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D. André Dhondt
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The Keystone Habit: Thin Vertical Slices

Started Oct 22, 2012 0 Replies

What's a keystone habit? A keystone habit is a practice that can make-or-break…Continue

should my team run some projects Agile and some Waterfall?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Lloyd Jr Dec 10, 2012. 7 Replies

Recently at a client site, one of the burning questions was:Since our team is doing projects for multiple groups, some waterfall and some agile--should we have two processes? One agile and one…Continue

vote Dan Mezick for the Scrum Alliance Board

Started Dec 7, 2011 0 Replies

Why you should vote for the Scrum Alliance board: Dan Mezick will make the SA stronger by encouraging discussions on ethics and promoting service over profit. Read more about him at…Continue

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Executive/Agile Coach: D. André Dhondt

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To meet teams that want help/coaching for software product(s). Improve the business benefit and become more effective while increasing employee morale and software quality!
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D. André Dhondt's Blog

CULTUREcon Recap

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Have you blogged about #CULTUREcon?  Reply in the comments with a link!  More chronicles at André's blog and at FreeStandingAgility .…


Nominations for Philly ETE's Project of the Year

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 5:40pm 0 Comments

Chariot Solutions and Technically Philly are sponsoring the first annual Philly ETE Project of the Year Award.
We want to spotlight great software made in the Philadelphia region! We're looking for the coolest, most innovative software developed in 2011 in the Philadelphia region. We want to celebrate the art of software development and how it makes a difference in how organizations can thrive and grow.
The award will be given out in the afternoon of the first day on…

Fan-out Release Planning

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

Join our LinkedIn Group too!

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 7:20pm 0 Comments

There are lots of ways to get plugged in to Agile Philly. We run a LinkedIn group, an e-mail announcements and discussion group, and this web site.

Why bother? Being a member of Agile Philly gets you free access to the best thought leaders, trainers and consultants in the world (don't take my word for it--look at our…


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At 3:45pm on March 11, 2011, Bhavin Parikh said…

Thanks Andre. I will talk with you more about that on Monday.



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At AgilePhilly, we have been Promoting Agile Ideas since 1776

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    • 7:00-8:20 Main Topic/Speaker
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