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AgileCraft 8 Enterprise Agile Tool Launched

Scrum Expert - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:37
AgileCraft has announced general availability of AgileCraft 8. AgileCraft’s integrated platform provides transparency across the entire software lifecycle, enabling rapid value delivery and better, more predictable results. Built from the top-down to support enterprise agile at scale, the latest version brings new capabilities across all four levels: enterprise, portfolio, program and teams. AgileCraft 8 helps align the whole organization around common goals and objectives, providing actionable views and metrics to everyone touching the product lifecycle. The AgileCraft approach empowers customers to scale with existing tools like Atlassian, TFS, Rally, etc. while adding ...
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Agile Coach Camp, Indianapolis, USA, September 26-28 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:05
The Agile Coach Camp is a three-day conference about Agile Coaching run by agile coaches for agile coaches based on peer-to-peer learning and exploration in an OpenSpace setting. In this type of conference, people come together around a high-level topic or need and create their own agenda; then people gather into groups to brainstorm, debate, collaborate, co-create, plan, play, tell stories, and discuss the topics proposed on the agenda Web site: http://www.agilecoachcamp.us/ Location for the 2014 conference: Hilton Indianapolis, 120 West Market Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 46204
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Using Commercial Scrum Tools for Free

Scrum Expert - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:50
If the development of open source Scrum tools was in vogue some years ago, a lot of these projects have now been abandoned. Some are still active like IceScrum or ScrumDo, but this is because their development is sponsored by a commercial hosted option There is however an alternative to manage your Agile project if you have a low budget… and a small team. Some providers of commercial Scrum tools provide a free version of their software. Only Scrum tools that offer a long term free product are mentioned in this ...
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Journée Agile, Liege, Belgium, September 11 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:39
The Journée Agile is a one-day conference focused on agile software development approaches like Scrum that takes place in Belgium every year, All the presentations and workshops are in French. The keynote of the 2014 edition will be given by Jurgen Appelo. In the agenda you can find topics like “Des outils du monde de la psychologie pour les equipes Scrum et Agile”, “L’attitude de Testing Agile”, “Spécifications Agiles”, “Passer de Scrum à Scrumban, pour quoi faire?” ou “Real options – Prises de décisions”. Web site: http://www.journeeagile.be/ Location for the 2014 conference: HEC-ULg, ...
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Patterns: a New Standard for Scrum

Scrum Expert - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:08
Patterns are the new defacto Scrum standard. In recent years, international Scrum Leadership has been meeting about once a year to write a rationalized foundation for Scrum using Organizational Patterns as a public resource. This is the most inclusive forum for segments of the Scrum community meet and find common ground in the deep groundings of Scrum, and it is converging on a socially agreed definition while the certifying bodies have take less compelling paths. Jeff Sutherland’s Scrum training now revolves around the application of seven Scrum patterns. Using the same approach ...
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Lean Agile Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 11-12 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:37
Lean Agile Scotland is a two-day conference focused on the Lean and Agile approaches to software development. It will be preceded by a workshop on September 10. In the agenda you can find topics like “Join the Dark Side – why developers should choose management”, “Building the Boardwalk Empire: Visual Management in Action”, “Overcoming Self-organization Blocks”, “Lean Estimation & Planning”, “Better Decision Making: Gathering Data and Mapping Decisions”, “Lean Product is about the people – Putting it all together”. Web site: http://www.leanagilescotland.com/ Location for the 2014 conference: Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd 112, ...
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Lean, Agile & Scrum Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, September 9 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:52
The Zurich Lean, Agile & Scrum Conference (LAS) is a one day conference that focuses on Lean and Agile approaches for software development. The conference provides both German and English content. The keynotes of the 2014 edition of the Zurich Lean, Agile & Scrum Conference will be Alistair Cockburn and Bob Marshall. In the agenda you can find topics like “Our journey from Waterfall to Agile; Delivering an Agile Framework to a Global IT Organization”, “Transforming Addicted Organisations (Serenity to Accept What I Cannot Change, Courage to Change What I Can)” ...
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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 3.0 Released

Scrum Expert - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:43
The version 3.0 of the Scaled agile Framework (SAFe) has been released. The Scaled agile Framework is a methodology created by Dean Leffingwell to implement Agile practices at enterprise scale. Major changes in the SAFe 3.0 version include: * Guidance on the critical role, knowledge and responsibilities of Lean-Agile Leadership * Enhanced Portfolio Level — new flow, new Metrics, Strategic Themes that connect business strategy to Portfolio Vision, and Portfolio-level Non-functional Requirements (NFRs) * Lean-Agile Budgeting optimized for flow “Beyond Project Cost Accounting” * New guidance on Coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains within larger Value ...
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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 ...
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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

DevAgile.com - 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

DevAgile.com - 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 demo-tuleap.enalean.com or free installation at tuleap.net), 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

DevAgile.com - 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, http://www.inflectra.com/ 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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