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The optimal UnitTesting environment

I want to tell you about the joys of automation today - the joy of having your test run just whenever you save one of your files.

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30 June 2009
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General, Scrum
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tdd, unittesting

I want to tell you about the joys of automation today - the joy of having your test run just whenever you save one of your files.

Because this is the thing - you cannot deliver high quality software with your Scrum implementation every month without having great engineering practices. If you don't have them, you can still deliver something every month and know exactly where you stand - but the quality will not be there. This is where practices like Unit Testing and Test Driven Development come in, as they are some of the best ways to improve quality that we ...

Review Scrumtisch 16th June

20 People, 4 languages and a great presentation :-)

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17 June 2009
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Scrumtisch Berlin
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Hi everybody,
I think you agree, that the presentation of Philippe Kuchten yesterday was great, very informative and interesting. Here are some pictures and the link to the presentation from the Scrumtisch yesterday.
20 Attendees at the Scrumtisch Berlin in June
Philippe Kruchten was talking about: What color has your backlog
Interesting discussions and great food and drinks
Philippe held the presentation at the Orlando Scrum Gathering too. Here you can download the presentation

Comments are very welcome



Marion

Scrum Hit list – 10 good reasons for Scrum

This Scrum Hit List is a part of an article which has been published in the German IX Magazin 06/09

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16 June 2009
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Scrum
Tags
scrum, scrum anti pattern, scrum implementation

Scrum Hit list – 10 good reasons for Scrum

There are many good reasons to work with Scrum. The 10 most important are listed here.

  1. Competitiveness
    The requirements of the market change invariably faster and only the ones who are flexible and contemporary can react Time to Market and stay competitive and create themselves a competitive advantage.

  2. Develop what is needed
    Scrum allows the incremental development of features. In time the customer receives the first working versions, sees the progress and can if necessary add some new ideas.

  3. Confidence through transparency
    Transparency plays a great deal on various levels of Scrum ...

Scrum - Challenges, Risks & Anti-Patterns

Article originally published in the German IX Magazin, Heise 2009 providing an overview of the Scrum methodology

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16 June 2009
In
Scrum, Press

Finally! After so many years working on projects that simply didn’t work, today there is a methodology for delivering projects on time and budget: Scrum. Many companies have made the change and proven that it works. But is it easy? No, Scrum is not easy. To follow the principles of Scrum requires courage, complete transparency and the confidence to make mistakes. Only people who openly and confidently handle the issues that arise in order learn from them will be successful in using Scrum to develop software and systems in the long run.

What is Scrum?

Scrum is an iterative ...

Scrum Getting Started (inkl. Scrum Lego City Planspiel)

1. Scrum - Theorie und Praxis und 2. Das Scrum Lego City Game

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15 June 2009
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Tags
scrum, scrum getting started, scrum lego city game

Aufgrund vieler Nachfragen, haben wir nun 3 öffentliche Termin für das Scrum Training inkl. Scrum Lego City Game angesetzt.

Das Scrum Lego City Game vermittelt in anschaulicher Weise warum und wie Scrum funktioniert, und der Scrum-Getting Started Kurs verbindet die nötige Theorie über Scrum mit dem Scrum Lego City Game. Während des Games werden vollständige Sprints mit Scrum Planning und Scrum Review Meetings und ein Release Sprint simuliert.

Für alle, die Scrum erleben und nicht nur erlernen wollen, ist dieser Kurs zu empfehlen:

Termine:

  • Berlin 03. - 04. August 2009
  • München 11. - 12. August 2009
  • Stuttgart 15. - 16. September 2009

Mehr ...

Scrum training results of Ericsson are now online

In the last few month we made several Scrum trainings at Ericsson Nikola Tesla in Croatia. They provide us with the result of a questioning regarding the trainings and have been so kind to allow us to...

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11 June 2009
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Tags
agile, scrum, scrum training

In the last few month we made several Scrum trainings at Ericsson Nikola Tesla in Croatia. They provide us with the result of a questioning regarding the trainings and have been so kind to allow us to publish these results on our website.

Here you can find the results

Geregelte Selbstbestimmung - Ein Plädoyer für agile Softwareentwickung mit Scrum

Im neuen IX Magazin (Heft 6/2009) ist der erste, von vermutlich 4, Artikel zum Thema Scrum erschienen.

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4 June 2009
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Tags
agile, agilo, ix magazin, scrum

"Auch wenn Scrum mittlerweile auf eine fast 15jährige Erfolgsgeschichte zurückblicken kann, betrachten viele Entwickler diese agile Projektmanagementmethode immer noch mit großer Skepsis. Eine Protagonistin dieses Verfahrens argumentiert vehement dafür, Scrum auf jeden Fall einmal auszuprobieren."

So viel zum Aufmacher des Artikels. Im Moment gibts den Artikel nur als Print Ausgabe.

The end of an era

As Lean enthusiasts might be tempted to celebrate the demise of General Motors and the assumption by Toyota of the ...

On
2 June 2009
In
Scrum Sense

As Lean enthusiasts might be tempted to celebrate the demise of General Motors and the assumption by Toyota of the #1 auto maker rank, James P. Womack* gives us pause to think about the end of an era.

*Author of "The Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production".

20th Certified Scrum Coach worldwide is placed in Germany

Berlin, Germany. - May 11, 2009 - agile42 GmbH, an experienced leader in Agile software development services, training, and consulting, today announced that the agile consultant Andrea Tomasini has received the Certified Scrum Coach status from the Scrum Alliance (http://www.scrumalliance.org/). Andrea is one among the 20 scrum coaches worldwide.

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20 May 2009
In
Press

Scrum is an agile process framework that aims to deliver shippable software at regular intervals allowing to focus on the highest business value, improving the Return On Investment. Scrum is complementary to modern software engineering practices coming from XP, for example TDD. We are proud to announce that the 2nd Certified Scrum Coach in Germany is part of agile42. This is naturally a great addition to our team of qualified Scrum Masters and Product Owners.

Agile42 has established confidence with their customers by introducing and coaching many teams through an agile transition and establishing a more lean and effective way ...

Der 20. Certified Scrum Coach weltweit kommt aus Deutschland

Berlin, - 11. Mai 2009 - Die Berliner agile42 GmbH, erfolgreiches Consulting, Training und Coaching Unternehmen für agile Methoden wie Scrum, gibt bekannt, dass Andrea Tomasini, VP Consulting, seine offizielle Ernennung zum Certified Scrum Coach durch die Scrum Alliance (http://www.scrumalliance.org/) erhalten hat. Andrea ist damit der 20. Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) weltweit und der 2. in Deutschland.

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20 May 2009
In
Press

Scrum ist ein agiles Project Management Framework, welches den Business Value des zu erstellenden Produktes in den Vordergrund stellt, und dabei agile Software Engineering Praktiken wie XP oder Vorgehensweisen wie TDD optimal unterstützt.

agile42 ist stolz darauf, nun auch einen CSC (Certified Scrum Coach), neben erfahrenen Trainern, Scrum Mastern und Product Owner, zum Team zählen zu dürfen. Das Berliner Unternehmen hat mit seinem End-to-End Ansatz bereits viele Unternehmen erfolgreich bei der Scrum Einführung unterstützt, und bietet neben den klassische agilen Themen auch Lean Management Consulting und die open Source Software Agilo for Scrum an.

"Die Auszeichung der Scrum Alliance ist ...

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