A new learning game designed for "stuck" teams, to help them overcome obstacles which hold them them back from their big, but difficult-to-reach, goals has been released by Deborah Preuss and Friends. Based on patterns from the book Fearless Change by Linda Rising and Mary Lynn Manns the game is designed to help teams explore influence strategies and approaches for overcoming obstacles.
This is the 4th quarter 2011 update of scrum extensions. InfoQ will be looking at proposed and approved extensions each quarter to see how scrum changes and evolves.
Todd Charron is reporting about the Agile Coach Camp Canada 2011, in Montreal, Quebec where Michael Spayd demonstrated a powerful coaching technique called Systemic Constellations. Systemic Constellations comes from family systems therapy and was developed by Bert Hellinger.
With the growing presence of Agile sessions at PMI conferences, there was a strong speculation that PMI would be embracing Agile. PMI finally announced their own Agile certification.
Technology is recently associated with unrest in the media but an Innovation Games event in San Jose shows how Governments can use Agile technology to collaborate with the "people".
Daniel Markham, an agile coach, is asking the question "why there are some "seriously pissed off people about Agile out there? Isn't agile supposed to be warmth, apple pie, motherhood, goodness and all of that? Why so much anger?"
Alistair Cockburn is a signatory of the Agile Manifesto, a book author, a keynote speaker at numerous Agile conferences, and most recently, the spokesperson for ICAgile.org, a credentialing body offering several levels of Agile certification. This is a multi-part interview that covers a wide range of current topics in the Agile space.
Ken Schwaber is the co-creator of Scrum with Jeff Sutherland. This is Part 2 of a multi-part interview with Ken, covering Scrum credentialing and testing, Scrum coaching, the influence of the Kanban Method for managing complex work, Ken's thoughts on the future of knowledge work, and more.
A unique university program of education in software and systems design has been restarted at New Mexico Highlands University. The program is based on experiential learning, features apprenticeships, and uses a radically restructured and accelerated curriculum. The program goal: "to produce a community of professionals capable of solving complex, "wicked," problems with computing technology.
Ken Schwaber is the co-creator of Scrum with Jeff Sutherland. He is a signatory of the Agile Manifesto, a founder of the Agile Alliance, and responsible for founding the Scrum Alliance and creating the Certified Scrum Master program. Ken speaks candidly in this interview series.
The European Software Craftsmanship Conference 2010 will be held on Oct 7th 2010 at Bletchley Park, UK. The theme of the hands-on, community-led conference is: "No talks. No keynotes. Just code."
Scrum is gaining traction outside of information technology. The Scrum in Schools project is a grassroots effort to bring a free, age-appropriate Scrum curriculum to educators throughout the world.