Call for speaker Agile Conference in Belgium (Agile Tour Brussels 2012)

Agile Tour Brussels - An Agile Conference in Belgium on 26-10-2012

Dears,

The Agile Belgium Community is calling for speakers for the Agile Conference : Agile Tour Brussels 2012. (Date 26 October 2012 – Brussels Belgium)

The purpose of this conference is to gather in one place Agile practitioners and people wanting to know more about Agile.

We would like this event to be an Agile Belgium community gathering.

To submit a session, we ask you to:

– Create an account on the agile tour website http://agiletour.org

A new Blog Theme

Previous theme of the Blog

In 2009, I started this blog because I wanted to share my Agile and Scrum experiences.

It’s been a few years now and it’s time tu use a new WordPress theme. So bye bye “Spring” theme by the449. and hello there BlogoLife 2.0 by wplook.

I try to at least write one post by months, it’s not easy because I chose to wrote a bilingual blog. Please don’t hesitate to give me feedback on this blog or on the new design ! If you want to write something about Agile methods, feel free to contact me.

Happy Birthday Agile Belgium Drinkup (#abdup)

Almost one year ago, Marc Lainez took a very nice initiative for the Belgium Agile Community. He launched the Agile Belgium Drinkup.

What’s the Agile Belgium Drinkup ? I will quote what you can read on the invitations:

This is an informal meetup of the Belgian Agile and Lean community. Come after work and meet people you usually only meet at conferences. Anyone interested in Agile or Lean can join.

I’ve been there a few times and it’s really interesting to meet people from different companies, disciplines.

The 30th of May it will be our 1st anniversary. #abdup (official hashtag) will be one year old.

Scrum on National Television…

Well…on Belgian National Television, but anyway, we are proud of it ;-)

RTL-TVI (Belgian National TV) did a coverage about the status of e-commerce in Belgium. In this coverage, you can see one of my clients using Agile methods.

It’s the opportunity to see Visual Management in action. You can also see one of the teams doing his Scrum “daily-meeting”.

Part about us start around 2’15”. Coverage is French speaking.



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Highlights of 2011

Welcome to 2012

Dears,

To close this year with you I’d like to share with you one of the best moment of 2011.

This Video was shoot during the Agile Games Conference, in April 2011 in Boston.

This was 3 intense days of playing, learning and having fun.

This was host at the Microsoft New England  Research & Development Center.

I wish you the best for 2012 both on a personal and professional point of view.

Yours truly,

Bruno.

Agile Games 2011 Promo from Lollie Videography on Vimeo.

Yet another story about Visual Management…

Visual Management

In my early days of Agile I’ve been quickly intrigued by the Visual Management concept. I knew I liked it, but I did not always knew why. I have a tendency to enjoy the techniques that seems silly at first sight and then reveals to be extremely powerful. So maybe that’s why.

So I was working with my client. At the time, they were preparing themselves to implement Agile and at first I helped them to better organize their releases. And what’s the best way to do that ? Visual Management of course.

Risks of an Agile Initiative

Good to know...

If you are coach, IT Manager or just an Agile passionate…in my opinion it’s good for you to know that implementing Agile has several risks.

It’s important to know it and to handle it. So here is a (non-exhaustive) list of global risks you should discuss in advance with your Management or your client, before starting being Agile.

A first reminder:

The starting point of an Agile initiative is that we realize that the actual system doesn’t give us satisfaction. We have new expectations and we want to change to a new system.