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Product Owner Camp Switzerland, Sursee, Switzerland, June 11-13 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:06
Product Owner Camp Switzerland is a three-day event for Scrum product owners and Agile product managers, coaches and ScrumMaster. The first day will be dedicated to a Product Owner Master Class. The two other days will have an open space format with discussions on how to solve problems, sharing ideas and networking with people passionately engaged in all facets of Agile product creation. Product Owner Camp Switzerland 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 ...
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What Happened to the Idea of Inspect and Adapt?

Scrum Expert - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:03
It’s all too common these days to see arguments on Twitter or mailing lists with these rules-bound zealots arguing that ”you’re not agile” because you aren’t following the rules to their satisfaction. What happened to the idea of inspect and adapt? What happened to the idea of introducing new practices, of evolving our practices to suit the challenges at hand? The canonical agile practices of popular methods have remained essentially unchanged for over a decade. We are stuck in a rut. And as I’m fond of saying, the only difference between a ...
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Agile in a Bag, London, UK, June 12 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:57
Agile in a Bag is a one-day conference that takes place in London. It proposes workshops to help you understand how Agile works and interesting presentations explaining Scrum ideas. It is also a great place to network with fellow Agile practitioners in London. In the agenda of Agile in a Bag, you can find topics like “Coaching Tools for Agile Leaders”, ” Quantifying Cost of Delay – Why is it the ‘one thing’ to quantify, How do I do it?”, “Influence techniques of Scrum Master: how to build a team without ...
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Agile Coach Camp Italy, Cavalese, Italy, June 4-6 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:02
Agile Coach Camp Italy is a two-days of highly collaborative, self-organized open space conference. It’s for everyone involved in coaching, training, mentoring and helping Agile organizations. Agile Coach Camp Italy 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: ...
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Scrum Alliance Partners With Front Row Agile

Scrum Expert - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:00
Scrum Alliance has announced a partnership with Front Row Agile to provide valuable online training to its more than 400,000 members worldwide. The online courses will be available to members at a 50 percent discount and will count toward members earning Scrum Education Units (SEUs). Members need SEUs to grow in the practice of Scrum and get to the next levels of certifications with Scrum Alliance. “We have no doubt there is a strong and growing interest in Scrum throughout the world, and we believe offering our members online courses will ...
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Jenkins, You Can Take the Evening Off

Agile Alliance - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 19:45

Recently I was asked to participate on a panel to discuss Continuous Integration (CI). So I spent a day doing some reading and researching to polish up on my knowledge around the topic. Most teams I have worked with feel … Continue reading →

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Agile Coach Camp Denmark, Dragør, Denmark, May 28-30 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 13:24
Agile Coach Camp Denmark is a three-day event that serves as an unconference for Agile coaches of Denmark and other countries. The Agile Coach Camp Denmark is a free, not-for-profit, practitioner-run event. Agile Coach Camp Denmark 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 ...
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Agile Australia, Sydney, Australia, June 17-18 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 06:40
Agile Australia is a two-day conference built specifically for Australian Agile and Scrum practitioners who are serious about expanding their thinking and ways of working: at an individual and organizational level. Hear valuable insights from highly regarded keynotes, learn how to create high-quality solutions faster, and network with potential clients and collaborators. In the agenda of Agile Australia you can find topics like “Intent-based Leadership”, “Myths and patterns of organisational change”, “Simplicity by Design”, “Achieving tangible business benefits with the Scaled Agile Framework”, “Autonomy and Leadership at Spotify”, “Concrete experimentation in ...
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What is it Like to Join a Mob?

Agile Alliance - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 21:12

Our latest experience report is by Robert “Jason” Kerney from Hunter Industries. Jason joined the mob programming team at Hunter over a year ago. I met Jason last year at Agile2014. He was having lunch with his manager, Woody Zuill, who … Continue reading →

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From 3 Scrum Teams to a Single Kanban Team

Scrum Expert - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:45
This talk is a study of a case in which three Scrum teams converged into a single large team Kanban system design. Working in separate teams resulted in issues with responsibility, hand-overs, resource utilization and a culture of blaming others. In a large, highly self-organized team the members could share responsibility for the whole, work on the right things and focus on flow. This talk concretely demonstrates the Kanban system, its design principles and its evolution. Participants can expect to learn from a successful, but unorthodox real-life story, to possibly ...
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Welcoming our Stalwarts to the Agile2015 Conference

Agile Alliance - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 19:43

Hello everyone, Paul Hammond here again, Conference Chair for the Agile2015 Conference. Let me ask you a question. Have you ever wanted to sit down with an Agile luminary and just talk? Ask them the questions you’ve always wanted to ask? … Continue reading →

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User Story Normalization

Scrum Expert - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:35
Using Story points is a technique used by Scrum team to evaluate the relative size of user stories. If this technique works fine for single teams, it might be more problematic when multiple teams are involved. In this article, Paul Raymond explains why user story normalization is needed in contexts where multiple Scrum teams cooperate on the same user stories. Paul Raymond, Inflectra Corporation, http://www.inflectra.com/ Traditional software development estimating techniques are slow, long lasting exercises and as such are totally unsuited to Agile processes. New methods of estimating have emerged which fit ...
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