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SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam 4.2 Released

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:53
Inflectra is pleased to announce the release of SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam, the latest version of their requirements management, test management and agile project-planning ALM suite. This new version provides a completely redesigned Scrum and Kanban planning board as well as enhanced source code integration and project planning. SpiraTest provides a complete Quality Assurance solution that manages requirements, tests, bugs and issues in one environment, with complete traceability from inception to completion. SpiraPlan is a complete Project Management System in one package, that manages your project’s requirements, releases, iterations, tasks and ...
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Scrum Gathering Australia, Sydney, Australia, October 21–22 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:22
Scrum Gathering Australia is a two-day conference for anyone interested in the Scrum Agile project management framework in Australia. In the agenda of the Scrum Gathering Australia you can find topics like ” Scrum Mythbusters”, “Succeeding with Scrum at the Australian Central Bank”, “40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes”, “How not to do Agile – Fixed Scope and Deadline, welcome to the death march”, ” Product Ownership – the cornerstone of Scrum”, “Agile Antipatterns: The Scrum Master’s Guide to Traps, Tripwires, and Treachery”, “Scrum Scaling Options – How it works at ...
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Evaluating the ROI of Scrum

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:58
As Scrum is the most popular framework adopted by organization adopting an Agile approach for project management, many companies are trying to find financial facts that justify its adoption. This article discusses the topic of evaluating the return on investment (ROI) of using Scrum and suggests some hints about mistakes to avoid and on how to get meaningful results from this activity. Author: Neri Lavi, QualiTest Group, http://www.qualitestgroup.com/ Many strategies are supported as the “best” management of a software development process. While each programmer has his favorite way to code and every ...
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XP Days Germany, Hamburg, Germany, October 16-18 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:42
XP Days Germany is a three-day conference focused on Agile software development. With its eXtreme programming background, it contains interesting technical best practices material for Scrum practitioners and Agile software developers. All the talks are in German. In the agenda you can find topics like “The Whole Nine Yards – Integration Tests for the Software Developer”, “TDD with Contracts – an Experience Report”, “Agile Jukebox”, “The new Job of QA”, “Architectural Katas”, “Hands-On Test-Driven Infrastructure As Code Development”, “Extreme Continuous Delivery at Unruly”, “Essentially Agile”, “ScALeD – Scaled Agile and Lean ...
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Agile & Lean Metrics in Methods & Tools Fall 2014 issue

DevAgile.com - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:40
Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Fall 2014 issue that discusses better coding with Coding Dojos, Lean Agile metrics, the difference between requirements and specifications, software testing and pr ...
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Test Automation in the Age of Continuous Delivery

TestDriven.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:57
  I spend a lot of my time with clients figuring out the minutia of how to implement optimal test automation strategies that support their transition to Continuous Delivery. The goal is typically to be able to release software after each 2-week iteration (Sprint). When faced with such a compressed development and testing schedule, most […]
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Agile Culture

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:58
If you asked software developers about Agile, there are chances that a majority will discuss it with words like “Scrum”, “sprints” or “retrospectives”. However Agile is not just a collection of techniques and practices, but it is more a state of mind or a culture. This is the topic of this book written by Pollyanna Pixton, Paul Gibson and Niel Nickolaisen. All the people and values aspects of Agile software development are discussed in this book that provides both conceptual material and real life stories. This is a book that I ...
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Agile Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 10 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:39
Agile Slovenia is a one day conference focused on Agile and Scrum topics that take place in Ljubljana. Agile Slovenia is an event where you can turn theory in action, meet agile people, listen to agile pioneers, expand your knowledge. It features both local and international Agile experts. In the agenda you can find topics like “Shifting from manufacturing product to creating a service”, “Complex Projects aren’t planable but controllable”, “There’s no such thing as an agile contract”, “How Agile Coaches help us win – the Agile Coach role at Spotify”, ...
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Getting the Best out of Scrum

Scrum Expert - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:30
The best known project management framework with an Agile approach is Scrum. For something that is relatively simple to understand there is a lot of hype surrounding it. But why? This video explains: * What Scrum is and more importantly what Scrum is not? * Is Scrum too simplistic or is that its strength? * Can you run a project using Scrum or is it just for product development? * How do you scale Scrum to work in complex situations and environments? * How does Scrum relate to other methods and approaches? * Are Scrum certifications worth ...
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September Dallas Recap: Integrating UX and Agile

DFW Scrum User Group - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:57
This month was focused on one of the challenges commonly faced in agile adoptions: how to integrate UX and agile. We saw many new faces at our meeting, which confirmed what a hot topic this is. David Belcher, Director of … Continue reading →
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Agile Business Conference, London, UK, 8-9 October 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:58
The Agile Business Conference is a two-day conference that takes place in London where meet and engage with the experts and thought leaders who have implemented focused, efficient Agile change programmes in a wide variety of industries. In the agenda you can find topics like “I’m an Alien … I’m a Business Analyst in an Agile world!”, “Scaling agile effectively in business systems through roadmap and budget planning”, “Agile Maturity”, “Agile Programme Management Steve”, “The ABC of Agile Biology Class – How your body and mind transforms your team to greatness”, ...
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Lean Agile South Africa, Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa, 6-10 October 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:53
Lean Agile South Africa is a set of two two-days conferences focused on Agile and Lean that will take place in Cape Town the 6-7 October 2014 and in Johannesburg the 9-10 October 2014. In the agenda you can find topics like “The Building Blocks of Scale” by Mary and Tom Poppendieck, “Embracing the Agile Mindset for Organizational Agility”, “Culture Eats Lean for Breakfast”, “12 Adoption Failure Modes”, “Lean Testing”. Web site: http://www.leanagile.co.za/ Locations for the 2014 conference: Cape Town: The Clock Tower Centre, South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Johannesburg: The Core, 1st ...
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More Agile Testing by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory available on October 10th, 2014

TestDriven.com - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:05
http://www.amazon.com/More-Agile-Testing-Addison-Wesley-Signature/dp/0321967054
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Growing Agile: A Coach’s Guide to Agile Testing

TestDriven.com - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 00:03
https://leanpub.com/AgileTesting/read
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How Gilt Scales Agile

Scrum Expert - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:16
As Agile project management is being widely adopted, the questions of if and how it could scale is a main topic of discussion. In this blog post, Gilt explain how it scales Agile with teams, ingredients, initiatives and KPIs. The basis of the Gilt process is the initiative, which is a project that should be started in the coming 3 to 12 months. This is the “portfolio” vision for the company, but no roadmap is maintained. Gilt uses key performance indicators (KPIs) used to measure initiatives. Gilt is organized in teams ...
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October Agile Ottawa Event – Estimation

Agile Ottawa - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:17
October meetup has been posted for Agile Ottawa… Mark Levison (@mlevison) of Agile Pain Relief will be our main presenter and is tackling the tricky topic of “Estimation”. Agile 101 session will come to us thanks to Bill Bourne (@abbourne) … Continue reading →
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Increasing Velocity in a Regulated Environment

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:10
In regulated industries like Health Care you have to comply with standard operating procedures, heaps of paper work and frequent audits. Do these requirements conflict with the core tenets of Agile? How do you increase velocity in such regulated environments? This presentation explains how PHT Corporation overcame these constraints and got to Agile. He will draw a picture of PHT’s operating environment and the applicable regulations for software development. He demonstrates how the required documentation can become a byproduct of the everyday work of a Scrum team and describes changes he ...
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Agile Practitioners Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2-3 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:46
Agile Practitioners Conference Malaysia is a two-day conference focused on Agile, Scrum, Lean, Kanban and UX that takes palace in Kuala Lumpur. In the agenda you can find topics like “(The Rise and Fail of) Fake Agile”, “Describing the Elephant in the Room: User Experience (UX)”, “Overcoming Scrum Implementation Challenges in the Asian Business Environment”, “Agile Requirements: From Planning to Execution” Web site: http://it2h.org/agilemalaysia2014 Location for the 2014 conference: KH Tower, Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P.Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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STARWEST, Anaheim, USA, October 12-17 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:41
STARWEST is a six-day software event and conference that features pre-conference training, in-depth half- and full-day tutorials and conference sessions covering major software testing issues and solutions. In the agenda you can find topics like “Real-World Software Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio”, “A Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing”, “Test Automation Patterns: Issues and Solutions”, “Testing Ajax and Mobile Apps with Agile Test Management and Tools”, “A Tester’s Guide to Collaborating with Product Owners”, “Agile Development and Testing in a Regulated”, “Test Improvement in Our Rapidly Changing World”, “The Role of ...
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Agile Jeopardy–Not as Easy as You’d Think

DFW Scrum User Group - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:39
Last month we played Agile Jeopardy, and the questions and answers related directly to the Agile Manifesto. Four values and twelve principles—how bad could it be? Turns out most people don’t have them memorized, and our teams had a rough … Continue reading →
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