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Agile Coach Camp, Melbourne, Australia, March 21 2015

Scrum Expert - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:17
Agile Coach Camp Melbourne is a one-day non-profit un-conference for Agile and Scrum project management coaches in Australia and New Zealand. It allows Agile coaches to get together in a collective learning experience. The agenda of Agile Coach Camp Melbourne follows the Open Space Technology format. Open space is a simple methodology for self-organizing conference tracks. It relies on participation by people who have a passion for the topics to be discussed. There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in the main meeting room where ...
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Agile Trends. Sao Paolo, Brazil, April 24-25 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:47
Agile Trends is a two-day conference focused on Agile and Scrum that takes place in Sao Paolo in Brazil. All the talks are in Portuguese. In the agenda of Agile Trends you can find topics like “Lean Security”, “Customer & Product Discovery in Mobile”, “Scrum of Scrums: Scaling Agile Concepts in Distributed Contexts”, “Agile Tester 3.0″, “Global Agile UX”, “Evolutionary Software Architecture”,” Complexity is Dead: at Least for the End User”. Web site: Location for the Agile Trends conference: Hotel Maksoud Plaza, Alameda Campinas 150, 01404-900 – Sao Paulo/SP, Brazil
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Release Retrospectives

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:51
Sprint retrospectives are the most discussed form of retrospectives in Scrum. You can however the same self-analysis and continuous improvement technique to other items of Agile project management. In this article, Madhavi Ledalla discusses release retrospectives. A release is a group of many Scrums sprints that provides a set of features that can be deployed for the customer. The release retrospective provides an opportunity to inspect and adapt the release cycle. The article discusses the participants and the format of these meetings. It also provides a list of common inspection points ...
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AgileIndy, Indianapolis, April 17 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:50
The AgileIndy Conference is a one-day event focuses on bringing Agile and Scrum thought leaders and practitioners from around the USA to Indianapolis for a great learning and networking experience. In the agenda of the AgileIndy you can find topics like “Agile Cross-Pollination: Growing Agile Adoption at Farm Credit Mid-America “, “Cultivating Agile Requirements”, “Secrets of Agile Estimation: Myths, Math, and Methods”, “Case Study: We Don’t Know Anything About Agile, but Let’s Give it a Try!”, “Framework-Driven Product Management”, “The Show Must Go On: Agile Leadership Lessons Learned from a Life ...
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Agile India, Bangalore, India, March 23-30 2015

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:47
Agile India is an intense conference lasting four days where you can learn from expert practitioners. You will be also able to network and share your knowledge and experience with over 1500 international participants practicing or exploring Agile and Lean. In the presentation and tutorials of the Agile India 2015 conference, you can find topics like “Coaching for “Best Fit” Agile: Applying the Agile Fluency Model”, “MicroServices: Let’s Build Some!”, Disciplined Agile Delivery in a Nutshell”, “Understanding and Implementing DevOps Flow”, “Succeeding with BDD”. The two main themes of the Agile ...
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Scrum Alliance Announces New Board Member

Scrum Expert - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:45
The Scrum Alliance has announced Lisa Hershman as its newest member on the Board of Directors. Lisa is a seasoned business professional, author, and speaker who brings a wealth of real-world experience and an innovative style to her work. She is the founder and CEO of the DeNovo Group™, a global consulting, training, and research firm focused on leadership and innovation through process management and redesign. DeNovo is a global leader in process consulting services, whose clients range from the Fortune 500 to a rapidly growing constituency in the nonprofit and ...
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Scrum Day For Professionals, Dallas, USA, March 27 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 20:50
Scrum Day For Professionals Dallas is a one-day event organized by Participants can meet world-class experts for a day of face-to-face learning. The will gain insights into Agile practices and network with other Scrum professionals. In the agenda of Scrum Day For Professionals Dallas you can find topics like “The New New Product Owner”, “Scaling Professional Scrum”, “Facilitating the Scrum Events: Tips and Tricks”, “Team Performance: The Impact of Clean Code and Continuous Delivery”. The opening keynote will be presented by Ken Schwaber. The other part of the conference is ...
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AgileEE Agile Eastern Europe, Kiev, Ukraine, March 27-28 2015

Scrum Expert - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:20
AgileEE Agile Eastern Europe is a two-day Agile and Scrum conference that offers Eastern European Agile practitioners a place to learn and discuss about Agile project management practices. Speakers are local Agile experts and well-known industry professionals from USA, Canada and Western Europe. One track is dedicated to talks in Russian. In the agenda of AgileEE Agile Eastern Europe you can find topics like “LeSS Scaling & Larman’s Laws of Organizational Behavior”, “The New Agile”, “Using simulational modelling for accelerating large lean transformation”, “Nokia Siemens Networks case study — Agile in ...
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Agile Open Camp Argentina, Bariloche, Argentina, April 17-19 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:34
Agile Open Camp Argentina is a three-day event that wants to gather Agile and Scrum practitioners of Argentina and Latin America. All the talks will be in Spanish. Agile Open Camp Argentina follows the open space format for conferences. Open space is a simple methodology for self-organizing conference tracks. It relies on participation by people who have a passion for the topics to be discussed. There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in the main meeting room where interested participants propose topics and pick time ...
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Enterprise Scrum Coach/Scrum Master – Dutch Speaker

Scrum Expert - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 19:19
This is a job opening for a Enterprise Scrum Coach/Scrum Master (Dutch Speaker) for a six month contract in Amsterdam. Requirements: * Agile coach for DevOps teams scrum master role * Minimal training at college level, Agile, Scrum * Experience with enterprise IT projects/teams Technical knowledge/experience: * Minimum 5 years of Agile/Scrum coach experience in enterprise organizations * Minimum 5 years experience in ScrumMaster DevOps teams in enterprise organizations * Knowledge and experience in software development, continous delivery Required languages for this role: * Dutch * English To apply, visit
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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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Chief Craftsman at tapped to improve Microsoft’s Visual Studio product line News - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 13:58 announced today that its Chief Craftsman, David Starr, will soon be joining Microsoft as Senior Program Manager in Visual Studio ALM. 

Since joining in 2011, David has driven significant improvements in all of’s programs, and has dedicated himself to helping teams around the world improve their software development. David is leaving his post as Chief Craftsman for to help Microsoft continue improving Visual Studio to support agile software development practices.

In discussing his new role David said, “There is a saying that the tool sets the rules. As unfortunate as that statement is, it is true for many organizations who don’t yet value people over process and process over tools. I look forward to delivering products that encourage good agile practices with a focus on better people interactions and higher quality software. Creating features for a product that is used by millions of software developers is humbling.”

"It is with mixed emotions that we bid David farewell," said Alex Armstrong,'s co-founder and VP of Business Development. "David has made incredible contributions through his work at, and we will miss him at each and every Daily Scrum. As part of the team, David has been directly helping to improve the profession of software development. We are excited that he will be able to continue to do so with a company as central in the software development universe as Microsoft," Armstrong continued.

“I have been privileged to work with the thought leaders at The Professional Scrum Trainers and others in the Scrum community are some of the most committed and talented people contributing to our craft,” said Starr.

“I will miss my interactions, heated discussions, and finally resolutions with David.,” said founder Ken Schwaber. David drives integrity, and that is essential to’s mission and to the well-being of our profession.

Asked about the significance of Microsoft’s choice, Armstrong summarized, ”By bringing a Scrum practitioner with David's unique mix of talents into a leadership role on its flagship ALM product, Microsoft is clearly telegraphing its commitment to supporting Agile and Scrum teams. Agile’s influence in software development has been increasing steadily over the past decade, and this seems to be a clear demonstration of the trend continuing.”

You can read more about David’s future plans on his blog.

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Suspending Scrum Extensions News - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 23:05 is suspending the Scrum extension program, effective immediately.
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