SD Times news digest: Samsung ARTIK, Scrum.org Kanban course, and MIT private browsing

Samsung has announced it is expanding the ARTIK smart IoT platform with new partnerships to foster the creation of innovative products and services, and enable ARTIK customers to bring new products and services to market faster. “IoT has the potential to impact millions of individuals, businesses and society at large – and Samsung continues to … continue reading

Scrum.org reveals new updates to the Nexus Guide

Scrum.org is announcing new updates to the Nexus Guide, the body of knowledge for using its Nexus framework to scale Scrum. The new updates focus on adding clarification as well as asserting the importance of transparency at scale. Scrum.org is designed to improve the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community as … continue reading

The Scrum Guide gets more clarity

Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland are making new updates to The Scrum Guide to promote flexibility and clarity within the Scrum framework. The updated guide will now clear up common Scrum miscommunications about the framework, and provide a better understanding of Scrum inspection and adaptation. “As new technologies and practices have evolved over … continue reading

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The 2017 Agile Showcase

The notion of Agile software development has been around for more than a decade. The goals, of course, are to have developers work more efficiently, shorten time-to-market of business deliverables, and respond to defects, market conditions or add new features more quickly. This is well understood. What is less well understood is how organizations should … continue reading

Agile can’t succeed as an island

More development teams have adopted agile and lean ways of working to deliver better quality products faster. Despite their efforts, they’re still missing deadlines and churning out buggy software. Most of these teams are expected to solve business problems, but their work doesn’t align with business objectives. In fact, there’s a huge disconnect between development … continue reading

Improv brings improvements to agile team standup meetings

Companies today are expanding their collaboration efforts beyond workplace chat groups and creating software delivery teams through activities like pair programming, or group hackathons. One longtime software engineer and scrum master thinks that companies can go a step further — creating collaborative groups through improv. Wayde Stallmann, who currently works as an agile coach for … continue reading

Organizations put the Scrum back into DevOps

Scrum.org and the DevOps Institute are teaming up on ScrumOps, a new approach to software delivery. ScrumOps is designed to transform IT organizations into the next-generation, agile era of working by bringing Scrum and DevOps together. According to the organizations, while some believe DevOps and Scrum don’t work well together, ScrumOps can be applied to … continue reading

Spreading Scrum through the enterprise

Scrum may seem like it was built for the software development world, but its benefits go way beyond developers. Businesses are starting to realize that if they want to keep up with the pace of innovation, they need to change the way they work outside of development. And that involves Scrum. “Companies can no longer … continue reading

Tuleap 9 allows software teams to adapt to their own agile-workspace needs

Tuleap, a Libre and open-source platform for software development and agile management, wants to help agile teams build on engineering practices like code reviews, Continuous Integration and regular release delivery. Its latest release of Tuleap 9 introduces several new features so everyone, not just the developers, can create software together as a team. Some of … continue reading

Agile 2016: VersionOne’s Summer 2016 release, Scrum.org’s PSM assessment, Tempo Timesheets and more

The Agile 2016 conference kicked off in Atlanta this week with about 2,500 attendees coming to learn about agile and find out if they are doing it right. “It is very clear to me that this ‘agile thing’ is alive and well in Atlanta,” said Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance. (Related: Agile … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Agile 2016: Scrum is not done yet, and neither are you

Scrum has been around for the past 21 years, with Scrum.org fueling and supporting the methodology since 2009. According to the organization, today about 90% of teams use Scrum, and more than 1 million people have taken the Scrum.org assessments. But with the recent innovations and ever-changing trends in the software development space, is there … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Five resolutions for managers

While I don’t like to call myself a manager, I have spent a great deal of time managing people over the years. This has almost always been in a non-profit capacity, though it’s not always simply been about managing volunteers. Whilst working at a computer recycling center, we hired ex-cons and ex-meth addicts, typically with … continue reading

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