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Agile and Scrum Trello Extensions

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:38
Trello is a free on-line project management tool that provides a flexible and visual way to organize anything. This approach is naturally close to the visual boards used in the Scrum or Kanban approaches. As the tool as an open architecture, some extensions have been developed for a better implementation of Agile project management in Trello and provides additional features like Scrum burndown charts. Updates June 23 2015: added micro-burn and Plus for Trello March 17 2015: added Screenful for Trello extension The visual representation and the card system used by Trello already make ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Contract, Munich, Germany, June 30 – July 2 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:36
Agile Contract is a three-day conference that takes place in Munich, Germany. It is focused on the contractual customer – developer relationships in Agile software development projects. All the workshops and the talks are in German. In the agenda of Agile Contract you can find topics like “Experience with Agile fixed-price projects”, “Service Level Agreements (SLA) in the context of Agile software development”, “Agile contracts in practice”, “It doesn’t work without trust”, “Agile Contracts – Three alternative billing models”, “Agile estimating and planning”. Web site: Location for the Agile Contract conference: NH ...
Categories: Agile

codeBeamer 7.7 Released with SAFe Template

Scrum Expert - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 17:33
Intland Software has announced the latest release of codeBeamer, its ALM solution. Version 7.7 introduces a variety of new or extended integrations with Enterprise Architect and JIRA, a fully preconfigured SAFe template to help implement the Scaled Agile Framework in large organizations, as well as performance and usability improvements. SAFe Template From version 7.7, codeBeamer offers a dedicated template that supports the implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework in large organizations. Our new SAFe Template comes with preconfigured trackers to help you manage multiple Agile Release Trains across the Team, Program and ...
Categories: Agile

Large Batch Hand-Offs: Trapped in Wagile (part 3 of 4)

Agile Alliance - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:45

This is part three of the continuing series of articles. In the first article of this series, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. In the previous article (part 2), I explained Phase-Gates and the unintended consequences when phase-gates … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

A Coach’s Guide to Agile Requirements

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 14:02
Written by South African Agile coaches Samantha Laing and Karen Greaves, “Coach’s Guide to Agile Requirements” is a book on how to teach the concepts of Agile requirements. It provides a complete plan to run a workshop where people can learn how to elicit, refine and organize requirements in an Agile way. The training proposed by the book is based on the approach named “Training from the BACK of the room (TFTBOTR)” that split each sessions in four parts. These 4Cs are: * C1 – Connections: To get participants to connect with ...
Categories: Agile

Agile Open Florida, St Petersburg, USA, June 26 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 13:54
Agile Open Florida is a one-day conference dedicated to all Agile software developers and of the Scrum project management in Florida. It is a not-for-profit event driven by Agile volunteers for all members of the Agile community of Florida. Agile Open Florida follows the open space format for conferences. Open space is a simple methodology for self-organizing conference tracks. It relies on participation by people who have a passion for the topics to be discussed. There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in the main ...
Categories: Agile