events

New LADG logo

I remember drawing a logo for the London Agile Discussion Group many, many years ago. It was only meant to be a placeholder. Four years later, it’s still there. But finally I’ve asked someone to draw us a better one. Below are 4 logos that have been created by different artists on… Read More »New LADG logo

LADG is 100!!!!

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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… Read More »LADG is 100!!!!

CSM course in Reading

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From November 2016, we’ll be running Certified Scrum Master courses in the Thames Valley (the first one is in Reading) Hang on! Haven’t I always said that experience is more important than certification?! I still believe that … so I’ve teamed up with one of the best trainers in the… Read More »CSM course in Reading

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… Read More »Down with the kids

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… Read More »The heart of agile

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)… Read More »Brier scores

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… Read More »Alistair Cockburn talk

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… Read More »Agile on the Beach 2016

Scrum Gathering Prague 2015

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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… Read More »Scrum Gathering Prague 2015

How short should your sprints be?

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How long should your sprint be? Although the latest version of The Scrum Guide (version July 2013) says it should be time-boxed at “one month or less”, the most common length in practice seems to be two weeks. The underlying rules for sprint lengths are: choose the length that is best for your… Read More »How short should your sprints be?