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Agile Conference Taiwan, Taipei City, Taiwan, March 27 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:10
The Agile Conference Taiwan is a one-day event organized by the association Scrum Taiwan User Group p that discusses all aspects of Agile software development and project management with Scrum. The goals of the Agile Conference Taiwan is to increase understanding and usage of Agile methodology, exchange experiences in Agile transformation and practices, develop and grow the Taiwan Agile community. Web site: none Location for the 2014 conference: TABF, 62 Roosevelt Rd., Section 3, Taipei City, Taiwan
Categories: Agile

SolutionsIQ Buys BigVisible

Scrum Expert - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:49
SolutionsIQ has announced the acquisition of BigVisible. With nearly 150 Agile consultants, the combined company forms the largest and most experienced Agile consulting firm focused exclusively on enterprise Agile adoption. SolutionsIQ will operate its main offices in Seattle, San Francisco, and Boston in the U.S., and Bangalore in India, while working closely with strategic global partners in the U.S., Asia, EMEA and South America. The company’s customer growth within such industries as IT, financial services, telecom, retail and manufacturing, is largely due to the fact that “business agility” has become increasingly ...
Categories: Agile

Scandinavian Agile, Finland, Helsinki, March 10-11 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:20
The Scandinavian Agile Conference is a two-day conference taking place in Helsinki and focused on Agile software development and project management using Scrum. It discusses Agile organizations, state of the art in programming practices and Agile coaching. In the agenda of Scandinavian Agile you will find topics around the theme “Snowballing Agile: how to grow the agile ecosystem continuously and increase agile adoption momentum.” The conference will be organized in four different tracks that should suit all the Agile knowledge needs, from beginners to experts in Scrum. Web site: Location for the ...
Categories: Agile

Hansoft 8.2 Released

Scrum Expert - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 18:30
Hansoft has announced the release of the version 8.2 of its Agile software development tool. This release provides improved SSL handling and and makes it possible to add user groups to projects. This update includes support for the last OpenSSL version and the most secure protocol TLS 1.2. Data security is a topic Hansoft does not compromise with and SSL is used in all client server communication. In addition to the security enhancement, this release includes a feature improvement dedicated to administrators for large development environments. It is now find it ...
Categories: Agile

Play4Agile, February 20-23 2015, Frankfurt, Germany

Scrum Expert - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 17:44
The Play4Agile conference is a four-day conference for Agile and Lean coaches, facilitators, game and innovation experts who want to exchange questions, ideas and experiences on using games in teams and organizations. Play4Agile follows an unconference format where the participants can create their own conference, proposing their own discussion topics: sessions, games you want to play, game ideas you want to develop, evening activities. Play4Agile provides an open playground to inspire each other and to learn how using serious games can help us achieve our goals. Play4Agile is a gathering of ...
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Agile and Scrum Trello Extensions

Scrum Expert - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:27
Trello is a free on-line project management tool that provides a flexible and visual way to organize anything. This approach is naturally close to the visual boards used in the Scrum or Kanban approaches. As the tool as an open architecture, some extensions have been developed for a better implementation of Agile project management in Trello. The visual representation and the card system used by Trello already make it possible to use it for Scrum project that need a virtual board to display their user stories backlog and their sprint tasks. ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Bangladesh Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 27 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:30
Agile Bangladesh Conference is a one-day conference that focuses on the use of Agile methodologies in software development projects. It aims to provide a forum for fruitful interactions and discussions among practitioners and researchers. In the agenda of Agile Bangladesh Conference you can find topics like Agile implementation, Agile requirements (user stories), Agile design, Agile testing, Agile and security, tools and applications. The keynotes will discuss “Agile Story Points”, ” How to Integrate Security in Agile Software Development Methods?”. Web site: Location for the 2014 conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Categories: Agile

The Technical Debt Trap

Scrum Expert - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 18:06
Technical Debt has become an Agile catch-all phrase for any code that needs to be re-worked. Much like Refactoring has become a catch-all phrase for any activity that involves changing code. These fundamental misunderstandings and comfortable yet mis-applied metaphors have resulted in a plethora of poor decisions. What is technical debt? What is not technical debt? Why should we care? What is the cost of misunderstanding? What do we do about it? This presentation discusses the origins of the metaphor, what it means today, and how we properly identify and manage ...
Categories: Agile

One Step at a Time Towards One Bug a Month

Agile Alliance - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 01:27

Our latest experience report is by Patkós Csaba from Syneto, a Romanian company known for its Storage OS System. Patkós tells about their four-year journey from a traditional development process to an agile one. One thing I like about this … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

How Agile Leads to Functional Design and TDD

Scrum Expert - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:52
In this blog post, Ralf Westphal explains how functional design and test-driven development (TDD) are the techniques that allows to bridge the gap between requirement and code in Agile. He defines a three phase process: 1. Analyzing the requirements but not only to understand what the customer wants, but also to slice the user’s needs into finer increments. 2. Using functional design that emphasizes the technical side of data flows, their building blocks, which are functions. 3. Coding the list of functions that have to be implemented. Its conclusion is that “Considering all the details ...
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ScrumMaster, ManTek Consulting, Lansing, MI

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:17
ManTek Consulting is looking for a ScrumMaster in Lansing, Michigan. This ScrumMaster project is long term 12 months with potential 12 month extension. Job requirements Requires Scrum Master Certification – With strong knowledge/experience in Scrum theory, practices, and rules. Two (2) years minimum work experience leading Agile development teams combined with seven (7) years minimum overall years work experience within information technology. Requires solid knowledge and understanding of Agile development practices, processes, methodologies, and benefits provided using Agile within service-oriented environments. Requires effective knowledge and understanding of other SDLC development practices, processes, methodologies for reinforcing ...
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Agile Pracitioners Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel, January 27-28 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:58
Agile Practitioners conference is the first community-led Agile and Scrum conference organized in Israel. The first day is dedicated to workshops and the second day will be full of interesting presentations from local and international Agile experts. In the agenda of Agile Practitioners you can find topics like ” Unicorns, Krakens, Self Organized Teams and other Mythological Beasts”, “Agile Anywhere: Agile Software Engineering and Beyond”, “About Test Smells”, “Why are QA Members Good Scrum Masters?”, “The 10 Commandments of an Agile Tester in a Legacy world”, “Advanscrum: To Scrum and beyond”, ...
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Coaching an Agile Enterprise

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:33
Enterprise agility is both a hugely popular aspiration and a widely misunderstood buzzword. Many of us as Agile coaches wonder how we can lead and catalyze agility at an organizational level. Our intentions are earnest, but our skills and understanding are partial. This talk explores what it means to coach across an enterprise, from an executive’s leadership maturity to the limits of culture, from organization structures to value creating processes. Drawing on 13 years as an enterprise Agile coach, Michael Spayd developed the Integral Agile Transformation framework (upcoming book, Coaching the ...
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Applying the Agile Manifesto to Mobile Testing

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 19:35
If we often associate Agile mainly with project management, the principles of the Agile Manifesto can also be applied to other software development activities. In this article, Nadya Knysh explains how to use these principles in mobile software development and more specifically in the testing of mobile apps. Author: Nadya Knysh, A1QA, The beginning of this century was marked by the birth of a document that has strongly influenced software development: the Agile Manifesto. Signed by 17 software developers in February of 2001, this document presents a list of ideas that ...
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Agile Tour Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand, November 29 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 17:17
The Agile Tour Bangkok is a one-day event focused Agile software development and Scrum. The main objective of this conference is to promote to the Thai software development community. Local and international Agile practitioners will share their rich experiences. In the agenda of Agile Tour Bangkok you can find topics like “Enterprise Scaling Strategy”, “Agile Business (Transform Your Organization Through Agile)”, “The Principles Of Agile Metrics”, “Agile and Waterfall from the view of Plato and Aristotle”, “Practical Guide for First Time Product Owners”, “Do and Don’t for Continuous Delivery”, “Agile ...
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Organizational Design and Scrum

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:47
It’s very easy to become hierarchical and turn into a “bank” when software company is growing fast. Is there a way to avoid that? How to keep the focus on value creation? What about Value departments, not Functional departments? This presentation shares ideas what we can learn from Scrum and apply in organizational design. It shares hypothesis how a company could look like when everybody is focused on value creation. Video producer: Agile Latvia
Categories: Agile

Rally Integrates QASymphony Test Management Tool

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:09
QASymphony has announced a partnership with Rally Software. QASymphony’s qTest test case management tool now fully integrates with Rally’s Agile Platform for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). This enhanced qTest integration to Rally ALM allows customers to leverage the power of exploratory, manual, and automated testing all in one easy to use platform. Additionally, customers are granted seamless traceability out of one tool and in to the other. qTest is a scalable QA software testing management platform optimized for enterprise Agile development teams. Available as a SaaS application or installed on-premise, qTest ...
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VersionOne Gets $20 Million Investment

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:05
VersionOne has announced the completion of a $20 million investment by private equity firm LLR Partners. The strategic investment supports VersionOne’s continued product innovation and market expansion as the global adoption of agile software development accelerates. Founded in 2002, VersionOne helps companies succeed with agile development. The company’s all-in-one software solution for agile lifecycle, collaboration, quality, business intelligence, and portfolio management simplifies enterprise-scale software planning and tracking. Expert training, coaching, and consulting provides technology organizations with the skills and confidence to successfully transition to agile methods such as Scrum, Lean, Kanban, ...
Categories: Agile

Dealing With Middle Management in Scrum

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:52
When companies transition to Agile, it is not too difficult to find new roles for member of the current software development teams. Finding a place for middle management in the new organization is not so easy and some people even advocates to get rid of them. In this blog post, Em Campbell-Pretty brings her own middle management perspective to this discussion. She discusses the fact that middle management wouldn’t block change, but would actually be the people leading the change successfully. It will be difficult to have Agile teams if middle ...
Categories: Agile

ScrumDay Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, December 13 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:55
ScrumDay Oviedo is a one-day conference focused on Scrum and Agile software development that takes place in the Spanish city of Oviedo. All the presentations are in Spanish. In the agenda of ScrumDay Oviedo you can find topics like Agile adoption, team coaching, technical best practices and product ownership. Web site: Location for the 2014 conference: Auditorio – Palacio de Congresos “Príncipe Felipe”, Plaza Gesta, 33007 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Categories: Agile