Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Agile 2007 Video Contest 2nd Place: Being Agile is our favourite thing

More light hearted than "Developer Abuse" the video "Being Agile is Our Favorite Thing" won 2nd place at Agile 2007.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Agile 2007 Video Contest 1st Place: Developer Abuse

At the Google party at Agile 2007 we all voted (screamed) for the best Agile video advertisement. Developer Abuse won easily.

Friday, August 17, 2007

ScrumMaster Certification: New York

5-6 September 2007, New York

Get certified by Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum and Joe Little, Certified Scrum Practitioner, with lots of experience in introducing Scrum to the financial industry. Click here to sign up.

Jeff started the first Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993 and worked with Ken Schwaber to emerge Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA'95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and IT organizations and helped write the Agile Manifesto.

Participants will learn everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them.

In this course, participants gain hands-on practice with the release backlog, sprint backlog, the daily Scrum meeting, tracking progress with a burndown chart, and more. Participants experience the Scrum process through a "59-minute Scrum" and the "XP Game" which simulate Scrum projects through a non-technical group exercises.

This course is equally suited for managers, programmers, testers, analysts, product managers, and others who are interested in working on or with a Scrum team. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works. Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class.

The course will run from 9am-5pm each day. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.

Who Should Attend

Whether you're a manager, programmer, tester, analyst, product manager, or someone interested in working on or with a Scrum team, this course is suited for you. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works. Through practical, hands-on exercises and small-group discussion you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class.

PMPs: You can receive 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.

Course Material:

Click here for course syllabus.

Participants will receive course materials for review upon registration. The CSM course was formulated to train and certify ScrumMasters and is used worldwide for ScrumMaster training. The book, Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber is required reading for the course and the course is based on the primary Scrum book, Agile Development with Scrum.

Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books. The entire syllabus will be made available upon registering for the course so you can look it over and bring it with you to the sessions. You may get to see our Product Backlog presented by the PatientKeeper Chief Product Owner or attend our Daily Scrum of Scrums!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Camp Scrum: A Powerful New Concept to Accelerate your Agile Program

Looking for a powerful way forward into the world of Agile development? Whether you're just getting started or looking for ideas that can improve your current Agile implementation, you don't want to miss this opportunity to learn from the world's top experts in Scrum and Agile software development.

Imagine having a whole week together with four of the most authoritative personalities in Agile software development today... Not only a week of seminars, but a week of living with the experts, and of informal discussions of everyday practical problems of project management... Imagine gaining deep insights into the fundamentals of Scrum and Agile that could make all the difference in the world on your current project... Imagine being able to discuss these issues with others like you who bring their experiences to this event... Then imagine it all taking place in a beautiful rural Swedish setting, surrounded by nature...

If you can imagine this, you can imagine Camp Scrum.