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Scrum with Kanban - building bridges not walls

February 26, 2018
Today we announced a new class Professional Scrum With Kanban. This class helps teams practicing Scrum to apply the practices of Kanban without breaking Scrum. It shows how visualization and flow are great partners in delivering Done software and how Scrum with Kanban helps teams become more professional.

Q&A with Ken Schwaber

February 26, 2018
With Scrum being by far the most influential and pervasive framework for delivering Agile projects, I thought it might be interesting to find out why Scrum has been so successful, any challenges it may face when scaling, and how it might evolve in the future. To investigate these topics further, who better to ask than the co-founder of Scrum itself.

Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams

February 25, 2018
The Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams is the result of a collaboration between members of the community and leaders of the Kanban community. Together, they stand behind The Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams. It is their shared belief that professional software practitioners can benefit from the application of Kanban together with Scrum.

The GameStorm Retrospective

February 24, 2018
GameStorm is a technique for brainstorming developed by Bart Hufen from BrandNewGame. It uses gamification to identify areas for improvement and to make their impact transparent. We have adapted it for use in Sprint Retrospectives to support continuous improvement in teams.

Can Agile and DevOps Get Along?

February 23, 2018
There is a common misconception that Agile and DevOps cannot work together, which does a disservice to everyone in the software development and delivery field. In fact, both approaches can significantly add to the Scrum pillars of transparency, inspection and adaption to better enable product teams to develop, deliver and sustain complex products.
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Nail It Before You Scale It!

February 22, 2018
Scaling is a popular strategy these days: scaling innovation, scaling agile, scaling whole organizations. But scaling can easily undermine agile principles like focus and minimal viable product, and the abilities to deliver, learn quickly, and pivot decisively when required.

10 Ways to Improve IT Performance (Without Killing Morale)

February 21, 2018
Pushing harder isn't necessarily the pathway to achieving stellar results. From monitoring for burnout to leveraging the latest management techniques, here’s how to keep your IT team humming. In this article in CIO, Dave West provides his commentary on improving IT performance without jeopardizing morale.

Scrum Day Ukraine

The best Ukraine’s Scrum open space sponsored by Meetup and communication with Agile Transformation Professionals and the legends of Product Management. Going to offer four concurrent presentations following own rules and available for all attendees.  A unique chance to make a selfie with the European Agile Management celebs

Agile and Beyond 2018

Ypsilanti, MI
Agile and Beyond is a grassroots, volunteer run conference. It helps people learn about agile principles and practices as well as covers topics that help make people and companies awesome. With approximately 100 sessions spread across two days, there is a wide variety of topics for the agile newbie all the way through to the agile expert.

Agility Today

AgilityToday is a 2 days UnConference, focused on Delhi-NCR's Agility needs, gathered over past 3 years via meetups, Conferences and Webinar. This UnConference intends to give you best of Agile Psyche (Mindset Culture and Practice) and Geekery (Engineering, Tools and DevOps) via specially crafted 'Hands-on Workshops', 'Case Studies', 'Research Reports' and Solution-driving, Topic-Specific 'Open Space'.

What is Nexus? An Introduction to the Framework for Scaling Scrum

February 14, 2018
In this webinar, Patricia Kong, Product Owner of Enterprise Solutions and co-creator of Nexus provides an overview to the Nexus Framework, its principles and the thinking behind it. She will discuss how Nexus, like Scrum, promotes bottom-up intelligence to discover and emerge what works best for the teams and organization. She uses case studies as examples showing how Nexus can be used, and visit the recent updates to the Nexus Guide.

ScanAgile 18

The Scandinavian Agile Conference is a two-day event organized by Agile Finland and focused on Agile software development and Scrum. It takes place in Helsinki and discusses Agile organizations, state of the art in programming practices and Agile coaching.

Insight to Action Podcast

February 12, 2018
“Agile” has become a buzzword in the software development industry as well as the wider business landscape. And for good reason – several organizations have cited Agile principles as the influence behind results such as better financial performance, project success, customer satisfaction and employee engagement.

A Born Changemaker

February 12, 2018
Professional Scrum Trainer David Dame didn't speak until the age of 12. Born with Cerebral Palsy he has used his every day challenges to help companies and individuals become more adaptive, more understanding and more engaged with one another. A fabulously insightful interview with a truly inspirational agile and design thinking coach.

Agilia Conference

Agilia Conference is Central European conference about agile methods in business. Narrow focus on selected topics and private exclusive content makes this event unique.

Scaling Agile with Agility: A Focus on Teams

February 5, 2018
Expanding a successful department-level agile initiative across an enterprise requires an agile project approach of its own. Agile delivery has hit a tipping point, with the majority of IT organizations finding some level of agile success. For these organizations, the next logical step is to scale this success into an "enterprise adoption", taking the value they are getting from a single team and replicating it.

Meetup - Product Ownership - Good to Great

In today's world its not about increasing the productivity but more about reducing the waste. A Product Owner has a critical role to play in reducing the waste so that people are focused on things which really matters. Let's share and learn about how a Product Owner does this.

Scrum Chapter Meetup Mumbai

Professional Scrum Trainer Hiren Doshi will be facilitating a session on how to “Lead Agile Adoption” as a Agile Coach based on my experience of past 12 years working with many Small, Medium and Large organizations. This will be an extremely interactive session without slides where as a team we will explore the Agile adoption at various dimensions like Top-Down buy-in, Engineering Practices, Organizations Culture, Vision, the Go to Market strategy, etc. 

Agile India 2018

Agile India 2018 is Asia's Largest and Premier International conference on Leading Edge Software Development Methods. Agile India is organized by Agile Software Community of India, a non-profit registered society founded in 2004 with a vision to evangelize new, better ways of building products that delight the users.

Agile Maine Day

Portland, ME
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.

Project World and Business Analyst World

ProjectWorld*BAWorld Toronto is largest educational conference for Project Professionals. 2017 was a banner year, attracting over 1000 delegates from across Torotno and the GTA

From Sheep Dog to Lap Dog

January 23, 2018
Back in the early days of Scrum, the Scrum Master role was exciting. The days of the pigs & chickens, the days when being a Scrum Master was considered dangerous. In those times there was the saying a dead Scrum Master is a useless Scrum Master  And even today I still use that when selecting a Scrum Master to work with.  If you never got fired as a Scrum Master then you probably did not show enough courage to achieve breakthrough improvements.

Improving the Adoption of Agile

January 18, 2018
InfoQ interviewed Dave West about the adoption of agile and applying Scrum Studio, what the industry can do to increase the understanding of agile approaches and what the industry should stop doing, and what the future will bring for agile.