“De Ferme en Ferme” – Open Farm Weekend in France

We arrived perfectly right in the Beaujolais region in France for a special weekend: Selected farmers open their gates to the public to show their love for the food they produce. It’s called “De ferme en ferme” – meaning “From farm to farm” and a great chance to get an insight on how they work and what their own approach for delicious local specialities is.

What I really enjoy is tasting the true French local products. But it’s not primarily about eating, it’s discovering the variety of wines, cheeses, vegetables and much more you can grow with a solidary, sustainable, high quality engagement using only local ingredients.

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Happy Birthday car2go Berlin!

Getting everything set up for April 26th meant a new challenge for our team. We had rolled out 8 cities before, but with 1000 smart vehicles, the fleet was more than double the size of any other car2go city before. Everything was prepared perfectly by the rollout team, people from every department supported the tight plan – and we made it! From 5 hubs we distributed 200 vehicles (each) in 2,5 days.

The first anniversary is a good opportunity to pull up the flickr photo set again. Enjoy!

Scaling Agile @ Spotify – H. Kniberg

Thanks to Lars for pointing me to this article. It’s a great insight on managing large teams over different locations efficiently. In his November 2012 article, Henrik Kniberg (also see my recent post from him introducing scrum) describes a team setup that combines scrum teams and keeps them interacting with each other.

It’s a challenge I’m currently facing as well setting up the new car2go and moovel development teams. I’ll definitely learn from that input for my further steps!