Learn to Say No to End Multitasking

June 24, 2019 0

Many people, even the people supposedly using Agile, have too much work to do. You have project work. You have support work, formal for customer support or sales, and informal for your colleagues. You have reports to write or file, time cards to fill out, or other periodic events. You know your multitasking is slowing down your work, making you crazy, and making it difficult to deliver your best work. You need a way to say no to more work.

Agile Bodensee, Constance, Germany, September 25-26 2019

June 20, 2019 0

The Agile Bodensee conference is an event focused on Agile and Scrum project management and software development. It takes places on the shore of the Lake Constance (the Bodensee in German) in the southern part of Germany, at the border with Switzerland. The first day is dedicated to workshops and open space discussion, the second day will be a classic conference setting. Most of the tala are in German with some talks in English.

Should Scrum Team Members Participate in Every Meeting?

June 18, 2019 2

Meetings like the daily stand-up or retrospectives are moments that rhythm the journey of Scrum and Agile teams. Sometimes these meetings are almost religiously considered as rituals or ceremonies that bound participants together and that nobody could miss. Is this true? In his book Forming Agile Teams Workbook, Jesus Mendez discusses if the participation to Scrum meetings is mandatory.

Congressive Management Techniques: Gardening Your Team

June 11, 2019 0

Agile and Scrum were supposed to free us from management: self-organized, cross-functional teams who get stuff done without that old-guard hierarchy. In this fauxtopia, some software developers were more equal than others. Can we get the healthy parts back without the Lumberghs? To bring back healthy engineering management, we must first de-mystify and de-stigmatize the concept of management.

SwanseaCon, Swansea, Wales, September 9 2019

June 6, 2019 0

SwanseaCon is an Agile and Scrum conference that takes place in Swansea, Wales. It discusses Agile development, Scrum project management, Software Craftsmanship, DevOps and Agile Testing. The conference includes keynotes and presentations, a discussion panel and time between sessions to network and connect with fellow Agile software developers from around the world.

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