Agile Tour is a yearly non-profit conference series that is hosted in a variety of cities worldwide throughout the months of October to December with the aim of connecting the Agile community. Now in its fifth year, the tour is currently making its way around the globe and is supported by both the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance.
A new survey, conducted by Serena Software at the recent Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, Texas has confirmed that whilst projects using Agile are working well, they could be much better and some of the biggest challenges include upsteam and downstream communication.
The introductory keynote at Agile 2012 in Dallas entitled Scaling Up Excellence was delivered by Bob Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and author of numerous business books including "Good Boss, Bad Boss" and "The No Asshole Rule".
Brandon Carlson gave a talk at Agile 2012 titled Stop Listening to Your Customers in which he makes the case for using deep analytics and application instrumentation to discover customer behavior and use that to help guide product requirements. He spoke about the impact of wasted effort and unused features and how just listening to customer requests will result in unused, bloated products.
The Agile Alliance Functional Testing Tools (AA-FTT) workshop was held on the day before the Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, Texas. Run as an open space, the session was open to anyone interested in talking about the future of functional testing tools and beyond.
Catherine Louis and Raj Mudhar presented an interactive workshop titled LEtGO your Organization - design a best-fit large Agile Organization. Using their Dynamic Organizational Modeling approach using LEGO blocks to let participants model and visualize organizational change. The tactyle nature of the tool helps teams make visible the changes they need to make, and design how to achieve them.
The Agile 2012 conference kicks off this week at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas (just outside of Dallas). Over 1,500 people from around the world are expected to attend what is considered to be the premier international Agile conference, hosted by the Agile Alliance.
The second Agile Executive Forum will be held in conjunction with the Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, Texas. The Executive Forum seeks to bring senior executives from large organisations together to explore the impact that agile practices, modern management and advanced technologies can have.
Over 850 delegates crammed into the Hilton on the Park Hotel in Melbourne last week for Agile Australia 2012 to share experiences and learn from over 75 of Australia and New Zealand's most experienced Agile practitioners.
The Agile Alliance has announced the program for the Agile 2012 conference to be held in Dallas, Texas in August this year.
A recent post by Paul Dolman-Darrall on the Value, Flow, Quality blog proposed a list of the 20 most influential people in the Agile community.
The Agile Alliance has anounced the keynote speakers for the Agile 2012 conference being held in Dallas, Texas, on 13017 August 2012.
Is the Lean Startup movement another fad or a real source of value creation? The implications of the latter are extreme. If Lean Startup is a real way to achieve consistent success in new ventures then Eric Ries may have cracked the code toward persistent venture success and ultimately: wealth creation.
Submissions are now open for the Agile 2012 conference to be held in Dallas, Texas from August 13-17, 2012. Submissions are open until February 19, 2012.
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.