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Facilitating Lean Problem Solving - with Astrid Byro at Red Gate Software (Cambridge)

June 16, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please add your name to the guest list to pre-register. Registrations after 13th June pay £10 on the door.18:30 - 19:00 Registration, networking, light buffet available19:00 - 20:00 Talk20:00 - 20:30 Networking SynopsisWe all solve problems but are we solving the root cause or just the symptoms? This talk will examine common techniques for root cause analysis - Defining the problem with 4W1H and finding the root cause with 5 Why's, Affinity Diagrams, Fishbone Diagram, and Tree Structures.About…See More
May 9, 2011
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User Experience in Software Development at Red Gate Software (Cambridge)

March 3, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Join us for an evening on User Experience in Software Development. We'll provide food and drink courtesy of Red Gate Software and a good crowd of UX practitioners.18:00-18:30 Registration, drinks, food and networking18:30 - 19:00 Michele Ide-Smith (Cambridgeshire County Council) Embedding usability in your organisation19:00 - 19:30 Stephen Chambers (Red Gate): Things we learned when redesigning the Red Gate website19:30 - 20:00 Break20:00 - 20:30 Jenny Cham (EMBL-EBI): Why did you click there? …See More
Feb 3, 2011
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Managing the product backlog effectively - with Roman Pichler at Red Gate Software (Cambridge)

February 10, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
18:30 - 19:00 Networking and light buffet19:00 - 20:00 Talk20:00 - 20:30 NetworkingRegister by adding your name to the event guest list. Registrations after 7th February £10 on the door.Like a garden growing wild when left unattended for too long, the product backlog becomes unwieldy when it's neglected. The backlog needs regular attention and care; it needs to be carefully managed, or groomed. Product backlog grooming is an ongoing collaborative process and a core responsibility of the product…See More
Feb 3, 2011
Jay Jayatissa replied to Mark Dalgarno's discussion Session ideas for 2011
"Mark, A good topic would be a review of the various open source automated testing tools (pros, cons, experiences). A general topic on testing would be good as agile teams approach testing totally different to traditional waterfall teams i.e. they…"
Feb 3, 2011
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Inspect & Adapt with Agile Retrospectives with Rachel Davies at Red Gate Software

January 20, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
18:30 - 19:00 Networking and light buffet19:00 - 20:00 Talk20:00 - 20:30 NetworkingRegister by adding your name to the event guest list. Register on or before 17th January or pay £10 on the night.SynopsisOne of the Scrum mantras is "Inspect & Adapt" but teams often struggle to make the end of sprint ceremonies effective. Retrospectives can be used get the whole team involved in the review of past events and brainstoring ideas for working more effectively going forward. Where people run…See More
Dec 10, 2010
Jay Jayatissa is attending Mark Dalgarno's event

Agile Development in a DNA Sequencing application - with Andy Brown at Red Gate Software (Cambridge)

November 18, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
18:30 - 19:00 Networking and light buffet19:00 - 19:45 Talk19:45 - 20:15 NetworkingRegister by adding your name to the event guest list. Attendance free.SynopsisSince investing in new sequencing technologies, the amount of raw data being produced is around 5Tb a day. We then use provided applications to convert to DNA sequence, and then more bespoke or open source applications to convert to different file formats, compare sequences against known references, and run QC analysis.This presentation…See More
Nov 5, 2010
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Sep 6, 2010
Jay Jayatissa replied to Mark Wightman's discussion Agile 2010 - Birds of a Feather sessions
"Mark, how about a session on 'Barriers to Agility' so we can understand the issues people face when trying to implement the agile practices within their own company's software development process. Barries could be anything from…"
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Dalgarno commented on Jay Jayatissa's blog post Certified SCRUM Master/Product Owner, are these qualifications worth it?
"I became a CSM last year. I was new to Scrum and taking the course clarified some aspects for me, although this could have been done in other ways. I did the course for interest and to help me work more effectively. I didn't think it would…"
Jul 20, 2010
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Certified SCRUM Master/Product Owner, are these qualifications worth it?

Has anyone become a Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner? If so, are these certifications worth the time and money and do employers actually value them? I am one of those Agile practioners who values experience over qualifications and wondered if it was worth getting one of these certifications to add to my many years of working on agile projects
Jul 18, 2010
Jay Jayatissa replied to Mark Dalgarno's discussion Agile Cambridge 2010 - Your ideas sought
"I would be interested to hear from people that have implemented agile in a regulated environment where strict documentation guidelines must be met"
Mar 3, 2010
Jay Jayatissa replied to Mark Dalgarno's discussion Agile Cambridge 2010 - Your ideas sought
"I have been to quite a few agile conferences in my time and the one key element that I believe would strengthen the message of the benefits of agile is having a business customer give their thoughts and experiences of working on a project using the…"
Mar 3, 2010
Jay Jayatissa is attending Mark Dalgarno's event

Cloud Applications at Red Gate Software

April 22, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
This time around a set of speakers will give short talks on their cloud-based applications.We'll cover the pros and cons of cloud-computing, give some tips on how to get started and hopefully address any questions on whether cloud is right for your application.If you have a cool cloud-based application you'd be interested in talking about then please send a message to Mark Dalgarno.Confirmed Speakers:Mat Clayton,…See More
Mar 3, 2010
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Mar 3, 2010

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Technical Analyst at GlaxoSmithKline working in enterprise application development. Involved in promoting agile development practices for 3 years.

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Certified SCRUM Master/Product Owner, are these qualifications worth it?

Posted on July 18, 2010 at 12:08 2 Comments

Has anyone become a Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner? If so, are these certifications worth the time and money and do employers actually value them? I am one of those Agile practioners who values experience over qualifications and wondered if it was worth getting one of these certifications to add to my many years of working on agile projects

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