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What’s New in Axosoft 14.4?

About SCRUM - Hamid Shojaee Axosoft - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:59

Felicitations friendly faces! Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference, so we decided to make Axosoft Version 14.4 all about UX improvements. We hope you are pleasantly surprised when you fire up Axosoft to find:

  • New and improved onboarding tutorial

  • New shortcuts everywhere:

    • Shortcut to Field Templates from the Edit Workflow Step page

    • Shortcut to Pick-lists from Custom Items page

    • Shortcuts to Field Templates, Workflow, and  Escalation from Edit Projects page

    • Shortcut to Notification Templates from Notifications page

  • Updated UI for the Details Panel

  • New Copy Link button that’s easy to use when viewing an item

 

New Onboarding Tutorial

For new users, we’ve redone our onboarding to guide your exploration of Axosoft. You’ll be immediately greeted with a video from yours truly – covering some of the basics – followed by a helpful tutorial showing you around the major sections of the application. For current customers, you can check this out by going to Tools/ Help/ In-app tutorials/ Reset Tutorials.

New opening video and tutorial for your new users

New opening video and tutorial for first-time users

Show Me the Shortcuts

Here’s a quick cheatsheet for all the new shortcuts in Axosoft:

1. When editing a workflow step, you can quickly edit any associated field template with the new shortcut link.

edit workflow steps in axosoft

2. If you’re creating a custom item with a pick-list, you’ll get a quick link to manage your pick-lists.

Hit manage to change your pick lists.

Hit manage to change your pick lists.

3. When editing a project, you can now use quick links to manage workflow, field templates, and escalations. Access this by clicking edit on any project folder and selecting the Field Templates, Workflow, or Escalation Path side tabs.

Field Template Settings

Example: Click edit project, field templates, and manage field templates

4. You can see what your notifications look like from the Notifications settings.Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 12.38.24 PM

A Few More Things

You’ll also notice we updated the UI for the panes in the Details Panel:  Worklogs, Related Items, Audit Trails, etc.

Details Panes

Check out the Details Panel on the right

 

Lastly (for now), you can quickly copy the URL or portal link for any item from the View Item window.

Copy Link

Click the gear icon to quickly copy the link for an item

We hope these new updates make your life a little easier. Be on the look out for our next release!

 

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Lean Kanban France, Paris, France, November 5–6 2014

Scrum Expert - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:26
Lean Kanban France is a two-day conference focused on the Lean and Kanban approaches to project management that takes place in Paris, France. Presentations are in French and English. David Anderson, Bjarte Bogsnes and Don Reinertsen will present keynotes. In the agenda of Lean Kanban France you can find topics like “How do you help teams for whom Kanban is simply card walls? Beyond shallow implementation at scale”, “Becoming a Learning Organization the Kanban Way”, “Continuous delivery, a plug-in for Kanban “, “Cost of Delay workshop”, “Good and bad ways to ...
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The Agile Reader – Weekend Edition: 10/24/2014

Scrumology.com - Kane Mar - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:08

You can get the Weekend Edition delivered directly to you via email by signing up http://eepurl.com/0ifWn.

The Weekend Edition is a list of some interesting links found on the web to catch up with over the weekend. It is generated automatically, so I can’t vouch for any particular link but I’ve found the results are generally interesting and useful.

  • 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the population!… has 100,000+ users! #agile #scrum #poker
  • SL #APM: #Agile #Scrum #PM
  • RT @artarmin: 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the population!… has 100,000+ users! #agile #scrum #poker
  • RT @yochum: Agile Tools – Tom Perry: Paired Mathematics #agile #scrum
  • Master Scrum: “The #Lean #Startup Principles … guidelines for taking flight in #agile https://t.co/ieTF5Bp61z
  • Are you unsure how to scale agile within your organisation? #agile #enterprise
  • Scrum Expert: Progress Software Acquired Telerik Teampulse Editor #agile #scrum
  • RT @yochum: Scrum Expert: Progress Software Acquired Telerik Teampulse Editor #agile #scrum
  • RT @yochum: Scrum Expert: Progress Software Acquired Telerik Teampulse Editor #agile #scrum
  • Getting things done by eating an Elephant – #agile #scrum http://t.co/URgfx2msuK
  • What does the Scrum Master actually do in agile projects? – http://t.co/ope64q4S85
  • What Characteristics Make Good Agile Acceptance Criteria? – http://t.co/RxFGxEdkb9
  • Scrum Framework Explained: #scrum #agile
  • RT @FreeScrumEbook: Scrum Framework Explained: #scrum #agile
  • Agile by McKnight, Scrum by Day is out! Stories via @henrikkniberg @astorrs @Saket_tg
  • #Agile – How does Planning Poker work in Agile? – http://t.co/og4lbSNDuY
  • “Sprint and scrum has been used to develop many of the most complicated designs in human history.” #agile
  • How to Plan an Agile Sprint Meeting? – http://t.co/dOiL1RRXVM
  • #HongKong #Jobs Java Developer, Java, Unix, Linux, SQL, Agile, Scrum, Test Driven Development,… #Job #HongKongJobs
  • #jobs4u #jobs C++ Engineer – Windows, MAC, Linux, Agile/Scrum, Cloud Computing #BOS #boston #MA
  • + istenen doğrultuda gitmesini sağlıyorsunuz.” #AgileLeadersST #agile #scrum
  • Serçelerimiz belirlendi! #AgileSparrow #agile #scrum
  • Yazarımız Yelda Erdoğan’ın ilk yazısı : “Agile Dönüşüm” #agile #scrum #adaptasyon #dönüşüm
  • RT @craigstrong: Gamify the cardwall #gamification #agile #teams #scrum #kanban #agile2014
  • Product Owner – Agile SCRUM #jobs #marketingjobs
  • How to #measure #efficiency of #scrum team. Find out here: @coMakeIT #cloud #agile #dedicatedteam #software
  • ¿Y qué pasa con la integración continua de bases de datos? (.jgarzas) #agile #scrum #agil #xp
  • RT @artarmin: 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the population!… has 100,000+ users! #agile #scrum #poker
  • Об имитаторах, тлеющем Манифесте и Скраме #agile #scrum http://t.co/jinRh2sqNy
  • I’m hiring – Contract Agile Business Analyst in Slough, United Kingdom #job #scrum #agile
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    Progress Software Acquired Telerik Teampulse Editor

    Scrum Expert - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:24
    Progress Software Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Telerik AD for $262.5 million. Telerik enables its 1.4 million strong developer community to create compelling user experiences across cloud, web, mobile and desktop applications. Telerik is the supplier of the TeamPulse Agile project management tool that allows you to use Scrum, Kanban or your own process. Telerik’s revenue for the last twelve months was over $60 million, with annual bookings growth of over 20%. The combination of Progress and Telerik will create a ...
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    Sense, Create, and Respond to Change

    Rally Agile Blog - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:00

    Last week we looked at how today’s global markets require new ways of doing business, so that you can respond quickly to threats and opportunities. We showed you why it’s not enough simply to implement Agile practices into your development shop; you need to build agility into the culture and behavior of your entire organization. And we defined agility as the integral characteristic that allows you sense, create, and adapt to change -- quickly and confidently.

    The compelling driver of agility is the speed and impact with which innovations are changing entire industries -- what many refer to as disruption. McKinsey advises that the companies that have survived and thrived amid disruptive change are those that have developed capabilities for speed, transformation, and innovation:

    “ … these companies built the organizational capacity and agility required to lead during the disruption. They made big shifts in leadership focus and major changes to resource allocation, and they developed a faster organizational clock speed and leaner cost structure.”

    Lest you think disruption is something that hits you like a freight train, one you see coming from a mile away, consider the phenomenon of dematurity: this is what happens when companies in an established industry (say, healthcare, automotive manufacturing, or power) experience a series of small innovations over a short period. Over time these “mini-disruptions” add up, and in the aggregate they can cause radical changes to the industry.

    “It is all too easy to be caught off guard—to ignore the small changes that appear one by one, to fail to believe they will affect you, and to end up at the tail of the wave, outpaced by competitors who saw the possibilities earlier,” says PwC strategy and innovation advisor John Sviokla.

    “The solution lies in gaining better sensitivity—in other words, improving your ability to recognize and respond to the signals of incremental change."

    Get Outside the Building

    To sense change, your entire organization needs to be attuned to shifts in the market. You need to leave the office, in a literal and figurative way. You need to gain understanding of the technology driving change and innovation, and you need to regularly take the pulse of the customer.  

    As you sense change, your organization must be prepared to both “create” opportunities and “respond” to threats. This is where speed and agility come into play.

    Speed is paramount. Information Week’s 2014 Strategic Survey of CIOs cites speed of execution as their top concern. Market windows are incredibly tight, and big companies face competition from nimble start-up competitors.

    Agility is what gives companies the ability to move quickly and with confidence. It’s the product of having a disciplined approach to managing change. Agility isn’t a one-time thing; it should become part of your organization’s DNA.

    Where to Start

    We’ve identified three kinds of agility you need to build across your organization.

    Your foundation is execution agility, where speed and performance in your software development help you deliver value faster and gain a competitive advantage.

    Then you need to connect your execution with your strategy. Portfolio agility lets you create opportunities with focus and insight into your organization’s highest-value initiatives.

    At the broadest level, business agility builds responsiveness into your company culture. You’ll have the confidence to create change through lean innovation and the resilience to respond to change however it impacts you.


    Keep learning. Get a copy of the Business Agility Survival Guide.

    Rally Software
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    Sense, Create, and Respond to Change

    Rally Agile Blog - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:00

    Last week we looked at how today’s global markets require new ways of doing business, so that you can respond quickly to threats and opportunities. We showed you why it’s not enough simply to implement Agile practices into your development shop; you need to build agility into the culture and behavior of your entire organization. And we defined agility as the integral characteristic that allows you sense, create, and adapt to change -- quickly and confidently.

    The compelling driver of agility is the speed and impact with which innovations are changing entire industries -- what many refer to as disruption. McKinsey advises that the companies that have survived and thrived amid disruptive change are those that have developed capabilities for speed, transformation, and innovation:

    “ … these companies built the organizational capacity and agility required to lead during the disruption. They made big shifts in leadership focus and major changes to resource allocation, and they developed a faster organizational clock speed and leaner cost structure.”

    Lest you think disruption is something that hits you like a freight train, one you see coming from a mile away, consider the phenomenon of dematurity: this is what happens when companies in an established industry (say, healthcare, automotive manufacturing, or power) experience a series of small innovations over a short period. Over time these “mini-disruptions” add up, and in the aggregate they can cause radical changes to the industry.

    “It is all too easy to be caught off guard—to ignore the small changes that appear one by one, to fail to believe they will affect you, and to end up at the tail of the wave, outpaced by competitors who saw the possibilities earlier,” says PwC strategy and innovation advisor John Sviokla.

    “The solution lies in gaining better sensitivity—in other words, improving your ability to recognize and respond to the signals of incremental change."

    Get Outside the Building

    To sense change, your entire organization needs to be attuned to shifts in the market. You need to leave the office, in a literal and figurative way. You need to gain understanding of the technology driving change and innovation, and you need to regularly take the pulse of the customer.  

    As you sense change, your organization must be prepared to both “create” opportunities and “respond” to threats. This is where speed and agility come into play.

    Speed is paramount. Information Week’s 2014 Strategic Survey of CIOs cites speed of execution as their top concern. Market windows are incredibly tight, and big companies face competition from nimble start-up competitors.

    Agility is what gives companies the ability to move quickly and with confidence. It’s the product of having a disciplined approach to managing change. Agility isn’t a one-time thing; it should become part of your organization’s DNA.

    Where to Start

    We’ve identified three kinds of agility you need to build across your organization.

    Your foundation is execution agility, where speed and performance in your software development help you deliver value faster and gain a competitive advantage.

    Then you need to connect your execution with your strategy. Portfolio agility lets you create opportunities with focus and insight into your organization’s highest-value initiatives.

    At the broadest level, business agility builds responsiveness into your company culture. You’ll have the confidence to create change through lean innovation and the resilience to respond to change however it impacts you.


    Keep learning. Get a copy of the Business Agility Survival Guide.

    Rally Software
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    Raising Products

    Bobtuse Bobservations - Bob MacNeal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:26
    Sunrise to sunset, products have a time-honored cycle. In the realm of software development, I prefer Products over Projects. Product life-cycleWho are the best people to raise a software product?...

    Bobtuse can be wildly informative
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    Centralized Control : Trapped in Wagile (Part 4 of 4)

    Agile Thinking - Dhaval Panchal - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:00

    This is the last part in the series “Trapped in Wagile”. In the kick-off article I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall organizations. In subsequent articles I explained Phase-Gates (part 2) and Large-batch handoffs (part 3). In this article I am diving deeper in to centralized control characteristics. Tendencies to centralize [...]

    Categories: Blogs

    Bye, bye Oldie

    tinyPM Team Blog - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:54

    It already is! The new version of documentation in tinyPM. For those who like to wade through the jungle we left the good old one here. The brand new, more civilized edition, equipped with intuitive menus, which we have prepared using Grails, is available here (www.tinypm.com/docs/guide). We changed the design to a more modern, transparent and consistent color.

    Success

    Fast but not furious

    Previous documentation of tinyPM had a one continuous layout. The new one has a division into sections. It’s easier to navigate as well thanks to the added menu, always displayed on the side. The documentation includes a description of:

    tinyPM Docs

    From Grails with love

    The documentation is generated using the standard mechanism of Grails to create the documentation for the application. Check it out here: grails.org/doc/latest/guide/single.html#docengine. We adapted it to the very great needs of tinyPM to work on our own templates and css styles. The result? A completely different look, and underneath the same syntax wiki for quick and easy creation of documentation.

    How do you like it? Are there any gaps, lacks or mistaken attacks? :-)

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    QA Test Case Management with Axosoft

    About SCRUM - Hamid Shojaee Axosoft - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:29

    Test cases – it’s what QA guys and gals write when they aren’t testing. We figure some of our customers need a little boost when trying to incorporate their QA folks into the Axosoft tool, so here are a couple suggestions that might make life easier for the lovely faces at Quality Assurance.

     

    Summon the Custom Items Tab

    Surprise! You have a secret item type that you may not be using. It’s not enabled by default, so let’s first help you find this before we touch on test case management. First (assuming you’re both the admin and subscribed to our flagship product: Axosoft Scrum), go to Tools/ System Options/ General and you’ll see an unchecked box for Custom Items. Let’s check it and refresh.

    Check the Custom Items tab to enable this new item type.

    Check the Custom Items tab to enable this new item type.

     

    Then to enable the tab, just check it here.

    Then to enable the tab, just check it here. I know, I went bananas with the yellow arrows.

     

    Be sure your new tab is enabled like above. Voila, you now have access to a new item type. Please feel free to rename this to your heart’s content by going to Tools/ System Options/ System Labels. In this example, I’m going to rename this item, ‘Test Cases.’

    You can change the name here for any of your item types.

    You can change the name here for any of your item types.

     

    Hopefully you are starting to see some of the pieces fall into place. As its own item type, you gain access to a new array of unique workflows, field templates, and custom items for test cases. So writing these cases and organizing them into the right folders should feel pretty familiar (as if you were creating defect or feature requests).

    It's a who new backlog tab for testing, or whatever you need.

    You can create a new backlog tab for testing.

    Splendid! I have my backlog of test cases, but how do I tie them to the corresponding user story, defect, or item? Ah, with another Axosoft feature you may not be using: Related Items. If you go to Tools/ System Options/ Details Panel, you can check the boxes across all the item types to enable this feature.

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    Check the Related Items’ boxes across the board.

     

    Once we save, the Related Items pane will appear at the bottom of the Details Panel. Now all you need to do is select an item and create the relationship between other items, so in this example, let’s relate to test cases!

    Relate items from the details panel and hitting 'Add.'

    Relate items from the details panel and hit ‘Add.’

    Okay, so what does all this mean? It means your QA team should now be able to create test cases at will against a particular release. When they actually begin testing, each test case can move through the workflow until it is complete. QA can create worklogs for test cases as well, but Actual Duration won’t roll up across item types. If this is important to you, then check out a much simpler alternative below.

    Alternative #2: Let’s just use sub-items

    Should your testing be fairly straight-forward, consider using sub-items for your test cases instead. It’s pretty easy, all you do is select the primary item in question (probably a defect or feature), and nest a sub-item to represent your test case. The added advantage is that all your estimates and actual durations will roll up to the parent item. However, things might get hairy if you have a series of test cases you need to manage (that’s where the first option might be a better fit).

     

    Best Practice: Templates of Test Cases

    Our QA team must run a standard barrage of tests for each release. It’s the same set of tests, so they’ve created a folder within Axosoft that houses every single one of these cases. From here they just duplicate the folder…

    Select the project folder with all your Test Cases and do a detailed copy from the More menu...

    Select the project folder with all your Test Cases and do a detailed copy from the More menu…

     

    Now, toss the items into the QA release…

    Drag and drop the items over

    Drag and drop the items over

    And get to work!

    We hope this illuminates your testing options with Axosoft. At the very least, you now have a new item type at your disposal and a means to relate items together.

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    TDD and Asychronous Behavior

    NetObjectives - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:39
    Test-Driven Development posits that all behaviors in a system should be specified in tests. Sometimes this appears to be challenging either because the system has design flaws that make it hard to test, or because the technique needed to create the tests is not immediately clear. Sometimes it is a bit of both. At our blog Sustainable TDD, Amir Kolsky and I have outlined the techniques needed for...

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    Partnerships & Possibilities, Episode 2, Season 6

    Partnership & Possibilities - Diana Larsen - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:00

    Partnership & Possibilities: A Podcast on Leadership in Organizations
    EPISODE 2: REVISITING INFLUENCE

    Photo Credit: Send me adrift. via Compfight cc

    How do  you observe yourself or your colleagues influencing each other? What kinds of influence do you see as critical for lasting positive changes?

    Leave a comment on this blog or email us at info@futureworksconsulting.com

    Summary

    [1:40] Sharon is working with the leadership of a large non-profit with an enormous number of volunteers, who do the real work of the organization.

    [4:00] Working with volunteers is all about building a sense of community and purpose to motivate people to do what needs to be done – all through “influence”.

    [6:15] Power and influence are orthogonal.

    [8:05] Compliance and influence are also different things.

    [10:20] Motivation comes from within – it doesn’t get applied from outside. You can’t inoculate people with it.

    [15:55] The model Sharon’s looking at currently looks at 6 types of influence.

    [20:20] Convincing, selling, and so on, is also not influence. And influence will get you more mileage.

    [22:23] Benefit must accrue on both sides for change to last – this is real influence.

    [24:30] You can give feedback if you can do it with caring and respect. If you don’t care and respect the other person, don’t bother. The same is true of influencing – do I care about this person?

    [28:00] An important element of influence is creating an environment that supports what you want to have happen.

     

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    The Agile Reader – Weekend Edition: 10/17/2014

    Scrumology.com - Kane Mar - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:53

    You can get the Weekend Edition delivered directly to you via email by signing up http://eepurl.com/0ifWn.

    The Weekend Edition is a list of some interesting links found on the web to catch up with over the weekend. It is generated automatically, so I can’t vouch for any particular link but I’ve found the results are generally interesting and useful.

  • #IT #Job in #Strongsville, OH: Web Business Analyst – Agile Scrum Master 14-267 at Medical Mutual #Jobs
  • Check out this SCRUM MASTER Overview on YOUTUBE: #scrum #agile
  • RT @FreeScrumEbook: Check out this SCRUM MASTER Overview on YOUTUBE: #scrum #agile
  • How to Plan an Agile Sprint Meeting? – http://t.co/qfwlkKpZi6
  • Agile by McKnight, Scrum by Day is out! Stories via @AgileUniversity @BCSMemberGroups @KristinRunyan
  • Skyhook Wireless is looking for: Agile Project Manager (Scrum Master)
    #job
  • Why Are Scrum Teams Supposed to Be Small? #agile #scrum #development #framework
  • Pic from last nights event: GA Presents at Sydney Agile + Scrum Meetup. See more events at GA: http://t.co/AsofQyj2wd
  • I’m hiring – Scrum Master in Rock Island, IL #Scrummaster #agile
  • PessoALL, está aberto as inscrições para treinamento “Scrum Foundations” dia 22/11 #scrum #agile #adaptworks
  • Leading Answers – Mike Griffiths: The Economics of Compassion in the New Economy #agile #scrum
  • RT @yochum: Leading Answers – Mike Griffiths: The Economics of Compassion in the New Economy #agile #scrum
  • RT @yochum: Leading Answers – Mike Griffiths: The Economics of Compassion in the New Economy #agile #scrum
  • RT @yochum: Leading Answers – Mike Griffiths: The Economics of Compassion in the New Economy #agile #scrum
  • #jobs4u #jobs Seeking Boston Based Agile Project Leadership / Scrum Master / Product Owner … #projectmanagement
  • #HongKong #Jobs Application Developer, Java, Oracle, Unix, Linux, SQL, Agile, Scrum, Test Driven… #Job #HongKongJobs
  • RT @jobz4pm: #jobs4u #jobs Seeking Boston Based Agile Project Leadership / Scrum Master / Product Owner … #project…
  • Komt er een vierde vraag tijdens de daily standup? Kijk vanavond op #scrum #agile
  • Skyhook Wireless is looking for: Agile Project Manager (Scrum Master)
    #job
  • #Scrum Master With Agile Experience #ScrumJob #TCS #Chennai #Job @sathish_ganesh @vinothselvam F
  • Avoidance of Organizational Dysfunction Leads to Scrum Masters’ Failure – #Agile #Scrum
  • Kareo needs a Lead Software Engineer #irvine #angularjs #scrum #Play #Agile #SOAP via @codehire
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  • Scrum Methodology, Mountain Goat Software | Scrum, as mentioned w.r.t JetBrains’ issue tracker framework
  • RT @yochum: New Article: Estimate Before, During, and After the Software Project #agile #scrum
  • 32 Scrum master interview questions – #scrum #coaching #agile
  • Do you know what are the characteristics of a great Scrum Master? Check if you have them: #scrum #agile #coaching
  • Video course: Scrum: An Introductory Course To #Agile | Was $99 Now just $24! | by @BrainConcert
  • RT @CodehireJobFeed: Kareo needs a Lead Software Engineer #irvine #angularjs #scrum #Play #Agile #SOAP via @codehire
  • #Accenture is hiring an Agile Methods (Scrum/FDD/XP/Crystal/DSDM) in #Chennai, apply now! #job http://t.co/a4yzUUUK06
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  • RT @lgoncalves1979: 32 Scrum master interview questions – #scrum #coaching #agile
  • RT @ITJobsInChennai: #Scrum Master With Agile Experience #ScrumJob #TCS #Chennai #Job @sathish_ganesh @vinothselvam…
  • Scrum’s creators seek definitive place for Scrum knowledge #agile #scrum #ITlife #devlife
  • RT @Scrumartikelen: Leuk en duidelijk filmpje waarin het #agile #Manifest eenvoudig wordt toegelicht: #scrum
  • Check out this #job: Agile Methods (Scrum/FDD/XP/Crystal/DSDM) at #Accenture in #Chennai http://t.co/YwiYFna94j
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  • ☆★☆ JOB ALERT ☆★☆ #Job #Malvern – Project Manager/Scrum Master (AGILE exp REQUIRED) view full details
  • Apply now to work for #Accenture as Agile Methods (Scrum/FDD/XP/Crystal/DSDM)! (#Chennai) #job http://t.co/kcMzdpIQTs
  • Agile Development and Scrum (@ Mood Cafe in Istanbul, Turkey) http://t.co/0YYjKee0mx
  • Bij zoeken we een Software Engineer BI – #Oracle #SQL #SCRUM #Agile
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    The Economics of Compassion in the New Economy

    Leading Answers - Mike Griffiths - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:24
    This article is less about agile techniques and more about the people related challenges of today’s agile projects. As work switches from industrial work to knowledge work, companies face a perfect storm of employee engagement and retention issues. On the... Mike Griffiths
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    A New Agile Team Approach Emerges

    NetObjectives - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:54
    The next generation of team Agile approaches is beginning to emerge. It is built on what the industry has learned from earlier Agile methods. It is perfected with Lean thinking. It is tailored to the needs of the team and the needs of the organization to deliver value quickly and sustainably. It is the fourth wave of Agile. Lean thinking is the key. All successful approaches to Agile software...

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    Large Batch hand offs : Trapped in Wagile (part 3 of 4)

    Agile Thinking - Dhaval Panchal - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:00

    This is part three of the continuing series of articles. In the first article of this series, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. In the previous article (part 2), I explained Phase-Gates and the unintended consequences when phase-gates encounter agile transformation efforts. In this article I will dive into Large [...]

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    Today about Iteration big and small

    tinyPM Team Blog - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:49

    We have already had User Story as most popular tool. But this is not the end. Today about Iterations: the small and big ones, these that are completed and those that are never stopped.

    Yes We Can

    Iteration is a period of 1 to 4 weeks. During this time Customer needs to decide what is the most important at this moment. 4 weeks is also called the Sprint but we prefer Iteration as it’s stronger option.

    Iteration is not only about programming but also about tests and more. Actually tests are run before the programming phase.

    We also have to mention about infinite period. In this case Iteration is one, only User Story has to be completed in some period of time and then disappears. In this place another User Story appears. Customer tells about that User Story and if it’s good we start with the new one.

    And what do you think about this?

    Categories: Companies

    The Agile Reader – Weekend Edition: 10/10/2014

    Scrumology.com - Kane Mar - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:20

    You can get the Weekend Edition delivered directly to you via email by signing up http://eepurl.com/0ifWn.

    The Weekend Edition is a list of some interesting links found on the web to catch up with over the weekend. It is generated automatically, so I can’t vouch for any particular link but I’ve found the results are generally interesting and useful.

  • Cynical Agile and Scrum Dictionary – Yuriy Zubarev #LOL #Fun
  • RT @velkan12: great video about agile work flow #uzility #agile #kanban #scrum @UzilitySoftware
  • #Accenture is hiring! Agile Methods (Scrum/FDD/XP/Crystal/DSDM) in #Kolkata, apply now! #job http://t.co/APOkPL5c4E
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  • How to Plan an Agile Sprint Meeting? – http://t.co/RDht7k2Quw
  • Check out this #job: Agile Methods (Scrum/FDD/XP/Crystal/DSDM) at #Accenture (#Kolkata) http://t.co/gvDp7Ebrwp
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  • How to be a Product Owner in 3 Steps — — #agile #scrum http://t.co/jUrGElkP3r
  • Try TargetProcess3 — fascinating agile project management software #targetprocess #kanban #scrum
  • New #job opening at #Accenture in #Kolkata! Agile Methods (Scrum/FDD/XP/Crystal/DSDM) http://t.co/kZJHjnRiTB
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  • Agile by McKnight, Scrum by Day is out! Stories via @spencerhurst @SaraHitchcock
  • 5 Myths About #DevOps… And One Hard Truth via @Champagnie #Agile #PM #Scrum
  • RT @AstrolabeMe: Cynical Agile and Scrum Dictionary – Yuriy Zubarev #LOL #Fun
  • RT @mscurah: 5 Myths About #DevOps… And One Hard Truth via @Champagnie #Agile #PM #Scrum
  • Medical Mutual: Web Business Analyst – Agile Scrum Master 14-267 (#Strongsville, OH) #IT #Job #Jobs
  • RT @mscurah: 5 Myths About #DevOps… And One Hard Truth via @Champagnie #Agile #PM #Scrum
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  • #Accenture is hiring an Agile Scrum #Master in #SanFrancisco, apply now! #job http://t.co/paRu7PGY3H
  • RT @MasterScrum: The Lorax Would Be a Great Product Owner!
    Lessons in #scrum from a Dr Seuss classic. #agile
    http://…
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  • Keep it Simple: What is Agile SCRUM: #scrum #agile
  • RT @AstrolabeMe: Cynical Agile and Scrum Dictionary – Yuriy Zubarev #LOL #Fun
  • RT @FreeScrumEbook: Keep it Simple: What is Agile SCRUM: #scrum #agile
  • Your stuff is too big make it smaller! #agile #scrum #thatsIntelligence
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  • Managing in Agile – Introducing Scope Changes
    via @AgilePJ
    #PMI-ACP#Agile#Scrum
  • #Scrum vs. #Kanban – an interesting discussion… #ScrumvsKanban #Agile
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  • Categories: Blogs

    Phase-Gates : Trapped in Wagile (part 2 of 4)

    Agile Thinking - Dhaval Panchal - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:00

    In previous article, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. Phase-gates are the most distinguishable characteristic of a waterfall organization.

    Recap

     Phases are are strictly linear sequence of activities to build a product or deliver a project. These activities are divided along process lines. Funding and progression to the next sequential [...]

    Categories: Blogs

    Partnership & Possibilities – Episode 1, Season 6

    Partnership & Possibilities - Diana Larsen - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:30

    Partnership & Possibilities: A Podcast on Leadership in Organizations
    EPISODE 1: THE GENDER MERITOCRACY

    What are you seeing in your organization relating to women’s experience in the workplace? How are you involved in the growing conversation?

    Leave a comment on this blog or email us at info@futureworksconsulting.com

    Summary

    [Intro] Subject of “Women in Agile” still a hot topic at Agile 2014 Conference in Orlando.

    [03:20] “…this is the first year that the Agile Alliance has been very overt about their anti-harassment policy…”

    [04:35] Agile conferences have a much higher proportion of women attending than any other kind of technical conference.

    [07:03] It’s time to bring back conversations about “Gender Intelligence” and the often differing working styles between men and women.

    [9:50] Attendees are more open and feel safer about having these kinds of conversations at Agile conferences.

    [12:50] It is a courageous thing for a young woman to decide to stand out in the technical world due to very real danger of death threats, rape threats, and so on.
[17:20] The sense of male entitlement, and the belief that “I got to where I am because I’m so smart.”

    Resources

    [Agile 2014 Orlando Session] Women in Agile: Creating Teams That Embrace Diversity (Diane Zajac-Woodie, Doc Norton)

    Categories: Blogs

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