If most of the open source projects for Scrum tools have ended being transformed in a limited offer that supports a main commercial product, this has not been the case for Kanban. The simplicity of the Kanban approach has allowed open source software developers to create and maintain Kanban tools based on various platforms.
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.
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.
Its increasingly common that Agile software development teams are distributed across multiple offices, in different countries, all working remotely on the same product or project. But how do you make this work well? There seem to be a number of readily accepted tenants of conventional wisdom to help deal with leading distributed teams, from seeming good ideas “teams must be co-located” to ones that are purely economic “offshore teams can be run at a far lower cost”.
SoCraTes UK is an International Software Craftsmanship retreat for open-minded craftspeople and agile software developers in Great Britain and abroad who want to improve their craft and the software industry as a whole. It’s a great opportunity to speak to and code with many like-minded and talented developers. The conference itself is free.
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.
Metrics are an important part of the Agile software development approaches like Scrum. They are however, like velocity, more often focus on the performance of the delivery team. What about the customers? In this article, Fabio Gasparri discusses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that will matter for the clients.