What we're about

Welcome to DFW Scrum!

Scrum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrum_(development)) is a process framework that focuses on delivering the highest business value to the customer as early as possible through short iterative development cycles that allow rapid and repeated inspection of the project. Scrum can of course be used on just about any project (if it involves people and it has to get done, you can use Scrum).

Our goal is to help you do better today than you were doing yesterday. The best way to do that is through the collective wisdom and experience of the crowd (sprinkled with some industry experts).

Scrum is very simple to understand, but very hard to implement as it takes your problems and throws them in your face each and every day. We consider ourselves an organic group that is designed to tackle the challenges and issues you face regardless of your role in Scrum.

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month reserving the quarters for industry thought leaders / mentors who can provide direction and insight to questions we might have raised in past meetings. We have hosted some of the industry leading experts such as Ken Schwaber, Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, Jez Humble, Lisa Crispin, Jim Highsmith, Dave Thomas, Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson, Alistair Cockburn, Jeff Patton, Mary Poppendieck, Esther Derby and Mike Cohn since our inception January 13, 2009.

Here are some links to help you get connected:

Web Sites

Blog: http://dfwscrum.wordpress.com

Scrum Alliance: http://scrumalliance.org/user_groups

Email

info@dfwscrum.com

lance.dacy@dfwscrum.com

gary.maccants@dfwscrum.com

Twitter

@dfwscrum

@lancedacy

@charlesgary

Upcoming events (2)

Magnify Your View…How to Envision the Indicators for Scaled Success

Please join DFW Scrum at Sabre HDQ as Kelly and Ryan Key present 'Magnify Your View…How to Envision the Indicators for Scaled Success' Executive Summary: Agile Transformations are typically performed by Autonomous Teams. The need to Scale information to compare Team Performance and ultimately manage the Transformation is important. Basic Agile Metrics are associated to the Teams and should not be used for Comparison such as Velocity or Burn Down Charts. Taking a higher level look at the overall process allows Leaders to take advantage of some Indicators that will track the combined work at Scale. Trend allows for tracking the general movement over time of a statistically detectable change. Momentum is the strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events. And Cycles are an interval of time during which a sequence of a recurring succession of events is completed. Using these indicators from a high level view allows Leadership to make better decisions and deliver faster, ultimately delighting customers. Bio: Kelly Key SAFe Program Consultant, MOL, PSM1, PSD Kelly has more than 29 years of experience in the software industry and 23 years working with agile practices. As an agile program manager, ScrumMaster, agile coach, and VersionOne administrator, Kelly has helped create successful products in the desktop, dot com, and mobile space for the airline, hotel, rental car, rail and cruise industries. As a thought leader, he is always looking to refine processes with continuous improvement while stimulating innovation. Other interests include faith, family, football (both American and Soccer), and Horses. Favorite Quote: "You were born for this..." Areas of Expertise: Servant leadership, coaching, team building, enterprise agile, continuous improvement Ryan Key Ryan is an Agile Coach and has worked across multiple domains including Financial, Travel, and Media in a variety of roles. Ryan is the publisher of everydayAgile.com and is a current student in HEC Paris Master's program for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Ryan is passionate about helping teams deliver awesome products to customers.

DFW Scrum: Dev Team Lightning Talks!

Improving

We will have Lightning Talks for those who wish to share some insight about things we can do better on development teams. The purpose of the DFW Scrum Dev Team is to promote technical excellence. This can be accomplished by: * Increasing team dynamics through agile practices * Use technical assessments to review usage of engineering best practices (e.g. SOLID Principles, Design Patterns, TDD) * Utilizing the DevOps lifecycle to automate build, delivery, and monitor results * Actively seeking feedback to bring about deep User Experience Any topics are welcome that helps development teams be more productive. If you have questions and interested in participating, please reach out to me at [masked].

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