testing, continuous integration are all ways of generating the right feedback. Scrum is also based on feedback loops: … Read more…

What is an Agile Coach, really?

There are a lot of people out there calling themselves “Agile Coach”. I’m one of them as well. But what are we exactly? What is our role in an organisation? What value do we bring each day we work with software teams? Well, googling brings no further: an Agile coach is, for some, a facilitator/mentor, … Read more…