Product Info

VersionOne is an all-in-one agile project management tool built from the ground up to support agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, SAFe and hybrid. From small teams to distributed enterprises, VersionOne’s suite of right-sized product editions help companies scale agile faster, easier and smarter.

Platform

Take advantage of more than 45 pre-built integration connectors to extend VersionOne and create a single, synchronized agile software development environment. Connectors are available for all VersionOne product editions, or you can build your own using VersionOne’s open, web-service API and SDKs (Java & .NET).

Training & Services

We offer world class agile and product training to help you quickly get started with agile and easily scale VersionOne across your organization. Whether you’re looking for basic training or dedicated on-site coaching you’ll find what you need to make your transition to agile faster and easier.

Customers

VersionOne has been selected and successfully deployed by over 50,000 teams in over 170 countries around the world and more than 35 Fortune 100 companies using agile software development and scrum development practices. Our customers include many of the leading technology organizations in the world.

Partners

We realize that the agile expertise that our partners offer is a critical part of a customer’s success in adopting, transitioning and scaling their agile initiatives. By leveraging the unique expertise of our global partner network, VersionOne is able to offer superior agile training, coaching and consulting services based on our customers’ specific needs

About Us

VersionOne helped pioneer the agile management tool in 2002 - way before it was the cool thing to do in the software development market. Today we remain the only enterprise software company that has been 100% dedicated to agile life cycle management since day one.

In This Issue

Agile 2008 is Next Week - Here's Some Info

Are you heading to Toronto for Agile 2008? VersionOne will be there as a title sponsor and we have some great special events planned. As always, we will have some of our unique swag which you will actually want to bring home. This is also a good chance to chat with our CEO, CTO and a whole bunch of other folks from VersionOne.

If you are a VersionOne customer or are currently in an evaluation, talk to your account executive about getting an invite to VersionOne's annual Agile party. If you were at Agile 2006 or 2007 you know what we're talking about....


User Story Estimation Techniques - Jay Fields for InfoQ

One of the great things about working as a consultant is the ability to try out many different ideas and adapting your personal favorite process to include things that work. This article gives the details about user story estimation techniques that I've found effective.

Read the article here (http://www.infoq.com/articles/agile-estimation-techniques)


Write a Blockbuster Using User Scenarios- Jeff Patton for Stickyminds

Big projects require many little user stories. But if these scenarios don't add up to one good story, then you're probably missing out on the big picture. In this week's column, Jeff Patton describes how his team weaves many small tales into a single strong report by identifying key characters and themes.

Read the article here.
(http://www.stickyminds.com/s.asp?F=S10730_COL_2)


Book Review:
Agile Adoption Patterns, A Roadmap to Organizational Success
Book by Amr Elssamadisy, Review by Ryan Cooper for InfoQ

In his recent book, Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success, Amr Elssamadisy provides a framework for creating a context-specific agile adoption strategy. Rather than suggest the same set of practices for everyone, he helps you figure out which practices will be most effective at reaching your organization's specific goals. This practical approach will get you started on your agile path with a minimum of overhead and frustration.

Read the full review here
(http://www.infoq.com/articles/agile-adoption-patterns)


Agile Alliance Board Voting - Editor Self-Interest Department

As editor of the Agile Chronicles, I (Paul Culling) am exercising the right to abuse my position. I have been on the board of Agile Vancouver (BC, Canada) for the past 2 years and one of my fellow board members, Philippe Kruchten, has nominated me for the Agile Alliance board.

If you have attended an Agile 200x conference in the past or are attending this year's conference you are an Agile Alliance member and can vote. You can vote electronically or in person at the conference during the Tuesday meeting.

Learn more about the others nominated here.
(you will find my 'nomination statement' under "Paul Culling")

If you are an Agile Alliance member, know me (or my work in the community) and want to throw your vote my way, click .

Check out my fancy campaign poster...


Upcoming Events You Should Know About

Simple Design & Testing Conference
When? Sept. 12-14
Where? Downers Grove, IL
How Much? A position paper is your cost of entry
Event Info: http://sdtconf.com/
Event Registration: http://sdtconf.com/reg.htm

Portugal Scrum User Group & Events
When? September 15 - 19
Where? Lisbon, Portugal
How Much? Various costs.
More Info: http://www.fullsix.pt/scrum/Annual_Meeting_2008.htm
CSM course - Sept. 15-16
Agile Estimation & Planning - Sept. 17
Agile Requirements Management - Sept. 18
Portugal Scrum User Group Meeting - Sept. 19

APLN Leadership Summit
When? Sept. 25-26
Where? Atlanta, GA
How Much? $399.00 ($349 for APLN members)
Event Info: http://summit.aplnatlanta.org/
Event Registration: http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=628805

Agiles 2008
When? Oct. 20-23
Where? Buenos Aires, Argentina
Event Info: http://agiles2008.org/en/
Event Registration: http://agiles2008.org/en/registracion.php

Scrum Gathering
When? October 20 - 22
Where? Stockholm, Sweden
How Much? $1,800 before Aug. 31, $2,200 after Aug. 31 (USD)
More Information:
http://www.scrumalliance.org/events/6--stockholm-scrum-gathering

Notes about the Scrum Gathering:
This will be the first time that both Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland will be together at a Scrum Gathering and on a panel to take on all questions. Space is limited so if you can make it to Stockholm we suggest you register early.

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