My journey: How I became a Certified ScrumMaster I hope this helps if you want to become a Certified ScrumMaster I am a Certified ScrumMaster . In fact, I am a Certified Scrum Professional . But things were not always thus ...
Once upon a time, well, really a few years ago, ...
I was working at a client trying to gather requirements with
the intent of developing, testing, and deploying extensions / plugins to
Rational Team Concert (RTC).... [More]
Angel Diaz, VP, IBM SWG Standards is the thought provider behind an
article on the activities to ensure that the standards being developed
for the Open Cloud are drivers by the User.
For an easy read, here is the link to the article -
http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/625143-ibms-angel-diaz-3-projects-creating-user-driven-standards-for-the-open-cloud. OpenStack - http://www.openstack.org/ Cloud Standards Customer Council - http://www.cloud-council.org/ TOSCA - ... [More]
Target roles: Product Owner and Scrum Master
What do I want you to know? What do I want you to think about?
When it comes to velocity, I want you to look at: changes, direction of change, and relative consistency. These are important measures for team productivity and team skill level.
*For the purposes of this article, let’s stick with Complexity Velocity (i.e. Story Point velocity). However, the lessons from this article can easily be applied to the... [More]
Product Owner Enablement - Live, Virtual Training Course
July 31, 2012
special training course is a one-day, live, virtual event. The course is
designed for product managers, business team members, and others who are
involved in the planning and execution of Agile projects. Course
Overview Agile software development employs certain principles and practices that
enable development teams to quickly build and deploy high quality software
products. An example of one... [More]
new book has just been published by Alan Brown that will be of interest to
everyone in this community. It is now available from Amazon,
bookdepository, safaribooks, etc. You can get more information at
www.enterprisesoftwaredelivery.info Globalization, rapid technology churn, and massive economic
shifts have made it more difficult than ever to deliver high-value enterprise
software. If you’re an enterprise software leader, strategist, or
practitioner, then Alan Brown's new book can help you improve every facet that is crucial... [More]
After interesting sessions at Innovate 2012, here we are with another discussion on whether requirements management paves way to success in agile projects? If you were following this blog, Cherifa touched on this topic in the blog post about using user stories to achieve better requirements in agile projects .
Views, myths and school of thoughts exist when it comes to requirements in agile. But a disciplined business analysis and requirements is required for a successful agile product delivery. Join us for a webinar with Agile business... [More]
In traditional software
development lifecycles you typically only perform "deployment" once
at the end of the project, but with agile you may deploy multiple times in some
or even all of your iterations. Deploying incrementally can be a challenge
unless you follow some great agile deployment practices. In addition, deploying
more frequently can add huge value to your overall solution. Just to get us on
the same page, I define "deployment" as ensuring your solution
reaches AND is used by the intended end users.... [More]
I'm very excited to be presenting at Innovate 2012 again this year. But I'm particularly excited to be talking about one of my favorite topics. Over my many years of doing test automation, I've built several homegrown solutions to solve the end-to-end automation problem to apply interesting integration tests to the nightly build. As a tester, nothing was worse than spending hours or days setting up a complex system to discover that although the build had passed all the unit tests, it basically was unusable! And as systems get more and more... [More]
An interesting insight by Dr. Angel Diaz into the Practical Guide to Service Level Agreements ( SLA ), published by the Cloud Standards Customer Council ( CSCC ). Who is responsible for the management of the services that will operate in a cloud environment? Who is responsible for identifying the elements of the agreement? What type of agreement should be in place? These are all questions that should be asked and understood before moving a service to the cloud. To read the complete article, go to... [More]
If you're coming to IBM Innovate 2012 this year, we have an exciting contest planned on Monday of the conference. It's Next vs Now. Four teams of high school and college students (the Next generation) pitting themselves against four teams of conference attendees (the Now generation). This code camp is being taught by RP5 Software , an IBM business partner headquartered in Finland. The camp will teach attendees agile practices using Rational Team Concert, by having teams collaborate to build virtual race cars and then race them against each... [More]
ScrumMaster® Certification Course (Pre-conference training) – June 2nd and 3rd Come to Innovate early and take advantage of a 2 day ScrumMaster® Certification Course. Scrum is a widely used practice many organizations leverage as a starting point in their Agile transformation. This highly interactive two day session has been designed to give you the ability to experience first-hand what it is like to be part of a Scrum team. This course is high energy and contains numerous exercises that require attendee full participation. Participants who... [More]
Why Agile pilots sometimes fail
Many small to medium size projects teams have successfully adopted
agile practices such as Scrum but some agile teams do fail. Often as
not they fail because of factors outside their control but here are some
common reasons why agile project teams fail that are within their
Not implementing the whole process Scaling Factors not addressed Team not co-located or team governed like a Waterfall project) Team too big or team has strong functional role boundaries Team / Management not committed... [More]
will be very special this year! Register here ! Let's face it, IBM Developers don't get out of the office too
often. But when we do, we're lots of fun and thrilled to meet our
customers and learn what we can do to help them become more innovative,
and improve their experience with our products.
We will have tons of stuff to help make your Agile deployments rock and your competitors roll.
Below are the 11 Reasons Why Innovate
is a must attend event for Developers
Make new connections with gaggles of developers ... [More]
Target roles: Product Owner and Scrum Master
Let's talk about the flavors of velocity and the term 'velocity' itself. Complexity, Value, Risk, and ROI velocity are all important ways to understand how a team, sprint, and release are performing for the Product Owner.
Standard [Complexity] Velocity: Story points /... [More]
We all know velocity to be the number of story points a team can successfully complete per sprint. Velocity is a thing of beauty. Let’s take a moment to ponder it. It predicts complexity delivered per sprint It predicts release dates It defines and defends a sustainable pace It binds scope It wards off evil vampires … project managers … oh! yes! strike ‘evil’ too. :-) It out performs industrial strengthened Earn Value Management Systems with a white board It and/or the lack of it, shows the health of Sprint Planning Some say it can jump... [More]