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Full Program Announced for Agile on the Beach 2016

Scrum Expert - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:17
Agile on the Beach 2016 has announced its full line up for this edition. The sixth Agile on the Beach conference will be held on 1&2 September at the Performance Centre at Tremough Campus in Penryn, Cornwall. The conference will have 5 tracks : Agile Software Delivery, Teams & Practices, Product Design & Management, Business and a Bonus Track of double workshops all running on the 1st & 2nd September. The two keynotes of the Agile on the Beach 2016 conference will be Dr. Rebecca Parsons ThoughtWorks’ Chief Technology Officer and Director of Agile Alliance and Dr Linda Rising internationally known for her work in patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process. Super Early Birds can secure tickets at £295 (£100 off full price) if booked before 31st May. To explore the full conference program and for help with travel and accommodation please visit
Categories: Agile

Agile Metrics Beyond the Burndown Chart

Scrum Expert - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 15:17
How can metrics be used safely in coaching Agile teams? The classic Goldratt quote “Tell me how you will measure me and I will tell you how I’ll behave” signals the danger of using metrics to manage or motivate employees. This presentation shows and suggests approaches to Agile metrics that avoid the common pitfalls and shows some practical dashboards and the resulting chaos or calm they caused. This talk will show actual dashboards and metrics from actual industry engagements. It will explain how to safely capture and display these and how to teach an organization to see and understand its data. Be warned though, the techniques shown go beyond burndowns charts and cumulative flow diagrams. Watching this presentation you will learn: * The dangers of managing by metrics * Balanced approach to metric dashboards (less is more, but too little is disastrous) * Digital storytelling and patterns (examples of good and bad dashboards) * Coaching advice and dashboards * Visualizations of the edge – attention grabbing ideas for action Video producer: Further reading: * Understanding the Scrum Burndown Chart * Lean Agile Metrics for Scaled Agile Systems
Categories: Agile

Agile Day Riga, Riga, Latvia, May 25 2016

Scrum Expert - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:00
Agile Day Riga is a one-day conference focused on Agile project management and Scrum. Presentations and workshops will be in Latvian, English and Russian. In the agenda of Agile Day Riga you can find topics like “Is It Time to Renew Agile?”, “Lean Metrics – Measuring and Driving Change”, “Scrum Pitfalls”, “Scrum Master’s Personal Development Techniques”, “The Great Intersection of Psychology and Agile”, “Being Agile to become Customer centric”, “Agile Innovation – Why people matters”, “Agile Metrics – what is really needed and makes sense in order to steer a large agile project “, “Is “your” Scrum working?” , “Software architecture also needs Agile”, “Why We Fail to Change”. Web site: Location for the Agile Day Riga conference: Islande Hotel, Ķīpsalas iela 20, Rīga, LV-1048, Latvia
Categories: Agile