What is Agile Coaching?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Agile & Lean, Coaching, Conference, Linchpin | 12 Comments
What is Agile Coaching?

AgileCoachCamp Norway Professional Coaching The AgileCoachCamp Norway 2012, which I’m currently attending, was opened by an inspiring session with an ICF coaching trainer, Jan Georg Kristiansen from Erickson Coaching Nordic AS in Norway. He gave us a definition of ICF coaching as a 100% client-focused conversation, and we decided to have an Open Space session to take his definition as a starting point […]

Thank You, 2011!

Thank You, 2011!

2011 has been an awesome and truly transformative year for me, maybe the most important in my life so far. The primary reason was that a number of new real options emerged that gave me opportunities to create value for myself and others in ways that I wouldn’t have expected one year ago. I’m very […]

What Makes a Good Tester?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference | 2 Comments
What Makes a Good Tester?

Last night, I was invited by Lisa Crispin and Jean-Paul Varwijk to a Potsdam Agile Testers Session (PaTS) at the AgileTestingDays. It was a cool chance to meet friends from the Agile community and to make new ones…

ALE2011—The WHY: Vision and Purpose

ALE2011—The WHY: Vision and Purpose

I started to write about our amazing organisational model two weeks ago. Before that, we created a vision using StrategicPlay, wrote about What’s In It For Me… Yet still people keep asking WHY. As I value the persons asking me highly, I take this as a clear sign that our purpose has still not been visible […]

Test-Driven Conversations

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Coaching, Conference | 3 Comments
Test-Driven Conversations

At the AgileCoachCamp US, Derek W. Wade ran a session on the advocacy/inquiry interaction pattern, titled “WTF” (Where’s that from). The basic idea is simple: when we listen to a statement of another person, we assume a certain context, in which we would have made such a statement. Derek had a nice example: Joe comes […]

Compassion—the Power of Vulnerability

I’ve learned a lot about myself in the conversations at AgileCoachCamp US. I talked with Michael Sahota, Dave Sharrock, Siraj Sirajuddin, Pascal Pinck and others about various topics, a prominent being the influence maps that Siraj had multiple sessions on during the camp. Today, Gerry Kirk posted a TED talk by Brene Brown that gave me […]

Kanban Considered Harmful? turned into Quality of Life

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Coaching, Conference | 4 Comments
Kanban Considered Harmful? turned into Quality of Life

The AgileCoachCamp US in Columbus, Ohio, was in many ways an enlightening and awesome event. Pascal Pinck invited me to come, meeting him and talking to him was one of the highlights of the weekend. This won’t be my last post about ACCUS… Kanban Considered Harmful? I had a few conversations at the SoCal Kanban/Lean […]

ALE2011—The Story of Organising with a Purpose

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference, Linchpin | No Comments

I already wrote about the organisational model, thanked all the contributors… Oana, Franck, Marcin and I were the ALE2011 program sofa fellows and gathered our thoughts about the story in a prezi.  Now you can see our talk about The Story of Organising ALE2011 It all starts on Skype… (the same post is now available […]

ALE2011—The Story of Organising with a Purpose

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference, Linchpin | One Comment

I already wrote about the organisational model, thanked all the contributors… Oana, Franck, Marcin and I were the ALE2011 program sofa fellows and gathered our thoughts about the story in a prezi.  Now you can see our talk about The Story of Organising ALE2011 It all starts on Skype… (the same post is now available […]

ALE2011 keynote—Bjarte Bogsnes on Beyond Budgeting

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference | One Comment
ALE2011 keynote—Bjarte Bogsnes on Beyond Budgeting

A New Business Model for New Business Realities Enjoy Bjarte Bogsnes’ keynote from ALE2011 last week. Bjarte Bogsnes about Beyond Budgeting at ALE2011 .