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Cooperation & Collaboration in Scrum

Scrum Expert - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:01
The first value of the Agile Manifesto is ” Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. Its third value is “Customer collaboration over contract negotiation”. In his book “Agile Analytics”, Ken Collier discusses the concepts of cooperation and collaboration in Agile. Cooperation between group members involves the smooth transfer of work in progress, work products, and information from one member to another. The team has a shared commitment to a common outcome, and individuals coordinate their activities in ways that support other group members. In a cooperative team, members interact in ...
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Welcome to the Agile Experiences Program!

Agile Alliance - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:56
Let me introduce you to the Agile Experience Reports Program. At Agile conferences, people have always talked about their agile experiences. Those who presented on the Experience Report track (or the Insights Track as it was formerly called) also wrote … Continue reading →
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Targetprocess 3 Launches to Bring Visualization and Flexibility to Project Management

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:08
Targetprocess announced the availability of Targetprocess 3, which now includes more ways to visualize project data, track work across multiple teams and align business initiatives with development. This latest release reinforces Targetprocess’ dedication to offering a project management s ...
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Targetprocess Version 3 Launched

Scrum Expert - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:00
Targetprocess announced the availability of Targetprocess 3, which now includes more ways to visualize project data, track work across multiple teams and align business initiatives with development. This latest release reinforces Targetprocess’ dedication to offering a project management solution that improves visualization and flexibility, ultimately allowing organizations to make smarter, more efficient decisions. As today’s businesses continue to evolve, the tools that cater to them must do so as well. Targetprocess was created with the goal of bringing visibility into management and this concept has catapulted them as one of the ...
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WANdisco Releases SmartSVN 8.5

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:51
WANdisco, a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, today announced SmartSVN 8.5, the latest version of its platform independent graphical client for Apache Subversion.
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Feature Board and Cards

Scrum Expert - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:46
Most of the Scrum teams use a task board to visualize their activity and progress with task cards. In these two blog posts, Keith Clinton, the author of Agile Game Development with Scrum, discusses the concept of feature boards and feature cards. Task cards contain information about individual tasks that will be needed to complete a set of features. Keith Clinton says that the problem of task boards is the lack of visibility of cross-discipline dependencies. In a feature board, cards move around the board depending on the work that is ...
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Without Simplicity, There Is no Agility

Scrum Expert - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:15
Rich Hickey has stated “The simpler solution is going to kick your butt”, Russ Miles would go further, “The simpler solution is already kicking your butt; no one is more agile than the teams developing with simplicity in mind”. But what makes a complex solution and why is its complexity such a confining force on your ability to be agile and respond to market needs? In this talk Russ Miles, principal consultant at Simplicity Itself, will share the hard lessons learned while designing a real world application that, through applying practical ...
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Agilia, Budapest, Hungary, June 11-13 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:59
Agilia is a three-day conference focused on Agile software development. The theme of this edition is the role of product owner and product management in Agile: creating vision, designing product, managing teams, role of Product Owner, engagement of customers and users, creativity and management of innovations. Use cases. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Gamified Retrospective – how to use it to become product/customer-centric team and improve communication with Product Owner?”, “Setting a Good Example: Improving your SBE, BDD and ATDD artefacts”, “The Product Owner’s Work With Specifications”, ...
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A Team of Product Owners

Scrum Expert - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:41
The Product Owner is a very important role in Scrum. He has the key responsibility to create, manage and prioritize the product development backlog. Can this responsibility always be to a unique person or is there situations where you could have a team of product owners? Kenneth Rubin discusses this topic in his “Essential Scrum” book. Every Scrum team must have a single person who is identified as the product owner and is the only person empowered and accountable for fulfilling the product owner responsibilities for that Scrum team. Should we allow ...
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Agile Development Conference, Las Vegas, USA, June 1–6, 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:51
The Agile Development Conference is an event focused on agile methods, technologies, tools, and leadership principles from thought leaders that takes place in Las Vegas. You will find at this conference inspiring keynotes, in-depth tutorials and a wide range of conference sessions. Famous Agile speakers will participate to the conference like Johanna Rothman, Ellen Gottesdiener, Janet Gregory, Pollyanna Pixton , Al Shalloway and Mitch Lacey. In the agenda up you can find topics like “The Organization Must Change Before Going Agile”, “Patterns for Effective Use Cases: Unleashing Your System’s Value”, “Essential Agile ...
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Are Your User Stories Ready to Be Done?

Scrum Expert - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:38
The definition of “Done” (DoD), which means that a feature is ready for delivery, is a concept often discussed in Scrum. In this blog post, George Dinwiddie discusses the concept of “Ready” that apply to user stories that are ready to be developed. To provide a better understanding of user stories before you start their development, you need to organize meetings with business people, developers and testers to make sure that user stories are examined from all point of views. This should create a list of essential examples or acceptance scenarios ...
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Hypnosis, Agility and Creativity

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:10
Agile is founded on people and interactions. This presentation will explain a model to align teams for high performance and give you practical techniques, adapted from clinical hypnosis, that have proven successful with project visioning, goal setting, improved team communication and business collaboration. This session is presented and facilitated by Irwin Fletcher and Stephen McAinsh from Calba, who have both led numerous change programmes, including agile, in the public and private sectors. Irwin is also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and NLP Business Change Practitioner.Video producer: http://www.leanagilescotland.com/
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ScrumDay France, Paris, April 10-11 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:31
ScrumDay France is a two-day conference that is focused on all aspects of Scrum with session mainly in French but with keynotes in English. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Coaching Teams Through Change” by Rachel Davies, “DĂ©velopper des produits avec des Ă©quipes distribuĂ©es”, “Le Product Owner est-il un Product Manager agile ?”, “Comment concilier attentes Scrum et attentes Management pour les Ă©quipes de tests?”. Web site: http://www.scrumday.fr/ Location for the 2014 conference: Disneyland Paris
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Scrum Daily Stand-up Meeting Troublemakers

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:28
The daily stand-up meeting is an important moment in Scrum project. Team members meet to know about potential challenges as well as to coordinate efforts to resolve issues. They usullay discuss the three following questions: What did I accomplish yesterday? What will I do today? What obstacles are impeding my progress? In this blog post, Derek Huether describes 10 types of persons that create trouble in the Scrum daily stand-up meeting. These type of issues might be minor like obsessive phone checking but also create more trouble like the people who ...
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Implementation of Agile & Scrum at a Government Agency

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 21:54
Like many IT organizations in state government agencies, this New York State Government Agency primarily used Waterfall. I implemented the agency’s first agile projects. I was challenged by the agency’s unique environment, learned lessons, discovered systemic problems, overcame organizational obstacles and changed misconceptions. I will discuss what I’ve learned during this award-winning project and make recommendations for others in bureaucratic companies and government agencies. The agency’s projects are moving to agile/scrum and the institution’s IT group is incorporating agile into its PM and SDLC methodologies.Video producer: http://agileprague.com/
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Perforce Introduces Hybrid Version Control

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:12
Perforce Software has announceda platform for hybrid version control. Unique capabilities across the Perforce suite of solutions help developers use Git alongside Perforce's native versioning protocol (P4) without hindering DevOps teams from implementing and accelerating their continuous del ...
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TechExcel Announces DevSuite 9.3

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:31
TechExcel has announced DevSuite 9.3, the latest edition of its ALM platform with integrated Requirements, Quality and Agile Management. DevSuite 9.3 includes usability enhancements and performance improvements that enable companies to more effectively and efficiently manage requirements, develo ...
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Finding Time for Software Design in Scrum

Scrum Expert - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 16:59
One of the principles of the Agile Manifesto says, “continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.” In his book “Implementing Domain-Driven Design“, Vaughn Vernon complains however that adopting Scrum has often led to spend less or no time on good software design practices and he is not the only one in this case. First of all, and sad to say, I think there has been a general abandonment of good design and development practices in the Java community. These days it may be difficult to find a clean, ...
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Regional Scrum Gathering, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 25-26 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 18:18
The Regional Scrum Gathering is a free two-day conference focused on Scrum that will take place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. This event will be the biggest free Agile event in South America. In the agenda up you can find a keynote from Rebecca Parsons: Poised for Change: Making and Keeping Systems Prepared for Rapid Change. The other keynote will be presented by Paul Pagel who will discuss the path to software mastery. Web site: http://scrumbolivia.com/ Location for the 2014 conference: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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Load Impact Releases Plug-in for TeamCity Continuous Integration Server

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 18:03
Load Impact today announced the immediate availability of a plug-in for TeamCity that allows users of the popular Java-based build management and continuous integration server to run automated tests on the performance of their software.
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