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October Dallas Recap: Don’t DO Agile…

DFW Scrum User Group - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 20:19
We kicked off the fourth quarter in Dallas with an entertaining and enlightening presentation by Bob Schatz on “being” agile rather than “doing” agile. Bob is a long-time Certified Scrum Trainer, and his passion for creating motivated teams was clear. … Continue reading →
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VersionOne and Quotium Announce Partnership

Scrum Expert - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 18:30
Quotium, an supplier of security testing solutions, and VersionOne have announced a partnership to enable secure software development as part of VersionOne’s unified development management platform. Companies are moving to agile development methods, continuous integration and process automation to keep up with growing user demand. Agile development provides higher efficiency with reduced development costs. However, security needs to happen as fast as development itself. Quotium helps organizations automate security testing as part of their SDLC to secure their applications at every build and release. Quotium’s approach identifies – automatically and without ...
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Agile Conference Taiwan, Taipei City, Taiwan, March 27 2015

Scrum Expert - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:10
The Agile Conference Taiwan is a one-day event organized by the association Scrum Taiwan User Group p that discusses all aspects of Agile software development and project management with Scrum. The goals of the Agile Conference Taiwan is to increase understanding and usage of Agile methodology, exchange experiences in Agile transformation and practices, develop and grow the Taiwan Agile community. Web site: none Location for the 2014 conference: TABF, 62 Roosevelt Rd., Section 3, Taipei City, Taiwan
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SolutionsIQ Buys BigVisible

Scrum Expert - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:49
SolutionsIQ has announced the acquisition of BigVisible. With nearly 150 Agile consultants, the combined company forms the largest and most experienced Agile consulting firm focused exclusively on enterprise Agile adoption. SolutionsIQ will operate its main offices in Seattle, San Francisco, and Boston in the U.S., and Bangalore in India, while working closely with strategic global partners in the U.S., Asia, EMEA and South America. The company’s customer growth within such industries as IT, financial services, telecom, retail and manufacturing, is largely due to the fact that “business agility” has become increasingly ...
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Scandinavian Agile, Finland, Helsinki, March 10-11 2015

Scrum Expert - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:20
The Scandinavian Agile Conference is a two-day conference taking place in Helsinki and focused on Agile software development and project management using Scrum. It discusses Agile organizations, state of the art in programming practices and Agile coaching. In the agenda of Scandinavian Agile you will find topics like “Transforming the software development industry”, “Clarity before speed: Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) applied in practice”, “The best companies are led by dreams. In the future at least.”, “Stop scaling… Start growing an agile organization!”, “NAPA Agile Story: From Zero to Hero in Two Years”, Web site: ...
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Hansoft 8.2 Released

Scrum Expert - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 19:30
Hansoft has announced the release of the version 8.2 of its Agile software development tool. This release provides improved SSL handling and and makes it possible to add user groups to projects. This update includes support for the last OpenSSL version and the most secure protocol TLS 1.2. Data security is a topic Hansoft does not compromise with and SSL is used in all client server communication. In addition to the security enhancement, this release includes a feature improvement dedicated to administrators for large development environments. It is now find it ...
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Play4Agile, February 20-23 2015, Frankfurt, Germany

Scrum Expert - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 18:44
The Play4Agile conference is a four-day conference for Agile and Lean coaches, facilitators, game and innovation experts who want to exchange questions, ideas and experiences on using games in teams and organizations. Play4Agile follows an unconference format where the participants can create their own conference, proposing their own discussion topics: sessions, games you want to play, game ideas you want to develop, evening activities. Play4Agile provides an open playground to inspire each other and to learn how using serious games can help us achieve our goals. Play4Agile is a gathering of ...
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Agile and Scrum Trello Extensions

Scrum Expert - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:27
Trello is a free on-line project management tool that provides a flexible and visual way to organize anything. This approach is naturally close to the visual boards used in the Scrum or Kanban approaches. As the tool as an open architecture, some extensions have been developed for a better implementation of Agile project management in Trello. The visual representation and the card system used by Trello already make it possible to use it for Scrum project that need a virtual board to display their user stories backlog and their sprint tasks. ...
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Agile Bangladesh Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 27 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:30
Agile Bangladesh Conference is a one-day conference that focuses on the use of Agile methodologies in software development projects. It aims to provide a forum for fruitful interactions and discussions among practitioners and researchers. In the agenda of Agile Bangladesh Conference you can find topics like Agile implementation, Agile requirements (user stories), Agile design, Agile testing, Agile and security, tools and applications. The keynotes will discuss “Agile Story Points”, ” How to Integrate Security in Agile Software Development Methods?”. Web site: http://agileatbusiness.com/agilebd2014/ Location for the 2014 conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Chief Craftsman at Scrum.org tapped to improve Microsoft’s Visual Studio product line

Scrum.org News - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 13:58

Scrum.org announced today that its Chief Craftsman, David Starr, will soon be joining Microsoft as Senior Program Manager in Visual Studio ALM. 

Since joining Scrum.org in 2011, David has driven significant improvements in all of Scrum.org’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 Scrum.org 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, Scrum.org's co-founder and VP of Business Development. "David has made incredible contributions through his work at Scrum.org, and we will miss him at each and every Daily Scrum. As part of the Scrum.org 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 Scrum.org. 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 Scrum.org founder Ken Schwaber. David drives integrity, and that is essential to Scrum.org’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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Scrum.org is Hiring - Looking For an Experienced Marketing Manager

Scrum.org News - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 16:42
Scrum.org is seeking a talented, driven, and seasoned Marketing Manager to join its Marketing team to help lead its growth.
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Suspending Scrum Extensions

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