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Technical Dependency Communication in Scaling Agile

Scrum Expert - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 17:43
Developing large software systems automatically generate some technical dependency issues. If this is often managed by software architects in traditional projects, how do you communicate this technical dependencies when you are organized using an Agile approach? This is the topic discussed in the paper written by a Swedish research group. As Agile approaches are increasingly adopted by large software development organizations with distributed teams, the Agile breakdown of complex tasks create large challenges due to the technical dependencies between teams. This is not new, but with Agile the technical dependencies do not become more or less, they just become more obvious and this is actually a possibility for practice to deal with them. The research paper tried to answer two main questions based on a case study: * What are the challenges associated with technical dependencies between teams in a large-scale agile software development? * What affects the likelihood of a challenge to occur? The following technical dependencies are considered: * Unpredictability: teams find difficult to know beforehand what changes, issues, surprises, failures and successes they will come across during the development of a feature. * Conflicting priorities: a team might depend on a component that has lower priority in the backlog of another team. * Difficulty to understand overlapping and short release cycles when teams are constantly changing priorities in each sprint To mitigate the challenges created by these technical dependencies, the authors wrote that “one has to start with mitigating one challenge and then continue to exploit the [...]
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1st Conference, Melbourne, Australia, March 2-3 2017

Scrum Expert - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 08:00
The 1st Conference is a two-day event aimed at people starting out with Agile and Scrum run by practitioners of the Agile Melbourne community. The format of the 1st Conference is a one day of presentation and one day of workshops presented by Australian and overseas Agile experts. In the agenda of the 1st Conference you can find topics like ” Heart of Agile”, “Is there a future for business analysis?”, “Influence and inspire with stories”, “Goals on Every Level”, “Recruiting for Agile or Agility”, “Effective Agile Leadership: A practical model for Agile Managers”, “Road Mapping your way to Agile Fluency”, “The first 18 months of our Agile transformation”, “Infrastructure for Agile teams”, “Agile Governance”, “Large Scale Agile – LESS”, “Large Scale Agile – SAFe”, “The heart of Scrum”, “What is Kanban”. Web site: http://www.1stconf.com/ Location for the 1st Conference: RMIT University Storey Hall, Building 16, 336–348 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Sponsor Profile – Neuland

Agile Ottawa - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 14:29
For almost 50years, Neuland has been developing and manufacturing professional learning tools for all manner of training, workshop, and conference environments, in our own facilities located in Eichenzell, Germany. Creative concepts and inspiring furniture designs have made us a preferred meeting … Continue reading →
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Sponsor Profile – Halogen Software

Agile Ottawa - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 20:07
At Halogen Software, our mission is to help our customers win with talent. Winning with talent means building an engaged workforce that delivers exceptional business outcomes. Through our TalentSpace™ solutions, we help our customers assess, develop and retain the best … Continue reading →
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Sponsor Profile – It’s Understood Communication

Agile Ottawa - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 13:21
Born curious and stayed that way. As a journalist, helped people understand their world. As an employee communication specialist, helped people understand their work. As a communication coach, help people understand their interactions. As a trainer of agile coaches and … Continue reading →
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Sponsor Profile – Rebel

Agile Ottawa - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 13:20
Rob Villeneuve is passionate about the Internet, its development, and its use. He’s an expert in Internet domains, hosting, infrastructure, and policy management. Before becoming the CEO of Rebel.com, Rob worked as a software engineer, a web developer, a small … Continue reading →
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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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[ANN] AgileSoCal Meeting - NEXT WED 5/15 6:00 PM - Agile Documentati

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 15:59
We've all heard it said, "Agile doesn't do documentation." How could that be true? How do requirements get captured? Documentation can, and often does,
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On-Demand Learning Programs

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:20
Edista Testing Institute (ETI) is pleased to announce the launce of online, on-demand learning programs with live mentor support. The programs are designed for
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Mike Cottmeyer Tuesday May 21, 2013

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 23:40
Agile Carolinas May speaker is Mike Cottmeyer, more will follow,details 704-376-8881
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Coaching Agile Teams class - Toronto, Canada

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Tue, 04/23/2013 - 22:57
Coaching Agile Teams course description Coaching Agile Teams is a training experience that covers both the being and the doing of agile coaching. There's a
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"Individuals and Interactions" virtual training with 11 experts

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Tue, 04/23/2013 - 05:19
I've organized a virtual training for mid-May, in which I'll interview 11 experts on the topic of "individuals and interactions". We'll drill down into what
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Coaching Agile Teams class in Boston, MA May 2 - 3, 2013

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 23:57
The Coaching Agile Teams class by Lyssa Adkins & Michael Spayd is a one-of-a-kind training that covers both the being and the doing of Agile coaching. There's
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Agile Requirements training + gathering in London 24-26 April

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Fri, 04/19/2013 - 23:27
If you don't get the right requirements - and get them right - any method will do. In practice, requirements using agile practices helps you to not only
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Reminder: Mini XP Day Benelux conference, 26 April in Mechelen (Belg

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 16:43
Hi! I'd like to remind you of the Mini XP Day Benelux conference, which will take place on Friday April 26th in Mechelen (Belgium). The program features 12
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Project Management and Coaching Workshops, May 16 and 17 in London

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:22
I will be in London, delivering two one-day workshops: Start Your Agile Project Right, and a Coaching Master Class on May 16 and 17, 2013. You don't have to do
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Newly released - The Agile Team Handbook (Jan Beaver)

Agile Announcements Yahoo! Group - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 19:20
Just published and now available: http://goo.gl/bWHsC Devoted to Agile Teams and teamwork.
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