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Using Commercial Scrum Tools for Free

Scrum Expert - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:50
If the development of open source Scrum tools was in vogue some years ago, a lot of these projects have now been abandoned. Some are still active like IceScrum or ScrumDo, but this is because their development is sponsored by a commercial hosted option There is however an alternative to manage your Agile project if you have a low budget… and a small team. Some providers of commercial Scrum tools provide a free version of their software. Only Scrum tools that offer a long term free product are mentioned in this ...
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Journée Agile, Liege, Belgium, September 11 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:39
The JournĂ©e Agile is a one-day conference focused on agile software development approaches like Scrum that takes place in Belgium every year, All the presentations and workshops are in French. The keynote of the 2014 edition will be given by Jurgen Appelo. In the agenda you can find topics like “Des outils du monde de la psychologie pour les equipes Scrum et Agile”, “L’attitude de Testing Agile”, “SpĂ©cifications Agiles”, “Passer de Scrum Ă  Scrumban, pour quoi faire?” ou “Real options – Prises de dĂ©cisions”. Web site: http://www.journeeagile.be/ Location for the 2014 conference: HEC-ULg, ...
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Patterns: a New Standard for Scrum

Scrum Expert - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:08
Patterns are the new defacto Scrum standard. In recent years, international Scrum Leadership has been meeting about once a year to write a rationalized foundation for Scrum using Organizational Patterns as a public resource. This is the most inclusive forum for segments of the Scrum community meet and find common ground in the deep groundings of Scrum, and it is converging on a socially agreed definition while the certifying bodies have take less compelling paths. Jeff Sutherland’s Scrum training now revolves around the application of seven Scrum patterns. Using the same approach ...
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Lean Agile Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 11-12 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:37
Lean Agile Scotland is a two-day conference focused on the Lean and Agile approaches to software development. It will be preceded by a workshop on September 10. In the agenda you can find topics like “Join the Dark Side – why developers should choose management”, “Building the Boardwalk Empire: Visual Management in Action”, “Overcoming Self-organization Blocks”, “Lean Estimation & Planning”, “Better Decision Making: Gathering Data and Mapping Decisions”, “Lean Product is about the people – Putting it all together”. Web site: http://www.leanagilescotland.com/ Location for the 2014 conference: Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd 112, ...
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Lean, Agile & Scrum Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, September 9 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:52
The Zurich Lean, Agile & Scrum Conference (LAS) is a one day conference that focuses on Lean and Agile approaches for software development. The conference provides both German and English content. The keynotes of the 2014 edition of the Zurich Lean, Agile & Scrum Conference will be Alistair Cockburn and Bob Marshall. In the agenda you can find topics like “Our journey from Waterfall to Agile; Delivering an Agile Framework to a Global IT Organization”, “Transforming Addicted Organisations (Serenity to Accept What I Cannot Change, Courage to Change What I Can)” ...
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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 3.0 Released

Scrum Expert - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:43
The version 3.0 of the Scaled agile Framework (SAFe) has been released. The Scaled agile Framework is a methodology created by Dean Leffingwell to implement Agile practices at enterprise scale. Major changes in the SAFe 3.0 version include: * Guidance on the critical role, knowledge and responsibilities of Lean-Agile Leadership * Enhanced Portfolio Level — new flow, new Metrics, Strategic Themes that connect business strategy to Portfolio Vision, and Portfolio-level Non-functional Requirements (NFRs) * Lean-Agile Budgeting optimized for flow “Beyond Project Cost Accounting” * New guidance on Coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains within larger Value ...
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