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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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AgileCraft 8 Enterprise Agile Tool Launched

Scrum Expert - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:37
AgileCraft has announced general availability of AgileCraft 8. AgileCraft’s integrated platform provides transparency across the entire software lifecycle, enabling rapid value delivery and better, more predictable results. Built from the top-down to support enterprise agile at scale, the latest version brings new capabilities across all four levels: enterprise, portfolio, program and teams. AgileCraft 8 helps align the whole organization around common goals and objectives, providing actionable views and metrics to everyone touching the product lifecycle. The AgileCraft approach empowers customers to scale with existing tools like Atlassian, TFS, Rally, etc. while adding ...
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Agile Coach Camp, Indianapolis, USA, September 26-28 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:05
The Agile Coach Camp is a three-day conference about Agile Coaching run by agile coaches for agile coaches based on peer-to-peer learning and exploration in an OpenSpace setting. In this type of conference, people come together around a high-level topic or need and create their own agenda; then people gather into groups to brainstorm, debate, collaborate, co-create, plan, play, tell stories, and discuss the topics proposed on the agenda Web site: http://www.agilecoachcamp.us/ Location for the 2014 conference: Hilton Indianapolis, 120 West Market Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 46204
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Using Commercial Scrum Tools for Free

Scrum Expert - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:50
If the development of open source Scrum tools was in vogue some years ago, a lot of these projects have now been abandoned. Some are still active like IceScrum or ScrumDo, but this is because their development is sponsored by a commercial hosted option There is however an alternative to manage your Agile project if you have a low budget… and a small team. Some providers of commercial Scrum tools provide a free version of their software. Only Scrum tools that offer a long term free product are mentioned in this ...
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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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