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Socrates Canaries, Tenerife, Spain, February 26 – March 1 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:05
Socrates Canaries is the Spanish stage of the International Software Craftsmanship Gathering, a series of events for open-minded software developers who want to improve their craft and the software industry as a whole. The local Software Craftsmanship community in the Canary Islands organizes it. The agenda of the Socrates Canaries International Software Craftsmanship Gathering follows the rules of the open conference where the participants create themselves the schedule of the event. Proposals are presented during the event itself in the mornings, and voted by the participants right after. This event is ...
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February Meetup Recap

Agile Ottawa - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:53
Here’s the play-by-play recap of Tuesday’s meetup, in case you missed it or want to take the fun back to your organization. Agile 101: Scrum Meetings: Myth or Fact “The Scrum Master should be in charge of running the Sprint … Continue reading →
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A Product Backlog Prioritization Technique

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 17:11
The product backlog might be the more important item for a Scrum team as it represents the business value that the project should deliver to its customers. Putting a priority on the features and user stories is however not always easy for the product owners, especially if they are dealing with multiple stakeholders. In this article, Samantha Laing shares a technique that can help to improve the results of this activity. Author: Samantha Laing, Growing Agile, http://growingagile.co.za/ As a Product Owner do you ever feel that you have too much work and ...
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Making Agile Product Roadmaps Work

Scrum Expert - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 19:01
A product roadmap is a high-level plan that shows how a product is likely to grow over time. This creates a continuity of purpose, aligns stakeholders and facilitates prioritisation. Unfortunately, many product owners and teams struggle with their product roadmaps. The roadmaps are often dominated by features, and the features are sometimes regarded as a commitment by senior management. This talk shares some insights on leveraging agile roadmaps successfully. It introduces a new goal-oriented, agile product roadmap, which combines shared goals and key features into a strategic plan, and provides an ...
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Mini XP Day Benelux, Mechelen, Belgium, April 3 2015

Scrum Expert - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 17:19
Mini XP Day Benelux is a one-day conference focused on Agile and Scrum that reruns the best sessions from last year’s XP Day Benelux even in three parallel tracks. It deals both with project management aspects and Agile programming and testing best practices recommended by eXtreme Programming. In the agenda of Mini XP Day you can find topics like “Catching the Good Ones”, “Anyone can write concurrent code using Test Driven Design? Inconceivable!”, “Agile transition and formal change management”, “Exploring your courage and vulnerability”, “The multi-level feedback cycle”, “TDD Randori”, “Working ...
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Feb 10 2015: An Agile Ottawa Film Festival

Agile Ottawa - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 00:26
For our February meetup, we’ve got a great lineup of films about Agile. We’ll kick off the evening with a curated selection of very short videos covering a variety of Agile topics including how to be a great Product Owner, … Continue reading →
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Running a Distributed Feature Team

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 15:56
In large Agile projects where a Scrum team cannot deliver the full system, you have different options to organize your team. You can use feature teams that work on a set of user stories or component teams that work on a subsystem or component. In his blog post, Michael Valenta reports his experience as a ScrumMaster from the usage of features teams. This situation is even more particular as we deal with a distributed Scrum team. After explaining the context of the project and how the different activities are performed in ...
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Join the SUGSA Committee

Scrum User Group of South Africa - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 13:13
Enjoy SUGSA events, want to get a bit more involved? Why not join the committee? Nominations for the 2015 Cape Town SUGSA Committee, are now open to all SUGSA members. We promise you dinner and drinks with international agile celebrities (when they come for our annual event), highly entertaining committee meetings, an opportunity to be part of a […]
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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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