ALI2018 – Agile Lean Ireland Conference 2018

On the last 26th April, the Agile Lean Ireland conference took place at Croke Park, an iconic place in Dublin. This venue hosted a big achievement for the Dublin community. Coming from 100+ delegates in 2017, the gathering got booked out at 500+ delegates in 2018. There were delegates coming from 4 different continents, high … Continue reading ALI2018 – Agile Lean Ireland Conference 2018

Activity for Improving Communication Effectiveness

As widely discussed and proven, working with distributed teams will increase considerably the complexity of software development. Within this context, we have to foster ways to make our communication as much effective as possible as if we are at the same place (face-to-face). Some time ago I realised that one of my teams was facing … Continue reading Activity for Improving Communication Effectiveness

Low Tech Boards. Markers, Post-its, White Boards … Why?

Yes, I'm a big fan of low tech boards and I am not able to precise how many times I am asked WHY I want to use physical board and post-its during our Release Planning or Sprint Events rather than off-the-shelf solutions like Excel, Jira, Mantis, Trello etc because, after all, we're tech guys and … Continue reading Low Tech Boards. Markers, Post-its, White Boards … Why?

#ALI2017 – Agile-Lean Ireland Conference

On the last 6th May, Dublin was the stage for the first Agile-Lean conference made by its community and for the European community. Agile-Lean Ireland Conference (#ALI2017) was born as a result of the volunteers effort from our local Agile meetups and user groups, dedicated to spreading learning in Agile. There were three different tracks … Continue reading #ALI2017 – Agile-Lean Ireland Conference

Applying Agile Practices on Presentations

On my last holidays in Brazil, I was invited by a former teacher to visit the school I studied during my teenage and give a presentation to high school students about career, college and, personal and professional development. However, I wasn’t sure that I’d bring the highest value to them if I covered things that … Continue reading Applying Agile Practices on Presentations