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Diversity and Inclusion: What It Is and Why It Matters

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Join our conversation with the Agile community about diversity and inclusion. Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) has become increasingly important to the Agile community over the past several years.

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The Future of High Speed Transportation by Anita Sengupta

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Toxic Team Members

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Imagine this was your Agile team: Your Product Owner has expert domain knowledge but is more focused on career progression than on developing a great product. The Business Analyst is thorough but is a poor time manager and often misses deadlines.

Is Agile Accountability an Oxymoron?

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Despite what some people may think, accountability and Agile are not mutually exclusive. How does your organization incorporate accountability? Is it part of your organization’s value statement or part of your enterprise culture?

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Using Game Thinking for Rapid Product Innovation – Amy Jo Kim

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The Magic of Small User Stories

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I often run into teams that likes big User Stories. Why spend time writing, planning, and estimating a bunch of small stories when you can write, plan, and estimate just one big story? Bigger stories mean better efficiency, right? Not necessarily. Why smaller stories?

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Daily Scrum: Is it a Waste of Time?

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Daily Scrum? It’s a waste of time and interrupts my work. Daily Scrum is just a chance for the Scrum Master to show up and micromanage. Daily Scrum is for reporting status, but I could do that in an email. Do any of these complaints sound familiar?

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The Golden Age of Agile Coaching – Shane Hastie

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Organizational Open Space for Unleashing Innovation

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BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

Clear as Mud – Attaining Real Transparency in Agile

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How transparent are you? How transparent is your team, your organization? We all know that transparency is an essential aspect of Agile development, but do you really understand just how critical it is? Transparency is often a key tenant of corporate mission statements.

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Scaling Enterprise Agility amidst Cross Border Merger – Rocky Woestenborghs

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Accelerate Improvements through Retrospectives – Mia Horrigan

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The magic number is 10 – Gabor Devenyi & Alex Sloley

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2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

Design for Prosperity – Dan Makoski

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All Track Development – Ant Boobier

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Design Teams are a Design Exercise – Philip Joe

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Build Agile Organization Lessons Learned from Aikido – Marc Gong

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

The Power of EventStorming

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Learn about EventStorming, a collaborative workshop technique with roots in the Domain-Driven Design Community. Process eventstorming

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Russell Ackoff

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This entry was written as part of the Supporting Agile Adoption program, an Agile Alliance initiative dedicated to supporting organizations and their people become more Agile.

Yes, Cross-functional Teams — but Real Ones!

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If you start with Agile, one of the first things you typically do is come up with a team. And yes of course, the team will be cross-functional. But what’s actually meant by cross-functionality? People in software understand this to mean different kinds of developers (e.g.

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Safeguarding Your Way to Improving Your Code, Your Processes, and Your Life!

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Hi, my name is Brian Button. I’m one of the people who helped put together deliver:Agile 2019. I wanted to share with you one of the sessions I’m really looking forward to seeing.

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The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Questions about Agile: Agile Beyond Software

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This is part of a series of posts where I take a look at some commonly asked questions and provide my spin on them. The answers are all my own.

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Is Agile Killing or Helping Innovation?

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A few weeks ago, I got into an interesting discussion at the eXperience Agile event over in Portugal about whether Agile helps or kills innovation.

The Practice of Sizing Spikes with Story Points

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Every once and a while it's good to take a tool out of its box and find out if it's still fit for purpose. Maybe even find if it can be used in a new way. I recently did this with the practice of sizing spikes with story points. I've experienced a lot of different … Continued.

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Mob Programming

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Mob Programming is a software development approach where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Visualizing the Correlation of Unplanned Work with Feature and PI Objective Delivery

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This article is specifically targeted toward RTE’s, Product Management, and coaches that are currently engaged in establishing a program level workflow (Kanban) that prioritizes the highest valued features as candidates for the Program Increment (PI) Planning event.

Microsoft DevOps Transformation | Donovan Brown

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This talk introduces a truly unified approach to design, development, and operations that goes beyond merely bolting them together. It presents the view that by making design a continuous part of everything we do, we can fulfill the Agile promise of harnessing change for competitive advantage.

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Agile Q&A: What is a Self-Organizing, Cross-Functional Team?

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Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People agile teams cross-functional teams

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Remote Pair Programming: A Guide for Distributed Teams

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Learn how to implement remote pair programming so that you can realize the benefits of pairing and address some challenges of distributed development. Technology pair programming subscriber

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

Agile Q&A: How Can Project Managers Adjust for Agile?

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Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People project management

Selling the Investment to Pay Down Technical Debt: The Code Christmas Tree

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The story of a team trying to solve their technical debt problem by making that problem visible. Technology technical debt

Agile Q&A: Why do Organizations Adopt Agile?

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Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Framework agile adoption

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Agile Q&A: How Far Ahead Should a Team Estimate Product Backlog Items?

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Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Process

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.