Category Archives: events

LADG is 100!!!!

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday London Agile Discussion Group, Happy birthday to you.   Last week, the London Agile Discussion Group held its 100th session. It all began over 4 years earlier … On Tuesday 20 August 2012, I climbed the stairs to a tiny room above a pub in… Read More »

Down with the kids

Inspiration sometimes comes from unlikely places. Last weekend, I took my children to the Story Museum in Oxford for a reading of The BFG (by the amazing stage actor Anthony Pedley). Anyone with children will know what happens after any such event: there is an obligatory trip to the gift shop. Annoyingly, most gift shops… Read More »

The heart of agile

We co-hosted an amazing talk from Alistair Cockburn on Tuesday 14 June. He entertained us with a talk where he took shu, ha, ri to another level. Shu-ha-ri is a Japanese martial art concept that is well-used in our industry. In case you have somehow missed it, it describes the stages a martial arts student… Read More »

Brier scores

In our current experiment, around 80 people made predictions on the Euro 2016 football competition. Participants range from 8 to 80 years old, from people who have never watched a match to a BBC football journalist, from Europeans to Americans. Each participant made 36 predictions (one for each of the group matches) in the month before the… Read More »

Alistair Cockburn talk

Following the success of its recent session focusing on Alistair Cockburn’s Crystal Clear, the London Agile Discussion Group has teamed up with the London Scrum User Group, London Code Dojo and Adventures with Agile for an evening with Cockburn during a rare visit to the UK on 14 June 2016. Entitled “Returning to the Heart of… Read More »

Agile on the Beach 2016

Fancy a two-day conference and a beach party? If so, then Agile on the Beach is the ticket for you. Tickets are now on sale. If you get in there quickly, you might even get one of the reduced tickets at£295 (full price is £350). Go to Agile on the Beach tickets for more details. The billed… Read More »

Scrum Gathering Prague 2015

Would a Scrum Alliance conference be boring? Would I learn anything? Would it be attended by the same old people peddling the same old, by-the-book, approaches? On the other hand, how bad could 3 days in Prague be? My mind was made up: I’d go to Prague for the 2015 Scrum Alliance Scrum Gathering. I wasn’t… Read More »