Jurgen Appelo

Concrete Practices for Agile Managers (Part 1)

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

I was reading Jerry Weinberg’s book Becoming a Technical Leader last week, and I came across his advice to start a journal and write for five minutes per day. The advice was so clear and simple, I decided to implement it right away. The reason for writing in a journal is to help yourself with [...]


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21 Concrete Practices for Agile Managers (Part 2)

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

At the ALE2011 conference in Berlin I organized an open space session about Concrete Practices for Agile Managers. For almost an hour at least 30 people discussed with me suggestions for concrete techniques an Agile manager can apply to grow an Agile organization. These were the suggestions by the participants: Take part in a team’s [...]


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ALE… Self-Organization without Management?

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

Yesterday Rini van Solingen asked me if I would tattoo the ALE logo on my arm. I answered: “Absolutely not, because I have no idea in which the direction the network will be going!” After this reply I realized that it nicely illustrates how I see my position in the ALE network: OK, I might have [...]


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Why I Liked ALE2011

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

I did not only enjoy the ALE2011 unconference because of the wonderful people, great talks, inspiring keynotes, cool open space program, and pleasant venue. I find that to be the standard of most conferences I attend in Europe. It is what I expect nowadays when I go to such events. No, I particularly enjoyed ALE2011 [...]


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How to Change the World (After 15 Years of Failure)

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

I told people many times that I’ve been a failure for 15 years. In 1992 I tried to start an international newsletter about dance music, and I failed. In 1994 I tried to launch a game development company, and I failed. I spent 3 years writing bookkeeping software, but I sold it to only a [...]


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