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Intro @ Open Agile Romania 2011: Build a Great Team

Andrea Provaglio: Talk on Effective Self-Organization

Jurgen Appelo: Talk on How to Change the World

Open Space Sessions & Planning Poker Cards Prize

Open Space Results

Here are the main ideas that resulted after the Open Space sessions.

Distributed agile

- Delegate
- Scrum of Scrums
- Better tools and trainings
- Improve goal setting
- Team power!

Metrics

- Figure out objectives
- Make things visible: value stram map
- Continuous improvement: retro, walk the flow

Bottom-up Agile implementation

- Get a sponsor
- Promote it in the team
- Don’t ask for permission
- “How happy are you?” metric
- Get a coach

Metrics

- Metrics are a measurement. What is the question?
- First metric: quality.
- downstreat feedback
- track over time
- Cycle time for flow
- long items -> low input quality
- Why are loger lead times longer
- Ratio failure demand/value demand
- are we doing quality?
- Do not count bugs towards velocity
- It can be misused. You need it because management watches it.
- What metrics?
- acknowledgment from customer -> people don’t care
- feedback from client

Refactoring without unit tests

- Microsoft PEX
- Rule of refactoring
- Courage
- Just do it
- Technical debt
- Book: Working effectively with legacy code by Michael Feathers

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