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

Lean Development Resources - Alan Shalloway from Net Objectives

Free Online Lean Training - 6 sessions (December through April)
Alan Shalloway is passionate about lean thinking. He is so passionate that he and his company, Net Objectives, is putting on a free six session online training course around using lean thinking within Agile software development. This promises to be valuable free training for those looking for an introduction to Lean - Not just a "bait-and-switch-and-buy-our-training" course.

Learn more and register here.
(http://www.netobjectives.com/free-seminar-schedule/lean-online-training-dec-2008)

Watch Alan Shalloway's presentation on Lean from Agile 2008
In this presentation held during Agile 2008, Alan Shalloway, CEO and founder of Net Objectives, presents the Lean software development principles and practices and how they can benefit to Agile practitioners.

Watch the presentation here.
(http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Lean-Agile-Alan-Shalloway)


PMI / Agile Transition Webinar:
The Agile PMP: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
(Live Event: December 18, 2008 | Speaker: Mike Cottmeyer)

Building on the principles of PMI® and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Mike Cottmeyer will explore how a PMP can adapt their knowledge and experience to become an effective agile project leader. Mike will tackle the hidden assumptions behind the PMBOK and explore a more agile approach to managing time, cost, and scope.

Webinar Title: The Agile PMP: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Date: December 18, 2008 12:00 pm, EST
Cost: Free
Register: HERE
(https://aspeevents.webex.com/aspeevents/onstage/g.php?d=664842885)

Additional Resources:
Agile Chronicles Blog: Mike's blog post going over some of the base information for his presentation at Agile Development Practices in Orlando, FL (the webinar above is based on that talk)

APLN Houston/PMI Houston joint chapter meeting: December 9, 2008 at 5:30pm


Is there a Doctor in the house? Introduction to Dr. Agile

There has been some buzz building around survey-based Agile readiness and evaluation tools for organizations implementing Agile practices. Dr. Agile is one of them and has gotten some good feedback. Developed by Dr. Ahmed Sidky, Dr. Agile is currently in Beta phase and welcomes you to set up an account and give it a try. Don't forget to provide feedback to Ahmed and his crew at feedback@DrAgile.com.

From the Dr. Agile website: Dr. Agile is an online agility assessment tool that is capable of measuring an organization’s readiness to adopt agile practices. Dr. Agile is the result of years of ongoing academic and industrial research.

Learn more or give it a try here.
(http://www.dragile.com/index.asp)


How Do We Know When We Are Done?
Mitch Lacey published by the Scrum Alliance

In this article, Mitch describes a done list, how it adds value, and the value it communicates to stakeholders. Then, he presents an exercise that will help you build your own done list and manage it over time.

Read the article here.
(http://www.scrumalliance.org/articles/107-how-do-we-know-when-we-are-done)

The Agile Poster - Download and Print


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Attn: Agile Trainers and Coaches

50/50 Promo
Check out VersionOne’s industry-leading 50/50 Referral Program. Choose to keep or donate referral fees up to $20,000.

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