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The Product Owner Role in Sprint Retrospective

Scrum Expert - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:03
The sprint retrospective in an important moment in the Scrum approach where the team think about its software development process and tries to improve it. As on of the three Scrum roles, the product owner has to play its part in this activity. In this blog post, Roman Pichler explains how product owner can play an active role during the retrospective meetings. The sprint retrospective meetings takes place at the end of the sprint after the sprint review meeting and should produce improvement measures. The product owner has to take ...
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Agile Ottawa – September Event – Announcement and Links

Agile Ottawa - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 22:20
Thanks to Phil Green (twitter: @pg5150) for his engaging workshop on “User Story Mapping” this week.  Thank you also to all who came out and participated in the event… we had a packed house and a great time. As promised, here are some … Continue reading →
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Agile Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, October 1–3 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 18:12
Agile Cambridge is a three-day conference that is focused on Agile software development. The conference mixes tutorials, experience reports and case studies. Some of the keynotes of the 2014 edition will be presented by Tom Gilb and Nat Pryce & Steve Freeman. In the agenda you can find topics like “Agile! The quick way to build stuff that nobody wants”, “Enterprise Agility: Strategies for Scaling Agile across the Organisation”, “Release Testing Is Risk Management Theatre”, “How to mix together XP and Scrum to enable self organized teams”, “Retrospective Anti-Patterns”, “A systemic ...
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Agile Metrics

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:54
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is an adage that is popular in project management. However, metrics programs are not easy to implement and have their dark sides. In their book “The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership”, Pollyanna Pixton, Paul Gibson and Niel Nickolaisen provides some advice about implementing metrics, the Agile way. How do we make sure that the metrics we are using are effective and not just vehicles for giving leaders a feeling of power and control while not achieving anything useful? How do we know ...
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Using the Scrum Rules Against the Boss

Scrum Expert - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:54
Some managers think that Scrum is invented to make developers work harder. This is a lie. Scrum was invented by developers to keep managers away so that developers get time to do actual work. Learn how the Scrum rules can be used against your boss to get a realistic workload and more coding time without interruptions.Video producer: http://www.ndcoslo.com/
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Event Report – Product Owners: Dealing with Capacity and Prioritisation

Scrum User Group of South Africa - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:15
Last night’s talk by Karen and Sam from Growing Agile was an inspirational eye-opener for Product Owners. It was also one of the best attended events with 80 Agilists present! Sam and Karen co-presented the event, using a highway as an analogy for capacity. Their slides were refreshingly hand-written. Of course, the mingling after the […]
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Agile Bodensee, Constance, Germany, October 1–2 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:21
The Agile Bodensee conference is a two-day event focused on Agile and Scrum and that takes places on the shore of the Lake Constance (the Bodensee in German) in the southern part of Germany. The first day is dedicated to workshops and the second day to presentations. Most of them are in German but there are also some English talks. In the agenda you can find topics like “Agile testing – celebrate bug prevention instead of bug detection”, “Building cross-functional Scrum-Teams or How electricians, mechanics, and (embedded) software engineers went T-shaped”, ...
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Agile Java Developer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

DevAgile.com - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:51
A leading financial software house is seeking a skilled Senior Java Developer to design and develop algorithmic trading platforms and trade execution systems. These white-label platforms are used by over 175 trading firms, including investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers around the world.
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Adapting Scrum to UX

Scrum Expert - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:54
User eXperience (UX) includes the practical, affective and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction and product ownership. This article from Anindya Sengupta tries to answer common questions about UX and Scrum. It explores the challenges faced by a team working with a separate UX team in Scrum. It also gives recommendations for UX teams that are part of a Scrum team. The article is based on a scenario where a development team and a UX team work together on a Scrum project from two different locations. The article provides some tips on ...
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Calling all Agilistas! Another Year of Agile Ottawa is Ready to Go!

Agile Ottawa - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 02:07
The volunteer organizers of Agile Ottawa have been busy bees over the summer as we prepare for another year of Agile Ottawa meetup events.  In addition, our group is taking on a greater leadership role in organizing the Gatineau Ottawa Agile … 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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