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Hansoft 8 Brings Actionable Agile Metrics

Scrum Expert - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:22
Hansoft brings Actionable Agile Metrics to developers, managers and executives with the release of Hansoft 8. Hansoft 8 combines Program Management with Business Intelligence in one tool. Decision making on all levels, from the team to the program and portfolio, can now be supported by relevant data visualized with iterative and collaborative dashboards. “Agile metrics is a hot topic right now and we can see how many large organizations realize that critical decision making happens on all levels every day, not only in top management group. Yet the traditional business intelligence ...
Categories: Agile

Retrospectives for Story Points

Scrum Expert - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:32
At the end of each sprint, the Scrum team take some time to think about what could be improved in its Agile process. In this blog post, Natalie Warnert discusses how you could also use the retrospective meeting to look at story sizes after the sprint and determine if they were correctly sized as far as story points are concerned. As Natalie Warnert explains it: “This is not meant to point out shortcomings or blame when estimates are “wrong”. It’s simply to figure out if the team is all on the ...
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Scrum Master, MarketShare, Los Angeles, CA - Agile Portal - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:32
Our goal is to deliver innovative and intuitive user experience for brand marketers to make better budget allocation decisions on a day to day basis. We have created an advanced predictive analytics big data platform on the cloud that crunches large volumes of data, builds and applies models to ...
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First Keynote Announced for Agile Business Conference

Scrum Expert - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:02
The Agile Business Conference has announced that David J Anderson will deliver a keynote at the conference. David is the pioneer of the Kanban Method, an Agile and evolutionary approach to change, and his keynote ‘Fit for Purpose’ – resilience and agility in modern businesses – promises to be both refreshing and eye-opening.  In it David will look at how the Kanban Method enables evolutionary adaptability and how to define fitness criteria metrics to drive effective business performance. Complementing David’s keynote in the ‘How To…’ Track, Lazaro Wolf and Jose Casal ...
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ALE UnConference, August 20-22 2014, Krakow Poland

Scrum Expert - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:23
ALE is a community of like-minded people who want to work, talk and have fun together to create a better Agile and Lean community in Europe. The ALE conference is a three-day conference that discusses the Agile, Lean and Scrum topics in software development. In the agenda of the 2014  ALE Unconference you can find topics like “Agile Leadership and emotional intelligence”, “David and Goliath – Rediscovered at Scaling of Agility in Really Huge Organizations”, “Storytelling – from Better Code to Awesome Organizations”, “Lean-Aware Self-Adaptive Systems”, “#NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte ...
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Enalean announces Tuleap 7 - Agile Portal - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:09
Enalean, provider of Tuleap, the first Open Source Enterprise suite for Application Lifecycle Management, continues its enterprise quality 100% Open Source strategy by releasing Tuleap 7.This new release provides : Interface overhaul, Agile connector into Eclipse, Git industry-proven performance ...
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Enalean announces Tuleap 7

Scrum Expert - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:06
Enalean, provider of Tuleap, the first Open Source Enterprise suite for Application Lifecycle Management, continues its enterprise quality 100% Open Source strategy by releasing Tuleap 7. New interface When you’ll try or install Tuleap (demo at or free installation at, you’ll notice at first glance that the software gets a new look with an interface overhall : more friendly, easier to use…and that’s just the beginning. For Tuleap 7.0, interface updates have been applied to the artifacts view (tasks, bugs…), charts and agile tools. New Agile Tools Tuleap 7 is much easier ...
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AGILE2014 conference hosts round-table discussion with leading industry analysts - Agile Portal - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:12
Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, will host an Industry Analyst Round Table at the AGILE2014 conference, featuring leading research analysts from Cutter Consortium, Gartner Research, IDC and V ...
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AGILE2014 Conference Hosts Discussion with Industry Analysts

Scrum Expert - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:09
Agile Alliance will host an Industry Analyst Round Table at the AGILE2014 conference, featuring leading research analysts from Cutter Consortium, Gartner Research, IDC and VDC Research. The session, titled “Agile Trends and Future Directions,” explores the latest innovations and best practices being deployed within enterprise IT organizations, as well as the latest trends in Agile software development. The research analysts will provide a unique perspective and industry knowledge gained through work with leading vendors and IT organizations. A Q&A format allows attendees to steer the session in directions that are ...
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Agile Product Management

Scrum Expert - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 18:10
Product Management practices remains a skill difficult to pin down in its scope and responsibility. This article discusses how Product Management can exist within an Agile-oriented organization. It explains that it is an organizational level activity with responsibilities, decision-making and influences far beyond the scope of the software itself. Without the Product Manager, the Product Owner cannot do his job, as the business context for the software solution is lost. Paul Raymond, Inflectra Corporation, The problem with any formal examination of Product Management is that it is probably the least well ...
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AgileChina, Beijing, China, 27-30 July 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:28
AgileChina is a four-day conference about Agile and Scrum that will take place in Beijing. It is part of the TiD Conference that integrates resources and forces of SPIChina, ChinaTest and AgileChina. Agile China will start with a day of tutorials followed by three days of sessions both in Chinese and English. In the agenda of AgileChina you can find topics like “Scrum Mastery – Essential Skills for Team Excellence”, “Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Leaders”, “Software is a Side Effect: Your Real Job is Rapid Learning”, “Exploring Scrum of ...
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Regional Scrum Gathering India, Hyderabad, India, July 10–12 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:03
The Regional Scrum Gatherings are the flagship conferences of Scrum Alliance dedicated to the Agile approaches of project management. The theme of the Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 will be “Humane Scrum”. The conference will focus on exploring techniques, tools, behaviors, and experiences that help bring about the mind-set so essential to reaping the benefits of using Scrum in organizations small and large. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Nurturing Organizational Transformation into Scrum Practices”, “Fragile Project Management – InHumanely Agile”, “Adopting Scrum – The People Oriented Approach”, ...
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Hansoft Expands Financing to $10 million with Hasso Plattner Ventures - Agile Portal - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:44
Hansoft, with its eponymous tool for team collaboration and management in Agile software development today announced it has partnered with venture capital firm Hasso Plattner Ventures to further accelerate growth worldwide.
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Hansoft Gets $10 million Financing

Scrum Expert - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:41
Hansoft, vendor of a tool for team collaboration and management in Agile software development today announced it has partnered with venture capital firm Hasso Plattner Ventures to further accelerate growth worldwide. Hansoft is used for development of products and services by the most demanding teams in industries such as Electronics, Aerospace, Space, Game Development, and Telecom. These are companies who need to accelerate time to market, while improving overall productivity and quality, and Hansoft helps them achieve this by enabling better practices for boosting innovation and scaling Agile software and hardware ...
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Fun Retrospectives

Scrum Expert - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:54
If you are following an Agile approach to project management like Scrum, you should have adopted a continuous improvement practice. Retrospectives are the name of the meeting when the Scrum team makes a pause to think on how to improve its current. Fun Retrospectives is a book that should help you to animate these meetings.The material of this book can however be applied to many types of team project meetings like kick-off meetings or risk management meetings. The book discusses the following types of activities that you can use for ...
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LAST Conference, Melbourne, Australia, July 11 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:20
The LAST conference is a one-day conference about Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking that takes place in Melbourne, Australia. It is a event for practitioners that encourages participation and interaction via talks, workshops and activities. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Soft Skills for Software”, “My take on SAFe”, “How we delivered more with Test Coverage Mondays, No Meeting Tuesdays and Innovation Fridays”, “Scaling Agile”, “Solving Agile-at-Scale issues on an even larger scale: Crowd sourced!” or “Goodbye Requirements, Hello Hypotheses”. Web site: Location for the 2014 conference: Swinburne University of ...
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Using Scrum Sprints for Pre-Project Planning

Scrum Expert - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:23
If the Agile Manifesto prefers responding to change over following a plan, it is not against planning. In this article, Raju Kidambi explains why it is important to use Scrum during the pre-project planning phase. The core of the article is the presentation of the concept of sprints PQRS to do the pre-project planning. This concept divides the pre-project planning activities in four sprints. The sprint “P” focuses on planning resources, high level scope, cost and schedule. The sprint “Q” focuses quality assurance related activities. The sprint “R” focuses on risk ...
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Tasktop Gets $11 Million Financing - Agile Portal - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:10
Tasktop Technologies has announced that it has closed a Series A round led by Austin Ventures, syndicated with Yaletown Venture Partners. The funding will help the company maximize the reach of its successful software lifecycle integration platform by expanding into new markets.
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Perforce and Parasoft Collaborate on Development & Testing Platform - Agile Portal - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 18:48
Perforce Software and Parasoft announced the integration of Parasoft's Development Testing Platform, which helps developers prevent software defects, with Perforce Swarm, the social coding solution from Perforce. Together, the two technologies streamline critical components of an enterprise& ...
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Scrum Day Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 3 2014

Scrum Expert - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:50
Scrum Day Europe is a one-day conference dedicated to Scrum. The 2014 edition of this conference dedicated to agile project management will take place in Amsterdam and will features expert speakers like Ken Schwaber. This is a main event for all European Scrum practitioners. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Led Zepelin Scaling Agility”, “Agile Transformation of a 20,000 Person Company – a Long Term Journey”, “Serious Play on the Path to Agility”, “Using Lean UX to build the right things”, “Product Owner Value Game” or “Agile Myth ...
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