Motivation: cause or effect?

In a conversation during the last agile coach camp Germany I was reminded of something I see often in agility: motivational interventions. Most, if not all, agile coaches use them in one form or another: a workshop moderated with a pot of energy on their side, a training where the reasons why agile is what … Read more…

Change, Change, Change! – Workshop at XP Days Benelux

Here are the slides I presented today at XP Days Benelux in Mechelen together with Dirk Lässig (@djlaessig): Change, Change, Change! This time in a workshop version, where the participants learned to use these conditions to design change. For a detailed description of what this is about, please refer to my previous post. Change, change, … Read more…

Innovation Needs Waste! – Workshop at XP Days Benelux 2011

Here’s a new post on design thinking. As promised in my previous post, some more details on what the presentation at XP Days Germany together with Dirk Lässig (@djlaessig) was about. In fact, we just delivered the same material in the format of a workshop at XP Days Benelux, where, rather than talking too much, … Read more…

Coaching Organisations as Systems, i.e. Agile as a Systemic Change at the Scandinavian Developer Conference

At the Scandinavian Developer Conference I presented today some concepts useful for coaching at the organisational level. The basic idea behind this presentation is that thinking about agile at the team level is a necessary step, but not the only one needed in order to create an agile organisation. In a parallel presentation I argued … Read more…

Soft Skills Essentials at the Mini-XP Days 2011 in Mechelen

Here another “service post” to distribute the slides of the Soft Skills Essentials presentation, this time in the form Yves Hanoulle (twitter: @YvesHanoulle) and I presented it at the Mini-XP Days Benelux in Mechelen, a summary of the best presentations of last year’s XP Days Benelux. The presentation is basically as the Turku Agile Day, … Read more…

Soft Skills Essentials at the Turku Agile Day

Here are the slides of today’s keynote I delivered together with Mike Sutton (@mhsutton) at the Turku Agile Day to a very engaged audience: thank you for the fun! Soft Skills Essentials for Software Craftsmen – Turku Agile Day 2011 from Pierluigi Pugliese  For the bibliography, please refer to this post…

New Tools of the Craft – Workshop at the Turku Agile Day

Today, together with Mike Sutton (Twitter: @mhsutton), I ran a workshop called “New Tools of the Craft” at the Turku Agile Day. Here are the slides we showed and a selected bibliography… New Tools of the Craft from Pierluigi Pugliese Yes And… This is a concept coming from the Improvisation Theatre. The best known books … Read more…

Soft Skills Essentials for Software Craftsmen at XPDays Benelux

Last week, together with Yves Hanoulle (twitter: @YvesHanoulle), I presented again “Soft Skills Essentials for Software Craftsmen”, this time at XPDays Benelux. Here are the slides: Soft skills essentials for software craftsmen from Pierluigi Pugliese As usual at XPDays Benelux, the audience was very mature and interested in these topics (in the meantime the conference … Read more…

It’s not just about teams! – “Agile as a systemic change” presentation at the Italian Agile Day 2010

Agile has been a refreshing wind of change in the software development world. A very much needed one, actually. Yet, I believe these days a big part of the agile community is stuck in a cul-de-sac called the teams! What’s wrong with teams? Nothing really. Except that… they are just a model! A team is … Read more…

Soft Skills Essentials for Software Craftsmen @ WebExpo in Prague

Here’s a short post just to publish the slides I presented today at the WebExpo in Prague. Soft skills essentials for software craftsmen @ webexpo2010 from Pierluigi Pugliese If you weren’t there and, as such, you haven’t the audio that comes with these, the presentation has been video recorded and will be available on their … Read more…

Agile Self-Help through Communities of Practice

This is a short post to share the slides of the presentation I gave today at XP 2010 in Trondheim about how to implement a community of practice in your organisation to spread the experiences about agility among teams. Here they are: Agile Self Help Through Communities Of Practice from Pierluigi Pugliese   Most of … Read more…

Solution Focused presentation again: Mini XP Days 2010

Here’s a short post to publish the slides and the handout for the third version of my Solution Focused approach to Agile Coaching presentation. This time I gave it at the Mini XP Days Benelux 2010, a one day conference with the presentations that were voted the best at the XPDays Benelux 2009. It has … Read more…