The Swiss Division

‘GOTO Nights’

    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 [...]

    GOTO Night; Unplugged

    March 17, 2015 •

    About this GOTO Night: Network! Exchange ideas! Get creative! Engage! Location: Colab Zürich (Zentralstr. 37, Zürich) We would like to try a new kind of GOTO Night in March. Normally we host a GOTO Night every time we have a Scrum course in order for Jeff Sutherland or Alistair Cockburn to join us on stage. [...]

    GOTO Night; Embrace Risk! by Dr. Alan Moran

    January 22, 2015 •

    Register now! Talk: “Embrace Risk!” There can be no doubt that in recent decades the rate of change in the marketplace and the industries that serve it has increased. This has led to a heightened sense of uncertainty along with the need to be able to manage challenges and risks appropriately. This talk will trace [...]

    GOTO Night SPECIAL Featuring Jeff Sutherland, CEO and co-creator of Scrum (and his new book)

    November 3, 2014 •

    Register now! (NOTE: For this event we charge a small fee, which is used to give you Jeff Sutherland’s new book. As our GOTO Nights are free, this only applies this one time to cover the book fee.) About this GOTO Night We want to celebrate Jeff Sutherland’s new book “SCRUM: The Art of Doing [...]

    GOTO Night; Scrum, Kanban, SAFe and DSDM in one company! Are you crazy?

    September 10, 2014 •

    Register now! NOTE: New venue (only for this event)! Talk: “Scrum, Kanban, SAFe and DSDM in one company! Are you crazy?” All four Agile approaches in combination in one company! What a radical thought, especially with the fearsome flames of the agile methodology wars! It all started with Scrum versus Scrum. Then Scrum versus Kanban. [...]

    09/09/2014 Free GOTO Night on Swift

    September 9, 2014 •

    GOTO Nights are free evening community events, driven by involvement from both speakers and participants. Come along and learn something new! We will provide a light meal – all you have to do is show up. NOTE: The number of places is limited – First-come, first-served! REGISTER NOW ONLINE! Presentation abstract: Swift is the brand [...]

    GOTO Night; Specification by Example with Gherkin: From stakeholder examples to living documentation

    June 12, 2014 •

    Register now! Talk: “Specification by Example with Gherkin: From stakeholder examples to living documentation” Many teams struggle with the implementation of user story acceptance criteria and establishing a shared understanding about the expected story outcomes. This results in missed stakeholder expectations and ad-hoc assumptions made by the team. High efforts for regression testing and the [...]