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Adapting to a different country and culture – a story

This is the story of Jerome (names changed to protect the innocent), and his adventures while changing countries for work. Jerome always wanted to work in another country. He had bought into the whole globalization/Cultural experimentation ideas of the 90’s. The economy was growing quite strongly, there was a strong …

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Dude! Where’s my manager? or Why you should attend LESS2011

Many teams start their agile transition from the “developer-side”. This is quite normal, developers (coders and testers) feel the pain more than others because they need to actually get the product/system finished. But by focusing on developers, aren’t we missing something? Aren’t we forgetting that many of the consequences we …

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LESS goes Stockholm for LESS2011, join us there in October

Last year I was involved in the organization of a unique conference. LESS2010 was a unique conference because it brought together different communities. We wanted to make sure that people with different points of view would discuss those points of view. The aim was to create a space for sharing …

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You cannot transition to Agile. Stop and just embrace it!

I am writing this blog post to explore a concept. So bear with me, I’ll probably ask more questions than I’ll answer. Why do most Agile fail in our companies (or government organizations for that matter)? My view is that we cannot actually transition from a command and control management …

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What would a European Agile comunity look like? #ALEnetwork

Many of us have been involved in many different communities. Agile Finland for a start. But also other communities: our local kindergarten or school parent’s group, the school or kindergarten itself; the local neighbors; the apartment building executive board (“hallitus” in Finnish), etc. In fact, if we look back in …

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Patterns of Agility. How to recognize an Agile project when you see one…

Instead of fighting about “who’s agile” or “who’s more agile than whom”, it would be useful to create a set of patterns, that once recognized would help us define if we are or have been able to successfully implement an Agile life-cycle for our project and portfolio. These patterns or …

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