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Scrum Gathering South Africa Johannesburg

Scrum User Group of South Africa - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 18:05
This year the Scrum Gathering will be held in Johannesburg on the 19th and 20th of October at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank. For more information regarding the gathering, please check out our Scrum Gathering 2015 home page Interested in Speaking at the 2015 South African Scrum Gathering? Click here to submit your talk.
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CA Technologies Acquires Rally Software

Scrum Expert - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 15:58
CA Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rally Software Development for approximately $480 million, net of cash acquired. The transaction has been unanimously approved by both Boards of Directors, and is expected to close in the second quarter of CA’s fiscal 2016. Based in Boulder, CO, Rally has approximately 500 employees across four continents and FY 2015 sales of $88 million. “Software applications are changing the world, disrupting established business models and bringing in completely new experiences in areas from travel to banking. In order to compete, businesses need ...
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Nutcache Adds Agile Features

Scrum Expert - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 18:49
Nutcache, a simple invoicing and time tracking online application, has just rolled out its new release with a collaborative turn. Simplicity, ease-of-use, and flexibility have always driven Nutcache’s development plans from day one. Therefore, teams working under the Kanban Agile work method, or simple organizations trying to improve their project management skills, will see their efficiency taken to the next level and will get things done faster by sharing tasks with teammates, keeping track of their progress, and communicating with clients for feedback, all in real-time. Basically, Nutcache’s collaborative feature is ...
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Free Online Scrum Tools

Scrum Expert - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:11
Agile approaches like Scrum recommend a “just enough” attitude in software development and this is also the case when you discuss tools. Ideally, you would work with a small team that is collocated, but this is not always possible and you might be running your project in a virtual mode with a distributed Scrum team scattered around the world. If you don’t want to start using a sophisticated tool to manage your efforts, you might be interested in adopting some web tools that will fit your particular need to share ...
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Adaptive Planning Beyond User Stories

Scrum Expert - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 17:10
User stories are often misunderstood as small bits of requirements that help postpone analysis, but that’s not what adaptive planning should be about. Adaptive plans help organisations turn a changing landscape into a competitive advantage, react faster than the market and accelerate product discovery. Postponing analysis is a very small piece of that puzzle. Gojko Adzic shows you how investing ten more minutes into each user story will help you make them ten times more effective. Video producer: http://gotocon.com/
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Agile Coach Camp Canada East, Cornwall, Canada, 5-7 June, 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:25
Agile Coach Camp Canada East is a three-day conference that creates opportunities for the Agile coaches community to share successes, learning, questions and unresolved dilemmas. All this happens in an energizing and supportive environment. The Agile Coach Camp Canada East follows the open space format for conferences. Each participants makes a contribution to the art and science of helping people and teams be their best as they create valuable software. Come to share your stories, observations, and puzzles. You will be able to discuss coaching challenges you have overcome or those ...
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Hansoft 8.4 Released

Scrum Expert - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:41
Hansoft has announced the release of Hansoft. 8.4, which includes a complete reboot of the quality assurance features in the tool. This represents a huge step forward for quality assurance teams using Hansoft to manage defects or tickets and cross functional teams looking to further integrate quality assurance with their development processes. Bugs Visible within Sprints in the Planning View Hansoft 8.4 allows for bugs to be viewed in the sprint backlog and on boards. Bugs can also be given a sprint priority, meaning they can easily be prioritised against regular ...
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Agile Roots, Salt Lake City, USA, June 18-20 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:45
The Agile Roots conference is a two-days event taking place in Salt Lake City that provides sessions and workshops about learning, improving effectiveness, measuring and predicting customers, as well as more general Agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban topics. In the agenda of Agile Roots you can find topics like “How doing the little things well makes the big things possible”, “Do testers need to code to be useful?”, “Practical Team Diversity Tactics”, “Shoestring Agility in a Velcro Organization”, “Team Mind — What Can Agile Teams Learn From Science Teams?”, “Build Quality ...
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Product Owner Camp Switzerland, Sursee, Switzerland, June 11-13 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:06
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 - 17:03
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 - 10:57
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 - 15:02
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 - 14:00
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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Agile Coach Camp Denmark, Dragør, Denmark, May 28-30 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 14:24
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 - 07:40
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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From 3 Scrum Teams to a Single Kanban Team

Scrum Expert - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:45
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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Agile Training in San Jose, CA - 5/29 - 5/31...

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 21:42
Agile thought leader, co-author of Becoming Agile: in an Imperfect World, and EVP of Santeon Group, Dr. Ahmed Sidky will be leading a Fundamentals of Agile:
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Five days away: "Individuals and Interactions" teleconference

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Fri, 05/10/2013 - 07:42
I've organized a series of interviews with 11 pragmatic experts on the topic of "individuals and interactions". We'll drill down into what this means in
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Agile Software Engineer, Hallmark , Kansas City, MO

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Fri, 05/10/2013 - 07:05
The Agile Software Engineer is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of services (process and technology) required to deliver business
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Mike Cottmeyer - Large Scale Agile Program and Portfolio Management

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Thu, 05/09/2013 - 21:50
Presenting to Agile Carolinas: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) CPCC Overcash Center, Room 340, 1201 Elizabeth Ave Charlotte, NC 28204 Space
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