Who said that meetings have to happen in a room or at a desk?

Like with so many things in life we hardly ask about why we do meetings the way we do. And there is a lot to be said about meetings, but I want to focus on one innovative technique today: walking meetings.

Many famous people from Sokrates to Google’s CEO Sundar…

Despite the contempt many of us agile folks have for SAFe, this “Scaled Agile Framework” might still have one useful purpose.

Note: this article is based on my experience and observations. You may disagree with my opinion. So I invite you to share your perspective with me.

Why many agile people hate SAFe

Just looking at the overview image of SAFe gives many agile folks (including me) goose bumps. This complex map of process hierarchies, roles and…

CODEX

Countless teams have moaned over Scrum being too rigid and not really suited for their particular domain. As an agile coach responsible for countless agile transitions I strongly disagree.

WHY DO TEAMS CLAIM SCRUM WOULD BE TOO RIGID?

There are several reasons and the behavior we encounter in the wild during an agile transition is usually a mix of…

So many companies struggle with their move to agility — why is that?

Chances are you know or are part of a company whose agile transformation got stuck half-way and failed to deliver the big promises of agility. At this point you may doubt whether agility really works at all. You’re not alone — it seems the majority of companies starting an agile…

This is a growing collection of my learnings from building web applications with AWS Amplify

AWS Amplify is a wonderful idea. In theory it simplifies all the messy coordination of different Amazon Web Services and speeds up building new products. In practice however, Amplify is not quite there yet. …

A hands-on process we use to get from feature requests to happy customers

Doing lean startup and customer development in practice is a challenge. Here is how we at gixtra.com get from features requests of users to happy customers.

The full process

Here is the process in short. I will describe it in more detail below.

  1. Receive requests via Intercom
  2. Create a user story in GitHub…

Matthias Orgler

Agile Coach, Business Innovator, Software Engineer, Musician

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