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Scrum Adherence Index

Scrum Expert - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 21:43
“You cannot manage what you cannot measure” is an old adage in the project management world. Is this still valid in the Agile and Scrum world where people are preferred over processes and tools? In fact Scrum used a lot of metrics, so you might like this newly proposed Scrum Adherence Index. There are already some tests that exist to determine if you are practicing Scrum like the Nokia or “Scrum… But” test. When you are acting as a ScrumMaster, you need sometimes tools that allow you to assess your team ...
Categories: Agile

Rogue Wave Software Acquires Source Code Analysis Vendor Klocwork - Agile Portal - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:58
Rogue Wave Software announced today that it has acquired Klocwork Inc., a global leader in software development tools for creating more secure, reliable code. Klocwork offers tools that analyze source code on-the-fly, simplify peer code reviews, and extend the life of complex software. The addit ...
Categories: Agile

Submissions for Agile2014 Conference Will Close January 14 - Agile Portal - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:05
Agile Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, announced today that speaker submissions for AGILE2014 will close this Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
Categories: Agile

Hansoft Releases 7.5 - Agile Portal - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:52
Hansoft releases Hansoft 7.5 tool for agile team collaboration and management.
Categories: Agile

Hansoft 7.5 Provides Improved Burndown Charts

Scrum Expert - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:49
Hansoft has released today Hansoft 7.5. Hansoft is a tool for team collaboration and management in agile software development that combine different project maangement approaches like Agile, Lean and Gantt in the same view. “Hansoft 7.5 contains a number of improvements based on user-feedback, especially from our enterprise clients using Hansoft to scale agile super-large. Compared to other tools, Hansoft has proven particularly fit in large development environments with several parallel development streams, for the teams, programs and on the portfolio level. These organizations typically have complex release trains, use multiple ...
Categories: Agile

Agile UX and Toyota Kata in Methods & Tools Winter 2013 issue - Agile Portal - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:57
Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Winter 2013 issue that discusses Software Architecture Diagrams, Agile UX, Toyota Kata, GVM, Selenide. The article "The UX Runway – Integrating UX, Lean, and ...
Categories: Agile

User Stories Considered Harmful

Scrum Expert - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:08
Agile approaches have few proposed specific rules or techniques that have become de facto standards. One of these technique is to use the “as a <type of user>, I want to <do something>, so that <reason>” format to define requirements as user stories. In this blog post, Jim Bird discusses the idea that this user stories format is not the best way to manage requirements. Jim Bird starts by saying that the user stories format is too short to manage requirement and is merely used for planning purposes. As he quote ...
Categories: Agile

Scrum São Paulo

ScrumAlliance - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 05:13
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Agiles Colombia

ScrumAlliance - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 05:03
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Scrum and Motivation

ScrumAlliance - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 02:37
As a relatively recent addition to the ScrumMaster ranks, I am finding myself regularly faced with a question related to motivation. Understanding the context of any task is hugely important before a realistic commitment can be agreed upon with th...
Categories: Agile

Avoid the Pandemic: Save the World with Scrum

ScrumAlliance - Mon, 06/17/2013 - 05:31
Can your Scrum team save the world? Try this team-building exercise with the cooperative board game Pandemic. Diagnosis: A high-performing team One of the key responsibilities of the ScrumMaster is providing the necessary leadership to form a gr...
Categories: Agile

061413.Your Playcard.Eric King.IMAGE 2B

ScrumAlliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:55
Categories: Agile

061413.Your Playcard.Eric King.IMAGE 1B

ScrumAlliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:53
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What Does Your Project or Program Play Card Look Like?

ScrumAlliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:38
On just about any given Saturday or Sunday in the United States, you'll find friends and families enjoying time watching football (or American football, as my European friends call it). Regardless of whether it's the college or pro game, the telev...
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061412.Your Playcard.Eric King.IMAGE 3

ScrumAlliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:31
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061413.Your Playcard.Eric King.IMAGE 2

ScrumAlliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:29
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061413.Your Playcard.Eric King.IMAGE 1

ScrumAlliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:28
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061413.Your Playcard.Eric King.IMAGE 3

ScrumAlliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:01
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