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Impact-Driven Scrum & #NoEstimates in Methods & Tools Spring 2015 issue - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:48
Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Spring 2015 issue that discusses Impact-Driven Scrum, Code Review, #NoEstimates,Self-Selecting Teams, Software Laws, Kanboard and ConQAT.
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Agile Manchester, Manchester, UK, May 7-8 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:05
Agile Manchester is a two-day conference focused on Agile software development participants can get knowledge and experience in a practical and peer-based learning context. In the agenda of Agile Manchester you can find topics like “Moving away from Legacy code with BDD”, “Lessons learned in developing an agile architecture to reward our customers”, “Navigating Politics in Agile/Lean Initiatives”, “Evolution and Revolution: Making Change Happen”, “Agile: It’s not just about the development team”, “User Story Mapping for Fun and Profit”, “How to fail at Lean UX”, “The Agile User Experience”. Web site: Location ...
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Agile and Beyond, Dearborn, USA, April 30 – May 1 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:39
Agile and Beyond is a two-day conference focused on Agile software development and Scrum project management that takes place near Detroit in Dearborn, Michigan. It aimed at taking together software developers, designers, product owners and executives for workshops and presentations focused on Agile and Lean processes. In the agenda of Agile and Beyond you can find topics like “Expanding an Agile Culture in organizations with Design thinking”, “Spice Up Your Agile Everything”, “Agile Coach Activity Pack: Experience and Learn Through Four Simulations”, “The Business Analyst: How To Be More Than a ...
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Agile and Scrum Trello Extensions

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:27
Trello is a free on-line project management tool that provides a flexible and visual way to organize anything. This approach is naturally close to the visual boards used in the Scrum or Kanban approaches. As the tool as an open architecture, some extensions have been developed for a better implementation of Agile project management in Trello. Updates March 17 2015: added Screenful for Trello extension The visual representation and the card system used by Trello already make it possible to use it for Scrum project that need a virtual board to display their ...
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From Agile Hangover to Antifragile Organisations

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:37
Many organisations have been swept up in agile process adoption, with good reasons! The Agile Party is coming to a close and many organisations are now beginning to look at where they are and have come to the disheartening realisation that, rather than in a new world of embracing change and competitiveness, they have a lot of new processes, not much to show for it, and people are disillusioned enough to begin to revert to older, familiar ways… This is the unfortunate age of the ‘agile hangover’. In this talk Russ ...
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Agile Coach Camp, Melbourne, Australia, March 21 2015

Scrum Expert - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:17
Agile Coach Camp Melbourne is a one-day non-profit un-conference for Agile and Scrum project management coaches in Australia and New Zealand. It allows Agile coaches to get together in a collective learning experience. The agenda of Agile Coach Camp Melbourne follows the Open Space Technology format. 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 ...
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Agile Trends. Sao Paolo, Brazil, April 24-25 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:47
Agile Trends is a two-day conference focused on Agile and Scrum that takes place in Sao Paolo in Brazil. All the talks are in Portuguese. In the agenda of Agile Trends you can find topics like “Lean Security”, “Customer & Product Discovery in Mobile”, “Scrum of Scrums: Scaling Agile Concepts in Distributed Contexts”, “Agile Tester 3.0″, “Global Agile UX”, “Evolutionary Software Architecture”,” Complexity is Dead: at Least for the End User”. Web site: Location for the Agile Trends conference: Hotel Maksoud Plaza, Alameda Campinas 150, 01404-900 – Sao Paulo/SP, Brazil
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Two great Agile sessions coming up!

Agile Scotland - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:38
The guys are the BCS have been busy!  If you're into the technical side of software development then go have a look.  Top notch speakers.
- Nat Pryce - Weds 1st April -  FREE, EVENING EVENT
- Kevlin Henney - Agile Architecture course Thursday 4th June - DAY COURSE
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Release Retrospectives

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:51
Sprint retrospectives are the most discussed form of retrospectives in Scrum. You can however the same self-analysis and continuous improvement technique to other items of Agile project management. In this article, Madhavi Ledalla discusses release retrospectives. A release is a group of many Scrums sprints that provides a set of features that can be deployed for the customer. The release retrospective provides an opportunity to inspect and adapt the release cycle. The article discusses the participants and the format of these meetings. It also provides a list of common inspection points ...
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AgileIndy, Indianapolis, April 17 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:50
The AgileIndy Conference is a one-day event focuses on bringing Agile and Scrum thought leaders and practitioners from around the USA to Indianapolis for a great learning and networking experience. In the agenda of the AgileIndy you can find topics like “Agile Cross-Pollination: Growing Agile Adoption at Farm Credit Mid-America “, “Cultivating Agile Requirements”, “Secrets of Agile Estimation: Myths, Math, and Methods”, “Case Study: We Don’t Know Anything About Agile, but Let’s Give it a Try!”, “Framework-Driven Product Management”, “The Show Must Go On: Agile Leadership Lessons Learned from a Life ...
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Agile India, Bangalore, India, March 23-30 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:47
Agile India is an intense conference lasting four days where you can learn from expert practitioners. You will be also able to network and share your knowledge and experience with over 1500 international participants practicing or exploring Agile and Lean. In the presentation and tutorials of the Agile India 2015 conference, you can find topics like “Coaching for “Best Fit” Agile: Applying the Agile Fluency Model”, “MicroServices: Let’s Build Some!”, Disciplined Agile Delivery in a Nutshell”, “Understanding and Implementing DevOps Flow”, “Succeeding with BDD”. The two main themes of the Agile ...
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Scrum Alliance Announces New Board Member

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:45
The Scrum Alliance has announced Lisa Hershman as its newest member on the Board of Directors. Lisa is a seasoned business professional, author, and speaker who brings a wealth of real-world experience and an innovative style to her work. She is the founder and CEO of the DeNovo Group™, a global consulting, training, and research firm focused on leadership and innovation through process management and redesign. DeNovo is a global leader in process consulting services, whose clients range from the Fortune 500 to a rapidly growing constituency in the nonprofit and ...
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Scrum Day For Professionals, Dallas, USA, March 27 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 20:50
Scrum Day For Professionals Dallas is a one-day event organized by Participants can meet world-class experts for a day of face-to-face learning. The will gain insights into Agile practices and network with other Scrum professionals. In the agenda of Scrum Day For Professionals Dallas you can find topics like “The New New Product Owner”, “Scaling Professional Scrum”, “Facilitating the Scrum Events: Tips and Tricks”, “Team Performance: The Impact of Clean Code and Continuous Delivery”. The opening keynote will be presented by Ken Schwaber. The other part of the conference is ...
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AgileEE Agile Eastern Europe, Kiev, Ukraine, March 27-28 2015

Scrum Expert - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:20
AgileEE Agile Eastern Europe is a two-day Agile and Scrum conference that offers Eastern European Agile practitioners a place to learn and discuss about Agile project management practices. Speakers are local Agile experts and well-known industry professionals from USA, Canada and Western Europe. One track is dedicated to talks in Russian. In the agenda of AgileEE Agile Eastern Europe you can find topics like “LeSS Scaling & Larman’s Laws of Organizational Behavior”, “The New Agile”, “Using simulational modelling for accelerating large lean transformation”, “Nokia Siemens Networks case study — Agile in ...
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Agile Open Camp Argentina, Bariloche, Argentina, April 17-19 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:34
Agile Open Camp Argentina is a three-day event that wants to gather Agile and Scrum practitioners of Argentina and Latin America. All the talks will be in Spanish. Agile Open Camp Argentina 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 ...
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Enterprise Scrum Coach/Scrum Master – Dutch Speaker

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:19
This is a job opening for a Enterprise Scrum Coach/Scrum Master (Dutch Speaker) for a six month contract in Amsterdam. Requirements: * Agile coach for DevOps teams scrum master role * Minimal training at college level, Agile, Scrum * Experience with enterprise IT projects/teams Technical knowledge/experience: * Minimum 5 years of Agile/Scrum coach experience in enterprise organizations * Minimum 5 years experience in ScrumMaster DevOps teams in enterprise organizations * Knowledge and experience in software development, continous delivery Required languages for this role: * Dutch * English To apply, visit
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Scrum Alliance Opens 2015 State of Scrum Survey - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:12
The Scrum Alliance, the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization and certifying body in the Agile community, announces the opening of its biennial State of Scrum Survey, which gives the Scrum community deeper insight into the progress and adoption of Agile a ...
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State of Scrum Survey Launched by Scrum Alliance

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:07
The Scrum Alliance has announced the opening of its biennial 2015 State of Scrum Survey, which gives the Scrum community deeper insight into the progress and adoption of Agile and Scrum processes. “We published the first State of Scrum report in 2013, and it’s a very popular benchmark report. Those interested in Scrum simply want unbiased data about who is using Scrum, why, and how, and that’s what we deliver in this report,” explains Scrum Alliance Managing Director Carol McEwan. The purpose of the State of Scrum report is to track trends ...
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ScrumImpulz, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 29 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:43
ScrumImpulz is a one-day conference focused on Scrum that takes place in Bratislava, Slovakia. Local and international experts share their practical experience about the adoption of Agile approaches in software development projects. In the agenda of the ScrumImpulz you could find topics like “Management 3.0 – model for agile leaders”, “The worst fails that can occur in our agile team and how to deal with them”, “Global challenges require responses. People and teamwork are the best one” and a case study on Agile in the software development department of an international ...
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From Software Development to Problem Solving

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:35
Agile and Scrum short iterations should provide software development organization with quicker feedback cycles and help them shifting from building the product right to building the right product. In their book “The Lean Mindset”, Mary and Tom Poppendieck provides an original perspective on this issue. What’s next is to stop thinking about software development as a delivery process and to start thinking of it as a problem-solving process, a creative process. Time and again we run into software delivery organizations – IT departments operating as cost centers and software firms working ...
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