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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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Product Owner Survival Camp, Vienna, Austria, March 19-20 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:55
Product Owner Survival Camp in Vienna is a two days of practical workshops of Product Owner. Four distinguished experts will teach you how to apply the right techniques at the right time to get the full benefits of Agile software delivery. In the agenda of Product Owner Survival Camp, Vienna you can find the following workshops ” Discover to Deliver” with Ellen Gottesdiener, “Impact Mapping” with Gojko Adzic, “The Anatomy of a User Story” with David Evans, “Build/Measure/Learn with Story Maps” with Christian Hassa. Web site: Location for the Product Owner Survival ...
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What It Takes to Grow Great Teams

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:20
For best results from Agile, you need a solid team. If you belong to, manage, or lead an Agile team, you’ve probably seen that process alone doesn’t translate to great results – and that having a cross-functional group of 7 +/- 2 “resources” doesn’t either. Instead, what makes Agile come to life is the team’s motivated, engaged individuals who communicate, collaborate, and respond effectively. In many organizations, teams rely on their leaders and managers to help them grow and become stronger. But how do Agile leaders and managers help their teams? ...
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ScrumDay France, Paris, April 2-3 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:31
ScrumDay France is a two-day conference taking place in Paris. It is focused on all aspects of Scrum with session in French but with keynotes in English. In the agenda of the ScrumDay France you can find topics like “Simple but not simplistic” avec Dave Snowden, “The Scaling Dilemma” by Mary Poppendieck, “Équipes agiles : survivre à la disparition des managers”, “Dérapage contrôlé en toute agilité!”, “Les équipes Produit à l’assaut des silos!”, “Migrez vers le Management 3.0″, “Scrum Shu Ha Ri”, . Web site: Location for the ScrumDay France conference: Disneyland ...
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March 10 – Business Value Game

Agile Ottawa - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:03
When Tuesday, March 10 2015 at 18:00 Where Microsoft Canada Co, 100 Queen Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON Agenda  18:00 Pizza 18:30 Business Value Game 20:00 End of Session / Game Session Summary Objectives: learn how to assign business value to … Continue reading →
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New Qualifications Program from the Scrum Alliance

Scrum Expert - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:04
The Scrum Alliance has launched a new Added Qualifications program in 2015 to its global community of more than 350,000 members. Added Qualifications is a certificate-based training program offered to cover valuable, complex, business-critical topics. The Scrum Alliance Managing Director Carol McEwan said, “We collaborated with a committee of Scrum trainers and coaches from around the world to be certain the new Added Qualifications program is aligned with what the community wants. The Added Qualifications program is designed to allow members to learn more about advanced Scrum topics.” With this new program, ...
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Regional Scrum Gathering Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, 17-18 April 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 18:49
The Regional Scrum Gathering Ecuador is a two-day conference focusing on Scrum and Agile organized by Scrum Ecuador and the Scrum Alliance. Some keynotes will be in English, but the majority of the talks will be in Spanish. In the agenda of Regional Scrum Gathering Ecuador you can find speakers like Neal Ford or Rebecca Parsons. The theme of this conference is “The future is here”. With a foot in the past and looking to the future, the Regional Scrum Gathering Ecuador aims to illuminate the way with the lights of ...
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Remote Pair Programming

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 18:42
Pair programming is a well known practice for closely connected teams, but can it work for distributed teams as well? This talk demonstrates remote pair programming in practice and cover the benefits and drawbacks of a distributed agile programming team. How much will being distributed cost your team, what can you regain from remote pair programming and how does remote pair programming feel compared to normal team work? The talk is centered around a demonstration where the speaker pair programs remotely in C# with Visual Studio and Skype with a colleague. ...
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LeanUX NYC, New York, 15-19 April 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:49
LeanUX NYC is a five-day conference that takes place in New York. The presentations focus on how organizations are incorporating Lean Systems, Agile, Design Thinking, and DevOps to deliver real value for their customers and drive top-line growth. In the agenda of LeanUX NYC you can find topics like “Lean is About Building an Organization that Learns to Learn”, “How to Validate Customer Demand Before You Code”, “Continual Discovery & Development w. Dual-Track Scrum”, ” Navigating Project Uncertainty – An Explorers Toolkit”, ” Strategy Deployment Is a Pain in the Ass”, ...
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January Recap: Dallas and Southlake Learn about Conflict

DFW Scrum User Group - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:27
Conflict. What comes to mind when you think about conflict? Do you view it as a problem to solve? Something to make go away? What if you could welcome conflict as an urge for change? This was the subject of an … Continue reading →
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XP Day Vietnam, Da Nang and Ha Noi, April 18-19 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:47
XP Day Vietnam series of two one-day conferences on eXtreme Programming and Agile that will take place in Da Nang and Ha Noi. This event provides a chance for the participants to share their passion on Agile practices, exchange new practical skills, hands-on exercise and extreme experience. XP Day Vietnam 2015 proposes of 3 tracks: Technology & Technique; Introduction & Use Case; Serious Games & Team. The conference will offer high-quality tutorials, activities, workshops, and keynote speeches from experts of Agile Vietnam, Java Communities and other influential software companies around Asia. Web ...
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Agile on the Beach 2015: Call for Speakers

Scrum Expert - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41
Agile on the Beach is a two-day conference that will take place September 3 and 4 2015 in Falmouth, UK. Agile on the Beach 2015 will again focus on three established themes (Business, Teams and Software Craftsmanship) plus the Product Management and Design theme. Agile on the Beach welcomes submissions on any subject that falls within the themes of the conference. In particular we are keen to encourage working practitioners to submit sessions and case studies. The conference encourages submissions in the business track especially to look outside and beyond Agile ...
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AgileCraft Gets $10 Million in Funding

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 19:28
AgileCraft, a vendor of software for scaling agile to the enterprise, has announced that it raised $10 million in Series A financing led by private equity firm Crane Nelson. The round included participation from former Bank of America senior executives Jim Kelly and Tim Arnoult. The investment will accelerate the company’s growth, geographic expansion and product innovation. Built from the top-down to support agile at scale, the AgileCraft platform helps align entire organizations around common goals and objectives while providing actionable views and metrics to everyone touching the technology product lifecycle. AgileCraft ...
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Big Apple Scrum Day 2015 Call for Proposals

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 16:37
The Big Apple Scrum Day 2015 is a one-day conference brought to you by NYC Scrum User group that will take place in June. As a community conference, the Big Apple Scrum Day wants to encourage proposals from local Scrum and Agile practitioners on the topics of: * Scrum for Newbies * Living and Breathing Scrum * Beyond Scrum * Scrum/Agile in non-IT areasThe deadline to submit a proposal is February 28, 2015. Visit!speakers/ctpg for more information
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ACE! Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development, Krakow, Poland, March 16–17 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:04
The ACE! Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development is a two-day conference that brings together in Krakow some of the best-known Agile, Scrum and lean practitioners in Europe and abroad. It is the guaranty of a great networking experience for agile software development practitioners that will come away with new ideas and enthusiasm. In the agenda of the ACE! Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development you can find topics like “Execute a non-reactionary UX strategy”, “Selfish Accessibility”, “Remote User Testing”, “Designing to Learn: Creating Effective MVPs”, “Growing Your Discovery ...
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Checking Your Scrum Team Health

Scrum Expert - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 21:54
The first value of the Agile Manifesto is to prefer “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. But how can you know if your individuals and your teams like your current Agile approach. In his article, Henrik Kniberg present a simple tool to assess the health of your Scrum teams. The tool presented is a visual board that record the opinions (green, orange, red) of the team members on specific dimensions of their work: ease of release, technical quality, value, speed, etc. Coaches organize workshops with the team, facilitating discussions around ...
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UPscALE Agile in Medium & Large Enterprises, Stuttgart, Germany, March 11 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:25
UPscALE Agile in Medium & Large Enterprises is a one-day focused on the scaling of Scrum and other Agile software development approaches. All the talks are in German except of the keynote. In the agenda of UPscALE Agile in Medium & Large Enterprises you will find topics like the ” Scrum @ Scale – A Scaling Framework based on My Experiences” keynote delivered by Jeff Sutherland. The other presentations will be performed by medium and large enterprises like Volkswagen and SAP about their experience is scaling Agile. Web site: Location for the ...
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Mixing Lean UX and Agile Development

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:39
Carbon Five has been using Agile XP from our very beginnings 14 years ago. Six years ago we started on a deep dive into Design Thinking inspired by collaborations with the Stanford We then extended those learnings, integrating Lean UX techniques, to help our clients focus the team’s development power in a direction more closely aligned to a viable product market fit. Using two specific case studies and learnings from several other projects, this presentation walks attendees through the weekly cadence used at Carbon Five during product development. This ...
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