During the last five years or so I have been travelling Europe and meeting a lot of people in local communities of practice. My main purpose is to teach the local groups and to learn from them. My purpose was and is to pollinate ideas from one community to the other. If more of us do this, our knowledge will grow richer and faster.
The main visible activity of the Agile Lean Europe community is the ALE Unconference that moves each year from city to city. But there are a lot of less visible activities, people meet each other and learn across the country or language borders.
During this talk I want to share my learnings with you about local communities and how rich those experiences can be.
Here are the slides for Being a Community Bumble-Bee
Many thanks to Thomas Sundberg for proofreading this post.
This video is the opening keynote from Agile Lean Europe (ALE) Unconference in 2011, Berlin.
Rachel Davies gives an idea on how Agile works at the moment, and how we cannot really do agile scaling in big enterprises.
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AgileWorks Remote Open Space
The idea of having a Remote Open space is simple: take 30 minutes to discuss subjects of interest to you with a group of experienced people in that area of interest. You can find the description of the idea here.
I want to try doing a couple of Remote Open Space sessions to see if we will have enough attendees to start something that is interesting, useful, and easy to organize. You just need ideas, a computer with at least a microphone and 30 minutes of your time. I saw that the Romanian AgileWorks communities are not that well connected with each other. In all the communities interesting things are happening, but they do not share their experiences with each other. So the main purpose of the AgileWorks Remote Open Space is to connect online the AgileWorks communities in Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj, Iasi, Sibiu, and Tirgu Mures.
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