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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.
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/agilescotland-agile-hardware-development-tickets-13660303335?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname_text

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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!

Enjoy: http://tinyurl.com/agile-contracts

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)

TestDriven.com - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 21:47
BDD Using Cucumber JVM and Groovy
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VersionOne and CA Technologies Partner on Agile Project Management

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:42
CA Technologies and VersionOne have unveiled a PPM (Project & Portfolio Management) and Agile project management solution integration that gives technology leaders the insight to strategically plan, manage and track both Agile and waterfall project portfolios from concept to completion in a single console. Available today, native integration between the latest release of CA PPM (formerly CA Clarity™ PPM) and the VersionOne® Agile project management solution helps software organizations extend upstream visibility of Agile projects, presenting them as prioritized strategic investments into their overall portfolio planning, funding and resource management process. Portfolio ...
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Agile Scrum Master, Square One Resources , Norwich, UK

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:00
Agile Scrum Master is immediately required by leading global organisation based in Norwich. Extensive experience working as an Scrum Master is required. Experience sharing scrum initiatives through the whole organization, collaborating with the rest of Scrum Masters. Great communication and coaching skills, a good story teller. Passionate about Agile and lean ways of working, passionate about team dynamics. Good understanding of the software development process. Really cares about people, know how to motivate people and help the team to be high performance. Challenge the team when needed. Ability to coach individuals and ...
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The Life of a Product Owner Proxy

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:20
Being a Product Owner (PO) Proxy is difficult. You are pulled between product managers and engineers, holding the middle ground can be a challenge. Translating technical issue to Product Management and Customer issues to Engineering is a valuable task, but sometimes it can feel like a thankless one too. This presentation shares experiences and thoughts on this challenging but not often coveted role.Video producer: http://agileprague.com/
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Bosnia Agile Day, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27 October, 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:07
The Bosnia Agile Day is a one-day conference that bring international and local Agile experts to discuss Agile software development and project management practices like Scrum. In the agenda you can find topics like “The Disciplined Agile Enterprise: Harmonizing Agile and Lean”, “Fitness for Purpose – The Kanban way for focused Agility”, “Coordinating Large Agile Projects”, “Scrum in practice – Developer’s view”, “Agile Secure Development”, “Effective Agile Teams – Behind the open door” Web site: http://agile.ba/en/events/event/16-bosnia-agile-day-2014 Location for the 2014 conference: Hotel Sarajevo, Džemala Bijedića 169 A, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Agile Turkey Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, October 24 2104

Scrum Expert - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:09
The Agile Turkey Summit is a one-day conference dedicated to the Agile software development and Scrum project management approaches that takes place in Istanbul, Turkey. International and local Agile and Scrum experts provide the content. In the agenda of the Agile Turkey Summit you can find topics like “American Airlines’ Journey to Agile Enlightenment”, ” An Enterprise Transformation Story: Türkiye Finans”, “Water – Scrum – Fall, Unicorns and Fantasy”, “Continuous Improvement Beyond The Two Week Iteration: An Experience Report From The Guardian”, “Delighting Vodafone Turkey’s Customers via Agile Transformation”. Ken Schwaber ...
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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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