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7 Sins of Scrum and other Agile Antipatterns

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 22:01
This is about agile “anti-patterns”: “something that looks like a good idea, but which backfires badly when applied” (Coplien). The presenter has been around Agile development from before it was...

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Favro Will Spin-Off from Hansoft

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:35
Favro, a cloud-based planning and collaboration app for agile businesses, has announced plans to separate from Hansoft, a project management software firm. The separation of the two businesses will...

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Scrum Days Poland, Warsaw, Poland, June 5-6 2017

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:00
Scrum Days Poland is a two-day conference focused on Scrum and Agile project management approaches. It aims to create an environment where people can meet, build social networks, do business and have...

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Retromat – Random Scrum Retrospectives Plan Generator

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:44
Retromat is a free online website that allows to generate random plans for Agile and Scrum retrospectives. Out of a pool of more than 100 activities, it selects one for each of the five phases (stage...

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Women In Agile Workshop, August 6, Orlando, USA

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 08:00
The the Sunday before the start of the Agile2017 Conference, the Agile Alliance is organizing the Women In Agile Workshop on the theme “Empowering the Changing Face of Agile. The Women In Agile...

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Agile Manchester, Manchester, UK, May 10-12 2017

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:00
Agile Manchester is a two-day conference focused on Agile software development and Scrum project management. Participants can get knowledge and experience in a practical and peer-based learning...

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Agile Coach Camp, New York, USA, April 28-30 2017

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 08:00
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 a Agile Coach...

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Kanban Workbook

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:16
If Scrum is the king of the Agile software development frameworks, Kanban can be defined as a distant cousin. We know that there are some connections through this Lean parents, but we don’t...

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Agile Architecture Roadmapping

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:14
In the Agile world, software architecture is about making design decisions with just enough anticipation. Too much anticipation leads to overly heavy architectural constructs that may never be used...

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Agile Coaching Exit Strategy

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 20:03
When do you need to stop coaching an Agile team? In his blog post “An Exit Strategy for the Agile Coach”, Len Lagestee discusses this question and explains how he will gradually work to...

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Agile and Beyond, Ypsilanti, USA, May 4-5 2017

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 10:00
Agile and Beyond is a two-day conference focused on Agile software development and Scrum project management that takes place near Detroit in Ypsilanti, Michigan. It aimed at taking together software...

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Agile Alliance Board 2017 Officers Elected

Scrum Expert - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 19:18
The Agile Alliance has announced that the Agile Alliance Board of Directors has elected officers for the 2017 term. The board — comprised of Agile thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds and...

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Lisa Hershman Will Serve a Interim CEO of the Scrum Alliance

Scrum Expert - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 18:24
The Scrum Alliance has announced that Lisa Hershman will serve as interim CEO. Hershman joined the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors in 2015 and will step away from her newly elected position as...

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Succeeding with Large Scale Agile

Scrum Expert - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 17:52
Learn how to succeed with large scale Agile. Implementing Agile in small, short lived projects is easy. The real challenge comes when the project becomes long-running, and it gets even harder when...

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Agile Trends, Sao Paolo, Brazil, April 12-13 2017

Scrum Expert - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:00
Agile Trends is a two-day conference focused on Agile software development and Scrum project management that takes place in Sao Paolo in Brazil. All the talks are in Portuguese. In the agenda of the...

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Agile Games, Cambridge, USA, April 3-5 2017

Scrum Expert - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:00
The Agile Games Conference is three-day annual event organized by Agile New England that focuses teaching, demonstrating, and improving Agile and organizational effectiveness using game theory. In...

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The Costs of Non-Delivery and Non-Conformance

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 17:16
Like the notion of technical debt, the concept of management debt relates to the leadership issues that prevent a successful Agile transformation. This article from Agile transformation expert Sriram...

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Continuous Improvement: Clarity Before Speed

Scrum Expert - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:45
Learn which building blocks help you to create the culture of systematic improvement in a software development organization and a Scrum team. This talk discusses how the Deming cycle –...

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How the Product Manager and the Product Owner Role Are Different

Scrum Expert - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 19:28
The notion of product is important in Scrum. Many qualify it as a product development approach rather than a project management framework. The product owner role is responsible that the production of the Scrum team meets the requirements of the customers and deliver value for the organization. This role is often compared to the role of product manager. In his article “Mapping the Product Manager Role to the Product Owner Role”, Sriramasundararajan Rajagopalan discusses if a product manager is the same as a product owner. Sriramasundararajan Rajagopalan starts his article by presenting the responsibilities of the product manager in the product development activities based on the RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed) approach. The same matrix is build for the product owner. The conclusion of these two analyses is that Scrum adds much more accountability to the product owner role compared to the product manager role. Sriramasundararajan Rajagopalan think that there is a conflict between the main focus of the product manager that is on market research and product strategies and the requirements of the product owner role that need to collaborate heavily with the Scrum team. How can the same person have enough time perform successfully these two activities, especially in organizations where the product manager not only manages one product but a suite of products within a product portfolio? The conclusion of the article is that “It is evident that the traditional product manager may be pressed to manage the expectations of the external client and address the questions [...]
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Agilia, Olomouc, Czech Republic, March 27-31 2017

Scrum Expert - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:00
Agilia is the Central European Conference taking place in Olomouc (Czech Republic) that discusses Agile approaches. Local and international Scrum experts and Agile professionals from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Europe and overseas will provide ideas and inspiration, speeches, case studies and workshops. In the agenda of the Agilia conference you can find topics like “Valuable Agile Retrospectives”, “Clash of Cultures: What Agile Managers Can Do to Survive”, “Enterprise Product Ownership – Field Experiences”, “Leading an Agile Transformation at Scale”, “The Heart of the Team: From the Battle Field to Barbados”, “Creating Winning Teams”, “The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development”, “Facilitation for Agilists and Scrum Masters”, “How Mindfulness Enables Agile Teams to Create Better Solutions?”, “Practical Tools to improve LEAN and Agile processes”, “Value Planning in a Lean and Agile Way for Managers”, “Nuggets for your Continuous Improvement Journey”, “Retrospective – On a three year large scale agile adoption”, “Agility for the whole organization”, “You are messing up with people’s lives – From burnout to #NoEstimates”, “How to Write Effective Requirements in an Agile Environment”. Web site: http://agiliaconference.com/ Location for the Agilia conference: Olomouc, Czech Republic
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