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April 19, 2018

Scrubbing Sprint Zero

I remember going on a PRINCE2 course a few years ago, and trying to determine how this celebrated stage-gated framework might be applied to an agile mode of delivery. I was employed in the UK public sector at the time, and I had come to know how instrumental "PRINCE2 compliance" can be to the striking of a defensive organizational posture. When all eventually fails you must be able to show that you followed appropriate procedure.
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April 19, 2018

The Imperceptible Product Owner

In this blog, PSTs Sjoerd Kranendonk & Wilbert Seele explain how to achieve more and risk less by being a less visible Product Owner. In the Scrum Guide the following is written about the role of the PO: "The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team."
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April 18, 2018

Agile Coach Toolkit #7: Straight Feedback

One of the reasons Scrum allows opportunistic discovery is due to its short and fast feedback loops. With the aim to build a high-performing Team and to get the best potential out of each individual and to help them be successful, Agile Coach needs to provide straight feedback to them. But giving straight feedback is a daunting task especially since we are dealing with human emotions. In general, just the utterance of the statement, “I would like to give you feedback” sends the heart racing for a lot of people.
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April 25, 2018

Agile Munich

Scrum is implemented. Scaling is a hot topic in your company. But these are just a few pieces of your Agile Transformation puzzle. Let’s explore together what you can do as a Leader. Learn from the visionairs and peer companies.
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April 26, 2018

Professional Scrum Day

Lo invitamos al evento Professional Scrum Day  donde trataremos temas relacionados al despliegue y la entrega continua de software usando herramientas de DevOps, Innovación digital en bancos, Testing Ágil, Escalamiento de Scrum y enfoques modernos asociados a la innovación digital en Fintechs.
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May 4, 2018

Agile Maine Day

Returning for its 5th year, Agile Maine Day is a practical Agile conference that allows participants to connect and learn from their peers and leaders in the industry.
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April 19, 2018

Why Tech Companies Need a Code of Ethics for Software Development

In this Entrepreneur article, Dave West, CEO and Product Owner, talk about how the Scrum Values can serve as a basis for developing a code of ethics for software development.
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April 15, 2018

Scrum Master Training Class shows Wichita's Maturation in Tech World

Schoonover says Smash Dev Shop partnered with Improving — a Dallas-based software and IT services firm that contracts for training, consulting, recruiting, and project services, according to its website — to bring a scrum master training course to Wichita May 8-9.
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April 3, 2018

Should software developers have a code of ethics?

With great power comes great responsibility. As the details of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal reveal, the IT industry is still grappling with the question of how to deal with ethical dilemmas.
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