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…

Agile Open conference in Baarn

Last Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10th and 11th, about 70 agile fans met in Baarn, Holland, for the Agile Open 2009 edition. The open space event was organised by Agile Holland in the premises of VxCompany: a very nice location logistically as close to perfect for this type of events as I’ve seen to date, … Read more…

Who’s Chunking Up Your Project?

I was at a conference recently, following a project manager’s presentation about the project he was leading. The show was very professional, though skewed to provide a good image of both the presenter and the company he is working for. After just a few minutes into it, I felt lost in his words. I went … 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…