Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West 2013

PRESENTATIONS

By
Dean Leffingwell, Leffingwell, LLC

Tired of the claims that Scrum, XP, and kanban don’t scale beyond a few teams? Overwhelmed by management’s resistance to the organizational changes needed to really follow agile principles? Concerned with the lack of proven practices required to scale agile methods to the next level?

By
Mik Kersten, Tasktop

Daily, we are told that adopting agile, PaaS, DevOps, crowdsourced testing, or any of the myriad of current buzzwords will help us deliver better software faster.

By
Mik Kersten, Tasktop

Daily, we are told that adopting agile, PaaS, DevOps, crowdsourced testing, or any of the myriad of current buzzwords will help us deliver better software faster. However, for the majority of software development organizations, naïve agile transformations that don’t look beyond the needs...

By
Jim McCarthy, McCarthy Technologies Inc.

A culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that both describes and shapes a group. The unique challenges of creating software have demanded totally new types...

By
Jim McCarthy, McCarthy Technologies, Inc.

A culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that both describes and shapes a group. The unique challenges of creating software have demanded totally new types of corporate culture. In response, we have created agile, Scrum, and XP. These represent the birth of...

By
Dale Emery, DHE

An organization’s ability to make improvement, whether for greater agility or other goals, involves two components—a technical component and a people component. The technical component is generally logical, linear, and relatively straightforward, and the technical change agents are...

By
Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova

Even today, to the detriment of agile success, most organizational cultures remain delivery date-driven—resulting in delivery teams that are not focused on creating value for the customer. So how can we redirect stakeholders, the business, and the project team to concentrate on delivering...

By
Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed

Agile development methods such as Scrum, XP, and kanban have achieved notable success in improving speed to value, reducing waste, and raising customer and team satisfaction. Successful practitioners worldwide have cut development times, improved product quality, and reduced development cost.

By
Woody Zuill, Hunter Industries

Teamwork is an important component of agile software development. We all agree that teamwork must be nurtured and grown in our organizations. But what does it mean to work as a team in the world of software development? How can we encourage our “teams” to truly work “as a team?” 

By
Jimmy Xu, CGI

With the rapid rise of mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, many organizations are rolling out mobile apps to extend the reach of their traditional web applications. Although the methodology for mobile application testing is fundamentally the same as that of traditional web...

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