Anarchy with a Purpose—a Model for Emergent Awesomeness

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Community, Conference, Linchpin, RealOptions | 5 Comments
Anarchy with a Purpose—a Model for Emergent Awesomeness

An amazing crowd of volunteers organised the first gathering of the Agile Lean Europe network, ALE2011. It happened last week, and being part of the organisation team has not only been an honour and a pleasure, but also the most successful project I was ever involved with. Why? Because the organisation was emergent, the leadership and responsibility […]

Impressions from ALE2011—Day 2

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference | No Comments
Impressions from ALE2011—Day 2

The second day of ALE2011 started with an amazing keynote by Bjarte Bogsnes on Beyond Budgeting. I had seen a video of his talk at LESS2010 in Helsinki, bought his book… And invited him to come to our unconference. Which he did! [amazon asin=”0470405163″ template=”simpleimage”] Beyond Budgeting is a topic that deserves its own post, […]

Impressions from ALE2011—Day 1

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference | No Comments
Impressions from ALE2011—Day 1

After my first Thank You last weekend (which I feel inclined to repeat: Thank you all for making it an amazing experience!) I’ll now write up my impressions in a timeline, focussing on my learnings. Preparation Last Tuesday I went to the venue around lunchtime to meet early-arriving peers for preparation. We went to lunch […]

Thank You For ALE2011

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Community, Conference, Linchpin | 4 Comments
Thank You For ALE2011

As you may have noticed, during the last months I’ve been part of an amazing team that organised a conference. The event is called ALE2011 and just finished last Friday. It was amazing. I’m still trying to sort my thoughts and learnings, and I do not want to compare it with other (un)conferences, but the organisation […]

Why I Don’t Attend Agile2011…

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference | 2 Comments

As the Agile2011 conference is now underway and the Twitter stream is buzzing with interesting ideas, I start hearing from people who expected to see me in Salt Lake City… And asking why I am not. So I’ll give you a real-life example of Real Options and Last Responsible Moments…

Spotting the Balance

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Balance, Community, Conference | 3 Comments

At the AgileCoachCamp Germany last weekend, I hosted a session about Balance. As coaches, we are working on edges. Between order and chaos, command and self-organisation, the status quo and the status to be… Some of these edges we need to guard so that people don’t cross them. Some others we need to guard so that people […]

How To Organise a Conference

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Community, Conference | 3 Comments

As you might have noticed if you follow this blog or read my tweets… Things that happened in Madrid and during the last weeks on LinkedIn have led to the situation that we’re now organising a conference in Berlin. ALE2011 The ALE2011 will take place on Sept 7-9 in Berlin. It’ll be a non-profit, community-driven […]

ALE Network World Café Rough-Up

Posted by on May 14, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference | 10 Comments

Important: Jurgen copied these results on single pages on the ALEnetwork website. Any not yet corrected details please comment on that side… Thanks, Jurgen! On May 10, 2011 at XP2011 in Madrid, we created a vision for the ALE Network. On May 11, we used this vision to seed a world café session to define […]

I’m organising a Conference!

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Conference | 5 Comments

My major learning from my open space session about the organisation of the ALE2011 conference at the XP2011 is: To organise an amazing conference, you just need two things: An amazing crowd, and One hour. Planning a Conference Yesterday, on May 12, 2011, in the Open Space at the XP2011 in Madrid, about a dozen […]

Brian Raging Madrid

Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Conference | 4 Comments

Brian Marick opens the second main conference day of XP2011 with a keynote titled “Rage against the Power Law”. He started with a Short History of Agile Agile started in isolated places. The confrontation with a money-based company culture crushed Agile—the Economies of Scale for the Enterprise are Dis-Economies for Us. History of Money How money […]