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Agile Australia, Melbourne, Australia , June 17-18 2014

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:53
Agile Australia is a two day conference built specifically for Agile and Scrum practitioners who are serious about expanding their thinking and ways of working: at an individual and organizational level. Hear valuable insights from highly regarded keynotes, learn how to create high-quality solutions faster, and network with potential clients and collaborators. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Lean Entrepreneur in the enterprise”, “Adaptable engineering: 3D printing and Agile”, “Agile In Health: success is not a colour printer”, ” Continuous Delivery: Building systems that can pivot”, “Delivering Agile ...
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Scrum is Not Dead

Scrum Expert - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:32
After having heard a lot of time that Scrum is dead, Andrew Kallman and Ted Kallman explain why this is not the case. They start by writing that there is “nothing magical about Lean, or for that matter, Agile or any project methodology”. Based on job posting statistics, there is still a strong demand and interest for both traditional and Agile leaders. They cite however the statistics from Jeff Sutherland in 2013 stating that 58% of Agile projects/efforts still fail. So Agile and Scrum are still far from having realized their ...
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Colombo Agile Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 26 2014

Scrum Expert - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 21:27
The Colombo Agile Conference is a one day multi-tracks Agile and Scrum conference taking place in Sri Lanka and featuring international and local Agile experts and practitioners. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Metrics that matter: Outcomes over Outputs”, “How do you know that your product works?”, “The Secret Sauce for Organizational Agile: A Recipe with 13 Ingredients”, “Why Agile Software Delivery is no Longer a Nice to Have”, “Cultural Journey towards DevOps for Product Engineering”, ” Quality with Agility as an attitude”, ” Lean/Agile metrics for scaled ...
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The ScrumMaster as a Team Coach

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:54
In a typical Scrum project, the ScrumMaster might have to fill many different roles simultaneously. He can be a technical expert, an evangelist, a mentor and a coach. In this interactive presentation, Pierluigi Pugliese discusses the role of the ScrumMaster as an agent of change in the Scrum team, why it is not easy, how you can use Agile values to achieve change.Video producer: http://agileprague.com/
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Agile On The Beach Full Schedule and Line up Announced

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:38
Agile on the Beach is a two day business and technology conference in September. Hosting 39 UK and International speakers on the Cornish coast, with a fantastic beach party on the Thursday evening. The conference explores 3 strands of agile adoption – Business strategy, Teams and Software Craftmanship. This year we welcome speakers on UX and Product Design, the adoption of agile in mainstream businesses as well as sustaining our core technical theme. Perfect to evoke creative and technical thinking, enjoy time with the UKs leading thinkers in agile adoption and ...
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Cape Town June 2013 – FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM

Scrum User Group of South Africa - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 11:29
Dysfunctions of a Team When: Thursday, 5 June 2014, 18:00 – 20:00 The Five dysfunctions slides are now available.
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Agile Gantt Invented by Projectplace

Scrum Expert - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:26
Projectplace has introduced Agile Gantt. Agile Gantt is the first tool that combines the functionality of Gantt charts and Kanban boards to bridge the gap between project managers, team members and senior management. Agile Gantt offers powerful project steering and agile self-organization, uniting teams, project managers and senior management on the same platform for the first time. Agile Gantt allows project teams to self-organize, prioritize tasks and work towards common goals in tandem with planning by the project manager, who can focus on strategy and meeting goals rather than administration. This ...
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Looking for Stability in Scrum

Scrum Expert - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:52
One of values of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is that you should prefer “responding to change over following a plan”. This introduces a lot of uncertainty in Scrum projects. In his book “Executable Specifications with Scrum”, Mario Cardinal explains that to manage this uncertainty, you have to build your project on a stable platform. This chapter explains that to solve the right problem, you must first learn to distinguish the requirements from the solution. Then you must recognize the impact of uncertainty when describing requirements. This is because it ...
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Scrum Day San Diego, San Diego, USA, June 13 2014

Scrum Expert - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:51
The Scrum Day San Diego is a one-day conference that offers the very best platform to share real world ideas, practices and techniques on Scrum, Lean and all things Agile in San Diego County. This single-track conference will be your opportunity to hear how other people from San Diego County navigated these murky steps as they share their stories. Learn from people who have been there and done that. In the agenda up you can find topics like “Defining and Measuring Team Effectiveness”, “The Active Retrospective and Why Continuous Improvement Matters!”, ...
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Coaching Teams Through Change

Scrum Expert - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 19:32
When you come to a Scrum or Agile conference, you pick up new ideas that you’d like to try when you get back to work. However, you may feel like you hit a brick wall when it comes persuading your team to try the idea out. Resistance is very common in organisations large and small. As an Agile coach, Rachel Davies has learned that forcing adoption of new practice results in minimal compliance. Teams who don’t want to be try the new approach often fall back to old ways of doing ...
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Scrum São Paulo

Scrum Alliance - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 06:13
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Agiles Colombia

Scrum Alliance - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 06:03
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Scrum and Motivation

Scrum Alliance - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 03:37
As a relatively recent addition to the ScrumMaster ranks, I am finding myself regularly faced with a question related to motivation. Understanding the context of any task is hugely important before a realistic commitment can be agreed upon with th...
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Avoid the Pandemic: Save the World with Scrum

Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/17/2013 - 06:31
Can your Scrum team save the world? Try this team-building exercise with the cooperative board game Pandemic. Diagnosis: A high-performing team One of the key responsibilities of the ScrumMaster is providing the necessary leadership to form a gr...
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What Does Your Project or Program Play Card Look Like?

Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:38
On just about any given Saturday or Sunday in the United States, you'll find friends and families enjoying time watching football (or American football, as my European friends call it). Regardless of whether it's the college or pro game, the telev...
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Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:31
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