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Troels Richter, Agile Coach, Trifork Software Pilot and Micropreneur

Troels Richter

Biography: Troels Richter

Troels Richter has been working as a developer, Scrum Master, team leader and Agile Coach at Trifork since 2005. His experience from many different kind of roles and projects has made him realize that agility is more than methods and processes - It’s a way of living.

“Time is the most valuable asset in life and we continuously have to improve our way of thinking to gain the most of it. This applies if you are working as a developer in a team, as a CEO of a big company or a father in a small family.”

His interest in personal development is outlived in his spare time startup 

Twitter: @troelsrichter

Presentation: Don’t Kill Agility with Agile Processes - Short Stories from Denmark

Track: People & Process - Day 2 / Time: Friday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Grandball

Why is it that so many teams spend a lot of effort planning, estimating, and building a velocity but still can't reach the sprint goal?

Why is it that so many teams are practicing standup meetings every morning even though it does not necessarily add value to each and every one participating?

Agile practices are widely used and most of us see it as a sign of health and agility even though thousands of companies are struggling to make it work.

Maybe it is possible to establish a agile culture without using agile processes, and maybe it is possible to replace or even draw back existing agile practices and still optimize for agility?

Throughout the last couple of years, Troels Richter (Agile Coach) and Aino Vonge Corry (Agile Facilitator) has had similar experiences indicating that agile practices can have a negative effect on agility and that agility can be practiced without knowing about Scrum or Kanban.

The only problem is that it is undermining everything they have believed until now and maybe they have to admit that there is something about it when Prag-Dave Thomas (co-author of the agile manifesto) recently claimed that "Agile is Dead"