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Conference Thoughts

This week I attended an Agile Conference. I’m lucky enough to have attended many of these over the last 6 years. Some were amazing and some were lacking. As someone who has organised a conference before I know that this is no easy task. And everybody has their own...

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Agile Aus – 5 sketches on a whiteboard

5 sketches on whiteboards Glyn Thomas We attended this talk at Agile Australia where Glyn explained his process by doing 5 different sketches in real time. These are the types of sketches he does in meetings when he is trying to sell the value of design. Biggest...

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Scrum Police Game now in Spanish!

We have exciting news – thanks to Ángel Águeda Barrero from EvergreenPM the game is now available in Spanish 🙂 I have updated the original blog post, and you can also get the files by clicking on the button below. Download the SPANISH game  ...

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Agile Aus – Rescuing legacy software

This was a talk by Martin Cronjé and Jacques De Vos at Agile Australia 2016. It was great to see some fellow South African’s at the conference in Australia, although given Martin has just immigrated to New Zealand we aren’t sure he still qualifies as South African 🙂...

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Agile Aus – Robot Ethics

Robot Ethics and the Future of Human-Robot Interaction Kate Darling Kate’s talk at Agile Australia was an interesting one, and although not about agile, she raised some things about robot ethics that I had never really even considered before. Like: is it okay for a...

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Agile Aus – Changing Mindsets

Peter Halacsy, founder of Prezi, gave a great keynote at Agile Australia 2016. As soon as he started talking we knew he was our kind of person: Happy to admit that he tried agile and it didn’t really work for them. He also had a great sense of humour and willingness...

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Agile Aus – Towards an Agile enterprise

The Agile Australia 2016 conference had some great keynote talks, which is surprising because usually we find keynotes a bit dull (too much sitting and listening). Over the next few months we will blog about the talks we attended at Agile Australia. The first keynote...

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What I tried with my team as a tester

This is a guest post by Stéphanie Desby (@StephDesby). Stéphanie is a geek and curious, she is passionate about tech innovations. As a QA Tester, she likes like to play with webapps, mobile, IoT and APIs.     I’m a junior tester in an Agile team of 7...

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Tips to get your talk proposal accepted

We believe that you learn best by teaching. So if you are learning, consider giving a talk at a conference and see how this boosts your learning! The part most people struggle with is the initial proposal. So here are our tops tips for proposals. Pay attention to the...

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When should you re-estimate in Scrum

If we know one thing about estimates, it is that they are wrong. That’s okay, if they were correct we’d call them actuals. However estimates can be useful to help with some level of planning. Given that scope and requirements change all the time, we often...

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Help! My first grooming session.

Today we got an email from a new Scrum Master who has been using our online training courses and books to learn. She has just started at a new company (her first job as a Scrum Master) and identified that the team needs to groom their work before taking it into a...

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8 hours a day of Scrum Master stuff ?

When we coach teams new to agile we inevitable get asked how many teams a Scrum Master should have. We then use the quote “A good Scrum Master can have two teams, a great Scrum Master will only have one team.”. This is met with blank stares. The Scrum...

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