Agile Alliance – Board Meeting

The Agile Alliance board is comprised of Agile thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds. They share their passion to deliver software better every day with Agile professionals around the world.

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THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ANALYSTS IN AGILE DEVELOPMENT TEAMS

Are you a business analyst or project manager struggling to fit in with an agile development team? Project Managers and Business Analysts have seen significant changes in their roles and they are not alone; many roles have evolved with the transition to Agile methods. It’s time to stop struggling to find where you fit it in software development and map out your personal strategy for career growth.

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Agile Brazil 2016

Date: November  7-9, 2016 Agile is an approach that transcends national borders. Despite the Agile Manifesto was originally written by a group of American developers, the successful implementation of Agile techniques led to its spread around the world. We are proud of...

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Pair Programming

Over the past ten years, I worked with over a hundred development teams and they all had one common characteristic: they typically didn’t use pair programming as a technique to deliver software. Some teams talked about pair programming and liked the idea of it, but for some reason(s) they still didn’t pair. This raises the question so why won’t they pair? In my experience there are many obstacles to pair programming and collaboration. Many teams cooperate very well but don’t actually collaborate. Collaboration is a key aspect of pair programming, as it trust.

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Big Apple Scrum Day 2016

Date: May 16, 2016 Big Apple Scrum Day 2016 is a one day community conference organized by NYC Scrum User group. The conference continues to promote Scrum/Agile values, principles and practices by offering engaging sessions and workshops, free coaching at Coaches...

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TEDx Baltimore

Date: January 14, 2016 In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and...

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Agile by the Numbers

Did you know? On average, large IT projects run 45% over budget and 7% over time, while delivering 56% less value than predicted. It seems like Agile is everywhere. So, what’s all the fuss about? Project Cooks has scoured and researched and asked the important questions because we believe in Agile, and we believe in the training we provide our clients.

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5 Rules for an Effective Scrum

There’s no worse waste in any company than time. Add value and efficiency to your team, product manager and ScrumMaster’s day with a more effective daily scrum. Here are 5 rules for an effective scrum.

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Practice, Don’t Preach Agile

Mastering a new way to complete projects takes time. It takes knowledgeable leaders, open-minded employees and the right tools. Rolling out an Agile development process is just this sort of thing. You can’t show a fancy PowerPoint presentation and believe everyone gets it. You also can’t expect everyone to know why you’re actually adopting such a methodology.

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