The Swiss Division

‘GOTO Nights’

    Upcoming GOTO Nights

    September 15, 2016 •

    Learn from experts and practitioners! Network! Engage! Our GOTO Nights are a great way of staying connected to the agile world. We host a GOTO Night every time we have a course in order for our great trainers (amongst others Jeff Sutherland or Alistair Cockburn) to join us on stage. Here we usually start the [...]

    GOTO Night with Jeff Sutherland: “Scrum@Scale”

    June 20, 2016 •

    Do you want to meet the founder of Scrum? Jeff Sutherland will speak @ our next GOTO Night, June 20th! Want to participate at his CSM 2- day course? On June 20-21, Jeff Sutherland is teaching his Certified Scrum Master course: Find out more! GOTO Night Talk: Scrum@Scale Scrum is fractal in nature and scales [...]

    GOTO Night; Scrum@Hardware with Joe Justice

    April 19, 2016 •

    Joe’s first talk with GOTO Academy! Talk: Scrum@Hardware In this talk, Joe Justice, recognized Scrum coach and speaker, will give you practical ways of applying Agile techniques to manufacturing projects. As Agile practices and Scrum move outside of software we are seeing new pockets of innovation occurring. In this course, you will learn how Agile [...]

    GOTO Night; Unplugged (You choose the topic)

    March 30, 2016 •

    About this GOTO Night: Network! Exchange ideas! Get creative! Engage! Location: Förrlibuckstrasse 10, 8005 Zurich Last year, exactly one year ago, we tried a new kind of GOTO Night – the GOTO Night; Unplugged. Now we are back! After talking to some of you at our GOTO Nights, we realized that it might be interesting [...]

    GOTO Night; Microservices – a security nightmare?

    March 3, 2016 •

    Talk: Microservices – a security nightmare? The currently generally accepted properties of microservices can be summed up as follows: They are small and plentiful. They collaborate over the network. They are often built using different technologies by autonomous teams. These teams assume end-to-end responsibility for their creations and follow DevOps and Continuous Delivery principles. They [...]

    GOTO Night; Culture for Great Teams and Results

    January 25, 2016 •

    Talk: Culture for Great Teams and Results Your team can be ten times better. What does that mean? That means your professional team can accomplish 10x more work, do it with 10x more quality, 10x faster, or with 10x less resources. Your family can be 10x happier. Your school can be 10x more effective at [...]

    GOTO Night: Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

    December 9, 2015 •

    Part One by Konstantinos Panagiotidis: “A personal introduction of NVC” (30 mins) The Agile literature often points out, that the key to success is communication, collaboration and negotiation. It’s as simple as that, because the “What” is clear. But what about the “How”? In my experience this is covered poorly, even though the “How” is in [...]

    GOTO Night; Alistair Special

    October 26, 2015 •

    Register now! Talk: “Welcome to the Heart of Agile” Agile has become much decorated since its inception in 2001. It’s time to scrape away the decorations and get back to the heart: Collaborate, Deliver, Reflect, Improve. In this short talk, with open Q&A afterwards, Agile co-founder Dr Alistair Cockburn will describe what it looks and [...]

    GOTO Night; Steering agile architecture

    September 14, 2015 •

    Register now! Talk: “Steering agile architecture” “Emerge your architecture” goes the agile mantra. That’s great. Developers get empowered and fluffy papers make room for real code structure. But, how do you ensure the cohesiveness of the result? The architecture of the system is important and it deserves special attention because it is too easy for [...]

    28/05/2015: GOTO Night; Theory is grey, practice is multi-colored by Rainer Grau

    May 28, 2015 •

    Register now! Talk: “Theory is grey, practice is multi-colored” In theory building up a lean portfolio management is easy. Go to, read the books by Craig Larmann about Large Enterprise Scaled Scrum LESS and by Reinertsen about Lean Product Management Flow and some more. Elaborate your own flavor mixing all this with your own [...]

    GOTO Night; Scaling Agile SAFely by Jonas Andersen

    April 23, 2015 •

    Register now! Note new venue: Hotel Novotel Zürich West, Schiffbaustrasse 13, Am Turbinenplatz, 8005 Zurich Talk: “Scaling Agile SAFely” This presentation gives an introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework. It is applicable to organizations implementing agile and wanting to scale, as well as organizations looking to move from a traditional project- and programme management structure to [...]