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Getting the Best out of Scrum

Scrum Expert - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:30
The best known project management framework with an Agile approach is Scrum. For something that is relatively simple to understand there is a lot of hype surrounding it. But why? This video explains: * What Scrum is and more importantly what Scrum is not? * Is Scrum too simplistic or is that its strength? * Can you run a project using Scrum or is it just for product development? * How do you scale Scrum to work in complex situations and environments? * How does Scrum relate to other methods and approaches? * Are Scrum certifications worth ...
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Agile Business Conference, London, UK, 8-9 October 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:58
The Agile Business Conference is a two-day conference that takes place in London where meet and engage with the experts and thought leaders who have implemented focused, efficient Agile change programmes in a wide variety of industries. In the agenda you can find topics like “I’m an Alien … I’m a Business Analyst in an Agile world!”, “Scaling agile effectively in business systems through roadmap and budget planning”, “Agile Maturity”, “Agile Programme Management Steve”, “The ABC of Agile Biology Class – How your body and mind transforms your team to greatness”, ...
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Lean Agile South Africa, Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa, 6-10 October 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:53
Lean Agile South Africa is a set of two two-days conferences focused on Agile and Lean that will take place in Cape Town the 6-7 October 2014 and in Johannesburg the 9-10 October 2014. In the agenda you can find topics like “The Building Blocks of Scale” by Mary and Tom Poppendieck, “Embracing the Agile Mindset for Organizational Agility”, “Culture Eats Lean for Breakfast”, “12 Adoption Failure Modes”, “Lean Testing”. Web site: http://www.leanagile.co.za/ Locations for the 2014 conference: Cape Town: The Clock Tower Centre, South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Johannesburg: The Core, 1st ...
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How Gilt Scales Agile

Scrum Expert - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:16
As Agile project management is being widely adopted, the questions of if and how it could scale is a main topic of discussion. In this blog post, Gilt explain how it scales Agile with teams, ingredients, initiatives and KPIs. The basis of the Gilt process is the initiative, which is a project that should be started in the coming 3 to 12 months. This is the “portfolio” vision for the company, but no roadmap is maintained. Gilt uses key performance indicators (KPIs) used to measure initiatives. Gilt is organized in teams ...
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Increasing Velocity in a Regulated Environment

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:10
In regulated industries like Health Care you have to comply with standard operating procedures, heaps of paper work and frequent audits. Do these requirements conflict with the core tenets of Agile? How do you increase velocity in such regulated environments? This presentation explains how PHT Corporation overcame these constraints and got to Agile. He will draw a picture of PHT’s operating environment and the applicable regulations for software development. He demonstrates how the required documentation can become a byproduct of the everyday work of a Scrum team and describes changes he ...
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Agile Practitioners Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2-3 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:46
Agile Practitioners Conference Malaysia is a two-day conference focused on Agile, Scrum, Lean, Kanban and UX that takes palace in Kuala Lumpur. In the agenda you can find topics like “(The Rise and Fail of) Fake Agile”, “Describing the Elephant in the Room: User Experience (UX)”, “Overcoming Scrum Implementation Challenges in the Asian Business Environment”, “Agile Requirements: From Planning to Execution” Web site: http://it2h.org/agilemalaysia2014 Location for the 2014 conference: KH Tower, Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P.Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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STARWEST, Anaheim, USA, October 12-17 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:41
STARWEST is a six-day software event and conference that features pre-conference training, in-depth half- and full-day tutorials and conference sessions covering major software testing issues and solutions. In the agenda you can find topics like “Real-World Software Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio”, “A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing”, “Test Automation Patterns: Issues and Solutions”, “Testing Ajax and Mobile Apps with Agile Test Management and Tools”, “A Tester’s Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners”, “Agile Development and Testing in a Regulated”, “Test Improvement in Our Rapidly Changing World”, “The Role of ...
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The Product Owner Role in Sprint Retrospective

Scrum Expert - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 17:03
The sprint retrospective in an important moment in the Scrum approach where the team think about its software development process and tries to improve it. As on of the three Scrum roles, the product owner has to play its part in this activity. In this blog post, Roman Pichler explains how product owner can play an active role during the retrospective meetings. The sprint retrospective meetings takes place at the end of the sprint after the sprint review meeting and should produce improvement measures. The product owner has to take ...
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Agile Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, October 1–3 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:12
Agile Cambridge is a three-day conference that is focused on Agile software development. The conference mixes tutorials, experience reports and case studies. Some of the keynotes of the 2014 edition will be presented by Tom Gilb and Nat Pryce & Steve Freeman. In the agenda you can find topics like “Agile! The quick way to build stuff that nobody wants”, “Enterprise Agility: Strategies for Scaling Agile across the Organisation”, “Release Testing Is Risk Management Theatre”, “How to mix together XP and Scrum to enable self organized teams”, “Retrospective Anti-Patterns”, “A systemic ...
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Agile Metrics

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:54
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is an adage that is popular in project management. However, metrics programs are not easy to implement and have their dark sides. In their book “The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership”, Pollyanna Pixton, Paul Gibson and Niel Nickolaisen provides some advice about implementing metrics, the Agile way. How do we make sure that the metrics we are using are effective and not just vehicles for giving leaders a feeling of power and control while not achieving anything useful? How do we know ...
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Using the Scrum Rules Against the Boss

Scrum Expert - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:54
Some managers think that Scrum is invented to make developers work harder. This is a lie. Scrum was invented by developers to keep managers away so that developers get time to do actual work. Learn how the Scrum rules can be used against your boss to get a realistic workload and more coding time without interruptions.Video producer: http://www.ndcoslo.com/
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Agile Bodensee, Constance, Germany, October 1–2 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:21
The Agile Bodensee conference is a two-day event focused on Agile and Scrum and that takes places on the shore of the Lake Constance (the Bodensee in German) in the southern part of Germany. The first day is dedicated to workshops and the second day to presentations. Most of them are in German but there are also some English talks. In the agenda you can find topics like “Agile testing – celebrate bug prevention instead of bug detection”, “Building cross-functional Scrum-Teams or How electricians, mechanics, and (embedded) software engineers went T-shaped”, ...
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Agile Java Developer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:51
A leading financial software house is seeking a skilled Senior Java Developer to design and develop algorithmic trading platforms and trade execution systems. These white-label platforms are used by over 175 trading firms, including investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers around the world.
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Adapting Scrum to UX

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:54
User eXperience (UX) includes the practical, affective and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction and product ownership. This article from Anindya Sengupta tries to answer common questions about UX and Scrum. It explores the challenges faced by a team working with a separate UX team in Scrum. It also gives recommendations for UX teams that are part of a Scrum team. The article is based on a scenario where a development team and a UX team work together on a Scrum project from two different locations. The article provides some tips on ...
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