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Martin Fowler coming to Australia in March
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Ethann Castell    

A quick heads up that Martin Fowler is coming to Australia in March to talk at YOW! Nights in Sydney (8th) and Melbourne (29th).

Martin has been a pioneer and thought leader in Informatin Technology for a number of years and has written a number of books including “Refactoring”, “UML Distilled” and “Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture”.

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Git and GitHub for Scrum Masters
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 2:17a   Ethann Castell
Scrum Masters generally don’t need to have the same depth of technical skills as the software developers on their team.  However if your team is using Git for source code version control, then you as the Scrum Master or Iteration Manager, may find yourself bamboozled by terms such as HEAD, Master, Squash and Pull Request. This is the situation I found myself in recently, and even though I had previously used other version control systems such as CVS and SVN, I was still confused by discu
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Don’t be the first to miss out on LAST Canberra!
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 8:01a   Ethann Castell
The LAST Conference is taking place in Canberra on September 14th, and if you’re in the vicinity then I highly recommend that you attend. Tickets are selling fast but they tell me that at the time of publishing this post, there are still some spaces available. LAST Sydney was great LAST is an acronym for (Lean Agile and Systems Thinking) and as you might expect with a name like that, the topics covered tend to be somewhat broader in scope than the topics which feature at other Agile confer
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Get my Agile book for free – 24 hours only!
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 2:57a   Ethann Castell
The Kindle edition of my book Awesome Agile Ceremonies – 104 techniques to energise your Agile teams is free to download for the next 24 hours. I wrote this book earlier this year to help Scrum Masters and Iteration Managers spice up their Agile ceremonies and energize their team. If you enjoy this book then please share with your friends and feel free to leave a review on Amazon. Enjoy! The post Get my Agile book for free – 24 hours only! appeared first on Ethann Castell.
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Five tips for passing the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam
Sun, Jul 30th 2017 10:00p   Ethann Castell
I recently passed the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam and wanted to share some tips to help others with this exam. As with other PMI certifications, you’ll need in-depth knowledge of the subject matter to pass this exam.  You should not underestimate the difficulty of the PMI-ACP exam. If you’ve passed your Certified Scrum Master (CSM) exam, be aware that the PMI-ACP is a much more difficult exam – I would say that the PMI-ACP is in a different league than the
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Inaugural Scrum Coach Retreat Sydney
Sun, Apr 2nd 2017 9:38p   Ethann Castell
The Scrum Alliance is hosting the inaugural Sydney Scrum Coach Retreat from May 5 – 7 in Coogee. It’s 2 1/2 days of deep-dive learning combined with many opportunities to extend professional relationships within the community. Sounds like a bargain at just over $500.  Register now and I’ll see you there. The post Inaugural Scrum Coach Retreat Sydney appeared first on Ethann Castell.
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Agile Team Energiser: Rock,Paper,Scissors,Lizard,Spock
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 5:35a   Ethann Castell
Most people are familiar with the game Rock, Paper, Scissors – a simple game where two participants compete with hand gestures representing each of the aforementioned objects, and a simple set of rules for determining which object beats the other. Recently I came across an extended version of the game called Rock,Paper,Scissors,Lizard,Spock which appears to have first appeared on The Big Bang Theory. As you might expect, this version of the game introduces two additional hand gestures;
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Using graffiti to build high-performing teams.
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 8:11a   Ethann Castell
There’s one thing that strikes me about close-knit, high-performing teams. They seem to have an internal language that people outside of the group have trouble understanding. So how can the use of grafitti encourage the development of this internal language? Well-known author Steve McConnell wrote about this in his book Rapid Development:Taming Wild Software Schedules. Like a lot of other teams, we had a set of in-jokes and rituals that people outside the team had a hard time understand
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Four free Agile resources that you should know about (but probably don’t!)
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 7:52p   Ethann Castell
There are lots of free Agile resources on the internet. However not all information is created equal. Frankly a lot of the stuff out there is just click-bait designed to get you to buy a product or service. But there are good sources lots of good information out there. I’m going to assume that you’ve read the Agile Manifesto and The Scrum Guide, and that you are familiar with sites such as The Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org and Mountain Goat Software. Today I’m going to share
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Agile Tour Sydney 2016 – call for facilitators
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 5:50p   Ethann Castell
The Agile Tour Sydney is on again on November 14. For 2016 there’s a change of venue to the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney.  So only 40 sleeps to go before the big day. The call has now gone out for nominations from those who would like to run a workshop on the day. So if you’ve got a good idea or a burning topic to share then get to it and submit your idea now. The Agile Tour is one of my favorite Agile events of the year and extremely good value at only $100 per ticket (t
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How popular are Agile Certifications with employers?
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 6:28a   Ethann Castell
Certifications can be a controversial topic. Get a bunch of Agile practitioners together, and if the topic should turn to certifications, then a heated debate often follows. Some folks love certifications and see much value in them. Others don’t think that they’re worth the paper they are written on. Regardless of your personal opinion about the value of certifications, if employers or clients are looking for certain certifications, then this tends to drive all but the most strident




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