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Software Crafts Podcast


Aug 18, 2020

Jutta Eckstein is the guest of episode 10. She will share her thoughts on the heuristic “Favor continuous improvement over delayed perfection” front he Xebia Essentials repository (https://essentials.xebia.com/improve-continuously/).

We will discuss the trade-offs between goals set in stone and agility, and how values can help in that journey. Using reflection as a foundation to improve through experiments, where individuals, teams and organisations can generate new insights. As an example, using continuous retrospective, where the retrospective honours the context. We end up discussing the skills of the new generation of leaders and how organisations should face VUCA times.

Jutta recommends BOSSA Nova (https://www.agilebossanova.com/) as a resource for this episode.

Jutta (@juttaeckstein) is an experienced independent coach, consultant, and trainer for agile software development. Her know-how in agile processes is based on over twenty years of experience in project and product development. She is an experienced agile process coach and trainer. She has worked with teams using agile processes successfully on medium-sized to large mission-critical projects. As a coach, she is focusing on the process as well as on the quality and soft factors like communication. She also works as a facilitator for retrospectives. With retrospectives, she helps her clients to improve their way of working.

She has presented work in her main areas of expertise at different European and American conferences. She is a member of the Agile Alliance, where she served the board of directors, a supporter of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and a member of several Interest Groups. She is a partner of IT Communication.