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Scrum Day Germany, Boblingen, Germany, July 1–2 July 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:18
Scrum-Day Germany is a two day conference about Scrum that propose an international line-up of Agile experts. It provides a multi-track sessions and full day workshops. The conference sessions are mainly in German. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Paving the way to Enterprise Agile”, “Enterprise Agile: Scaled-Up Coaches Required” by Lyssa Adkins, “Large-Scale Scrum: The Contract Game, Component Teams, and other Rocks” by Craig Larman. There will be also a keynote by Jeff Sutherland. Web site: Location for the 2014 conference: HP Trainingscenter, Schickardstrasse 32, 71034 Böblingen, ...
Categories: Agile

Agile2014 Call for Lightning Talk Submissions

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:07
Lightning Talks are a fast, exciting, and a great way to share valuable information and engage with fellow attendees! Submit your proposal for a Lightning Talk at Agile2014 and you could take the stage for a short talk during the conference. Presentations may be a slideless 3 min Lightning Talks, 5 min Lightning Talks with slides or a 7 minute Pecha Kucha style presentation. Voting will be closed on July 20th, so get your submission in early so people can vote for you. Go to to submit your best ideas ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Australia, Melbourne, Australia , June 17-18 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:53
Agile Australia is a two day conference built specifically for Agile and Scrum practitioners who are serious about expanding their thinking and ways of working: at an individual and organizational level. Hear valuable insights from highly regarded keynotes, learn how to create high-quality solutions faster, and network with potential clients and collaborators. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Lean Entrepreneur in the enterprise”, “Adaptable engineering: 3D printing and Agile”, “Agile In Health: success is not a colour printer”, ” Continuous Delivery: Building systems that can pivot”, “Delivering Agile ...
Categories: Agile

Scrum is Not Dead

Scrum Expert - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:32
After having heard a lot of time that Scrum is dead, Andrew Kallman and Ted Kallman explain why this is not the case. They start by writing that there is “nothing magical about Lean, or for that matter, Agile or any project methodology”. Based on job posting statistics, there is still a strong demand and interest for both traditional and Agile leaders. They cite however the statistics from Jeff Sutherland in 2013 stating that 58% of Agile projects/efforts still fail. So Agile and Scrum are still far from having realized their ...
Categories: Agile

Colombo Agile Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 26 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:27
The Colombo Agile Conference is a one day multi-tracks Agile and Scrum conference taking place in Sri Lanka and featuring international and local Agile experts and practitioners. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Metrics that matter: Outcomes over Outputs”, “How do you know that your product works?”, “The Secret Sauce for Organizational Agile: A Recipe with 13 Ingredients”, “Why Agile Software Delivery is no Longer a Nice to Have”, “Cultural Journey towards DevOps for Product Engineering”, ” Quality with Agility as an attitude”, ” Lean/Agile metrics for scaled ...
Categories: Agile

Firebug 2.0 Released - Agile Portal - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:45
Fresh new Firebug 2 has just been released. Firebug is an open source project that integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page
Categories: Agile

Skytap Introduces a Continuous Delivery Built on UrbanCode - Agile Portal - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:37
Skytap has announced a joint offering with IBM UrbanCode Deploy, enabling dev/test teams to fully automate the deployment pipeline for complex applications and meet increasing enterprise demands for continuous delivery. The offering enables enterprises to overcome the biggest challenge in the ad ...
Categories: Agile

Free Rapise Express for Automating Web Testing - Agile Portal - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:33
Inflectra is pleased to announce the release of Rapise Express a free test automation system for quickly and easily testing web applications and web APIs without needing to hand-write test scripts. Rapise Express makes web testing rapid and easy. Based on the powerful Rapise test automation plat ...
Categories: Agile

The ScrumMaster as a Team Coach

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:54
In a typical Scrum project, the ScrumMaster might have to fill many different roles simultaneously. He can be a technical expert, an evangelist, a mentor and a coach. In this interactive presentation, Pierluigi Pugliese discusses the role of the ScrumMaster as an agent of change in the Scrum team, why it is not easy, how you can use Agile values to achieve change.Video producer:
Categories: Agile

Agile on the Beach Conference expands in its Forth Year - Agile Portal - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:41
Following 3 years of success, Agile on the Beach 2014 has extended their conference again this year announcing that forty leading experts and practitioners in Agile will be gathering in Cornwall to speak at the conference in September.
Categories: Agile

Agile On The Beach Full Schedule and Line up Announced

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:38
Agile on the Beach is a two day business and technology conference in September. Hosting 39 UK and International speakers on the Cornish coast, with a fantastic beach party on the Thursday evening. The conference explores 3 strands of agile adoption – Business strategy, Teams and Software Craftmanship. This year we welcome speakers on UX and Product Design, the adoption of agile in mainstream businesses as well as sustaining our core technical theme. Perfect to evoke creative and technical thinking, enjoy time with the UKs leading thinkers in agile adoption and ...
Categories: Agile

Projectplace Launches Agile Gantt - Agile Portal - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 14:33
Projectplace has introduced Agile Gantt. Agile Gantt is the first tool that combines the functionality of Gantt charts and Kanban boards to bridge the gap between project managers, team members and senior management. Agile Gantt offers powerful project steering and agile self-organization, uniti ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Gantt Invented by Projectplace

Scrum Expert - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 14:26
Projectplace has introduced Agile Gantt. Agile Gantt is the first tool that combines the functionality of Gantt charts and Kanban boards to bridge the gap between project managers, team members and senior management. Agile Gantt offers powerful project steering and agile self-organization, uniting teams, project managers and senior management on the same platform for the first time. Agile Gantt allows project teams to self-organize, prioritize tasks and work towards common goals in tandem with planning by the project manager, who can focus on strategy and meeting goals rather than administration. This ...
Categories: Agile

Looking for Stability in Scrum

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:52
One of values of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is that you should prefer “responding to change over following a plan”. This introduces a lot of uncertainty in Scrum projects. In his book “Executable Specifications with Scrum”, Mario Cardinal explains that to manage this uncertainty, you have to build your project on a stable platform. This chapter explains that to solve the right problem, you must first learn to distinguish the requirements from the solution. Then you must recognize the impact of uncertainty when describing requirements. This is because it ...
Categories: Agile

TestPlant Integrates eggPlant with IBM UrbanCode - Agile Portal - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:03
TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced the launch of its integration of eggPlant Functional into IBM UrbanCode. eggIntegration for IBM UrbanCode enables the automated, consistent and validated cross-platform deployment of applications.
Categories: Agile

Scrum Day San Diego, San Diego, USA, June 13 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:51
The Scrum Day San Diego is a one-day conference that offers the very best platform to share real world ideas, practices and techniques on Scrum, Lean and all things Agile in San Diego County. This single-track conference will be your opportunity to hear how other people from San Diego County navigated these murky steps as they share their stories. Learn from people who have been there and done that. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Defining and Measuring Team Effectiveness”, “The Active Retrospective and Why Continuous Improvement Matters!”, ...
Categories: Agile

Coaching Teams Through Change

Scrum Expert - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 18:32
When you come to a Scrum or Agile conference, you pick up new ideas that you’d like to try when you get back to work. However, you may feel like you hit a brick wall when it comes persuading your team to try the idea out. Resistance is very common in organisations large and small. As an Agile coach, Rachel Davies has learned that forcing adoption of new practice results in minimal compliance. Teams who don’t want to be try the new approach often fall back to old ways of doing ...
Categories: Agile

Hints for Calculating Velocity in Scrum

Scrum Expert - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 17:09
In Scrum, the velocity is defined as amount of work that the team can handle in one sprint. This is an important measure as it is used to plan the future iterations and to verify that the team is progressing at a constant and comfortable pace. In this blog post, Agile coach Rachel Davies presents a FAQ on how to calculate velocity. The goal of this FAQ is to clear up any confusion about counting team velocity before story prioritisation. The velocity is averaged over the past 3 iterations to level ...
Categories: Agile