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Safe and unsafe words…

A look at online reviews and discussions about the Scaled Agile Framework®

On
28 March 2014
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Transition
Tags
etf, safe, scrum

The worldwide Agile community is debating these days mostly about one single thing, and this is the Scaled Agile Framework® or SAFe™ as it's commonly known. We have studied extensively the subject both in the fields and as part of our Enterprise Transition Framework (ETF) approach which may include SAFe as a component according to the organization needs.

We will publish something very soon but as an end-of-week read we suggest you a selection of a few posts by popular leaders in the Agile and Lean community who have weighted on this Framework from their own points of view ...

Video for Agile Embedded Software Development Keynote

Video recording and slides of the Keynote by Andrea Tomasini and Bent Myllerup at the "Embedded meets Agile 2014" conference in Munich

On
26 March 2014
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Events
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youtube

Here's the complete presentation of Agile Embedded Software Development, what's wrong with it? as recorded during the Embedded meets Agile conference in Munich on February 18th.

Andrea and Bent analyzed some example cases that included the “limitations” often attached to Agile methods and also gave some hints on how to solve them. Finally they also attacked the “culture” issue. This is especially important for companies which grew out of hardware development and do not have a solid culture that include software, and therefore are stuck with waterfall development process and a traditional view on professional barriers for their ...

Agilia and CSPO in Czech Republic

Participation to Agilia 2014 in Brno speaking about Agile in embedded development environment, and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training

On
19 March 2014
In
Events, Scrum, Training
Tags
agilia2014, cspo

Next week I'm starting a trip to the beautiful Brno in Czech Republic that will include a talk at the Agilia conference on March 26th. I'll speak about "Will agile work in my embedded development environment?".

Brno - Cathedral of Saints Peter and PaulAgile approaches like Scrum is designed for software development, but will it also work when we add electronics development and mechanical construction to the practices? Come and get insights from the experiences of a Certified Scrum Trainer who actually did the work himself. You will learn about how to setup teams that have the combined skill-set of software, electronics and mechanical engineers ...

People aren't Resources

"Resource planning" or "Resource Management" or "Resource blockers" I hear these in stand-ups, or project meetings ...

On
14 March 2014
In
Scrum Sense



"Resource planning" or "Resource Management" or "Resource blockers" I hear these in stand-ups, or project meetings and even on CSM (Certified Scrum Master) training. People who know me watch me cringe a little each time. I have this visceral reaction that I can't explain, my whole body cringes.

Why does it matter? Some people would argue that it doesn't really matter, its all semantics anyway. One of the many valuable things that I learned at PSL (Problem Solving Leadership) was words matter, what you say and how you say things can have a big impact on people. Tone ...

Scrumtisch March 2014

27. March 2014 - Scrumtish in Berlin

On
14 March 2014
In
Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

here's the schedule for the next Scrumtisch in Berlin in 2014:

  • Date: 27th of March, 2014
  • Time: 18:30 
  • Place: American Diner Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 108 (formerly know as Restaurant "Deseo")

If you would like to attend, please send a message to scrumtisch@agile42.com, or register at the Scrum User Group on Xing.

We are looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again! :-)

Marion

 

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Scrum Sense welcomed Joanne Perold to our expanding team in February. Joanne ...

DoBetterScrum v3Scrum Sense welcomed Joanne Perold to our expanding team in February. Joanne has written our latest blog post on what makes a retro good. Follow this link to find out more......

Peter Hundermark has finished revising his 'Do Better Scrum' booklet. This booklet will give you practical tips on how to do better Scrum. To download the free version 3 of this booklet please follow this link.

Kanban Foundation Level Training


We will be running a 2-day Kanban Foundation Level course on the 14-15 April 2014 in Johannesburg. Clifford Hazell of Scrum Sense will be teaming up with Dr. Klaus ...

Retrospectives - What makes a retro good

Why are retrospectives important?They provide the opportunity for a team to look back and see how they can improve. Retrospectives ...

On
5 March 2014
In
Scrum Sense

Why are retrospectives important?


They provide the opportunity for a team to look back and see how they can improve. Retrospectives can be a catalyst for organisational change as well as team change. They can be a place to build and enable teams, or to help teams start their journey from the best possible place. They can be a place for learning, problem solving, or having fun and motivating each other.  To not have retrospectives or to do them badly means that you are missing an opportunity to inspect and adapt, possibly the most important part of your Agile journey ...

SAFe in the words of an experienced Agilist

Certified Scrum Trainer Peter Saddington has published a long review of his experience when attending a training of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

On
26 February 2014
In
Transition

Peter's review at Agile Scout is a point by point discussion of what he's witnessed in the training and his insights into the methodology. It's very interesting for experienced Agile practitioners.

“I have no crystal ball. I can’t tell the future. One thing I can see happening is this: The SAFe model is the lowest barrier to entry for scaled agile work at the current moment.”

SAFe workbook, photo by Peter Saddington

photo by Peter Saddington

Invitation to STWC – Software Testing World Cup

Extending the invitation the first annual Software Testing World Cup (STWC): May the best win!

On
24 February 2014
In
Events
Tags
testing

Software Testing World Cup (STWC)The Software Testing World Cup (STWC) is an event for testing practitioners to show off their skills and compete with other testing professionals. It brings the testing craft into the spotlight and gives the profession a competitive event on a global scale. STWC is a global event with a sportive, competitive character for the testing community.

It will consist of a continental round of testing, done online, so that all the testing professionals out there have the chance to participate.

 

Project User Experience Testing

The continental champions will be invited to the Agile Testing Days 2014 in Potsdam, Germany!

Check out the official website ...

Agile Embedded Software Development, what's wrong with it?

On February 18th we will give the keynote to the "Embedded meets Agile" conference in Munich

On
17 February 2014
In
Events

We are in 2014 and still someone is challenging the fact that you can't use an Agile approach to develop embedded systems, why? What's wrong with embedded software development? Well, there are somethings which makes it harder than needed: Dependencies with hardware releases, fixed delivery dates, inadequate software tools, limited adaptation possibility due to hardware costs… and yes, one more thing, really special: culture!

Agile embedded software development at Ericsson

We would like to focus the keynote we are giving to Embedded Meets Agile 2014 in analyzing some example cases that include the “limitations” listed above and also give you some hints on how ...

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