While working with Agile transformations, I’ve been noticing as I’m sure most of you have as well, the focus on development teams shifting to some form of Agile delivery, in most cases Scrum. And with this focus, the Scrum Master typically is part of this early shift, however, the Product Owner role seems to be an afterthought, as is the Business in whole.
Why do organizations start from the delivery side, and try to bring the business along at a later time? Is it because it…Continue
Added by Duane Kenney on August 6, 2020 at 9:17pm — No Comments
I find it curious when organizations that want to take on significant change with an Agile Transformation, immediately start to look at what they can change about the chosen framework before the ink is dry on the decision to change.
The conversation typically follows a similar path each time, “I’ve heard Agile can make us (better/faster/insert improvement here), so we want to learn how to do it, but…here’s how we want to do it here because (insert any ‘we are different’…Continue
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What is your experience dealing with product maintenance while managing development in a Sprint? This article was posted on the Scrum Alliance website.…Continue
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We need a Slogan for our Stickers.
Enter the contest, and
Win a ticket to Philly ETE Conference.
Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on November 30, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments
There is suddenly talk of a SD&T conference in Philly or Washington area. Narish Jain (one of the founders of AgilePhilly) started these in the Philly area 5 to 7 years ago, and runs them in India where he now permanently lives.
( SD&T is Simple Design and Test Conference. Done in a true Open Space Conference style, it usually went both Saturday and Sunday.
If I remember right, at one of the conferences, one thing that made it different = The price of…Continue
Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on April 12, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Noticed that the Dropbox link to my preso in the mail John circulated was broken so...
I renamed the preso to remove spaces, posted the thing on slide share, and create a tiny URL so you can get to it easy!
I really enjoyed sharing this with the group. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or just want to discuss. I am definitely…Continue
We finally have the slides from AgilePhilly's November 20th 2013 meeting.
Dan Mezick's slides -
Topic was Open Agile Adoption
Format is in PDF format
Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on December 17, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I know I put the link up for the AgileTour 2013 pictures, but heck if I can find it.
So I thought I would shove the Dropbox link up here on the Blog Post pages.
If we have any other materials ( like the BIG files that don't fit anywhere) - - Dropbox appears to be the way to go.
(Yes we have still have the http://www.YahooGroups.com/group/AgilePhilly website that can handle photos and more, but for the big files…Continue
Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on November 25, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
A free eBook in pre-release on Acceptance Testing, and comments are being collected. You can use the voucher code 91YmqbaAzuEu all of this month to download a free copy.
Go to the book’s blog page at http://baddotrobot.com/book for more info or use the voucher directly on the Leanpub book page to download …
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It's winter here in PA and nothing goes better with lousy weather than a bowl of chili.
We have a very competitive group and we do not need much motivation to turn anything into a compitition.
One week prior to cooking day we gathered all the teams and unveiled the event and rules. The feedback from teams and tasters was that it was a rousing team building success..
One team took it as far as to execute a prototype and feedback session every morning to dial in…
The Microsoft Code Camp on Oct 15th will be having an Open Spaces Track. In my mind, that brings a lot of new people around to the idea of Open Spaces during conferences.
Open Spaces - Jess Chadwick - Room 105
An open discussion forum lasting the entire day. The format is deliberately fluid, with the general flow consisting of: participants shout out topics to discuss, vote on a topic, discuss it for 10 minutes (or more... or less), and then…Continue
Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on August 30, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments
Naresh Jain, one of our original founders, has a great quote via a Corey Hains Code Retreat. It is a truism about agile coding:
"write thrice, erase twice, release once, work small."
Added by John Voris on March 7, 2011 at 12:16am — No Comments
Free Talks by Mary Poppendieck & Gojko Adzic among others
are listed in the lower right hand corner of http://skillsmatter.com/go/home
These were listed in the newsletter of Skills Matters. Times are London times.
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Near as I can tell, their podcasts of recent talks listed in their newsletter is not condensed well on any page of their site. These…Continue
Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on January 21, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Building Trust as you work with a new team is crucial. To achieve a collaborative work environment, trust has to be built between all the involved parties be it team members or outside stakeholders. Trust helps teams function in a manner…Continue
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Slides from the last joint meeting with SPIN on Sept 22nd are at
Added by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on October 1, 2010 at 7:11pm — No Comments
Thank you to Andre, Bonnie, Adam, Aaron and Sebastian for coming out to Code Kata night at the Math Forum! This was an experimental kata night in that we were trying out architectural katas for the first time.
In the beginning we went through a summary of the basic elements of architecture: communication/distribution, presentation/interaction, state management, processing, resource management and tools. For this we followed the slides that Ted Neward provided especially for this…Continue