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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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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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