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Jobs : Agile Software Tester, Confidential, Redmond, WA
on 2011/7/20 7:29:18 (952 reads)

The Agile Software Tester is a key member of the team responsible for software development, test and evaluation efforts supporting the Developer Platform. The primary responsibility of this role is to support Agile/Scrum software development through planning, designing, developing and executing various software quality processes within the Scrum methodology as implemented in the Developer Program. Key accountabilities include implementation of best practice techniques for test-driven development, value-based exploratory testing, automated functional and regression testing. In addition, this role will facilitate internal/external communication between the development team and Acceptance Test stakeholders, as well as validate that the development team adheres to established Agile Testing methodologies and processes.

To get more informations and to apply visit http://www.softdevjobs.com/job/agile-software-tester-fm971-redmond-wa-confidential-d7e8dcd5d8/

Event : Agile Lean Europe 2011 - Unconference in Berlin, Sept 7th - 9th 2011
on 2011/7/19 23:21:00 (1107 reads)

The first Agile Lean Europe Unconference 2011 (ALE2011) will take place from September 7th-9th 2011 in Berlin at NH Hotel Berlin-Mitte. The Unconference will consist of a mixture of Open Space, keynotes and talks. It addresses European IT practitioners who are interested in lean and agile thinking and practices. Volunteers from all over Europe are organising this noncommercial event intensively using social media.

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Book : Agile Game Development with Scrum by Clinton Keith
on 2011/6/14 4:43:51 (3478 reads)

Keith Clinton has written a book that provides both an overall vision of the Agile and Scrum approaches combined with a detailed practice of these principles in the specific context of game software development. It gives therefore also a good introduction to the software practices of the gaming industry. 

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Articles : An Agile Approach to Change Management
on 2011/5/3 11:20:00 (5397 reads)

Agile software development is designed to thrive within even the most dynamic business and technical environments. In fact, according to an article on the Web site of Martin Fowler, a well-known Agile industry leader,  the name “Agile” was chosen because its founders viewed “adaptiveness and response to change” as the most essential concept of the methodology.

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News : Agile XXL: Scaling Agile for Project Teams
on 2011/5/2 5:31:09 (1177 reads)

This new eBook from Seapine covers how to scale Agile project teams, specifically addressing both team size and team distribution. You may face three types of challenges when scaling Agile project teams: people challenges, process challenges, and tool challenges. This eBook takes a deeper look at these challenges and examines how to address each one



Quotes : They don’t really know what agile is. All they know is the word.
on 2011/4/12 11:51:05 (1494 reads)

The word agile has clearly crossed the chasm. And, with all the emphasis on certification, that word is only going to become more resume-valuable with time. And that’s a damn shame.Because true agility, the kind where you do some work, and get some feedback, first from your team and then from your customer—that’s so valuable that it’s hard to believe organizations are not embracing it. But the problem is they don’t really know what agile is. All they know is the word.


Source: Johanna Rothman,“Agile-the-Word” has Crossed the Chasm


News : An Easy Introduction to Agile Software Development
on 2011/4/7 3:43:02 (1265 reads)

Seapine has released an free ebook "Exploring Agile" that gives an  easy introduction to the elements of Agile methods from product backlogs and user stories to sprint reviews and retrospectives.

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News : Agile Project Management in the Spring 2011 issue of Methods & Tools
on 2011/3/21 9:03:56 (1755 reads)

Methods & Tools - the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers - has just published its Spring 2011 issue with the following articles:
* Automated Acceptance Tests and Requirements Traceability
* Managing Schedule Flaws using Agile Methods
* User-Centric Design and the Power of Personas
* Complexity Theory for Software Developers
* Build Patterns to Boost your Continuous Integration
* GivWenZen – Behavior Driven Development for FitNesse
* Celoxis - Web Based Project Management
* Tellurium Automated Testing Framework
* Apache CXF
* RSpec Best Practices
* Maven Plugins

80 pages of software development knowledge that you can download from http://www.methodsandtools.com/mt/download.php?spring11

Event : XP Day Suisse “Edition Francophone”, Geneva, May 9 – Call for Papers
on 2011/3/15 3:46:35 (1315 reads)

Here we go again! Banking on the success of the first two “XP Day – Edition Suisse”, the organizing committee has decided to go back to work and launch a call for submission for the 2011 edition. The fundamental rules have not changed: if you want to share your experience or knowledge about agility, to debate on some new idea or to being forth anything that can contribute to agility, we need your contribution.

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Book : Adaptive Project Framework by Robert Wysocki
on 2011/1/25 6:43:18 (3331 reads)

In the category of project management books, this one is a little bit different, as its goal is to present an open framework and not a prescriptive model.

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