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Load Impact Releases Plug-in for TeamCity Continuous Integration Server - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 19:03
Load Impact today announced the immediate availability of a plug-in for TeamCity that allows users of the popular Java-based build management and continuous integration server to run automated tests on the performance of their software.
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Why Developers Don’t Test

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 22:44
How often did you meet a situation when everybody knows about an issue, at retrospective everybody agrees that it should be resolved, but next retrospective brings the same issue and the same action items? Why team of mature developers cannot change a situation on a project, cannot apply new practices or fail to apply innovations? Let me explain it on real project example and get you to the root cause, go from best practices to basic principles and back. Video producer: JDD Conference
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Polarion Software Announces Polarion 2014 - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 19:50
Polarion Software has announced the availability of Polarion 2014, the most recent version of the company’s patented solution for ALM, Requirements Management, and Test & Quality Management.
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Mile High Agile, Denver, USA, April 14 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:30
Mile High Agile is a one-day conference is produced by volunteers from Agile Denver that provides an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences in Agile software development for agile novices, intermediates and experts, technical professionals, team leaders, managers, executives, and organizational change leaders. The keynote speaker Mile High Agile 2014 will be Robert C. Martin, also known as “Uncle Bob”. In the agenda up you can find topics like ” Product Discovery + Agile: The Key to Delighting Customers”, “Software Craftsmanship and Agile Code Games”, ” Smart Scaling: Finding the right ...
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Using Job Stories Instead of User Stories

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 23:17
User stories and their format defined by Mike Cohn “As a , I want so that .” are a classical way to record requirements in Scrum project. In his blog post, Alan Klement discusses a new format that he called “Job Stories” with the format “When … , I want to … , so I can … .” For Alan Klement, the problem with the user stories format is that it is too much based on assumptions and doesn’t take into account the context. He thinks that the persona (user) concept ...
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Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:20
ScrumImpulz is a one-day conference focused on Scrum that takes place in Bratislava, Slovakia. Local and international experts share their practical experience with the adoption of Agile approaches in software development projects. In the agenda up you can 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 bank. Web ...
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CloudBees Raises $11M in Series C Financing - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:20
CloudBees, Inc., the Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced it has closed an $11.2 million Series C financing round. The round was led by Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of Verizon Communications Inc. The round also included existing investors Matrix Part ...
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Atlassian Offers Platform to Build Add-ons for Cloud-based JIRA and Confluence - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 18:56
Atlassian has announced Atlassian Connect - an extensible new framework for developers to build add-ons that deeply integrate with Atlassian JIRA OnDemand and Atlassian Confluence OnDemand, the company's cloud-based issue tracking and collaboration offerings. Developers can offer these add-o ...
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Manager Facilitation in Scrum

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 21:54
One of the principles of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is that you should “Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.” Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty give some advice in their book on how to facilitate when you are the manager of a self-organized Scrum team. An important part of any manager’s job is to facilitate making the right things happen. This often means simply making sure the right communication is taking place among team members ...
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Optional Conference, Budapest, Hungary, April 8-9 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 15:28
The Optional Conference is an event focused on agile software development that take place in Budapest, Hungary. The 2014 edition of the Optional Conference will host prestigious speakers like Jurgen Appelo, Jutta Eckstein or Boris Gloger. In the agenda up you can find topics like ” Complex Projects aren’t plannable but controllable”, ” Self-organization needs leadership or How to manage an agile organization” or ” Lean Kanban Essentials: Increasing customer value throughout the value stream”. Web site: Location for the 2014 conference: Budapest, Hungary
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ScrumDesk Version 6 Released

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 19:47
ScrumDesk is a Windows desktop application that simplifies the life of agile team by support of all Scrum ceremonies and Scrum roles. ScrumDesk version 6.0 brings visual markers, Kanban and integrated agile tips. Top features of ScrumDesk version 6.0 are: * Visual Markers * Boards * Due dates for stories and tasks * New design of story side view * Themes for story templates * Kanban boards improvements * Kanban statistics and cumulative flow chart * Project related retrospective ideas
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Bjarte Bogsnes Keynote at Agile on the Beach - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 17:26
Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President of Performance Development at Statoil – Scandinavia’s largest company with operations in 36 countries and a turnover of 130 bn USD – and author of “Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential” will deliver a keyn ...
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Bjarte Bogsnes Will Keynote at Agile on the Beach Conference

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 17:26
Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President of Performance Development at Statoil and author of “Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential” will deliver a keynote speech at the Agile on the Beach conference. Agile on the Beach is an intimate two-day conference that attracts innovators from international business and technology. This unconventional conference returns to Falmouth, Cornwall on the 4th and 5th of September 2014 for it’s fourth year, when just 200 delegates will explore what it means to be truly agile in business; from its culture to product development practices.The engagement of ...
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Gaining Support for a Sustainable Agile Transformation

DFW Scrum User Group - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 04:25
Mike Cottmeyer, LeadingAgile co-founder and President, visited us in January from Atlanta to talk about sustainable agile transformations.  In fact, just days before his visit, he asked if our group would like to see the presentation he gave at conferences … Continue reading →
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Stop Doing Retrospectives

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 23:01
You have been doing Agile and Scrum for a few years now. With a regular cadence you have retrospectives and a lot of problems and great improvement opportunities are raised but nothing seems to really improve. Stop doing retrospectives! It is time to take your improvement work to a whole new level! It’s time to shift your focus form collecting problems to making small experiments! It’s time to create the daily habits of continuous improvement. It is time to start using Toyota Kata! In this session you will get a practical ...
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XebiaLabs Releases XL Platform - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 21:36
XebiaLabs today announced XL Platform, a flexible delivery automation solution to help enterprises deliver higher quality software at a pace that goes beyond error-prone manual processes. XebiaLabs ( ) enables organizations like Expedia, John Deere, GE, and Duke Energy to build ...
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VectorCAST 6.2 Drives Test-Driven Development and Agile Processes to the Next Level - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 20:54
Vector Software has announced the release of a host of new features to support Change-Based Testing (CBT). The new VectorCAST™ 6.2 release is focused on supporting the frequent build and iterative test cycles required by Agile and Test-Driven Development (TDD) methodologies.
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Tricentis and Tasktop Provides Agile Testing Solution - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 20:01
Tricentis has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Tasktop, the leader in Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI). By connecting the Tricentis Tosca Testsuite with Tasktop Sync, the two companies are providing a best-of-breed solution that will allow customers to implement and mana ...
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Atlassian Launches Git Essentials - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 19:35
Atlassian has announced Atlassian Git Essentials, an integrated development solution for Git. Atlassian Git Essentials is built to leverage the power of the company's award-winning JIRA issue management software and promises to radically reshape how developers work. It gives software develop ...
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Better Predictability with Smaller User Stories

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 19:31
User stories and their size are often the basis for planning a Sprint in Scrum. You can use a relative estimation and planning poker or a more classical approach to define the effort for each user stories. As such, they are also the basis for the metrics of progress and the velocity of the Scrum team. In this blog post, Doug Brophy presents his opinion that the importance of large user stories in the backlog decrease the reliability of the team velocity (trend) and its usefulness for planning next iterations. The ...
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