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Connecting People

To connect people, is at the heart of what we do at KEGON. Why? It’s the people who do the work. KEGON has developed a new concept to promote a culture of continuous learning.

  • Agile Organisation

Work in Flow and Evolutionary Change with Kanban

Almost everyone knows Kanban boards today and has already worked with one. However, the Kanban method is much more than just a board with colourful cards on it.

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  • Nuggets

Nugget: The Concept of Growth Mindset in a Nutshell

Find out how Carol Dweck's "Growth Mindset" is redefining the rules of the game in the agile world.

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  • Agile Organisation

Agile Leadership Part 4: Leading a Team

Agile leaders promote self-organisation and self-confidence in teams, away from control, focusing on collective dynamics and holistic team support.

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  • Profit Streams

Software Profit Streams Part 1: What are Software Profit Streams?

With the concept of Value Streams, there is a clear focus on value creation and the provision of valuable results. The concept of software profit streams builds on the customer-orientation of value streams and looks at how sustainable profit can be generated from valuable product deliveries.

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Agile Leadership Part 3: Self-Leadership

Discover the power of self-awareness and self-leadership! The journey of change begins with yourself. Find out how to activate your inner resources and achieve your goals.

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  • Nuggets

Nugget: Psychological Safety in a Nutshell

Psychological safety is crucial for successful teams and requires trust, transparency and clarity.

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Agile Leadership Part 2: Psychological Aspects

Agile leadership primarily means a shift in mindset. Today we find ourselves in a complex world with uncertainties, contradictions and unpredictable changes.

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Agile Leadership Part 1: Setting the Base

Agile Leadership is an approach to leadership based on the principles and values of the Agile Manifesto and Agile Methods. The goal of Agile Leadership is to help companies and teams succeed in a rapidly changing and uncertain environment. But what does that mean in concrete terms? In this series of articles, you will read which development steps lead to Agile Leadership. We start with the foundations and take a first look through the Agile Leadership lens.

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  • Agile Organisation

An Introduction to the Future of Target Management with OKR Trainings

In a fast-paced world, it is crucial that organisations are agile and adaptable.

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  • Public Administration

Agility for Public Authorities

The digital world is gaining speed on a daily basis. Today, products and services are available faster than ever before. However, this also results in a steadily increasing expectation on the part of consumers with regard to rapid availability and the quality of solutions and services. Administrations are confronted with an ever-increasing workload and, like companies in the private sector, face the challenge of being able to adapt their plans flexibly to ever-changing circumstances in a rapidly changing world.

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First training from the Scaled Agile Framework® available in German with German exam

The Scaled Agile Framework® now offers Leading SAFe®, the first training with German documentation and German examination. As the first European provider of SAFe training, our KEGON experts were directly involved in the translation.

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Next stop: Objective and Key Results (OKR)

It is already more than 40 years ago that Intel defined and introduced a process model called "Objectives and Key Results", in short OKR, and since then it has taken a triumphal march around the globe. Interestingly, OKR have finally arrived in Europe a few years ago and have gained a lot of visibility in the Agile community with their integration into the 5.0 version of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). One more reason to take a closer look at what stands behind these 3 letters!

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Which Kanban training is right for me?

With Kanban it is possible to organize work in a system (team, organization, value chain), to visualize disturbances and to optimize the flow.

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Architects in the Scaled Agile Framework®

Which SAFe training is right for architects in the Scaled Agile Framework®? The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) defines three explicit architect roles at the different SAFe levels.

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Accolade for Scrum Masters...

...with the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Training or how story splitting really works?

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SAFe® Advanced Software Engineering – how good software quality works and what XP practices really mean

What exactly is meant by these two letters "XP" (spelled out eXtreme Programming)? And what skills does a developer who works in a SAFe® construct have?

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  • Agile Organisation
  • SAFe

Which SAFe® Training is right for me?

With the great success and wide distribution of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in Germany and Europe, so far there are 13 different official trainings of the framework provider Scaled Agile Inc. It is not easy to keep an overview. Therefore we would like to help you identify which SAFe® training is the right one for you.

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Leading SAFe® or Implementing SAFe® – Which is the right training for me?

Two of the most important trainings in this portfolio are Leading SAFe® and Implementing SAFe®. The former concludes with certification as SAFe Agilist (SA) and the latter certifies participants as SAFe® Program Consultants (SPC). In addition to these abstract terms, both training courses claim to provide an overview of what is behind SAFe®. What are the differences and similarities between the two training courses? Is the difference only in the time frame and the price tag?

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  • Agile Organisation
  • SAFe

When architects do Business - New SAFe® for architects training explains architects roles in the framework in more detail

Looking at the Scaled Agile Framework Big Picture, the three architect roles (System Architect, Solution Architect and Enterprise Architect) stand out alongside familiar agile roles such as Scrum Master (as well as Release/Solution Train Engineers) and Product Owners (as well as Product/Solution Managers). Thus SAFe® is also the only agile framework that explicitly names architect roles as responsibilities, almost all other agile frameworks transfer architecture tasks to agile teams.