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Using Commercial Scrum Tools for Free

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If the development of open source Scrum tools was in vogue some years ago, a lot of these projects have now been abandoned. Some are still active, but this is because their development is sponsored by a commercial hosted option. There is however an alternative to manage your Agile software development projects if you have a low budget… and a small team. Some providers of commercial Scrum tools provide a free version of their software, often with some limitations. share share tweet share 

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Agile in the Non-profit Sector

April 12, 2021 0

This talk will not only show you how Agile methods are great for starting an innovative initiative in a low-to zero-budget sector, it will also show you how you can use Agile to make a difference in this world.

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Hold my Beer: We Are Going Scrumban!

March 8, 2021 4

At the beginning of Agile, there was a tendency to aim at “pure” Agile, following the Scrum rules by the book. Even if there might be still Scrum cargo cult implementations, many Agilists have realized that Agile is more about continuous improvement and value delivery in a specific context than staying stand-up in daily status meetings. In this article, Mark Haynes discusses the Scrumban approach that borrows tools from both Scrum and Lean Kanban.

Knowledge

  • Hierarchy and Agile

    February 8, 2021 1
    I recently posted a quote from a conference saying that “Removing hierarchy and cross-team dependencies made space for strong collaborative teams.” Interestingly, I got many comments and questions about it. So let’s talk about hierarchy and why we don’t need it in Agile space. share share tweet share 
  • Technical Agile Coaching with the Samman Method

    January 19, 2021 0
    If today many people equal Agile with Scrum, the Agile approach is also deeply rooted in software engineering practices, like pair programming or refactoring, promoted by the eXtreme Programming (XP) movement. In this book, Emily Bache presents the Samman Technical Coaching approach. It is a method for helping software development [...]
  • Improving Scrum Sprints with Kanban

    January 5, 2021 0
    Scrum and Kanban are not rivals. If your Scrum Sprints are getting bogged down or missing the mark, combining Scrum with Kanban might be the Agile answer. This article from Kert Peterson provides a comprehensive explanation of how Kanban can improve your Scrum process with Kanban Task Boards, Team Boards, [...]

Tools

  • Sprint Poker by Parabol – Agile Estimation for the Remote Age

    March 22, 2021 0
    Parabol is an agile meeting tool that helps remote teams run guided retrospective, check-in and Sprint Poker meetings. Parabol’s structured format and built-in templates make it easy for facilitators to run a great agile meeting – no matter if you’re a pro or just starting out. It’s free to use for up to two teams. [...]
  • TeleRetro: Better Retrospectives for Remote Teams

    January 25, 2021 0
    In this article we’d like to share our views on the distinct advantages an online retrospective offers over traditional retrospectives for distributed Agile teams, and what to look for in a remote retrospective tool. share share tweet share 
  • Open Source Kanban Tools

    December 7, 2020 1
    If most of the open source projects for Scrum tools have ended being transformed in a limited offer that supports a main commercial product, this has not been the case for Kanban. The simplicity of the Kanban approach has allowed open source software developers to create and maintain Kanban tools [...]

Videos

  • Don’t Walk Away from Complexity… Run

    March 2, 2021 0
    We constantly hear that change should be affordable and cost-effective with Agile. True, but, in reality, that is easily said than done. Complexity makes change hard. We cannot shy away from the hard problems posed [...]
  • Mindful Agile Leadership

    February 16, 2021 0
    What is Mindful Agile Leadership? It is the perfect balance of 3 essential elements: The agile mindset : the heart of agile – our attitude and approach to work that is collaborative, adaptable, open to [...]