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XP Day Vietnam, Da Nang and Ha Noi, April 18-19 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:47
XP Day Vietnam series of two one-day conferences on eXtreme Programming and Agile that will take place in Da Nang and Ha Noi. This event provides a chance for the participants to share their passion on Agile practices, exchange new practical skills, hands-on exercise and extreme experience. XP Day Vietnam 2015 proposes of 3 tracks: Technology & Technique; Introduction & Use Case; Serious Games & Team. The conference will offer high-quality tutorials, activities, workshops, and keynote speeches from experts of Agile Vietnam, Java Communities and other influential software companies around Asia. Web ...
Categories: Agile

Agile on the Beach 2015: Call for Speakers

Scrum Expert - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:41
Agile on the Beach is a two-day conference that will take place September 3 and 4 2015 in Falmouth, UK. Agile on the Beach 2015 will again focus on three established themes (Business, Teams and Software Craftsmanship) plus the Product Management and Design theme. Agile on the Beach welcomes submissions on any subject that falls within the themes of the conference. In particular we are keen to encourage working practitioners to submit sessions and case studies. The conference encourages submissions in the business track especially to look outside and beyond Agile ...
Categories: Agile

AgileCraft Gets $10 Million in Funding

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 18:28
AgileCraft, a vendor of software for scaling agile to the enterprise, has announced that it raised $10 million in Series A financing led by private equity firm Crane Nelson. The round included participation from former Bank of America senior executives Jim Kelly and Tim Arnoult. The investment will accelerate the company’s growth, geographic expansion and product innovation. Built from the top-down to support agile at scale, the AgileCraft platform helps align entire organizations around common goals and objectives while providing actionable views and metrics to everyone touching the technology product lifecycle. AgileCraft ...
Categories: Agile

Big Apple Scrum Day 2015 Call for Proposals

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 15:37
The Big Apple Scrum Day 2015 is a one-day conference brought to you by NYC Scrum User group that will take place in June. As a community conference, the Big Apple Scrum Day wants to encourage proposals from local Scrum and Agile practitioners on the topics of: * Scrum for Newbies * Living and Breathing Scrum * Beyond Scrum * Scrum/Agile in non-IT areasThe deadline to submit a proposal is February 28, 2015. Visit!speakers/ctpg for more information
Categories: Agile

ACE! Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development, Krakow, Poland, March 16–17 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:04
The ACE! Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development is a two-day conference that brings together in Krakow some of the best-known Agile, Scrum and lean practitioners in Europe and abroad. It is the guaranty of a great networking experience for agile software development practitioners that will come away with new ideas and enthusiasm. In the agenda of the ACE! Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development you can find topics like “Execute a non-reactionary UX strategy”, “Selfish Accessibility”, “Remote User Testing”, “Designing to Learn: Creating Effective MVPs”, “Growing Your Discovery ...
Categories: Agile

Checking Your Scrum Team Health

Scrum Expert - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 20:54
The first value of the Agile Manifesto is to prefer “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. But how can you know if your individuals and your teams like your current Agile approach. In his article, Henrik Kniberg present a simple tool to assess the health of your Scrum teams. The tool presented is a visual board that record the opinions (green, orange, red) of the team members on specific dimensions of their work: ease of release, technical quality, value, speed, etc. Coaches organize workshops with the team, facilitating discussions around ...
Categories: Agile

UPscALE Agile in Medium & Large Enterprises, Stuttgart, Germany, March 11 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:25
UPscALE Agile in Medium & Large Enterprises is a one-day focused on the scaling of Scrum and other Agile software development approaches. All the talks are in German except of the keynote. In the agenda of UPscALE Agile in Medium & Large Enterprises you will find topics like the ” Scrum @ Scale – A Scaling Framework based on My Experiences” keynote delivered by Jeff Sutherland. The other presentations will be performed by medium and large enterprises like Volkswagen and SAP about their experience is scaling Agile. Web site: Location for the ...
Categories: Agile

Evolving Your Company Using a Systems Thinking Approach

Agile Alliance - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 22:12

The Agile Alliance was a proud sponsor of Bosnia Agile Day 2014 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina last October. The one-day conference brought together Agile evangelists, leading Agile experts, practitioners, and innovators from around the country to broaden their knowledge about Agile approaches and … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

Mixing Lean UX and Agile Development

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:39
Carbon Five has been using Agile XP from our very beginnings 14 years ago. Six years ago we started on a deep dive into Design Thinking inspired by collaborations with the Stanford We then extended those learnings, integrating Lean UX techniques, to help our clients focus the team’s development power in a direction more closely aligned to a viable product market fit. Using two specific case studies and learnings from several other projects, this presentation walks attendees through the weekly cadence used at Carbon Five during product development. This ...
Categories: Agile

Socrates Canaries, Tenerife, Spain, February 26 – March 1 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:05
Socrates Canaries is the Spanish stage of the International Software Craftsmanship Gathering, a series of events for open-minded software developers who want to improve their craft and the software industry as a whole. The local Software Craftsmanship community in the Canary Islands organizes it. The agenda of the Socrates Canaries International Software Craftsmanship Gathering follows the rules of the open conference where the participants create themselves the schedule of the event. Proposals are presented during the event itself in the mornings, and voted by the participants right after. This event is ...
Categories: Agile

A Product Backlog Prioritization Technique

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 16:11
The product backlog might be the more important item for a Scrum team as it represents the business value that the project should deliver to its customers. Putting a priority on the features and user stories is however not always easy for the product owners, especially if they are dealing with multiple stakeholders. In this article, Samantha Laing shares a technique that can help to improve the results of this activity. Author: Samantha Laing, Growing Agile, As a Product Owner do you ever feel that you have too much work and ...
Categories: Agile

Making Agile Product Roadmaps Work

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:01
A product roadmap is a high-level plan that shows how a product is likely to grow over time. This creates a continuity of purpose, aligns stakeholders and facilitates prioritisation. Unfortunately, many product owners and teams struggle with their product roadmaps. The roadmaps are often dominated by features, and the features are sometimes regarded as a commitment by senior management. This talk shares some insights on leveraging agile roadmaps successfully. It introduces a new goal-oriented, agile product roadmap, which combines shared goals and key features into a strategic plan, and provides an ...
Categories: Agile

Mini XP Day Benelux, Mechelen, Belgium, April 3 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 16:19
Mini XP Day Benelux is a one-day conference focused on Agile and Scrum that reruns the best sessions from last year’s XP Day Benelux even in three parallel tracks. It deals both with project management aspects and Agile programming and testing best practices recommended by eXtreme Programming. In the agenda of Mini XP Day you can find topics like “Catching the Good Ones”, “Anyone can write concurrent code using Test Driven Design? Inconceivable!”, “Agile transition and formal change management”, “Exploring your courage and vulnerability”, “The multi-level feedback cycle”, “TDD Randori”, “Working ...
Categories: Agile

Musings of a New Agile Alliance Board Member

Agile Alliance - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 21:49

Some of you may recall that I was nominated to the board of the Agile Alliance for the 2015 to 2017 term.  Well, 2015 is upon us and I am officially on the job.  This month, I traveled across the U.S. … Continue reading →

Categories: Agile

Running a Distributed Feature Team

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:56
In large Agile projects where a Scrum team cannot deliver the full system, you have different options to organize your team. You can use feature teams that work on a set of user stories or component teams that work on a subsystem or component. In his blog post, Michael Valenta reports his experience as a ScrumMaster from the usage of features teams. This situation is even more particular as we deal with a distributed Scrum team. After explaining the context of the project and how the different activities are performed in ...
Categories: Agile