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Top 10 Tips for Measuring Agile Success

Agile Alliance - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:21

Choosing the right agile metric to measure agile success is really simple, right? I wish that were the case, but in reality choosing the correct agile metric can be a little tricky. So, how do you get the most out … Continue reading →

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New Version of HP Agile Manager Released

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:23
HP has released a new version of its Agile project management software to assist mobile teams in adopting Agile practices and delivering high-quality mobile applications faster. HP Agile Manager is a SaaS-based Agile project management solution to organize, plan, and execute Agile projects. It leverages native cloud architecture for instant-on access, boasts a clean, intuitive design, removes latencies, bolsters Agile practices, and fosters continuous improvement. The new version of HP Agile Manager supports real-time integration with HP Application Lifecycle Management software so that no matter how fast Agile teams deliver, they can ...
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Agile Reflections

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:33
In his book Agile Reflections, Robert Galen has aggregated multiple articles that he wrote about transitioning to Agile for the online publication PM Times. The book is based on his experience as in Agile coach helping companies in different phases of their transition to Agile software development. The book deals with five main aspects of Agile adoption: beginnings, execution, customer, mindset and leadership. It articles that discusses many different topics like Agile metrics, team appreciation or focusing on value. Each chapter is easy to read as it mixes in a pleasant ...
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Agile Games, Cambridge, USA May 16-17 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 14:56
The Agile Games Conference is two-day annual event organized by Agile New England that focuses teaching, demonstrating, and improving Agile and organizational effectiveness using game theory. The conference program consisting of workshops and games will be selected from an open submission process. All members of the Agile games community are encouraged to submit their ideas for consideration to be included in the planned conference program. In the agenda of Agile Games you can find keynotes and workshops like “Puppet Mastery: The Ultimate Agility Game”, “The Game Within the Game”, “Sudokuban and ...
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Retrospectives Are Boring, Are They?

Scrum Expert - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:47
People often say that retrospectives are useless, boring and take too long. This means that they are not done right! The difference between a good and a bad retrospective is the structure and the facilitation. Retrospectives are the strongest tools in the Agile toolbox and an important part of continuously inspect and adapt. This presentation discusses the structure of a good retrospective and important principles to follow to get a good retrospective every time.Video producer:
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Trapped in Wagile

Agile Alliance - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:54

Organizations that are attempting to transition to Agile demonstrate waterfall characteristics – residually or resurgently. Understanding these characteristics and learning to observe manifestation of these tendencies in organization systems will help you uncover impediments to your organization’s Agile metamorphosis. After … Continue reading →

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MeisterTask Provides Lightweight Kanban Implementation

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:34
MeisterLabs has announced the release and immediate availability of MeisterTask, an intuitive web-based collaboration tool that ups the standard in efficient – and even enjoyable – task management. Using MeisterTask, employees organize and manage tasks in a customizable environment, with a seamless workflow that allows for unparalleled frictionless creativity. Fine-tuned to offer simplicity, flexibility, and improved productivity within a professional environment, MeisterTask users can create projects, add collaborators, assign tasks, and follow each other’s progress on flexible project boards that automatically adapt to the workflow to ensure synchronization. Each task holds ...
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Observation on Large Agile Teams

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:09
Scaling and implementing an Agile approach in large projects is one of the hot topic in the Agile community, a natural consequences of the adoption of Agile by larger corporation. In this blog post, Ritika Nanwani shares some of her observations as a member of a large Scrum project. The blog post discusses the following topics:You have to experiment with your project structure and evaluate the issues and benefits between having only one big team or splitting the people in sub-teams. The internal organization you adopt will also influence the quality and ...
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Impact-Driven Scrum & #NoEstimates in Methods & Tools Spring 2015 issue - Agile Portal - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:48
Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Spring 2015 issue that discusses Impact-Driven Scrum, Code Review, #NoEstimates,Self-Selecting Teams, Software Laws, Kanboard and ConQAT.
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Agile Manchester, Manchester, UK, May 7-8 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:05
Agile Manchester is a two-day conference focused on Agile software development participants can get knowledge and experience in a practical and peer-based learning context. In the agenda of Agile Manchester you can find topics like “Moving away from Legacy code with BDD”, “Lessons learned in developing an agile architecture to reward our customers”, “Navigating Politics in Agile/Lean Initiatives”, “Evolution and Revolution: Making Change Happen”, “Agile: It’s not just about the development team”, “User Story Mapping for Fun and Profit”, “How to fail at Lean UX”, “The Agile User Experience”. Web site: Location ...
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Agile and Beyond, Dearborn, USA, April 30 – May 1 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 17:39
Agile and Beyond is a two-day conference focused on Agile software development and Scrum project management that takes place near Detroit in Dearborn, Michigan. It aimed at taking together software developers, designers, product owners and executives for workshops and presentations focused on Agile and Lean processes. In the agenda of Agile and Beyond you can find topics like “Expanding an Agile Culture in organizations with Design thinking”, “Spice Up Your Agile Everything”, “Agile Coach Activity Pack: Experience and Learn Through Four Simulations”, “The Business Analyst: How To Be More Than a ...
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The Trojan Retrospective – From Crickets to Conversations

Agile Alliance - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 22:04

This blog is part of a series on Agile Trojan Horses – Covert Appetizers for Agile Discovery. This series helps spark conversations that restore focus on Agile Fundamentals, whet the appetite to discover more about Agile and help apply Agile in … Continue reading →

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Agile and Scrum Trello Extensions

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 18:27
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. Updates March 17 2015: added Screenful for Trello extension 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 ...
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From Agile Hangover to Antifragile Organisations

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 18:37
Many organisations have been swept up in agile process adoption, with good reasons! The Agile Party is coming to a close and many organisations are now beginning to look at where they are and have come to the disheartening realisation that, rather than in a new world of embracing change and competitiveness, they have a lot of new processes, not much to show for it, and people are disillusioned enough to begin to revert to older, familiar ways… This is the unfortunate age of the ‘agile hangover’. In this talk Russ ...
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Agile Coach Camp, Melbourne, Australia, March 21 2015

Scrum Expert - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:17
Agile Coach Camp Melbourne is a one-day non-profit un-conference for Agile and Scrum project management coaches in Australia and New Zealand. It allows Agile coaches to get together in a collective learning experience. The agenda of Agile Coach Camp Melbourne follows the Open Space Technology format. Open space is a simple methodology for self-organizing conference tracks. It relies on participation by people who have a passion for the topics to be discussed. There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in the main meeting room where ...
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Agile Trends. Sao Paolo, Brazil, April 24-25 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:47
Agile Trends is a two-day conference focused on Agile and Scrum that takes place in Sao Paolo in Brazil. All the talks are in Portuguese. In the agenda of Agile Trends you can find topics like “Lean Security”, “Customer & Product Discovery in Mobile”, “Scrum of Scrums: Scaling Agile Concepts in Distributed Contexts”, “Agile Tester 3.0″, “Global Agile UX”, “Evolutionary Software Architecture”,” Complexity is Dead: at Least for the End User”. Web site: Location for the Agile Trends conference: Hotel Maksoud Plaza, Alameda Campinas 150, 01404-900 – Sao Paulo/SP, Brazil
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Our First-Ever Virtual Conference on May 14 | Save the Date!

Agile Alliance - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 19:44

Navigating the Future: Emerging Technical Trends and Practices Thursday, May 14 Do you build software? Are you curious about emerging technical trends? Do you wonder what skills to focus on next?  This thought-provoking virtual conference – our first ever! – … Continue reading →

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Release Retrospectives

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:51
Sprint retrospectives are the most discussed form of retrospectives in Scrum. You can however the same self-analysis and continuous improvement technique to other items of Agile project management. In this article, Madhavi Ledalla discusses release retrospectives. A release is a group of many Scrums sprints that provides a set of features that can be deployed for the customer. The release retrospective provides an opportunity to inspect and adapt the release cycle. The article discusses the participants and the format of these meetings. It also provides a list of common inspection points ...
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AgileIndy, Indianapolis, April 17 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:50
The AgileIndy Conference is a one-day event focuses on bringing Agile and Scrum thought leaders and practitioners from around the USA to Indianapolis for a great learning and networking experience. In the agenda of the AgileIndy you can find topics like “Agile Cross-Pollination: Growing Agile Adoption at Farm Credit Mid-America “, “Cultivating Agile Requirements”, “Secrets of Agile Estimation: Myths, Math, and Methods”, “Case Study: We Don’t Know Anything About Agile, but Let’s Give it a Try!”, “Framework-Driven Product Management”, “The Show Must Go On: Agile Leadership Lessons Learned from a Life ...
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Agile India, Bangalore, India, March 23-30 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:47
Agile India is an intense conference lasting four days where you can learn from expert practitioners. You will be also able to network and share your knowledge and experience with over 1500 international participants practicing or exploring Agile and Lean. In the presentation and tutorials of the Agile India 2015 conference, you can find topics like “Coaching for “Best Fit” Agile: Applying the Agile Fluency Model”, “MicroServices: Let’s Build Some!”, Disciplined Agile Delivery in a Nutshell”, “Understanding and Implementing DevOps Flow”, “Succeeding with BDD”. The two main themes of the Agile ...
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