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Scrum & Agile Project Management Antipatterns

Scrum Expert - Wed, 12/23/2015 - 16:29
Agile is a now mainstream method used in IT project management. Yes, Agile and Scrum are now considered as a method and no longer as a philosophy. Everyone wants to “do” Agile and thus want to “be” Agile as well, but what are the common mistakes in applying Agile? This video covers the following topics: * The bitter truth about IT projects * Complex project nightmares * Are we ...
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Play4Agile, February 18-21 2016, Frankfurt, Germany

Scrum Expert - Tue, 12/22/2015 - 09:00
The Play4Agile conference is a four-day event taking place in Germany. This conference is for Agile and Lean coaches, facilitators, game and innovation experts who want to exchange questions, ideas and experiences on using games in project management 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 ...
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Agile2016 Conference Call for Speakers

Scrum Expert - Thu, 12/17/2015 - 16:41
The Agile2016 conference will bring the energy and passion of the Global Agile Community to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, July 25th-29th 2016. Share your expertise, ideas, innovations, and wisdom with the international Agile community at the Agile2016 conference. 13 Conference Tracks are accepting proposals. The tracks cover all aspects of Agile development, from tips to get started with small teams to advanced, enterprise ...
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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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