If metrics like lines of code or code coverage are widely known by the software development community, measuring the joy of a software development team is certainly something more rarely discussed. In this article, Doc Norton proposes a simple way to asses the happiness of your software developers using the quality of your existing code. With this, you can lower your Scrum team turnover and get hints for refactoring needs.
ProjectManager.com has unveiled a completely redesigned version of their project management software, marking the biggest software release in the growing SaaS company’s 11-year history. This release features a modern new user interface, upgrades to speed and performance, and most notably, a brand new Kanban board feature for Agile projects.
In the context of software development, Kanban is an approach based on Lean that tries to limit waste and work in progress to the actual capacity of the software development team. The aim of Kanban is to create a context that balances capacity and demand through a value stream and promote visual project management.
Agile France is a two-day conference focused on Agile and Scrum that takes place in Paris. It presents Agile practices, discusses their limitations and explore new approaches. All the presentations are in French.
Scrum Day Germany is a conference about Scrum and Agile project management that propose an international line-up of Agile experts for German Scrum practitioners. It provides a multi-track sessions and full day workshops. The conference sessions are mainly in German.
Scrum.org and Age of Product have released recently the 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report. This report is a follow-up to the 2017 Scrum Master Salary Report. The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report is based on a 2018 survey of more than 2100 participants, with a focus on trends useful to both new and experienced Scrum Masters. The survey results reveal salary trends and agile adoption patterns, while also exploring gender equality within the Scrum Master role.
The Zurich Lean, Agile & Scrum Conference (LAS) is a conference taking place in Zurich Switzerland that focuses on Lean and Agile approaches for software development like Scrum and Kanban. The conference should provide both German and English content.