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VersionOne Gets $20 Million Investment

Scrum Expert - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:05
VersionOne has announced the completion of a $20 million investment by private equity firm LLR Partners. The strategic investment supports VersionOne’s continued product innovation and market expansion as the global adoption of agile software development accelerates. Founded in 2002, VersionOne helps companies succeed with agile development. The company’s all-in-one software solution for agile lifecycle, collaboration, quality, business intelligence, and portfolio management simplifies enterprise-scale software planning and tracking. Expert training, coaching, and consulting provides technology organizations with the skills and confidence to successfully transition to agile methods such as Scrum, Lean, Kanban, ...
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Dealing With Middle Management in Scrum

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:52
When companies transition to Agile, it is not too difficult to find new roles for member of the current software development teams. Finding a place for middle management in the new organization is not so easy and some people even advocates to get rid of them. In this blog post, Em Campbell-Pretty brings her own middle management perspective to this discussion. She discusses the fact that middle management wouldn’t block change, but would actually be the people leading the change successfully. It will be difficult to have Agile teams if middle ...
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ScrumDay Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, December 13 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:55
ScrumDay Oviedo is a one-day conference focused on Scrum and Agile software development that takes place in the Spanish city of Oviedo. All the presentations are in Spanish. In the agenda of ScrumDay Oviedo you can find topics like Agile adoption, team coaching, technical best practices and product ownership. Web site: http://www.scrumdayoviedo.com/ Location for the 2014 conference: Auditorio – Palacio de Congresos “Príncipe Felipe”, Plaza Gesta, 33007 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
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Make Impacts Not Software

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:56
Software is everywhere today, and countless software products and projects die a slow death without ever making any impact. Today’s planning and roadmap techniques expect the world to stand still while we deliver, and set products and projects up for failure from the very start. Even when they have good strategic plans, many organizations fail to communicate them and align everyone involved in delivery. The result is a tremendous amount of time and money wasted due to wrong assumptions, lack of focus, poor communication of objectives, lack of understanding and misalignment ...
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