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ALE UnConference, August 29-31 2016, Paris, France

Scrum Expert - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 09:00
The ALE Unconference event is a three-day conference taking place in Paris that discusses the Agile, Lean and Scrum topics in software development. The conference proposes presentations, workshops and open space sessions. ALE is a community of like-minded people who want create a better Agile and Lean community in Europe. In the agenda of the ALE Unconference you can find topics like “Agile – The Broken Learning Machine”, “Scaling Agile using Theory of Constraints and Staff Liquidity”, “When XP met Outsourcing”, “The Lean Leader: How to nurture Droids into Thinking People”, “Why Customers suck and what can be done about it?”, “Lean Startup for the Agile Enterprise”, “Self-organization needs Leadership or How to manage an Agile Organization”, “Agile Teams With Sociocracy 3.0”, “Agile Facilitation”, “Project Portfolio Management System with Kanban – Mission impossible?” Web site: http://ale2016.alenetwork.eu/ Location for the ALE Unconference: Maison des Associations, 10/18 rue des Terres au Curé, 75013 Paris, France
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KeyedIn Projects Integrates with JIRA

Scrum Expert - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:24
KeyedIn Solutions has announced a new release of KeyedIn Projects software that includes integration to JIRA development software from Atlassian. The combination provides a single, powerful Cloud-based solution for managing projects with software development tasks. JIRA is the leading tool used by agile software development teams, while KeyedIn Projects software has earned a growing and loyal following for its strategy-led and execution-driven approach to project management. KeyedIn Projects supports both agile and waterfall methods of software development and through this collaboration, will both push and pull information from JIRA. After project managers enter work tasks into KeyedIn Projects, they can export selected software development items into JIRA where they can be broken down into manageable sub-tasks by the software development team. Work logs for development items are exported from JIRA into KeyedIn Projects which will automatically associate timesheet data from the work logs into the corresponding project task.
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Are You Really Delivering Customer Value?

Scrum Expert - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 15:14
Customer value. Everyone wants to deliver it. Everyone “believes” that they are delivering it. But are you? How do you know? This provocative talk challenges the audience to see their work in a different way and consider adopting value stream management as a means to become a more nimble organization that delivers even greater customer value. The concept of value streams and value stream management has been around manufacturing for decades now, but has only recently been adopted in non-manufacturing work groups and industries. Software development and other work streams associated with technology selection, management, and end-of-life decisions benefit greatly by adopting this approach to designing how work gets done and measuring performance through the eyes of an external customer. Video producer: http://gotocon.com/
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Agile London Tour 2016 Program Announced

Scrum Expert - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:37
Like usual the 2016 edition of the Agile Tour London is packed with some amazing talks and workshops, The program is composed of 25 talks and workshop, featuring talks about Kanban metrics in practice or coaching a tired Agile team. This 4th edition of the Agile Tour London will happen Friday 21st October 2016 in etc. venue Victoria near Pimlico Tube Station. Very Early Bird Tickets are available until September 3. Visit http://2016.agiletourlondon.co.uk/ for more information and registration.
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XP Conference India, Bangalore, India, August 19-20 2016

Scrum Expert - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:30
XP Conference India is a two-days conference taking place in India that focuses on all the technical practices of Agile software development like clean code, refactoring, code smells, continuous delivery, Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD). In the agenda of the XP Conference India you can find topics like “Refactoring for Software Design Smells”, “Building Big Architectures”, “Zero Bug Manager”, “Bashing Cultural Monsters in Continuous Integration”, “Pairwise Testing in the Agile World”, “Mini Code-a-Thon”, “Learn 2 Play Java in TDD Style”, “Common Blind Spots on the Journey to Production and Beyond”, “Don’t Test your Code”, “Test-Driven Development Surveillance – Common Misinterpretations”, “Writing SOLID code”, “Clean Code Basics – Let’s get it right”, “Branching for CD? Think Again!”, “Who Will Test Your Tests?” Web site: http://xpconference.in/ Location for the XP Conference India: Vivanta by Taj – MG Road, Bangalore, India
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#AgileCrete, Heraklion, Greece, July 28-30 2016

Scrum Expert - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:00
The #AgileCrete conference is a three-day event focused on Agile software development that takes place in Heraklion, the main city of the island of Crete in Greece. The aim of the conference is to be a playground where Agile coaches and software development team members could gather to discuss and share ideas about all things Agile and Scrum. The #AgileCrete event 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 slots. Web site: http://agilecrete.org/ Location for the #AgileCrete conference: Arina Sand Resort, Kokkini Chani, Heraklion, Crete
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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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