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Doing the Little Things Well

Scrum Expert - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:54
What we do in software development is hard. Lots of companies, teams, and people pick up Agile approaches to make it easier, and then realize it’s still really hard. They learn that Agile didn’t fix things. And, then they get to work trying to fix Agile. What they often forget is that it’s doing the little things well that makes the big things easier. This talk is about the little things. The stuff hidden between the lines of the Agile books. The stuff the experts know that’s hard to explain. ...
Categories: Agile

TestTrack 2015.1 Released

Scrum Expert - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 14:35
Seapine Software has announced a new release of TestTrack. Version 2015.1 includes new dashboards and widgets that greatly increase data visibility, an improved SDK with support for JSON filter queries, 64-bit native client apps, and much more. TestTrack is an ALM tool that helps you easily manage all application development phases and artifacts, and deliver quality products on time. TestTrack Version 2015.1 key features and enhancements are: * Use customizable dashboards to quickly view project information, such as status and progress, assignment items, and recent activity. * Create multiple dashboards for different purposes-for ...
Categories: Agile

Agile on the Beach, Falmouth, UK, September 3-4 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:42
The Agile on the Beach conference is a two-day conference focused on Agile project management and software development that will take place in Falmouth, on the beaches of Cornwall. In the agenda of Agile on the Beach you can find topics like ” Introduction to Continuous Delivery”, “Being Agile in Business”, “Can Guinness help you estimate?”, “Effective Customer Interviewing”, “The Death of Continuous Integration”, “Value Led Agile Delivery”, “The Geek’s Guide to Leading Teams”, “Making Mad Men more Agile”, “User Story Mapping for Fun & Profit”, “My Kanban Diary”. Web site: Location ...
Categories: Agile

Agile2015 Conference Resources

Scrum Expert - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 17:01
The Agile2015 Conference has been a big success with 2,300 attendees. The Agile Alliance has now released the full-length videos of all 3 Keynote presentations and the Industry Analyst Panel Discussion, the collection of video podcasts with Agile experts and thought leaders and the Agile2015 Experience Reports. The three keynote presentations and the Industry Analyst Panel Discussion are available on More full-length videos of selected Agile2015 Sessions will be added to the Video Learning Center during August and September. Short interviews and candid conversations with many of the thought leaders and ...
Categories: Agile

Hansoft Enterprise 9 Released

Scrum Expert - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 16:49
Hansoft has announced the release of Hansoft Enterprise 9.0, its tool for agile team collaboration and management. The latest release comes with a new UI which allows for even smoother team collaboration. Hansoft 9 makes it easier for both managers and team members to understand and participate in large and small projects thanks to better contextualization and clearer visuals. “We have had some customers running their agile portfolio, program, and project management in Hansoft but who had their issue tickets in other tools. The improved capabilities now makes it easy for ...
Categories: Agile

VersionOne Summer Release Provides Deeper Support for SAFe

Scrum Expert - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 15:40
VersionOne has announced its 2015 Summer Release, which gives executives and teams at all levels greater visibility to help develop and deliver software faster. The new VersionOne capabilities include: * VersionOne TeamSync™ for JIRA: Now you can get complete top-down visibility to all team-level projects regardless if they are in VersionOne or Atlassian® JIRA®. With VersionOne TeamSync, your agile teams can continue to use VersionOne or JIRA at the team level while that information seamlessly flows up to the Enterprise, Portfolio, and Program levels in the VersionOne Enterprise Agile Platform. * Unified DevOps ...
Categories: Agile

Product Owner Manual

Scrum Expert - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 14:51
The Product Owner Manual is a short e-book available for free from ScrumSense. It discusses in a practice-oriented way the roles and techniques used by a product owner in Scrum teams, including the story writing principles and how to perform release planning. The product owner role is crucial for a Scrum team because as the book states it ” A good ScrumMaster can take the team to the point of being self-organized and motivated; they can help the team achieve good Scrum. But to achieve truly great Scrum, an empowered, dedicated ...
Categories: Agile

ALE UnConference, August 26-28 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

Scrum Expert - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:55
The ALE conference is a three-day conference taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria that discusses the Agile, Lean and Scrum topics in software development. The conference proposes presentations, workshops and open space sessions. ALE is a community of like-minded people who want create a better Agile and Lean community in Europe. In the agenda of the ALE Unconference you can find topics like “Agile – The Broken Learning Machine”, “Scaling Agile using Theory of Constraints and Staff Liquidity”, “When XP met Outsourcing”, “The Lean Leader: How to nurture Droids into Thinking People”, ...
Categories: Agile