This video provides an unbiased insider’s perspective of Agile and Scrum in the UK public sector. We have all heard the horror stories of software development in the public sector, but in recent years we have started to see hope, in the form of Government Digital Service (GDS), that taxpayer money isn’t being completely squandered on inefficient enterprise software development.
Unconf — the unexpected conference is a two-day event dedicated to the Agile and Scrum that takes place in Kracow, Poland. It is provided in a nontypical way that provides both open space discussions and workshops. Talks will be in Polish or English, depending on sessions and guests.
Using an Agile project management framework like Scrum does not avoid the problems of right-sizing the team. What do you do when you need to increase the numbers of people involved? When is the team too big? How to split an existing Scrum team? In this article, Cynthia Kahn provides some tips on how to assess and manage the growth of Scrum teams.
Before including a user story in a Scrum sprint, it is important to clarify and confirm its acceptance criteria.In recent years, lots of Agile software development teams have been using a simple collaborative technique called Example Mapping to break down user stories. It was conceived co-founder of Cucumber, Matt Wynne, who wrote the seminal post introducing the practice “Introducing Example Mapping“.
How do you manage software quality in Scrum? In traditional waterfall projects, teams will try to detect bugs in the final software testing activities like integration and acceptance tests. With the short timeframe of Scrum sprints, this approach does not work for Agile projects. In his book Scrum Product Ownership, Robert Galen provides some guidance on how to build quality software with one fundamental tip: you don’t test quality!
XP is an European conference on the extreme programming approach and Agile software development that takes each year in a different country. The Agile Alliance organizes event where Agile and Lean practitioners and researchers should meet.