The Scrum Alliance has announced its 2019 Board of Directors members. The members of the 2019 Scrum Alliance Board of Directors are Eric Engelmann, Deborah Nugent, John Doyle, Zuzana Sochova, Sohrab Salimi, Michael Meissner, Marjan Pouran, and Andy Deitsch. As the Chief Product Owner, Howard Sublett will remain on the board.
The Play4Agile conference is an event about Agile gamification taking place in Germany. This conference is for Agile, Scrum and Lean coaches, facilitators, game and innovation experts who want to exchange questions, ideas and experiences on using games in Agile project management teams and organizations.
The Agile Open Northwest conference is an event about Agile practices and techniques and Scrum project management that takes place in Portland or Seattle. Agile participants from the Northwest will be able to start, discover, and share discussions around Agile and Scrum topics.
The change required by Agile and Scrum isn’t simple. This talk presents the tools provided for six teams and they were enabled to build the foundations for safe continuous learning themselves. Most people in agile and lean are involved in change somehow.
When an approach or a technology reach the hype level, then every IT solutions provider include it in the description of what it offers. This is today the case for Agile and Scrum in software development. This is why the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) has worked on a document to help US Department of Defense (DoD) agencies to detect Agile bullshit.
Inspired by NASA astronaut training for solving complex, evolving problems on the fly, the Chaos Lottery is one approach to testing the resilience of a Scrum team. This is a story about knowing what you should do, and finding you are still not quite doing it.
One of the trends associated with the Agile approach is the shift from “building the software right” to “building the right software”. This translates in putting more emphasis on collaborative product definition activities and quicker feedback. The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is an approach that tries to elicit quick customer feedback while providing him with a working product. In his book Lean Inception, Paulo Caroli proposes a workshop-based recipe to build the MVP canvas.