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Scrum Tools - ScrumWorks Pro & ScrumWorks Basic

Scrum Tools - ScrumWorks Pro & ScrumWorks Basic
Enterprise functionality that’s easy to use and reinforces Agile practices. That’s why thousands of Agile software development teams around the world have adopted ScrumWorks Pro. Agile Planning and Management Manage and plan Agile projects at the program, product, release and sprint levels. Program and Product Management: Enterprise functionality for accurately modeling work in large, complex development environments. Release planning and forecasting features let you deliver on time and within budget. Agile Teamwork Choose the Agile approach you prefer: Scrum, Kanban or Lean. Ease of Administration Integrate with enterprise LDAP and Directory services. free trial agile coaching agile training Manage High Level Initiatives Across Multiple Products Centralized View Across Products Get an enterprise level view across all projects, from a single dashboard. Management of Cross-cutting Date and Feature Goals Themes "What-If" Scenario Estimations Track Team Velocity Project Milestone Management Archiving

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SmartQ: Visual Project-Management That Conforms to You When it comes to project management, most web apps offer the same basic features: a group of to-do lists, some kind of messaging board, a few gigs of file storage, shared document-editing, a calendar of some sort, and if you’re lucky, a set of reports. But what most don’t offer is the ability to develop a project-management workflow that conforms to the way your team already works, and without this customization, you lose precious time trying to get everybody up to speed on the new way of doing things. In my experience, that ramp-up time usually results in project members abandoning the app and reverting to project management by email. Enter SmartQ.

Henrik Kniberg's blog I debug, refactor, and optimize IT companies. And jam alot too. Spotify Engineering Culture (part 1) March 27, 2014 – 10:12 am Here’s a short animated video describing Spotify’s engineering culture (also posted on Spotify’s blog). This is a journey in progress, not a journey completed, and there’s a lot of variation from squad to squad. Do-It-Yourself Project Management (And How Behance Does It) We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about project management at 99U recently, so we thought we’d share a little behind-the-scenes on how we make ideas happen – quite literally – and then open it up to the community for more input on your tactics. The first thing to note is that our project management system is constantly evolving. People often talk about “project management tools” as if there were a silver bullet.

Comparing Open Source Agile Project Management Tools Comparing Open Source Agile Project Management Tools There are many project management tools designed to support Agile methodologies such as Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP), including several open source options. This article compares the most compelling open source options on the following criteria: Feature setUsabilityViabilitySuitability for large projects and products Background Agile planning in real life "We're agile, we do iterations." You hear this statement often from teams claiming to do agile development. But there's a lot more to being truly agile than doing your development in iterations. Traditionally, development teams have specific releases with pre-determined content and pre-determined dates. At the start of each release, the management team meets with the development team for the ritual arm-twisting for commitments on both the release date and the content.

Skills for Scrum Agile Teams This paper brings out the uniqueness involved in Agile Scrum projects, and identifies the traits required for a successful team. The paper concludes with recommendation of interventions required for effective scrum team. Engineering uniqueness of agile projects Scrum and XP from the Trenches The tricky part to agile software development is that there is no manual telling you exactly how to do it. You have to experiment and continuously adapt the process until it suits your specific situation. This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people and how they continuously improved their process over a year's time. Under the leadership of Henrik Kniberg they experimented with different team sizes, different sprint lengths, different ways of defining "done", different formats for product backlogs and sprint backlogs, different testing strategies, different ways of doing demos, different ways of synchronizing multiple Scrum teams, etc. They also experimented with XP practices - different ways of doing continuous build, pair programming, test driven development, etc, and how to combine this with Scrum. This book includes:

How To Become A Self-Management Superhero Increasingly creative careers are location independent. Almost all of us are “working remotely” in some capacity – whether you’re a manager who works from home once a week taking conference calls, an entrepreneur working on the road while traveling, or a graphic designer, film editor, or copywriter who works full-time from a home office with all the amenities. This shift is nothing new, of course. Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation We all want to do remarkable things, and lead remarkable lives. No one wants to spend the day engaged in mundane productivity in pursuit of a meaningless consumer existence. Certainly not you, right?

Disadvantages of Agile Software Development Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big fan of agile development. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that :-) But I’m not so pro-agile that I’ve lost all sense of balance. An agile approach to development is good for so many reasons. How To Set Smart Daily Goals You’re busy. I’m busy. Everyone is busy. Yet, despite all this bustle, we often don’t feel particularly productive from day to day. Whole weeks can flash by in a blur of relatively meaningless emails, meetings, and admin tasks while the “big stuff” goes untended. As the 19th-century thinker Henry David Thoreau wrote, “It is not enough to be busy. Software Development Poll: Programming, Testing, Open Source, UM Adoption of Agile Methods After a similar poll in 2005, Methods & Tools looked again in 2008 at the adoption of agile software development approaches. The question was: At what stage is the agile approach (XP, Scrum, FDD, ...) adoption at your location? Participants: 512 (232 in 2005)

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