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20 Techniques for Product Prioritization

Scrum Expert - 1 hour 40 min ago
One of the most important, and often overlook, sentence in the principles of the Agile Manifesto is “continuous delivery of valuable software”. Delivering value is an important principle for Agile and prioritization is the tool that allows to deliver value quickly. This is the topic discussed by Daniel Zacarias in his article “20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour”. Product prioritization is an important ...
Categories: Agile

What Elon Musk Taught Me About (Agile) Startups

Agile Alliance - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 01:25

And why we’re all doing it wrong. After reading an insanely long Wait but Why series looking into Elon Musk and Tesla, I realized that the entrepreneur extraordinaire has a link to agile software development that many seem to miss. … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

Agile Pracitioners Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel, January 26-27 2016

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 13:00
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 software development and Scrum project management experts. In the agenda of the Agile Practitioners you can find topics like “The Spider-man antidote to the anti-pattern of agile leaders”, “How to ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Economics: Contracts, Budgets, Capitalization

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 19:57
How much does one story point cost? Is Sprint 0 an expense or an asset? Can you run Scrum with a fixed-cost contract? Agile challenges the existing approach to financial aspects of running projects, that is budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and vendor contracts. Applying new financial models becomes increasingly important for larger organisations adopting Agile. While they are going through an Agile transformation, they also need ...
Categories: Agile

CA Technologies Releases Agile Management Portfolio

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:55
CA Technologies has released an Agile Management portfolio that fuses strategy, investment and portfolio planning technology with agile coaching expertise to help enterprises succeed in the application economy. The Agile Management portfolio combines select software and service components from CA and Rally, which CA acquired in July 2015. Agile Management capabilities are available now, including a new release of CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) ...
Categories: Agile

Creating Great Teams

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:20
Based on their experience with Trade Me, New Zealand’s largest e-commerce company, Sandy Mamoli and David Mole have written a complete guide on why and how you could implement a self-selection process for your teams. If you believe in self-organization for Agile project management teams, you should also think about self-selection. The “Creating Great Teams” book provides a complete overview of the self-selection, from its definition ...
Categories: Agile

Conferencia Agile Spain, Madrid, Spain, December 3-4 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:53
The Conferencia Agile Spain is the main Agile event for the Agile community of Spain. This two-day conference brings together local and international Agile and Scrum experts for an exceptional learning, sharing and networking experience with presentations and workshops. In the agenda of Conferencia Agile Spain you can find topics like Scrum, Kanban, highly productive teams, retrospectives, planning, efficient meetings, team phases motivation, conflict management, team ...
Categories: Agile

ACE! Conference 2016 Call for Speakers

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 09:57
The ACE! (Agile Central Europe) conference is the largest event about Agile project management and software development in Central Europe, attracting people from all over the region. It will take place in Krakow, Poland on 14-15 April 2016. The ACE! 2016 conference combines lean/agile and LeanUX/Lean Startup topics in two tracks of 45 minute talks and adds a workshop track for workshops of 1-2 hours in ...
Categories: Agile

The Tear That Changes a Thousand Launches

Agile Alliance - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:52

Imagine a time long, long ago, when email marketing was at the cutting edge of digital. OK, fine, that was in the early 2000s. I was working in my first “real UX” job, and our biggest mission was to create … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

Clarizen Fall Release Enhances JIRA Integration

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:08
Clarizen has announced its Fall 2015 Product Release, delivering dynamic new options for viewing work, as well as a stronger integration between Atlassian JIRA and Clarizen. The enhanced JIRA integration allows JIRA users’ work to be reflected and managed in Clarizen, providing full content creation and collaboration capabilities. The JIRA v2 integration strengthens everyone’s work connections and align teams with an enterprise-grade bidirectional integration. When one ...
Categories: Agile

Free Retrospective Tools for Distributed Scrum Teams

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 16:06
Even if Agile approaches favor collocated teams, distributed Scrum teams are more common that what we might think. Many Agile software development teams are based on a virtual organization. This article presents some free online tools that can be used to facilitate retrospectives for distributed Scrum teams. You will find in this article only tools that are supposed to be used for free in the long ...
Categories: Agile

Agile and Scrum Trello Extensions

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 13:00
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 and provides additional features like Scrum burndown charts. Updates November 16 ...
Categories: Agile

Principles Are More Important Than Practices

Scrum Expert - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 21:58
One might wonder why it’s not so easy to adopt agile engineering practices and to achieve technical excellence. When we think of practices, we tend to think of simple things: sticking a shopping list on the fridge with a magnet, having a clear and prioritized list of things to do, and doing them in that order. Why is it then that with Agile practices, things ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Alliance: 2015 Highlights

Agile Alliance - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 19:03

Although it may seem a little early to be reflecting on 2015, it seems appropriate to look at Agile Alliance events and accomplishments for the year. When our board of directors met in January in Bellevue, Washington, we set a … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

Agile Tour Vienna, Austria, November 21 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:39
The Agile Tour Vienna conference is a one-day event that aims at bringing together experts and practitioners interested in Agile software development and Scrum project management. The main conference language is German, but there are some talks in English. In the agenda of the Agile Tour Vienna conference you can find topics like “(How) do I do “real” Scrum?”, “Agile 1×1”, “Mobile Testing in Agile Context”, ...
Categories: Agile

Atlassian Ready for IPO

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 15:42
Atlassian has announced it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A ordinary shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not been determined. Atlassian intends to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market under ...
Categories: Agile

Global Scrum Gathering, Prague, Czech Republic, November 16-18 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 09:39
The Global Scrum Gathering conference is a three-day event organized by the Scrum Alliance that explores the Scrum approach for Agile project management. The conference has 3 tracks that feature different senses of Scrum: Touch, Visual, and Auditory. Each track will host beginner and advanced sessions. In the agenda of Global Scrum Gathering conference you can find topics like “AdvanScrum – Spicing up your Scrum”, “Agile ...
Categories: Agile

Measuring the Cost of Story Points

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 16:34
Story point is a arbitrary relative measure used by Scrum teams to define the effort required to implement one story. In this article, Mahfoud Amiour proposes an approach to measure the cost of story points implementation. Mahfoud Amiour has defined from his experience as an Agile consultant a metric to measure the cost related to the implementation of story points. This metric is called SPOC (Story ...
Categories: Agile

ScrumDay Oviedo, Spain, December 12 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 13:30
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 conference you can find topics like Agile adoption, team coaching, technical best practices and product ownership presented by local Scrum experts. Web site: Location for the ScrumDay Oviedo conference: Auditorio – Palacio de ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Tour Bangkok, Thailand, November 21 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 13:00
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 Agile software development community in Thailand. Local and international Agile practitioners will share their rich experiences. In the agenda of Agile Tour Bangkok conference you can find topics like “Enterprise Scaling Strategy”, “Agile Business (Transform Your Organization Through Agile)”, “The ...
Categories: Agile