Conference Presentations

Integrate V&V within Scrum: How Does That Work?

Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for delivering business value. It is not a Verification and Validation (V&V) approach. So how do we merge Scrum and V&V when a product must be subjected to formal V&V activities? How do we plan V&V work, incorporating it into a...

Kathryn Aragon, Sandia National Laboratories and Julie Bouchard, Sandia National Laboratories
Video: For Maximum Awesome

An agile hardware and engineering company of 500 collaborators in twenty countries, Team WIKISPEED uses test-first development practices, is run by Scrum teams, and produces road legal cars, micro-houses, and social-good projects. Joe Justice shares how their 100-MPG road car was created...

Joe Justice, Scrum, Inc
Test Process Improvement in Agile

Current Test Process Improvement (TPI) models have proven to be a mismatch when used to assess testing in an agile context, since it is significantly more difficult to describe how to...

Jeroen Mengerink, Polteq
Meet Big Agile: Testing on Large-Scale Projects

Are you embarking on a large-scale, globally distributed, multi-team scrum project? Have you already identified the potential testing challenges that lie ahead? Or have you...

Geoff Meyer, Dell, Inc.
Managing Multiple Teams at Scale with Scrum and Lean

Scrum has become very popular in agile development shops, but most organizations that adopt Scrum run into challenges when they expand beyond a few teams. Ken Paugh believes that you can overcome the challenging patterns of scaling Scrum by focusing on lean-flow.

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
Lean Startup Tools for Scrum Product Owners

In just a few years, the Lean Startup movement has gained influence by promoting a powerful but simple agile product management toolset—one that complements agile software development approaches such as Scrum and kanban. Arlen Bankston explores the tools and techniques product...

Arlen Bankston, LitheSpeed
Agile Success with Scrum: It’s All about the People

Is it possible to be doing everything Scrum says to do and still fail horribly? Unfortunately, the answer is yes—and teams do it every day. To many, Scrum means concentrating on the meetings and artifacts, and making sure the roles all do their jobs. Bob Hartman and Michael Vizdos explore...

Bob Hartman, Agile For All
Keynote: Magnificence: Culture Hacking, the Common Platform, and the Coming Golden Era

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...

Jim McCarthy, McCarthy Technologies Inc.
Enterprise Lean-Agile: It’s More Than Scrum

Introducing agile development into a large enterprise is like creating a bubble of sanity in the midst of bedlam. Unless the sanity spreads, the effort is ultimately frustrating, frustrated—and fails. Jeff Marr describes the web of the enterprise ecosystem and presents strategies to build...

Jeff Marr, Cisco
Scrum for Global-Scale Development

A global development organization—in seven cities on three continents—has developers all using agile practices to develop complex applications. In addition to the common problems faced by distributed teams, they must deal with attrition rates in excess of 50 percent, possible loss of...

James Lynn, SUTO Consulting


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