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How to speak at more industry events

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Your team has gone through or is going through a transformation. We all are right now.
You’ve learned some things. You’ve figured things out. You feel ready to share those lessons with the greater agile and lean community. It sounds like you’re ready to apply to speak at an industry conference or Meetup. The strange side effect of the pandemic we are all experiencing is that anyone can apply to speak …

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17 Remote Retrospective Ideas

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Now is the time when community means more than ever. Our virtual Aginext community brought it today at our monthly virtual lean coffee. And what holiday could be more agile than World Retrospective Day? Let’s dive into the community’s suggestions.
First up we have an Aginext speaker who wanted to take a bit more time to turn his activity remote. Laurence Wood has invented the Richer Retrospectives game

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Why should you speak at a conference? Why should you speak at Aginext?

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The Call for Speakers for the 4th Annual Aginext Conference is open now through 30 November 2019.
With that in mind, we are going to look at the reasons you should apply to speak at more industry conferences, meetups and events.
To Learn: Nothing lets you understand what you’ve been doing better than processing lessons into a talk and accepting feedback and questions on it.
To Recruit: Enthusiastically sharing your team’s journey …

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Meet the Community: David Heath

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Let’s get to know another workshop facilitator. David Heath is a tech lead at GDS and organiser of the popular Liberating Structures London Meetup. So who better to lead our double workshop on Liberating Structures?
Tickets are selling fast to Agile Tour London on 18 October 2019, so don’t miss your chance to participate in our great line-up of interactive workshops!
Start by introducing yourself to our readers, telling …

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Meet the Community: Julia Harrison

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Next up we are talking with Julia Harrison. Julia is a product manager, improv comedian, and ready to help you be awesome to work with. It’s our first time welcoming Julia to our ever-growing on-stage community, so feel free to ask her more questions @JuliaFromIT.
Your #ATLDN workshop ‘Being awesome to work with’ focusses a lot on cultivating the individual. So much about agile …

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Meet the Community: Craig Cockburn

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Next up on our community member chats, we sit down and offer our five-plus-one questions to Craig Cockburn to talk all things visualising strategy.
In your 10+ years as an agile consultant, how have you seen the industry change?
Well about ten years ago I was working mostly with teams doing scrum and a few teams doing scrum of scrums. Not long after this I began to see scaling practices. Shortly after …

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Meet the Community: Dave Farley

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As we continue highlighting Aginext’s community members, we’d be remiss not to have a virtual sit down with one of our newest members and Agile Tour London 2019 keynote speaker Dave Farley.
Let’s dive right in!
How about you start by telling us about what you dub “Farley’s Laws.” Give us the short version of each.
“Farley’s Laws” is a slightly jokey presentation, the laws are:
1st Law: People are crap.
Meaning …

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Meet the Community: Henry Stewart

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We are continuing our series of interviewing (some of) our favourite 2019 speakers and facilitators so you can get to know them before you join us 18 October at Agile Tour London.
And what better way to follow up Playful Portia’s interview than with Happy Henry?
What makes a happy workplace?
For me, it’s largely about the culture the management creates. What people don’t like are micro management, being told what to …

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Meet the Community: Portia Tung

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This week we are kicking off our Meet the Community, series interviewing some of our favourite Aginext Community members. It only makes sense we started this series with a perennial favourite at the agile events in London and now around with world — Portia Tung!
Portia was the first keynote of the Aginext conference on agile at scale (see video below) and has spoken or run workshops at six …

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Three Challenges to the New Agile Leader

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When speaker and track coordinator Sheetal Thaker of Agile World pitched the idea of a wholly dedicated track to agile leadership, we were excited because it’s certainly a hot agile topic, but we weren’t sure what the speaker response would be. After all hierarchies are the death of agile, right? 
There’s no doubt that the last 20+ years of Agile have seen the role of Leader or Manager changed …

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Three Agile Trends to Deliver Customer Value Faster

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While Agile is supposed to be all about the people on a team, one of the impetuses behind the last 18 years of Modern Agile (and modern distributed systems) has always been to be quicker to respond to customer needs. And that’s an emergent theme in this year’s Agile Tour London — increasing competitiveness through delivering customer value — which we will also explore today.
Agile is Redefining Customer Value
First, …

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Agile Tour London: Your Day of Agile ‘Ah-Ha!’

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The seventh Agile Tour London — the conference that eventually sparked the Aginext Community — will be Friday, 18 October, 2019. It’s where agile just “clicks” for our wonderful attendees.
Who attends Agile Tour London?
Agile Tour London is a generalist conference that welcomes a mix of newbies and old-hat agilists, folks coming from all verticals (a lot of software, of course) and horizontals including coaching, management and human resources. We …

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What is the Aginext Community?

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It all started when our founder and Java team lead David Gimelle attended Agile Tour Geneva in 2009 and 2010. Loving this conference’s topic and community, David decided to kick off Agile Tour London in 2012. Now, different people from all different industries, departments, and stages of agile gather here for a day each October. In 2016, David and his team developed the Aginext Conference, which, each Spring, uniquely …