Agile, fast and high-quality content: so it went with the Agile User Group meeting in the Rhein-Main region, hosted by Cocomore AG in Frankfurt. “Team is not the same as team”, “How important is trust”, “From agile team to agile organization”, and “Personas in user stories”: The four presentations were to-the-point, following the Pecha Kucha style: 20 slides each, 20 seconds per slide. On the 20th of February, 40 attendees were present to hear the speakers. After the presentations, everyone joined in open group discussions with the presenters to more deeply discuss the topics. Initiated by the Rhein-Main Agile User Group, the presentation series was this meeting's way of bringing real content to the group's social interaction.
For Robert Gies, Cocomore’s CTO, this agile event was not only important for connecting with interesting people in the local Rhein-Main IT business. For him, “agile process models are requisite to being truly successful in today’s constantly-changing business environment”. Cocomore has been using Scrum for project management for a number of years. “In many of our major projects, such as the German Engineering Federation, or the Bauer Media Group, the agile approach has already proven its value”, adds Robert Gies.
As an agency for communications and IT, excellence in creative and technology services, is Cocomore’s strength. With 150 employees working in Cocomore’s offices in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Genf (Switzerland), and Seville (Spain), Cocomore AG develops and maintains solutions involving communications, e-commerce, and CRM (Customer Relationship Management). Among Cocomore’s long-standing customers are Nestlé, the Otto Group, Procter & Gamble, Rossmann, RTL, Sanofi-Aventis, and the VDMA (German Engineering Federation, or ‘Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau’). Cocomore has implemented projects in over 30 countries and is a member of the BVDW (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft) and the W3C.