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Using Scrum Sprints for Pre-Project Planning

Scrum Expert - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:23
If the Agile Manifesto prefers responding to change over following a plan, it is not against planning. In this article, Raju Kidambi explains why it is important to use Scrum during the pre-project planning phase. The core of the article is the presentation of the concept of sprints PQRS to do the pre-project planning. This concept divides the pre-project planning activities in four sprints. The sprint “P” focuses on planning resources, high level scope, cost and schedule. The sprint “Q” focuses quality assurance related activities. The sprint “R” focuses on risk ...
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Tasktop Gets $11 Million Financing

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:10
Tasktop Technologies has announced that it has closed a Series A round led by Austin Ventures, syndicated with Yaletown Venture Partners. The funding will help the company maximize the reach of its successful software lifecycle integration platform by expanding into new markets.
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Perforce and Parasoft Collaborate on Development & Testing Platform

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 18:48
Perforce Software and Parasoft announced the integration of Parasoft's Development Testing Platform, which helps developers prevent software defects, with Perforce Swarm, the social coding solution from Perforce. Together, the two technologies streamline critical components of an enterprise& ...
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Scrum Day Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 3 2014

Scrum Expert - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:50
Scrum Day Europe is a one-day conference dedicated to Scrum. The 2014 edition of this conference dedicated to agile project management will take place in Amsterdam and will features expert speakers like Ken Schwaber. This is a main event for all European Scrum practitioners. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Led Zepelin Scaling Agility”, “Agile Transformation of a 20,000 Person Company – a Long Term Journey”, “Serious Play on the Path to Agility”, “Using Lean UX to build the right things”, “Product Owner Value Game” or “Agile Myth ...
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Make Product Decisions With A Practical Value Model

Scrum Expert - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 17:38
“Value” is the beacon, watchword, end game, justification, and mantra for Agile practitioners. You make product decisions in Scrum at every turn throughout discovery and delivery, balancing multiple perspectives. And yet, many Agile teams struggle to clearly, concisely, and continually use value as the basis for making product decisions. Ellen Gottesdiener explores a lightweight framework for collaboratively and continually identifying stakeholder values and making value-based decisions on what to build and when. Video producer: Central Ohio Agile Association (COHAA)
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QA and Devs Working Together

Agile Alliance - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 19:34

In our latest experience report, Tearing Down the Walls, Stephanie Savoia asks us to, “Imagine a wall. Now imagine a developer creating code and throwing it over…[where] it lands on the heads of the Quality Assurance (QA) or Test team. … Continue reading →

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Electric Cloud Launches ElectricFlow

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 20:00
Electric Cloud has announced ElectricFlow, a family of Continuous Delivery applications. ElectricFlow, built on the highly scalable ElectricCommander DevOps process automation platform, automates build, test and deployment activities, eliminating software delivery bottlenecks and providing real- ...
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Coverity Releases New Version of Software Testing Platform

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:30
Coverity has announced the release of version 7.5 of the Coverity® Software Testing Platform, the company’s integrated suite of testing solutions that enables organizations to find and fix critical quality and security issues earlier in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). With t ...
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Call for Lightning Talk Submissions Agile2014

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:20
Lightning Talks are a fast, exciting, and a great way to share valuable information and engage with fellow attendees!
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Scrum Day Germany, Boblingen, Germany, July 1–2 July 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:18
Scrum-Day Germany is a two day conference about Scrum that propose an international line-up of Agile experts. It provides a multi-track sessions and full day workshops. The conference sessions are mainly in German. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Paving the way to Enterprise Agile”, “Enterprise Agile: Scaled-Up Coaches Required” by Lyssa Adkins, “Large-Scale Scrum: The Contract Game, Component Teams, and other Rocks” by Craig Larman. There will be also a keynote by Jeff Sutherland. Web site: http://www.scrum-day.de/ Location for the 2014 conference: HP Trainingscenter, Schickardstrasse 32, 71034 Böblingen, ...
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Agile2014 Call for Lightning Talk Submissions

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:07
Lightning Talks are a fast, exciting, and a great way to share valuable information and engage with fellow attendees! Submit your proposal for a Lightning Talk at Agile2014 and you could take the stage for a short talk during the conference. Presentations may be a slideless 3 min Lightning Talks, 5 min Lightning Talks with slides or a 7 minute Pecha Kucha style presentation. Voting will be closed on July 20th, so get your submission in early so people can vote for you. Go to http://agile-lightning.ideascale.com/ to submit your best ideas ...
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Agile Australia, Melbourne, Australia , June 17-18 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:53
Agile Australia is a two day conference built specifically for 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 up you can find topics like “Lean Entrepreneur in the enterprise”, “Adaptable engineering: 3D printing and Agile”, “Agile In Health: success is not a colour printer”, ” Continuous Delivery: Building systems that can pivot”, “Delivering Agile ...
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Scrum is Not Dead

Scrum Expert - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:32
After having heard a lot of time that Scrum is dead, Andrew Kallman and Ted Kallman explain why this is not the case. They start by writing that there is “nothing magical about Lean, or for that matter, Agile or any project methodology”. Based on job posting statistics, there is still a strong demand and interest for both traditional and Agile leaders. They cite however the statistics from Jeff Sutherland in 2013 stating that 58% of Agile projects/efforts still fail. So Agile and Scrum are still far from having realized their ...
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Colombo Agile Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 26 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:27
The Colombo Agile Conference is a one day multi-tracks Agile and Scrum conference taking place in Sri Lanka and featuring international and local Agile experts and practitioners. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Metrics that matter: Outcomes over Outputs”, “How do you know that your product works?”, “The Secret Sauce for Organizational Agile: A Recipe with 13 Ingredients”, “Why Agile Software Delivery is no Longer a Nice to Have”, “Cultural Journey towards DevOps for Product Engineering”, ” Quality with Agility as an attitude”, ” Lean/Agile metrics for scaled ...
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Firebug 2.0 Released

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:45
Fresh new Firebug 2 has just been released. Firebug is an open source project that integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page
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Skytap Introduces a Continuous Delivery Built on UrbanCode

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:37
Skytap has announced a joint offering with IBM UrbanCode Deploy, enabling dev/test teams to fully automate the deployment pipeline for complex applications and meet increasing enterprise demands for continuous delivery. The offering enables enterprises to overcome the biggest challenge in the ad ...
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Free Rapise Express for Automating Web Testing

DevAgile.com - Agile Portal - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:33
Inflectra is pleased to announce the release of Rapise Express a free test automation system for quickly and easily testing web applications and web APIs without needing to hand-write test scripts. Rapise Express makes web testing rapid and easy. Based on the powerful Rapise test automation plat ...
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The ScrumMaster as a Team Coach

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:54
In a typical Scrum project, the ScrumMaster might have to fill many different roles simultaneously. He can be a technical expert, an evangelist, a mentor and a coach. In this interactive presentation, Pierluigi Pugliese discusses the role of the ScrumMaster as an agent of change in the Scrum team, why it is not easy, how you can use Agile values to achieve change.Video producer: http://agileprague.com/
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