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agile15: Commitment: Why and How

At the peak of sprint planning the team pledges "We commit to achieve these stories, no matter what it takes". ...

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15 September 2010
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Scrum & XP
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agile15, commitment, scrum, scrum tools

At the peak of sprint planning the team pledges "We commit to achieve these stories, no matter what it takes". It's a deal with the Product Owner (PO) and the team.

So why do teams commit?

The commitment is only valuable if the team thinks it can actually achieve it. Since the team is invited to pull the right amount of stories from the backlog, the PO trusts that the team makes reliable commitments based on their current capabilities and expected flow. This way the self-organizing team is challenged to constantly improve estimates, deliver value, as well as contribute ...

Scrumtisch Berlin October 2010

Hello together :-) The next Scrumtisch in Berlin is about to happen ;-) Date: 5th October 2010 Time: 18:30 ...

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14 September 2010
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Scrumtisch Berlin
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scrum, scrum berlin, scrumtisch

Hello together :-)

The next Scrumtisch in Berlin is about to happen ;-)

Date: 5th October 2010
Time: 18:30 Uhr
Place: La Vecchia Trattoria, Niederbarnimstraße 25, 10247 Berlin

CU there and please let me know (as usuall) who is joining: scrumtisch@agile42.com

Marion

agile15: Pair Programming: Why and When?

In pair programming, two developers work together in front of one screen (or two, as long as they both look ...

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9 September 2010
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Scrum, Scrum & XP
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agile15, development team, development techniques, pair programming, scrum, xp

In pair programming, two developers work together in front of one screen (or two, as long as they both look at the same screen) to get a task done faster and with higher quality. Just like a driving a car, there are two roles in the pair: The driver, who has the steering wheel, aka the keyboard in her hand, and the navigator who knows where to go and which crossroads lie ahead. As you want to switch these roles every now and then, it is very helpful to have two keyboards and mice attached to the computer you are ...

30 attendees at the Scrumtisch in August

This evening the Berlin Scrumtisch took place in Friedrichshain. More than thirty participants followed Marion's invitation for discussions ...

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26 August 2010
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Scrumtisch Berlin
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agile, agile42, agile development, agile tools, agilo, product owner, scrum, scrum development, scrummaster, scrum tool, scrum tools

This evening the Berlin Scrumtisch took place in Friedrichshain. More than thirty participants followed Marion's invitation for discussions on Scrum, wine and pizza at Vecchia Trattoria.

As there were several new participants, Felix started out with a very brief summary of the very core concepts of Scrum itself: Most important to know is the basic assumption of Scrum, that is planning ahead of time in a very detailed way is impossible. Defining goals and letting those who do the actual work take the decisions on how to reach that goal is way easier and more promising. The whole process ...

Scrumtisch Berlin meets Scrumtisch Bremen

Andrea Tomasini (CSC/CST) will talk at the next Scrumtisch in Bremen Andrea will talk about "Scrum Orgins" at 20 o'clock on the 25th August. This time the Scrumtisch Bremen will take place in: Bandoneon Gertrudenstr. 37 28203 Bremen The Scrumtisch in Bremen is every last Wednesday in the Month. We ...

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18 August 2010
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scrum, scrumtisch bremen

Andrea Tomasini (CSC/CST) will talk at the next Scrumtisch in Bremen

Andrea will talk about "Scrum Orgins" at 20 o'clock on the 25th August. This time the Scrumtisch Bremen will take place in:

Bandoneon
Gertrudenstr. 37
28203 Bremen

The Scrumtisch in Bremen is every last Wednesday in the Month.

We are looking forward to met you there.

Scrumtisch August 2010

Hello Together, I found a date for the next Scrumtisch, and I hope that not too many people are on ...

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5 August 2010
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Scrumtisch Berlin
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product owner, rep, scrum, scrum alliance, scrummaster, scrum training

Hello Together,

I found a date for the next Scrumtisch, and I hope that not too many people are on vacation :-)

Date: 25th August 2010
Time: 18:30 Uhr
Place: La Vecchia Trattoria, Niederbarnimstraße 25, 10247 Berlin

Please let me know who is coming :-)

CU there
Marion

agile42 now SA-REP

Registered Education Provider (SA REP ℠) We are proud to announce, that agile42 is since the 13th of July officially ...

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20 July 2010
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product owner, rep, scrum, scrum alliance, scrummaster, scrum training

Registered Education Provider (SA REP ℠)

We are proud to announce, that agile42 is since the 13th of July officially a Scrum Alliance REP℠ (Registered Education Provider)

Registered Education Provider

The Scrum Alliance has developed this program for organizations that offer certification and non-certification courses pertinent to agile and Scrum practitioners.

The Certified Scrum Developer program (CSD) is a curriculum of courses that offer the skills developers and other technical-minded team members need to succeed. All courses in the CSD curriculum are taught by Scrum Alliance Registered Education Providers.

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Scrumtisch June - Agile Teams and Other Topics...

Bent Myllerup talked about creating a High Performing Environment at Scrumtisch.

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1 July 2010
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Scrumtisch Berlin
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scrum, scrumtisch

Hello everybody!

Neither football and nor the heat could not keep us away from the Scrumtisch on Tuesday. More than 20 people exchanged experience and knowledge about the following topics and have been listening to Bent who was talking about how to create a real team.

Topics of the open discussion:

What to do if Continuous Integration/Maintenance Bug fixing eats up more than 50% of capacity?

  • More support from the team developing
  • How to prioritize Bugs vs. User Stories?
  • Check-ins more often and smaller chunks
  • Tools pre-building or green-checking control
  • Distributed builds with fast running tests
  • Evaluate rate of ...

Scrumtisch June 2010

Scrum: How to create a high performance environment

On
18 May 2010
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
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management, product owner, scrum, scrum berlin, scrummaster, scrumtisch, self organizing teams

Hello :-)

At the Scrumtisch in June, Bent Myllerup will talk about:

"How to create a high performance environment"

This presentation is covering systemic and appreciative approaches to foster team identity towards the high performing stage. He has done it at several occasions. The last time was for the Atlanta Scrum User Group last August

I am looking forward to see you there. Please let me know as usual :-)

Marion

Date: 29th June 2010
Time: 18:30 Uhr
Place: La Vecchia Trattoria, Niederbarnimstraße 25, 10247 Berlin

Product Owner Room

At Sipgate the Product Owners made a very nice room with a lot of whiteboards to plan their work.

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12 May 2010
In
General, Scrum, Training
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sipgate

The Product Owners at Sipgate have organized themselves around a large set of whiteboards on which they track and plan the work for their Releases. This is a great way of getting immediate visual understanding about how you can realize your Release Goal.

Sipgate war room

On the first whiteboard they put the Requirements they'll be working on in this release, decomposing them in Minimal Marketable Features (sets of User Stories) which they can then plan in each Sprint. Each Sprint has it's own whiteboard again, so it's very easy for them to move stories from one sprint to the ...

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