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Fighting Prejudices Against Agile

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:35
Adopting new software development approaches like Agile and Scrum is always a challenge. There is a natural tendency for part of an organization to resist changing and some prejudices exist against Agile, mainly due to a lack of knowledge.
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Are Prejudices Stopping your Agile Efforts?

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:40
Adopting new software development approaches like Agile and Scrum is always a challenge. There is a natural tendency for part of an organization to resist changing and some prejudices exist against Agile, mainly due to a lack of knowledge. This article discusses these misconceptions and provides some tips on how to overcome these prejudices to get Agile adoption on track in your organization. Author: Kevin Dunne, QASymphony, http://www.qasymphony.com/ Adopting Agile may be the next big thing for your team, but adopting new practices always presents challenges for any organization. We all know ...
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Agile Brazil, Florianópolis, Brazil, November 5–7 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:44
Agile Brazil is a three-day conference that is the largest event about Agile and Scrum in Brazil. It features keynotes and practical presentations with local and international Agile experts. Talks are both in Portuguese and English. In the agenda of Agile Brazil you can find topics like “Taming Big Balls of Mud with Diligence, Agile Practices, and Hard Work”, “Pragmatic, Not Dogmatic TDD: Rethinking How We Test”, “Mental Models in High Performing Agile Teams”, “Extreme Pair Programming”, “Visual Regression Testing with PhantomCSS”, “UX Design for Startups”. Web site: http://www.agilebrazil.com/2014/en/ Location for the 2014 ...
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Agile Architecture: Worse Can Be Better

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:33
This talk provokes you to think about an old question by R. Gabriel “Is Worse Better?”. It demonstrates “how worse can be better” if the focus is on delivering a business value, which is one of the most important software architecture’s property for agile software development. After more than 10 years of agile software development adoption, we have a lot of recommendations regarding agile development processes, agile working habits and agile organizational structure. All these recommendations and principles can help us to work more efficiently, to deliver faster and to build ...
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Agile Tour, Brussels, Belgium, October 31 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:36
Agile Tour Brussels is a one-day conference focused on Agile software development and Scrum. This edition features six tracks, 31 talks, games and workshops that will be provided by speakers from all over Europe and a lot of great content. In the agenda of Agile Tour Brussels you can find topics like “Doing Valuable Agile Retrospectives”, “The multi-level feedback cycle”, “Return of experience: Agility, Quality & Visual Thinking, Key Drivers Of Success”, ” Scrum of Scrums: examples”, “The Product Owner Board Game”, “Intrinsic Agile coaching – Agile coaching without coaches”, “How ...
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7 Best Practices for Facilitating Scrum Retrospectives

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:29
Improvement is one of the core principle of the Agile Manifesto that states “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly”. Retrospectives are a powerful technique to achieve this goal in Scrum and in this blog post, Jonathan Berger proposes seven practices to facilitate retrospectives. Facilitating a retrospective is not easy and this role is described as being a mix between a courthouse judge and a stenographer. Based on his experience, Jonathan Berger discusses some patterns that can make the ...
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AgileByExample, Warsaw, Poland, October 29-31, 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:22
AgileByExample is a Lean and Agile conference taking place in Warsaw, Poland that helps you learn Agile on live examples. The last day is dedicated to a Lean Agile Dojo. Keynotes, talks and discussions are all in English. In the agenda of AgileByExample you can find topics like “Beyond Metrics”, “#NoEstimates – Alternatives to Estimates”, “Performance Appraisals are incompatible with Agile Mindset”, “What could you do with 10 years of Continuous Improvement?”, “Creeping Agile – changing the flock one sheep at a time”, “7 pitfalls that can destroy new Product Owners ...
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Manage Agile, Berlin, Germany, October 27-30 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:32
Manage Agile is a four day conference focused on Agile management topics – no pure technologic aspects. The Manage Agile conference is a networking platform where specialists and managers discuss agile topics not only in software engineering but also in the whole company up to the management. The conference is divided into two workshop days and two conference days. Most of the presentations are in German, but you will also find English content. In the agenda of Manage Agile you can find topics like “The roots of Agile and Lean in ...
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VersionOne and CA Technologies Partner on Agile Project Management

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:42
CA Technologies and VersionOne have unveiled a PPM (Project & Portfolio Management) and Agile project management solution integration that gives technology leaders the insight to strategically plan, manage and track both Agile and waterfall project portfolios from concept to completion in a single console. Available today, native integration between the latest release of CA PPM (formerly CA Clarity™ PPM) and the VersionOne® Agile project management solution helps software organizations extend upstream visibility of Agile projects, presenting them as prioritized strategic investments into their overall portfolio planning, funding and resource management process. Portfolio ...
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Agile Scrum Master, Square One Resources , Norwich, UK

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:00
Agile Scrum Master is immediately required by leading global organisation based in Norwich. Extensive experience working as an Scrum Master is required. Experience sharing scrum initiatives through the whole organization, collaborating with the rest of Scrum Masters. Great communication and coaching skills, a good story teller. Passionate about Agile and lean ways of working, passionate about team dynamics. Good understanding of the software development process. Really cares about people, know how to motivate people and help the team to be high performance. Challenge the team when needed. Ability to coach individuals and ...
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The Life of a Product Owner Proxy

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:20
Being a Product Owner (PO) Proxy is difficult. You are pulled between product managers and engineers, holding the middle ground can be a challenge. Translating technical issue to Product Management and Customer issues to Engineering is a valuable task, but sometimes it can feel like a thankless one too. This presentation shares experiences and thoughts on this challenging but not often coveted role.Video producer: http://agileprague.com/
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Bosnia Agile Day, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27 October, 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:07
The Bosnia Agile Day is a one-day conference that bring international and local Agile experts to discuss Agile software development and project management practices like Scrum. In the agenda you can find topics like “The Disciplined Agile Enterprise: Harmonizing Agile and Lean”, “Fitness for Purpose – The Kanban way for focused Agility”, “Coordinating Large Agile Projects”, “Scrum in practice – Developer’s view”, “Agile Secure Development”, “Effective Agile Teams – Behind the open door” Web site: http://agile.ba/en/events/event/16-bosnia-agile-day-2014 Location for the 2014 conference: Hotel Sarajevo, DĹľemala Bijedića 169 A, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Agile Turkey Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, October 24 2104

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:09
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 “American Airlines’ Journey to Agile Enlightenment”, ” An Enterprise Transformation Story: TĂĽrkiye Finans”, “Water – Scrum – Fall, Unicorns and Fantasy”, “Continuous Improvement Beyond The Two Week Iteration: An Experience Report From The Guardian”, “Delighting Vodafone Turkey’s Customers via Agile Transformation”. Ken Schwaber ...
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SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam 4.2 Released

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:53
Inflectra is pleased to announce the release of SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam, the latest version of their requirements management, test management and agile project-planning ALM suite. This new version provides a completely redesigned Scrum and Kanban planning board as well as enhanced source code integration and project planning. SpiraTest provides a complete Quality Assurance solution that manages requirements, tests, bugs and issues in one environment, with complete traceability from inception to completion. SpiraPlan is a complete Project Management System in one package, that manages your project’s requirements, releases, iterations, tasks and ...
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Scrum Gathering Australia, Sydney, Australia, October 21–22 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:22
Scrum Gathering Australia is a two-day conference for anyone interested in the Scrum Agile project management framework in Australia. In the agenda of the Scrum Gathering Australia you can find topics like ” Scrum Mythbusters”, “Succeeding with Scrum at the Australian Central Bank”, “40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes”, “How not to do Agile – Fixed Scope and Deadline, welcome to the death march”, ” Product Ownership – the cornerstone of Scrum”, “Agile Antipatterns: The Scrum Master’s Guide to Traps, Tripwires, and Treachery”, “Scrum Scaling Options – How it works at ...
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Evaluating the ROI of Scrum

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:58
As Scrum is the most popular framework adopted by organization adopting an Agile approach for project management, many companies are trying to find financial facts that justify its adoption. This article discusses the topic of evaluating the return on investment (ROI) of using Scrum and suggests some hints about mistakes to avoid and on how to get meaningful results from this activity. Author: Neri Lavi, QualiTest Group, http://www.qualitestgroup.com/ Many strategies are supported as the “best” management of a software development process. While each programmer has his favorite way to code and every ...
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XP Days Germany, Hamburg, Germany, October 16-18 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:42
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 you can find topics like “The Whole Nine Yards – Integration Tests for the Software Developer”, “TDD with Contracts – an Experience Report”, “Agile Jukebox”, “The new Job of QA”, “Architectural Katas”, “Hands-On Test-Driven Infrastructure As Code Development”, “Extreme Continuous Delivery at Unruly”, “Essentially Agile”, “ScALeD – Scaled Agile and Lean ...
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Agile & Lean Metrics in Methods & Tools Fall 2014 issue

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:40
Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Fall 2014 issue that discusses better coding with Coding Dojos, Lean Agile metrics, the difference between requirements and specifications, software testing and pr ...
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Agile Culture

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:58
If you asked software developers about Agile, there are chances that a majority will discuss it with words like “Scrum”, “sprints” or “retrospectives”. However Agile is not just a collection of techniques and practices, but it is more a state of mind or a culture. This is the topic of this book written by Pollyanna Pixton, Paul Gibson and Niel Nickolaisen. All the people and values aspects of Agile software development are discussed in this book that provides both conceptual material and real life stories. This is a book that I ...
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Agile Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 10 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 13:39
Agile Slovenia is a one day 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 you can find topics like “Shifting from manufacturing product to creating a service”, “Complex Projects aren’t planable but controllable”, “There’s no such thing as an agile contract”, “How Agile Coaches help us win – the Agile Coach role at Spotify”, ...
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