As an Agile enthusiast I'm always prepared to support and promote good Agile initiatives. A few weeks ago I got involved in Agile Lean Europe Network, which is a group on LinkedIn that aims to improve the collaboration between Agile fans in Europe. It was initiated by Jurgen Appelo who is trying to move the countries in Europe a little closer together. You can read more about his great idea on his blog.
First pan-European Agile gathering will be organised at XP2011 conference in Madrid. But, before the gathering each country should self-organize and prepare their statement of what they want from Europe. All agilists from Europe are invited to join local Agile communities in your country to prepare for the ALE gathering in Madrid. You can find more information about emerging local communities here.
In Slovenia we have already started a discussion about this topic on our local LinkedIn group Skram.si.
See you all at XP2011.
- I like to work alone
- I am competitive
- I like to facilitate meetings
- I am a perfectionist
- I like to learn new things
- I like surprises
- I like lots of documentation
To learn more about the exercises that can help the team jell read a great book Coaching agile teams written by Lyssa Adkins.
If you are looking for something inspirational you should watch Neil Pasricha's great talk about awesome things in your life. I also recommend you to check his blog which won Webby Awards in 2009 for Best Blog or read his bestseller book.