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Agile Singapore Conference, Singapore, November 12-14 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:00
The Agile Singapore Conference is a three-day event focused on all aspects of agile software development and Scrum. It is an occasion to learn, interact and network with Agile practitioners from South East Asia and worldwide Agile experts. In the agenda of Agile Singapore Conference you can find topics like “The Power of an Agile mindset”, “Introduction to Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)”, “Building an Agile Government”, “Applying Agile Development Practices in Distributed Teams”, “You Can’t be Great without Technical Excellence”, “User-Centered Agile Product Development in an Enterprise and a Startup”, “Worse Is ...
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VersionOne Announced its 2014 Fall Release

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:46
VersionOne has announced its 2014 Fall Release which includes native CA PPM integration, advanced project forecasting through Monte Carlo simulation, and portfolio-level reporting with SAFe 3.0. These new capabilities make scaling easier by aligning agile and traditional project teams under a single vision. The new VersionOne capabilities help portfolio managers easily visualize and manage feature-level agile project activity in the context of enterprise business plans: * CA PPM VersionOne native integration: A partnership with CA Technologies delivers an integrated solution that synchronizes agile ALM and PPM to provide a complete picture of ...
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Toronto Agile & Software, Toronto, Canada, November 10 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:36
Toronto Agile & Software is a one-day conference focused on Agile software development that takes place in Toronto, Canada. You will gain key insights and learning on the practical implementation of Agile methodologies within companies. Practitioners will find out about the latest developments, tools and methodologies. In the agenda of Toronto Agile & Software you can find topics like “Principle-Centered Agility: Your Path to Better Options”, “Implementing Agile Development in an Enterprise Environment”, “Creating Alignment for Agile Change”, “Agile Architecture and Modeling – Where are we Today?”, “Scrum and Kanban – ...
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Role of a Project Manager in Scrum

DFW Scrum User Group - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:23
We had a great turnout at DFW Scrum last TUE for “The Role of the Project Manager in Scrum”. Many organizations struggle with what to do with the Project Manager when they have a Scrum Team. Chris Eberhardt and myself … Continue reading →
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Agile Planning With Planning Horizon

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:23
How to reduce the time needed in Agile planning? How to establish commitment of delivery without evaluating all requirement in detail? This presentation provides an introduction to planning horizon statistical method that is being used in Brno engineering center successfully for number of releases.Video producer:
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[AgileScotland] Agile @ Tesco Bank!

Agile Scotland - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:14
1.  New event!  Why not come along and learn all about Agile Development at Tesco bank?  It's on Wednesday the 19th of November, from around 630, in Edinburgh.
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2.  Reminder: 60% of the tickets have already sold out for Nancy V's Agile Hardware session next week.  
Book here:
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Lean Kanban France, Paris, France, November 5–6 2014

Scrum Expert - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:26
Lean Kanban France is a two-day conference focused on the Lean and Kanban approaches to project management that takes place in Paris, France. Presentations are in French and English. David Anderson, Bjarte Bogsnes and Don Reinertsen will present keynotes. In the agenda of Lean Kanban France you can find topics like “How do you help teams for whom Kanban is simply card walls? Beyond shallow implementation at scale”, “Becoming a Learning Organization the Kanban Way”, “Continuous delivery, a plug-in for Kanban “, “Cost of Delay workshop”, “Good and bad ways to ...
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Progress Software Acquired Telerik Teampulse Editor

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:24
Progress Software Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Telerik AD for $262.5 million. Telerik enables its 1.4 million strong developer community to create compelling user experiences across cloud, web, mobile and desktop applications. Telerik is the supplier of the TeamPulse Agile project management tool that allows you to use Scrum, Kanban or your own process. Telerik’s revenue for the last twelve months was over $60 million, with annual bookings growth of over 20%. The combination of Progress and Telerik will create a ...
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Fighting Prejudices Against Agile - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:35
Adopting new software development approaches like Agile and Scrum is always a challenge. There is a natural tendency for part of an organization to resist changing and some prejudices exist against Agile, mainly due to a lack of knowledge.
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Are Prejudices Stopping your Agile Efforts?

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:40
Adopting new software development approaches like Agile and Scrum is always a challenge. There is a natural tendency for part of an organization to resist changing and some prejudices exist against Agile, mainly due to a lack of knowledge. This article discusses these misconceptions and provides some tips on how to overcome these prejudices to get Agile adoption on track in your organization. Author: Kevin Dunne, QASymphony, Adopting Agile may be the next big thing for your team, but adopting new practices always presents challenges for any organization. We all know ...
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Agile Brazil, Florianópolis, Brazil, November 5–7 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:44
Agile Brazil is a three-day conference that is the largest event about Agile and Scrum in Brazil. It features keynotes and practical presentations with local and international Agile experts. Talks are both in Portuguese and English. In the agenda of Agile Brazil you can find topics like “Taming Big Balls of Mud with Diligence, Agile Practices, and Hard Work”, “Pragmatic, Not Dogmatic TDD: Rethinking How We Test”, “Mental Models in High Performing Agile Teams”, “Extreme Pair Programming”, “Visual Regression Testing with PhantomCSS”, “UX Design for Startups”. Web site: Location for the 2014 ...
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Agile Architecture: Worse Can Be Better

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:33
This talk provokes you to think about an old question by R. Gabriel “Is Worse Better?”. It demonstrates “how worse can be better” if the focus is on delivering a business value, which is one of the most important software architecture’s property for agile software development. After more than 10 years of agile software development adoption, we have a lot of recommendations regarding agile development processes, agile working habits and agile organizational structure. All these recommendations and principles can help us to work more efficiently, to deliver faster and to build ...
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Agile Tour, Brussels, Belgium, October 31 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:36
Agile Tour Brussels is a one-day conference focused on Agile software development and Scrum. This edition features six tracks, 31 talks, games and workshops that will be provided by speakers from all over Europe and a lot of great content. In the agenda of Agile Tour Brussels you can find topics like “Doing Valuable Agile Retrospectives”, “The multi-level feedback cycle”, “Return of experience: Agility, Quality & Visual Thinking, Key Drivers Of Success”, ” Scrum of Scrums: examples”, “The Product Owner Board Game”, “Intrinsic Agile coaching – Agile coaching without coaches”, “How ...
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7 Best Practices for Facilitating Scrum Retrospectives

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:29
Improvement is one of the core principle of the Agile Manifesto that states “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly”. Retrospectives are a powerful technique to achieve this goal in Scrum and in this blog post, Jonathan Berger proposes seven practices to facilitate retrospectives. Facilitating a retrospective is not easy and this role is described as being a mix between a courthouse judge and a stenographer. Based on his experience, Jonathan Berger discusses some patterns that can make the ...
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AgileByExample, Warsaw, Poland, October 29-31, 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:22
AgileByExample is a Lean and Agile conference taking place in Warsaw, Poland that helps you learn Agile on live examples. The last day is dedicated to a Lean Agile Dojo. Keynotes, talks and discussions are all in English. In the agenda of AgileByExample you can find topics like “Beyond Metrics”, “#NoEstimates – Alternatives to Estimates”, “Performance Appraisals are incompatible with Agile Mindset”, “What could you do with 10 years of Continuous Improvement?”, “Creeping Agile – changing the flock one sheep at a time”, “7 pitfalls that can destroy new Product Owners ...
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Manage Agile, Berlin, Germany, October 27-30 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:32
Manage Agile is a four day conference focused on Agile management topics – no pure technologic aspects. The Manage Agile conference is a networking platform where specialists and managers discuss agile topics not only in software engineering but also in the whole company up to the management. The conference is divided into two workshop days and two conference days. Most of the presentations are in German, but you will also find English content. In the agenda of Manage Agile you can find topics like “The roots of Agile and Lean in ...
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correction: Agile HARDWARE ....

Agile Scotland - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:08
I forgot the word HARDWARE in the last email.  I'm losing it ...

Great news! Agile Engineering expert, Nancy Van Schooenderwoert is over in Scotland again and is giving a seminar on the evening of the 30th of October on Agile Engineering. It's at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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[AgileScotland] Agile Engineering seminar - Glasgow Caledonian University - 30th October, start 7pm

Agile Scotland - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:00
Great news! Agile Engineering expert, Nancy Van Schooenderwoert is over in Scotland again and is giving a seminar on the evening of the 30th of October on Agile Engineering. It's at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Selling Agile Contracts Slides from Agile Philly 1/2 Day Event 10/6/2014

Agile Philly - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 04:30

Hi All.

Noticed that the Dropbox link to my preso in the mail John circulated was broken so...

I renamed the preso to remove spaces, posted the thing on slide share, and create a tiny URL so you can get to it easy!


I really enjoyed sharing this with the group. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or just want to discuss. I am definitely…

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BDD Using Cucumber JVM and Groovy (video) - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 21:47
BDD Using Cucumber JVM and Groovy
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