In this edition: Another podcast interview; The Agile travesty; Right to Left; Translations; Public workshops (UK*2, IT, DE*2); Speaking (UK*2, IT); Top posts
Another podcast interview
Last month I was interviewed by Vasco Duarte for the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast. For reasons that now escape me this missed the July roundup, so I lead with it this time:
Thank you Vasco, it was fun!
The Agile travesty
This quote from Martin Fowler’s The State of Agile Software in 2018 keynote has drawn quite a bit of attention over the past few days:
Of course the Agendashift community not only stands against imposition, we offer positive alternatives (or in other words, we’re neither grandstanding nor whining). Authentic engagement on outcomes isn’t that hard, certainly not beyond the capability of anyone who can reasonably claim to be an effective change agent or sponsor. If you’re not sure how, let us show you!
Right to Left
Monthly status check: 17,014 words, three chapters (of six) completed.
I’ve updated the landing page to list the chapters:
The eagle-eyed may spot a subtle title change: there’s no “Lean-Agile” in the book’s title now – given its intended audience it seemed just that bit too jargony.
As promised, two of last months book-related tweets…
…have become blog posts:
The next chapter to be written, 4. Viable scaling, is one I really must get right. Scaling is a controversial topic, but hardly one I can ignore while covering the Lean-Agile landscape. Via Agendashift and a new mystery ingredient I believe I can address the controversy constructively while still remaining fair to all sides. Of course I might just end up offending everyone – we’ll see!
For questions or the latest updates, go to Slack channel #right-to-left. See also some research-related conversations in channel #systhink-complexity.
As announced this month here and here, the cue card for our Clean Language-inspired coaching game 15-minute FOTO has recently been translated into German, Swedish, and Italian. Thank you Johan Nordin, Alex Pukinskis and Massimo Sarti.
Meanwhile, Agendashift surveys are now multilingual. Short version: survey participants can now switch languages from the default specified by the survey’s administrator.
Public workshops (UK*2, IT, DE*2)
- 14 September, Chesterfield, UK: Agendashift Studio (SOLD OUT) (Mike Burrows) – see note 1
- 9-11 October, Brighton, UK: Agendashift + X-Matrix Masterclass (Mike Burrows, Karl Scotland)
- 9 November, Brescia, Italy: Pre-conference workshop: Facilitating Outcome-Oriented Change (Mike Burrows) – see note 2
- 21-22 November, Berlin, Germany: 2-day Advanced Agendashift workshop: Coaching and Leading Continuous Transformation (Mike Burrows) – see note 3
- 03 December, Munich, Germany: Core Agendashift: Facilitating Outcome-Oriented Change (Julia Wester)
- Slack channel #agendashift-studio if interested in attending another cozy and low-cost workshop for 3-4 participants in my studio office in Chesterfield (close to the Peak District National Park; lunch is at a local farm shop). Delighted to report that two of September’s participants are attendees of past workshops, returning for more!
- The Brescia workshop now has a booking page (it wasn’t ready for last month’s roundup)
- The Berlin workshop doesn’t yet have a booking page; watch the LinkedIn group or #events in Slack for updates, or drop me a line
Speaking (UK*2, IT)
- 12 October, Brighton, UK: Lean Agile Brighton 2018 (Mike Burrows, Karl Scotland, Jose Casal)
- 22 October, Manchester, UK: SCiO Open Meeting – Autumn 2018, Manchester (All Welcome) (Mike Burrows)
- 10th November, Brescia, Italy: Italian Agile Day 2018 (Mike Burrows)
- You can’t deliver a task
- Continuous Delivery demands Continuous Discovery
- FOTO in 15-minuti
- And in Swedish…
- #RightToLeft works for Scrum too (July)
Still going strong:
- Introducing Kanban through its values (Jan 2013)
- Featureban 2.0 (June 2016)
- My handy, referenceable Definition of Done (May)
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