The Scrum methodology of agile software development marks a dramatic departure from waterfall management. In fact, Scrum and other agile processes were inspired by its shortcomings. The Scrum methodology emphasizes communication and collaboration, functioning software, and the flexibility to adapt to emerging business realities — all attributes that suffer in the rigidly ordered waterfall paradigm.

Webinars

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Strategic Vision & Scrum: Looking Beyond The Next Sprint
When organizations adopt an agile approach to development like Scrum there is so much focus on the iterative nature of agile development that long range vision and strategic product design can get lost. In this webinar, Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Process Mentor, Jimi Fosdick, PMP, CST discusses the need to include long term product vision, coherent user experience and User Centered design and architecture along with specific best practices for achieving a coherent product that delights users.

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A Marriage Made in Heaven: Agile and Project Portfolio Management

Project Portfolio Management is the one of key tools that enables senior IT executives to keep projects and applications aligned with overall business objectives. However, the increased adoption of Agile techniques in software engineering tends to run counter to the goals of senior IT, with its rapid iterative approach to building software. Done well though, IT Project Portfolio Management, combined with Agile Project Management, can provide organizations powerful capabilities for managing a resource constrained project portfolio.

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Closing the Agile Loop: Continuous Integration, Continuous Information
Early and continuous delivery of valuable software is the number one principle behind the Agile Manifesto. That’s why Agile practices demand looking beyond code, to build and test. Continuous integration (CI) and test-driven development are accepted as critical elements to accelerate the software delivery process. However, exclusive focus on automating the build and test process is not enough. A key benefit of CI is the ability to effectively close the loop between development, build and test, and back, through continuous information flow. By gaining timely visibility into build and test results, development teams can be more pro-active in dealing with defects, and project teams gain vital information into each build, including which requirements have been addressed. This increases team productivity and accelerates faster delivery of high-quality software.

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Agile Transformation: What Does It Take To Become Agile
s your organization exploring or implementing an Agile transformation? If so, it is critical for you to assess where your enterprise stands in the process and to understand what short term and long term improvements must be made in order to succeed. Working onsite with thousands of customers that represent a large cross-section of industries and organizations, CollabNet Agile Coaches have observed patterns and key milestones in the way organizations adopt and scale Agile. In this webinar, “Agile Transformation Strategy – A Blueprint for Enterprise Success”, Angela Druckman, CST, will outline the phases enterprises go through in their agile transformation and outline a sound strategy and “blueprint” to help guide organizations on their path to Agility. Learn what it takes to be successful in an Enterprise Agile Transformation and what resources are available to help accelerate your success and your organization’s return-on-investment.

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Harnessing Team Ingenuity
The teams that shape the future will be innovative, and not just productive. It turns out significant ideas have emerged from collaboration rather than the mythical lone genius. But not all teams do well, even with Scrum or related approaches. This session explains research from outside the world of software development that would benefit anyone working with small teams.

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The Scrum Training Series
Not a webinar, but a complete series of interactive e-learning modules using cartoon characters to demonstrate situations actual Scrum teams encounter.  Use this free online Scrum Master training to prepare for your Scrum class, brush up before taking a certification test, or answer unresolved questions.

 

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