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ScrumTisch with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Yesterday there was a so-called ScrumTisch (a wordplay with the German word “Stammtisch”, which means a regular’s table) in Berlin. And we had some special guests: Mary and Tom Poppendieck, who have come to Berlin to talk on Lean at the Agile Testing Days.

So we had the pleasure to hear Mary speaking to us on Lean Software Development. It was a more than one hour lasting introduction to Lean and we had a lively discussion afterwards. I’ve been fairly new to this topic. But after having had this talk, I cannot understand why some people say Lean wouldn’t belong to Agile (explanations welcome :)).

If your are interested in learning more about Lean Software Development and Tom & Mary, their interview on InfoQ will be a good start for you.

Of course, you can also find more information about them on www.poppendieck.com

Or meet them in person at the Agile Testing Days.

Thanks to Mary and Tom for giving us the opportunity to learn a lot about Lean – and thanks to Marion Eickmann from Agile42 for organizing this!

Agile Testing Days in Berlin

Even if I probably won’t attend to the Agile Testing Days next week here in Berlin, I can give it a warm recommendation, after having studied the program and the speakers list.

There are so many interesting people from the Agile world like Lisa Crispin, Elisabeth Hendrickson, Tom Gilb, Stuart Reid, Isabel Evans, Tom and Mary Poppendieck, in order to name just a few.
I saw some of them at Agile2009 in Chicago and I’ve read Lisa Crispin’s amazing book onĀ Agile Testing.

So, if you have the opportunity to come to wonderful Berlin and to attend the convention, please do so!
And don’t forget to take some days off in order to spend some time in seeing the city.
(If you are looking for someone to show you the best places for Asian food in Berlin-Mitte, give me a call or send me an email). :-)

Agile Testing Days
October 12 – 14
Berlin, Germany

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