Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West 2013

PRESENTATIONS

By
Nicole Sweeney, Intuit & Martin Franklin, Intuit

Organizations are under pressure to release faster with higher quality, while business and technology environments are increasingly becoming more and more complex. How can you deploy great products quickly in such a challenging environment? Intuit, maker of TurboTax, is solving this...

By
Penny Wyatt, Atlassian

Until 2009, the Atlassian JIRA team shipped a major release of its software every nine to twelve months. Everything was tested—every story and every bug fix—and everything still contained serious bugs. Story development moved quickly, but after the feature-complete date, several...

By
Stefano Rizzo, Polarion Software

The Big Data has three unique characteristics—Volume, Velocity, and Variety. Today’s big data applications are growing dramatically. We must process data ever more quickly so we can respond to events as they happen, and that data is arriving from an ever wider array of channels...

By
David Hussman, DevJam

Are you using agile practices but struggling? If so, you are not alone. Experienced agile practitioners know that some practices are more difficult than others, and most need tuning over time. If you are looking for ways to get more value or improve your skills, this session will pass...

By
Rob Maher, Rob Maher Consulting

Many factors impact a team’s productivity. Some are well understood—collocation, size, common purpose. Others are less well known including social capital—the value of social networking. Rob Maher describes techniques that have been successfully used within organizations to enhance team...

By
Payson Hall , Catalysis Group Inc.

As infants, we begin our lives as problem-solving machines, learning to navigate a strange and complex world in which others communicate in ways we don’t understand. Initially, we hone our problem-solving talents. Then many of us find our explorations thwarted and eventually stop using...

By
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.

Has this happened to you? You try to implement a change in your organization and it fails. And, to make matters worse, you can't figure out why. It may be that your great idea didn't mesh well with your organization’s culture or a host of other reasons. Jennifer Bonine shares a toolkit to...

By
Derek Neighbors, Integrum Technologies

According to a recent study, more than 60 percent of CEOs cite the need to discover innovative ways of managing their organization’s structure, finances, people, and strategies as their top priority. In order to compete in the 21st century, organizations must rethink how they function...

By
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.

Have you ever needed a way to measure your leadership IQ? Or been in a performance review where the majority of time was spent discussing your need to improve as a leader? If you have ever wondered what your core leadership competencies are and how to build on and improve them...

By
Steven “Doc” List, Santeon Group

Most of us take language for granted. We use words without thinking about how they may affect others and then are surprised at the reaction we get. Learn the importance of language in building and maintaining high performing agile teams. Become more aware of the words you choose and...

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