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Agilia, Budapest, Hungary, October 14 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:25
Agilia Budapest is a one-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 of the Agilia Budapest conference you can find topics like “Zeros to Heroes in ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Baltimore Unconference, Baltimore, USA, October 12 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:19
The Agile Baltimore Unconference is a one-day conference where Lean and Agile practitioners of Baltimore can come together to share ideas, network and collaborate. The Agile Baltimore Unconference follows the open space format for conferences. 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 ...
Categories: Agile

How Agile Goes Bad, Blame, and Options

Agile Alliance - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 00:30

Does this sound familiar? We have someone asking the obvious question. “Why would we say we will do something we know we can’t accomplish?” When we hear these questions, too often, we have no mechanism to deal with them. We … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

Atlassian Introduces JIRA Software

Scrum Expert - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 18:24
Atlassian has announced the next branch in JIRA’s development: JIRA Software. This new branch is an evolution that has been specifically created for software teams. By merging JIRA’s powerful workflow engine with the most important elements of agile development, like flexible Scrum and Kanban boards, and real-time reporting, JIRA Software sets a new standard for software development. According to Atlassian, this evolution has been underway for ...
Categories: Agile

XP Days Germany, Karlsruhe, Germany, November 26-28 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 08:42
XP Days Germany is a three-day conference focused on Agile software development. With its eXtreme programming background, it contains interesting technical best practices material for Scrum practitioners and Agile software developers. All the talks are in German. In the agenda of the XP Days Germany conference you can find topics like “Train your brain – Google Style”, “Continuous Database Integration with Flyway”, “Refactoring Legacy Code”, “Introducing ...
Categories: Agile

Remote Retrospective Exercise

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 15:49
The retrospective is one of 12 principles outlined in the Agile Manifesto. If this is easy to do this for collocated Scrum teams, how can you achieve good results if you have remote members. In this blog post, Robert Matheson provides a valuable collaborative retrospective technique that can be used for distributed Scrum teams.This remote retrospective exercise is based on a digital retrospective board was ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Open California North, Berkeley, USA, October 9-10 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 13:56
Agile Open California North is two-day conference that provides Agile and Scrum practitioners in California an opportunity for learning and networking. Practitioners and newcomers come together for two days to discuss, examine and otherwise brainstorm the most timely and relevant topics in Agile development today. Agile Open California North follows the open space format for conferences. Open space is a simple methodology for self-organizing conference tracks. ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Turkey Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, October 9 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:09
The Agile Turkey Summit is a one-day conference dedicated to the Agile software development and Scrum project management approaches that takes place in Istanbul, Turkey. International and local Agile and Scrum experts provide the content. In the agenda of the Agile Turkey Summit you can find topics like “Seven Strategies For Code Revitalization”, “The Secret to Achieving Sustainable Agility at Scale”, “Agile leadership for agile times ...
Categories: Agile

Moving Beyond MVP: Feedback, Features and Pricing

Agile Alliance - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 23:23

Building a minimum viable product (MVP) can help businesses get a working platform to market quickly. It helps validate product hypotheses and attract new users to your service. But how do you expand your product beyond MVP? How do you … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

Scrum & Kanban Open Source Tools for Bugzilla

Scrum Expert - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 16:24
Bugzilla is a popular open source bug tracker created originally by the Mozilla Foundation. It has an open architecture that allows extending its basic functionalities. This article lists the Bugzilla plugins, called add-on in Bugzilla, that allows integrating an Agile project management approach like Scrum or Kanban around the bug tracking features of Bugzilla. There are currently 5 open source plugins that allows to add Scrum ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 3-4 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:00
Agile Slovenia is a two-days conference focused on Agile and Scrum topics that take place in Ljubljana. Agile Slovenia is an event where you can turn theory in action, meet agile people, listen to agile pioneers, expand your knowledge. It features both local and international Agile experts. In the agenda of Agile Slovenia you can find topics like “Shifting from manufacturing product to creating a service”, ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Metrics That Matter

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 15:04
This session is born of the hard lessons learned from years of working with diverse companies using metrics to improve their software development processes. Come learn from our successes and be warned by our failures. This session covers what makes an effective Agile metric, the pitfalls in designing metrics, and the basic principles for using metrics appropriately. We cover many general principles, but dive deeply in ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Business Conference, London, UK, 6-7 October 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 09:30
The Agile Business Conference is a two-day conference that takes place in London where meet and engage with the experts and thought leaders who have implemented focused, efficient Agile change programmes in a wide variety of industries. In the agenda of the Agile Business Conference you can find topics like “The Inexorable Rise of Agile”, “Monitor Agile Progress and Health – A Common Ground”, “How to ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, September 30-October 2 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 09:12
Agile Cambridge is a three-day conference that is focused on Agile software development. The conference mixes workshops, experience reports and case studies. In the agenda of the Agile Cambridge conference you can find topics like “Becoming an agile leader, regardless of your role”, “Scaled portfolio experience report”, “Intro to Lean UX”, “The ABCD of database development: always be continuously delivering”, “Test-driving the Internet of Things”, “Agile ...
Categories: Agile

New TeamForge Provides Tighter Integrations with JIRA

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:32
CollabNet has announced a new release of TeamForge. TeamForge now allows enterprise software teams to easily manage a wider range of tools and processes to streamline the increasingly complex software development lifecycle. Organizations leveraging open source, scaling Agile and adopting DevOps now have deeper levels of traceability and reporting, and tighter integrations with JIRA, Git, Subversion and other leading tools to create a unified software ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Bodensee, Constance, Germany, September 30 – October 1 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 14:21
The Agile Bodensee conference is a two-day event focused on Agile and Scrum and that takes places on the shore of the Lake Constance (the Bodensee in German) in the southern part of Germany. The first day is dedicated to workshops and the second day to an open space discussion. Everything is in German. The Agile Bodensee conference follows the open space format for conferences. Open ...
Categories: Agile

Overcome Self-Organization Blocks

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 15:19
We know that self-organization is a critical aspect of every successful Agile project and we know that it takes trust, respect, openness and responsibility. So why many teams have a hard time to achieve it? Self-organization changes the leader/team dynamics and the teammate/teammate ones. Resistance may arise and the source is frequently rooted in mental habits, such as a latent blaming culture, confusing guidance and command, ...
Categories: Agile

More On Why Managers Hate Agile

Agile Alliance - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 20:46

January brought bad news for Agile-haters and those, like former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who sneer at “firms with names like pieces of fruit.” Apple posted the biggest quarterly profit in history, with a net profit of $18 billion in the … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

Agile Open Northwest, Portland, USA, September 24 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 16:49
The Agile Open Northwest conference is a one-day event about Agile practices and techniques that takes place in Portland. Participants will be able to start, discover, and share discussions around Agile topics important to you and meet the directors of Agile Alliance and Agile Open Northwest, who will be participating all day long. The Agile Open Northwest conference follows the open space format for conferences. Open ...
Categories: Agile

Ricksoft Releases WBS Gantt Chart for JIRA 8.0

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 16:54
Ricksoft has announced the latest version of WBS Gantt-Chart for JIRA, an add-on for JIRA, which is an Atlassian product. WBS Gantt-Chart for JIRA, installed by 180 companies in the world, realizes the visualization, standardization, and cost/resource management of users’ projects. Ricksoft will continue with a number of functional enhancements including Earned Value Management (EVM). The basic functions of WBS Gantt-Chart for JIRA are: * Creating WBS, ...
Categories: Agile