September 2011 Blog Posts

Ericsson Agile Conference 2011 conference: looking at a large international company's agile transition

This 20th and 21st of November I've attended the Ericsson Agile Conference 2011 where Ericsson people from different divisions and countries meet up in Finland in Jorvas. You can try to search with Twitter for the tag #EAGLECON before Twitter memory vanish. Tens and tens of sessions, workshops and open spaces were held by Ericsson employees working in different roles while a few sessions were held by external speakers like me. Attending the sessions and listening I've been able to recognize also progresses, challenges and anecdotes similar to what I have seen and experienced in other teams...

From Beyond Agile to Advanced Agile: restarting the quest for craftsmanship

Looking at the successful artists I see that most of them spent their whole life learning and developing their techniques and languages, experimenting and practising, all before been able to create their masterpiece they are remembered for. We computer programmers use to proclaim ourself senior on some technique/technology after few years of practice. And for some of us the next step is to start to teach others and stop learning, questioning our assumptions, and so stop improving. The same is true when we developers learn, practice and master Agile, trying also to become Agile...