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Agile Tour Vienna, Austria, November 12 2016

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 08:30
The Agile Tour Vienna conference is a one-day event that aims at bringing together experts and practitioners interested in Agile software development and Scrum project management. The main conference language is German, but there are some talks in English. In the agenda of the Agile Tour Vienna conference you can find topics like “Effective User Stories”, “(How) do I do “real” Scrum?”, “Agile 1×1”, “Mobile Testing in Agile Context”, “Scaling Agile Delivery: Turning the Lights On”, “A UX Toolkit for the Product Owner”, “Given/When/Then-ready sprint planning”, “Test automation without a headache: Five key patterns”. Web site: Location for the Agile Tour Vienna conference: FH Technikum Wien, Höchstädtplatz 6, 1200 Vienna, Austria
Categories: Agile

Agile Tour Bangkok, Thailand, October 28-29 2016

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 08:00
The Agile Tour Bangkok is a two-day conference focused Agile software development and Scrum. The main objective of this conference is to promote to the Agile software development community in Thailand. Local and international Agile practitioners will share their rich experiences during the Agile Tour Bangkok. In the agenda of Agile Tour Bangkok conference you can find topics like “Mindmaps: A killer way to increase your test coverage”,”Agile Without a Name”, “Integrating Agile Concept Through Education”, “Advanced Lean Agile. Scrum beyond the Guide. Beyond Basics. Beyond a single framework. No Dogmas!”, “Enterprise Agile Journey with DST”, “Enterprise Scaling Strategy”, “Agile Business (Transform Your Organization Through Agile)”, “The Principles Of Agile Metrics”, “Agile and Waterfall from the view of Plato and Aristotle”, “Practical Guide for First Time Product Owners”, “Do and Don’t for Continuous Delivery”, “Agile transformation – The role of a QA”, “Enterprise Agile Pitfalls”. Web site: Location for the Agile Tour Bangkok conference: Montien Riverside Hotel, 372 Rama 3 Road, Bangkhlo, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Categories: Agile

REPL, Scrum & the Wright Brothers

Scrum Expert - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:39
Jeff Sutherland makes a convincing argument of using Scrum outside of software development in his recent book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. A full 111 years before Sutherland published this book, the Wright Brothers practiced scrum to outmaneuver better funded and more entrenched competitors. REPL driven development is a technique that comes to business software creation from the scientific computing community. REPL driven development takes the benefits of small iterations and immediate feedback and marries it with the change-proofing benefits of test-driven development. Taking the lessons of Sutherland and the Wright Brothers back to software, we will see how REPL-driven development aligns perfectly with their techniques. At the end of the session, you will know how to write code faster and better, and have a heck of a lot of fun doing it. This session will be using F# in Visual Studio 2015. If you have learned some F# and are eager to start using it in your day job, this session will use some techniques help you achieve that goal. Video producer:
Categories: Agile

Forty8Fifty Labs Launches Splunk Connector for Atlassian JIRA

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 17:59
Forty8Fifty Labs has announced the Real-Time Splunk Connector for Atlassian JIRA Service Desk. The new solution leverages advanced analytics and reporting to provide a big picture view across all service desk environments so DevOps teams can better understand the incident trends that often create persistent or intermittent service issues. The Real-Time Splunk Connector for Atlassian JIRA Service Desk from Forty8Fifty Labs can trigger enhanced, real-time alerts within HipChat to arm development teams with the information and context they need to build system performance and reliability. Leveraging real-time Searches in Splunk to trigger configurable levels of service incidents associated with JIRA Service Desk, the new product empowers teams to close the loop on responses to issues taking place in their environment. Taking the value a step further, the new product also provides rich visual data analytics on both the operational occurrences taking place along with the Service Desk experience associated with it. This provides development and operations teams with an anytime, anywhere view of the state of their service request and delivers the detailed information needed to act fast. Key features of the Real-Time Splunk Connector for Atlassian JIRA Service Desk include: * Automated incident creation driven by real time search events * Relevant troubleshooting detail linked directly to incident from inception * Integrated alert notification to HipChat Rooms (when using HipChat) * Rich Visual Data Analytics of both Incidents Patterns and Service Desk Experience
Categories: Agile

DSDM Consortium Renamed as Agile Business Consortium

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 17:25
The DSDM Consortium, author and custodian of the world-leading DSDM Agile Framework, has announced a new identity and a major new Agile approach. The Agile Business Consortium unveiled its new name and look as it launched the Agile Business Change Framework, designed to support businesses and organisations in adopting Agile at any organisational level and on any scale. Agile Business Consortium CEO Mary Henson said: “Some years ago, Agile became the mainstream approach to software and systems development and in those fields it’s now used more than any other approach. Increasingly, businesses recognise the benefits of adopting Agile methods in many different parts of the enterprise but struggle to understand how to enable it, implement it and ensure robust governance. “The Agile Business Consortium has evolved to address those challenges and, particularly, to develop the Agile Business Change Framework – a new framework that will enable businesses and organisations to take an Agile approach wherever in the enterprise it’s needed and on whatever scale it’s needed.” Building on more than 20 years’ experience in developing DSDM’s highly successful project management and programme management frameworks, the Agile Business Consortium has been developing the new Framework with selected partners and early adopters such as PwC, Tata Consulting and others. It will continue to build a community of like-minded partners to progress the Framework and will provide supportive training through a network of accredited organisations.
Categories: Agile

Using Sprint Data to Modify Behavior

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 15:39
In an ideal Agile world, the Scrum team can complete all user stories tasks that it planned for the current sprint. The real world is however different. In this article, Scott Lively explains how to use the sprint data to modify the team behavior. In his introduction, Scott Lively explains the feeling of having some user stories not completed during a sprint and the importance of analyzing the sprint data to improve. The article will focus on the percentage of story points coming from new content versus points from carryover content, and the percentage of points added after sprint planning. His analysis of the issues causing the fact of having often carryover user stories at the end of the sprints led Scott Lively to explore the following improvement opportunities: * Writing smaller and better user stories to improve the sprint estimation process * Taking more time to understand the scope of user stories * Cross-training for the Scrum developers so that there are more resources available for all the different activities and technologies involved in software development * Having a mid-sprint assessment meeting to determine of how likely it is that everything planned for the sprint will be completed. This could lead to change the sprint plan and it also gives the Scrum developers another explicit opportunity to help each other. His conclusion is that “The bottom line is that we need to continue measuring how we do sprint over sprint. Further, we need to be careful about the behaviors [...]
Categories: Agile

Agile Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA, October 17 2016

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 16:26
Agile Cincinnati or Agile Cindy is a one-day conference focused on Agile software development and Scrum project management. It has a wide range of Agile topic coverage to suit the needs of early adopters and certified Agile professionals. It is also a unique opportunity in Cincinnati to learn and experience Agile while networking with leading professionals. In the agenda of the Agile Cincinnati conference you can find 24 breakout sessions covering software development, scaling Agile, change management, product ownership and Agile process. Some session will also follow 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 meeting room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots Web site: Location for the Agile Cincinnati conference: Northern Kentucky University, 100 Louie B Nunn Dr, Newport, KY 41099
Categories: Agile

Agile Dev East, Orlando, USA, November 13-18 2016

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 16:11
Agile Dev East is a full week conference that includes presentations and workshops around Agile software development and Scrum project management. Agile Dev East is held in conjunction with Better Software and DevOps East, allowing you to choose from three distinct programs. In the agenda of Agile Dev East you can find topics like “Creating a Continuous Delivery Pipeline: A Hands-On”, “Fostering Sustained”, “Principles and Practices of Lean Software Development”, “Planning to Learn and Learning from Delivery: Scrum, Kanban and Beyond”, “Acceptance Test-Driven Development”, “Help Retain Knowledge: Increase Engagement to Achieve Learning”, “Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions”, “Scrum: Answering the Tough Questions”, “Advanced Test Automation in Agile Development”, “Producing Products and Coaching Agility: Make Agile Practices Matter”, “Plan, Architect, and Implement Test Automation within the Lifecycle”, “Lean/Agile Metrics for the Rest of U”. Web site: Location for the Agile Dev East conference: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena, 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Categories: Agile

Fighting for Value

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 16:23
Business that want to earn money and people who want to make a difference! In the morning everything looked so promising. When they met it was a disaster. Will the goals be achieved? Can the dream survive? You will dive into the story and live it through. You will see emotional snapshots from people’s lives that eventually brought them to the real value(s). In this presentation you will learn: * How the everyday life for Business owner and developers can go wrong. * Ignorance and wrong expectations creating waste. * How Agile way of thinking can make things to the better. * Real collaboration that matters. * Early delivery and value of short feedback loops. * Moving from quantity to the real value. Video producer:
Categories: Agile

Agile London Tour, October 21 2016, London, UK

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:18
Agile Tour London is an annual conference which explores all aspects of Agile project management (Scrum) and software development. Packed with inspirational talks and hands-on workshops from Agile experts, the Agile Tour London confernece offers unmatched opportunities to learn. Whether you are an agile newbie or been in the industry for years, Agile London Tour is the definitive agile conference in London. In the agenda of the Agile Tour London conference you can find topics like “Fragile Agile: Coaching a tired team”, “Kanban Metrics in Practice”, “Death by User Stories”, “Your Company Will Never Be Agile”, “Practical Value Stream Mapping for Flow Optimization”, “Scrum vs ScrumAnd vs ScrumBut: which one are you doing?”, “Teal organisations: The next paradigm shift in recognizing and handling complexity”, “Toyota Kata Puzzle Experience”, “Growth Hacking for Product Managers”, “How motivated is your team? Going beyond the traditional performance management”, “Putting the ‘V’ back in MVP”, “Why too much choice is killing your company”, “The making of a Lean Agile Coach”, “Lean Startup game”. Web site: Location for the Agile Tour London conference: Etc. Venue Victoria, Etc. Venue Victoria 1 Drummond Gate London, SW1V 2QQ
Categories: Agile

Lean Kanban Central Europe, Hamburg, Germany, November 8-9 2016

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 08:15
Lean Kanban Central Europe is a two-day conference focused on using Lean and Kaban in software development taking place in Germany. More than 30 international Lean and Kanban experts will share their experience reports, case studies and advanced ideas on managing knowledge work. In the agenda of the Lean Kanban Central Europe conference you can find topics like “Creating Robust, Resilient & Antifragile Organizations”, “Fast Forward: New Organising Models in a Complex World”, “Holacracy: Not safe enough to try”, “Dealing with a massive backlog at the World’s no.2 online travel company”, “Applied Kanban Values: Transforming the PMO”, “Statistical Forecasting: Software Estimation Made Easy”, “Turn Your Organisation Into A Laboratory with Strategy Deployment”, “Flow Kanban Essentials”, “Common Communication Failures when implementing Lean and Kanban”, “Taming Ego and Politics: Leadership in a Continuous Culture”, “Kanbanising the Scottish Government”, “Actionable Metrics for Predictability”, “Kanban Tales by the Campfire”, “Becoming a Learning Organization the Kanban Way”. Web site: Location for the Lean Kanban Central Europe conference: Elblocation, Neumühlen 17, 22763 Hamburg, Germany
Categories: Agile

Lean Kanban France, Paris, France, November 29-30 2016

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 08:00
Lean Kanban France is a two-day conference focused on the Lean and Kanban Agile approaches to project management that takes place in Paris, France. Presentations are in French and English. In the agenda of the Lean Kanban France conference, you can find topics like “Kanban Policy Game”, “You Can’t Do That! It’s Not In the Value Stream!”, “How to build an antifragile organization in 7 steps”, “Complexity of organizational design and its effects on scaling agility”, “No estimates: how you can predict the release date of your project without estimating “, “Adaptive Organizations via Kanban – Balancing The Known and The Unknown”, “How do you help teams for whom Kanban is simply card walls? Beyond shallow implementation at scale”, “Becoming a Learning Organization the Kanban Way”, “Continuous delivery, a plug-in for Kanban “, “Cost of Delay workshop”, “Good and bad ways to kickstart agile the Kanban way”, “It’s not Lean, it’s Agile at scale… the Hoshin Kanri way”. Web site: Location for the Lean Kanban France conference: Maison des Associations, 10/18 rue des Terres au Curé, 75013 Paris, France
Categories: Agile

Scrum Product Ownership

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:37
“Garbage in, garbage out” is an old programming concept that is today somewhat similar to the “Building the right product versus building the product right” mantra. In Agile project management approaches like Scrum, the role of the product owner is fundamental to deliver value to the customer. Scrum. The Product Ownership book written by Robert Galen is completely dedicated to this crucial role and aims at presenting approaches, behaviors and attitudes of great product owners. The Scrum Product Ownership book discusses with a pragmatic view the main aspects of the product owner life, from the definition of user stories and release planning to attendance to Scrum meetings or the incorporation of software architecture and design in Agile projects. The book is clearly written and well structured. The chapters are presented at the beginning of each section, thus allowing you to pick up specific content if you need it. The book contains also an extended list of external references if you want to explore other sources on specific topics. The balance between the definition of concepts and the presentation of Robert Galen personal experience is good. There are many insights that you can get from this book and it was a difficult task to choose the quotes published below from all the material I had selected while reading the book. I will recommend this book naturally to every Product Owner, but also to all people involved in Scrum development or working in the requirement areas, like business analysts or product managers. [...]
Categories: Agile

Agile DC, Washington, USA, October 24 2016

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 09:00
Agile DC is a one-day conference organized by the Washington Agile community. It brings together Agile and Scrum thought-leaders and practitioners from government, not for profits and private industry to share knowledge and network. In the agenda of the Agile DC conference, you can find topics like “What’s Measured Improves: Metrics that Matter”, “Fostering Self-organizing Teams”, “The Life of a User Story”, “Embracing the Red Bar: A Technique for Safely Refactoring Your Test Code”, “The Agile Reorg: A Survival Guide”, “Agile Acquisition, not Acquisition for Agile”, “What They Didn’t Tell You in CSM Class”, “Influencing Organization Change – a Framework for Thinking about and Designing Change Initiatives”, “The Joy of Work – People, Performance and Innovation in Agile”, “Discover the Power of Pair Testing!”, “What if you need to scale agile but don’t fit the models? A case study”, “Product Design with Intent: How to Drive Product Design in an Agile Project”. Web site: Location for the Agile DC conference: Kellogg Conference Hotel At Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave N.E., Washington DC 20002-3695, USA
Categories: Agile

XP Days Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine, November 11-12 2016

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 08:30
XP Days Ukraine is a two-days conference dedicated to Agile engineering practices. Its aim is to provide practical skills and new ideas to Agile practitioners with the help of local and international Agile and Scrum experts. The presentations of XP Days Ukraine cover the main Agile engineering practices like TDD, Continuous Integration or BDD. Topics like Agile architecture, technical debt or communication between developers and testers are also discussed. In the agenda of XP Days Ukraine conference you can find topics like “Beyond Software Craftsmanship – Johnny’s Road to Remarkable Career”, “DevOps: The Harmonious, Polygamous Marriage”, “How TDD helps to produce better design, or not?”, “A DevOps pipeline”, “Testing in a Continuous Delivery World”, “Pragmatic Architecture, Today.”, “Continuous Delivery with Jenkins & Kubernetes @ Sky”, “Effective pair-programming across skill: lessons learned from pairing up”, “How QA engineers could affect product quality? Or couldn’t?”, “Design and architecture in Agile project”, “Why testing take so much time?”, “Continuous Development Pipeline”, “How not to run a Code Review”, “Refactoring Legacy Сode”, “Writing tests: practical guidelines including patterns, anti-patterns and best practices”.. Web site: Location for the XP Days Ukraine conference: Parus Business Centre, 2 Mechnikova Str.,Kiev 01601, Ukraine
Categories: Agile

Agile Tour, Stuttgart, Germany, October 20 2016

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 08:00
The Agile Tour Stuttgart is a one-day event member of the Agile Tour series that aim to spread the word about Agile practices and to share their experiences, both good and bad, within local Agile and Scrum communities. The language of this conference is German. The Agile Tour Stuttgart 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 meeting room where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots Web site: Location for the Agile Tour Stuttgart conference: Waldheim Stuttgart Möhringen, Epplestrasse 205, 70567 Stuttgart-Möhringen, Germany
Categories: Agile

Agile Brazil, Curitiba, Brazil, November 7-9 2016

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 07:30
Agile Brazil is a three-day conference that is the largest event about Agile project management and Scrum in Brazil. Agile Brazil features keynotes and practical presentations with local and international Agile experts. Talks are both in Portuguese and English. In the agenda of the Agile Brazil conference you can find topics like “Agile Analytics”, “Product Backlog Building”, “Culture at Scale”, “No Estimates with No Dogma”, “Mocking to Integrate”, “Develop Healthy Relationships at Work Using the Integral Theory and Integral Coaching”, “Next Level Agile”, “Continuous Discovery”, “Continuously serving the developer community with Continuous Integration and Delivery Fernando”, “Getting the right things done: a design think approach for product development”. Web site: Location for the Agile Brazil conference: Curitiba, Brazil
Categories: Agile

Building a High-Performance Team

Scrum Expert - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 15:47
Building great teams isn’t just something that managers do alone, with spreadsheets and workflows and process documents. Great teams come from the participation of the group to push the team there. This presentation discusses how you can think about your role in creating a high-performance team, whatever your job title is. From choosing your team and interviewing future coworkers, to communicating with your colleagues, to learning and growing as a individual and group, we will go through some of the behaviors that anyone can use to achieve greater success. Video producer:
Categories: Agile