How Play4Agile Changed My Life

How Play4Agile Changed My Life

Play4Agile has been the most transformative gathering I’ve attended. It’s been substantial in my personal growth, and the connections I’ve made in the agile community. This is my P4A story… How It Started Long after online interactions with the XP crowd in 98-01, my first real-life contact with the agile community was ScrumGathering 09 in […]

Culture Fitness Training Berlin – First Impressions

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Culture, StrategicPlay, Temenos | 3 Comments

First Culture Fitness Training On Monday and Tuesday I ran the first Culture Fitness Training in Berlin. The idea and the content was co-created with Steve Holyer. Culture Fitness Training is an open interactive workshop designed to make sense of and influence the culture of an organisation. It’s based on my Culture and Climate Check, […]

Thank You, agile42!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2011 in Awesome, Coaching, Linchpin, StrategicPlay | No Comments
Thank You, agile42!

10 months since I joined, and now the end of the year… Time for reflection, and a big Thank You. I’ve become part of a great team of coaches. There’s a saying about Jazz: “Always be the worst guy in every band you’re in.” My amazing friend Mike Sutton gave me the advice to apply […]

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 […]

Katrin @Cuxdu Elster, Awesome Facilitator

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in Awesome, Community, StrategicPlay | No Comments

Some of you might have noticed the “Awesome Coach of the Week” series on the agile42 blog. It’s my way of giving back to the community what I’ve so selfishly taken from it during the last two years—positive energy. Yet, it is focused on Agile Coaches, and some of the awesome people I know have […]

How Might We? Creative Problem Solving

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in StrategicPlay | One Comment

Charles Warren from Google talks about the “How Might We?” approach that can lead you through any design challenge:   Ask “How Might We?” on the goal at hand. Open up broader possibilities by asking “Why (should we)?” and gather some answers. Pick one and now ask “What stops us?” to focus. That might lead to some interesting […]

ALE2011 Unconference in Berlin – Status Updates

When And Where? Robert Buchholz made the very intelligent suggestion to add the date of the event to this post. The conference will happen on September 7-9, 2011 in Berlin. Venue is being selected… And now we also have a website. Updates I’ll stop updating this page with sofa fellow changes and commitments now, as […]

Play4Agile Closing Session

Posted by on Apr 3, 2011 in Agile & Lean, Community, StrategicPlay | No Comments

Dieter Bertsch filmed the four Retrospective Session acts at Play4Agile. Awesome! A writeup of my impressions from that awesome event will follow. Enjoy… Lego Art Mind Map Role Play .

Martie, the management model, built with LEGO

Three weeks ago, Jurgen Appelo asked for volunteers on Twitter . He wanted to pose a challenge to the readers of his new book “Management 3.0”: To win a signed copy of the book, you needed to post something on agile management and mention Martie, the management model:

AgileCoachCamp Norway – Day 2

Last weekend I went to the AgileCoachCamp Norway 2011 (#accn) which I organised with Sergey Dmitriev, Geir Amsjø and a few others… We made it happen. It was amazing. I wrote about the first day of the unconference here. Open Space—Continued… The morning started after a short night’s sleep with an awesome breakfast—are all Norwegian hotels that […]