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Building Agile Relationships with Customers and End-Users

by Ben Linders on  Sep 11, 2014

Teams can become so focused that they forget the world around them and risk losing contact with stakeholders. This makes it difficult for them to know what their customers need and how end users will use their products. At the ASAS2014 conference Daisy Rasing-de Joode will show how successful agile teams create synergy by being interdependent and highly collaborative with their environment.

Death by Planning in Agile Adoption

by Ben Linders on  Aug 28, 2014 1

Management can get the feeling of losing control when their enterprise adopts agile and starts deploying self-organizing teams. Procedures, review boards and consultation bodies can become superfluous when switching to an agile approach, but they may not realize that, says Marcel Heijmans. Trying to regain control with additional planning can make things worse, causing "death by planning".

An Update on Agile Coach Camps Internationally

by Shane Hastie on  Aug 25, 2014

Worldwide Agile Coach Camps continue to allow coaching practitioners to share knowledge and experience with a view to improving outcomes for agile teams across many countries and industries. This post lists upcoming Coach Camps, looks at how and why they work and discusses their impact with participants.

Looking Back at Agile 2014

by Shane Hastie on  Aug 18, 2014

Since the Agile 2014 conference ended on the 1st of August there have been a lot of posts examining the conference experience and suggesting ideas for future events.

Enabling Agile Teams to Improve Software Quality

by Ben Linders on  Aug 07, 2014

Long working days, deadlines and team pressure can impact the quality of the software that agile teams deliver. What can we do to prevent that from happening and enable teams to improve the quality of their software? Some suggestions are to arrange for scope and deadline slack, adopt pull systems, and to make sure that people can slow down and get enough sleep.

Agile 2014 Closing Keynote: Beyond Budgeting

by Shane Hastie on  Aug 05, 2014 1

Bjarte Bogsnes gave the closing keynote talk at Agile 2014. His talk was titled Beyond Budgeting:an agile management model for new business and people realities. The fundamental premise of his talk is that the current financial models and budgeting process in our organizations is broken.

Agile 2014 Second Keynote - Best Job Ever

by Shane Hastie on  Aug 01, 2014 1

Diana Larsen gave the second keynote talk at the Agile 2014 conference. Titled “Best Job Ever” she gave the audience advice on designing their careers to enable fulfilling and engaging work.

Agile 2014 Vendor Roundup #1

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 29, 2014

The Agile 2014 conference is underway in Orlando, Fl, USA this week. This is the first of a number of news items summarising the offerings from the vendors who are exhibiting at the conference.

Agile 2014 Conference Special Events

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 19, 2014

The Agile 2014 conference starts in Orlando, Florida on July 28. In addition to the conference sessions and keynotes there are a number of special events happening at the conference.

Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 - Day 2

by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 14, 2014

Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014- day 2 updates, talks , coaching clinic.

Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 - Day 1

by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 12, 2014

Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 talks, games , thoughts.

Preconference Workshops and CSP+ Retreat at Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014

by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 11, 2014

This news covers the preconference workshops and CSP+Retreat on day 1 of Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014.

Agile Australia Conference Review

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 02, 2014

The Agile Australia 2014 conference was held in Melbourne, Australia last week. Over 950 people from all around Australia, New Zealand and beyond attended this annual event. The theme of this year’s conference was Embracing Disruption, there were 41 sessions covering five broad topic areas.

Agile Training and Coaching for Managers

by Ben Linders on  Jun 19, 2014

Several authors discussed the importance of training for the success of agile adoption. Teams usually receive training when organizations are adopting agile. The question is how much and what kind of training and coaching is needed for the managers to make an agile transformation succeed.

Governing Agile with Architecture

by Ben Linders on  Jun 05, 2014

At the Agile Governance conference in Amsterdam Jan van Santbrink presented how architecture when used with an agile mindset can play a key role in governance. InfoQ interviewed Jan about why agile and architecture need to collaborate, how architecture can support agile decision taking and the benefits for development of doing architecture.

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