Scrum.org has announced its new Professional Scrum with User Experience™ (PSU) training course. PSU is a 2-day hands-on course where students with some Scrum experience learn how to integrate modern User Experience (UX) and design practices into their way of working in Scrum.
The Journée Agile Belge is a one-day conference focused on Agile software development approaches like Scrum that takes place in Belgium every year in a different city. Most of the presentations and workshops are in French, but there might be also some talks in English.
In this era of Agile development, we hear a lot about different styles, flavors and even frameworks. When you have the experience of facilitating the Agile journey in big as well as small companies, one thing that you will learn is that one size does not fit all. The only thing that seems to be working is what the presenter choose to call polyglot Agile, being able to “speak” different languages with different teams within the same company.
The Agile Crete conference is a three-day event focused on Agile software development that takes place in the island of Crete in Greece. The aim of the conference is to be a playground where Agile coaches and software development team members could gather to discuss and share ideas about all things Agile and Scrum. The Agile Crete has joined forces with the SoCraTes software craftmanship movement.
Agile approaches are used to generate quicker feedback that supports continuous improvement. Giving proper feedback is important between Scrum team members or with other project stakeholders. This is however hard and this article provides some hints on how to make it easier.
Agile and Beyond is a two-day conference focused on Agile software development and Scrum project management that takes place in Detroit, Michigan. It aims at taking together software developers, designers, product owners and executives for workshops and presentations focused on Agile and Lean processes like Scrum.
The default use of an “estimate-driven” approach is pervasive in software development efforts. While estimates can be useful, it is worthwhile to scrutinize our use of estimates, and to seek better ways to manage the development of software when estimates are not appropriate.