Bernd Schiffer, TweetCoach and trainer at the leading company for Agile SW Dev. in Germany
Biography: Bernd SchifferBernd Schiffer is a coach, trainer and consultant for Agile Software Development. He is specialised in Agile pilots. As a change agent he accompany enterprises that introduce Scrum or Kanban.
Bernd tells about him self: My support goes from the very first steps to whole enterprise transitions, considering both development and management. In addition I love to work with teams and to help them to learn continuous. I deeply care about my work.
As a Senior Consultant I work for it-agile, the leading company for Agile Software Development in Germany. This company is owned by its 30+ employees, based in Hamburg, and it’s a pleasure for me to work with these great guys since 2005.
I write articles and blog posts about Agile Software Development and other things I find energizing. Before my time in the Agile Software Development world, I studied computer science at the University of Bremen (diploma qualification, i.e. master qualification equivalent), where I deepened my understanding of cognitive science, artificial intelligence, economic science and media.
Presentation: TweetHow 'Agile and Lean Changed my Organization
The session had one message: Using Agile and Lean on an organizational level kicks ass!
Intrinsic motivation is better than extrinsic motivation, because it’s the key to flow, the centre section between burnout and boreout where you are most productive. Flow is what you can achieve by considering three principles, i.e. autonomy, mastery and purpose. You need autonomy to adjust yourself between burnout and boreout to achieve flow. Mastery is the desire to improve yourself, and it’s essential to flow. Purpose is in what direction you should steer when you master stuff. On an organizational level, management innovations should address autonomy, mastery, and purpose. In the session, I gave plenty of examples from Semco, Whole Foods, and my own company, it-agile. Also, I addressed potential resistance when it comes to management innovations, and I made clear that managment innovation is the best kind of the different types of innovation (operational, product, strategic, management innovations).