Simon Roberts
Musings on agile software development, life and politics from an Englishman in Germany

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap! The job’s a game.

Several members of the Stoos Satellite Berlin took part in Newthinking’s magazine Sprint from 4th-6th April. We wrote several articles on Stoos and related subjects. Some at least will hopefully be accepted into the final magazine (it will be a real coffee-table style magazine).

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Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand. and in German: Egal was wir heute herausfinden, wir wissen und glauben ernsthaft, dass jeder sein bestes gegeben […]

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In little more than a year the Stoos movement has grown from the initial four founders, to the twenty-one present at the Stoos meeting and now to a network of thousands worldwide. But little has changed in how most organisations are run. Even where approaches such as Scrum or Kanban have been introduced at department […]

The Next Day - David Bowie

Bowie’s comeback album is a tour de force. Highly recommended.

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I haven’t been a fan of OMD in the past but happened to hear some of their new album, English Electric. Great melodies, experimental (for a pop band) in places. Some tracks reminiscent of Kraftwerk. Highly recommended.

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Birgit and I held a workshop at Agile Development Practices in Potsdam. Here is our presentation:

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The slides from my presentation in the startup track at Droidcon Berlin 2013 are here: Combining Disciplined Execution with Continuous Innovation

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My ebook “Enterprise Scrum Transitions” (with Stefan Roock), based on our well received session at the Barcelona Scrum Gathering, is available here: It’s a free download and available in mobi, epub and pdf formats so all leading readers are supported.

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Making the Entire Organization Agile Learn the Biggest Secret in Management Today I am delighted to announce a very special event in Berlin. On July 9th-11th, Stephen Denning will be leading this workshop drawing on his award-winning book, “The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management”, his path-breaking work in leadership storytelling and long managerial background as […]