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Free Agile Estimating Cards

Free Agile Estimating cards you can print (including T-shirts, beer sizes and martian weapon sizes)

Over the last week I’ve quietly added a new product to the shop; free Agile Estimating cards as a downloadable pdf. The pdf contains my standard T-shirt sized estimating cards, and I’ve included a few other fun varieties including beer sizes and zombie weapon sizes. I’ve also includes an introduction on Agile Estimating, and how […]

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Interview with Al Shalloway of Net Objectives

Alan Shalloway is a prolific author and founder and CEO of Net Objectives. I first met Al while living and working in Seattle, and would frequently see him at different conferences and gatherings. Since this interview was recorded, there has been an interesting debate of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). In order to better understand […]

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Laszlo Szalvay

How did an entrepreneur grow a successful product and services business around Scrum

I met Laszlo Szalvay (and his brother Victor Szalvay) several years ago, when Laszlo hired me at Danube Technologies. Both Laszlo and Victor are quite remarkable entrepreneurs who started Danube Technologies straight out of college. This is a story how they build a successful product and services business around Agile and Scrum, and how they […]

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5 Questions – Issue 4

In issue 4 of the five questions series we hear from Alistair Cockburn. Alistair is a leading agile evangelist and book author and recently presented a number of sessions at the Orlando Scrum Gathering, including the “panel of 5” open discussion with the likes of Ken Schwaber, Mike Cohn, Ron Jeffries and Jim Coplien. Alistair […]

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scrum videos

A collection of funny Scrum videos

Richard Hundhausen has put together a great list of funny Scrum/Agile related videos. Some of these scrum videos are classics such as High Moon Studios: Portrait of Scrum and Adam Weisbart’s Shit Bad Scrum Masters say. Be warned, not all of these are actually that funny. I’ve never found The Downfall of Agile Hitler to be funny, […]

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5 Questions – Issue 3

In issue 3 of the ’5 questions’ series we hear from Mike Cohn. Mike is the author of some of the most successful IT books, including Agile Estimating and Planning, User Stories Applied and his upcoming new book Succeeding with Agile. A big thankyou to Mike for taking the time to squeeze these answers into […]

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5 Questions – Issue 2

In issue 2 of the ’5 questions’ series we hear from one of the godfarthers of Scrum, Ken Schwaber. Ken (along with Jeff Sutherland) is responsible for creating Scrum way back in the day, not only that but Ken created (or helped create) the Scrum Alliance and the Agile Alliance. Ken has produced three Scrum […]

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5 Questions – Issue 1

This is the first instalment of a brand new series of articles I will be bringing you over the next few months (or years, depending on its success). I have devised five questions that I intend to put to some of the leading lights in the Scrum industry, either famous, infamous or just those with […]

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Growth of jobs using the term "Agile Software"

An excerpt from Improving Agility: Agile certifications.

I thought I’d share the start of Agile Certifications. Apart from the preamble, the meat of this excerpt is the chapter “Trends in Agile Development”. Here’s a teaser quote: The online jobs website, Indeed.com provides simple charts and reports lending insight. This is the graph for the percentage growth of job postings containing the phrase […]

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Kane Mar

Ebook “Improving Agility: Agile Certifications”

Did you know that there are over 6 different organizations offering agile certifications? Do you know what those organisations are, or the pros and cons of the different certifications? And, what certification is right for you? Improving Agility: Agile Certifications is an overview of the major organizations offering agile certifications. Agile certifications are controversial and create […]

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Agile demand outstripping supply

InfoQ has an interesting article that went largely unreported on how Agile demand is outstripping supply. I’ve noticed this also while researching my ebook on Agile Certifications. The infoQ article points to two sources, CWJobs of the UK and Yoh IT based in the US. Some of the information coming out of Yoh IT include […]

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How Scrum 101 was made

I’ve always been fascinated by how different websites work and the technologies behind them, so I thought I’d briefly discuss how Scrum101 is put together and what drives it. The whole setup of Scrum 101 is relatively simple, although I have to admit it took some time and effort to make is simple. There is […]

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