Beyond Lean Agile new logo!

Today’s post isn’t related with any specific Lean Agile subject instead is regarding the new logo for the Beyond Lean Agile Blog.

In order to give you some context, this week during the Global Scrum Gathering in Prague 2015, I’ve reencounter a person that I meet last year during the Conference Lean Agile Scotland 2014.

Besides the different subjects that we discussed during the coffee breaks one that came up was “Why din’t I have a logo for the blog?”.

Well… As you know my answer was really fast “My draws are really bad ;)”.

So, after my answer he decided to give me a gift. Try to guess what was the gift?

He took his pen from his pocket and drew the logo in one minute. The result is amazing as you can see!

BeyondLeanAgileLogo

So, my final words is many many thanks mate for the amazing work/logo and it’s promised that I will update the blog with the new logo as soon as possible.

 

When to take the decision? What decision? by Nick Maroudas

Today, I would like to share with you an article written by my friend Nick Maroudas.

After reading his article “When to take the decision? What decision?” I thought that was really great to share with you.

So, my next step was ask him if I could share the article in the blog and after a few seconds I got his answer as you can see “Accepted you can take it 😄”.

Having said this, I’m happy to share the article link:

When to take the decision? What decision? by Nick Maroudas.

Nick

My feedback from this is simple: Great article. I hope that you enjoy reading it like I did.

Lean Coffee Portugal Community!

After the Lean Coffee Porto and Braga continued success, today’s post is related with the most recent update that is Lean Coffee Portugal.

Logo Portugal

It’s really amazing to see this community growing month after month. Better than this, is the people’s motivation attending every month as well the new people joining our community.

The result from this is the 9th Edition in November @Startup Braga and the expectation to keep coming and growing!

I will be there and you? Are you joining us to share your knowledge and experience?

Scrum and Leadership: Responsibilities of the Executive Action Team with Jeff Sutherland and his Scrum Inc.team

I’m happy to share that I just finished my registration for an extensive examination of why and how leadership needs to engage to de-risk an Agile implementation with with JeffSutherland and his Scrum Inc.team.

This is going to happen on December 1st 2015 and I’m looking forward to learn more about this topic from these guys experience.

To give you some context please find below the course description.

Scrum and Leadership: Responsibilities of the Executive Action Team

iStock_000028769268Medium-300x200

“Transitioning from traditional project management to Scrum is a paradigm shift. Too often, leadership believes implementing Scrum as a simple process change that can be delegated. Leadership must own an Agile transition because it is nothing short of a strategic reorganization. Albeit an incremental one.

To truly reap Scrum’s benefits, the C-Suite must lead a cultural change. How? First and foremost, they need to form as a senior Scrum team, or Executive Action Team (EAT.) By operating as a small cross-functional team, executives not only understand how the Scrum ceremonies, roles and tools work together to enable massive increases in productivity but they learn how collaboration, rather than command-and-control, enables innovation and problem solving. This emotional aspect is the cultural change leadership needs to learn and communicate to the rest of the enterprise.

Join Jeff Sutherland and his Scrum Inc.team, Tuesday, December 1st at 11am EDT for an extensive examination of why and how leadership needs to engage to de-risk an Agile implementation.” [1]

References:

[1] Scrum and Leadership: Responsibilities of the Executive Action Team | scruminc.