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Scaling Agile Up and Out: A Tale from the Trenches[presentation]

It seems like everyone wants to scale their agile teams. As projects grow in scope, the agile approach to software development needs to scale up to larger team sizes.

Ade Miller, Microsoft Corporation
Agile Growing Pains[presentation]

Often, examples of agile successes are presented in the context of small, software-only development teams. Michael Kirby describes what it took to deploy agile development techniques in a large, embedded software development organization.

Michael Kirby, Xerox Corporation
Mistakes Agile Teams Make[presentation]

The road to hell is paved with good intentions-with a special section reserved for those who have tried to "go agile". Agile adoption can fail because a number of common, large-scale, organizational issues.

JB Rainsberger, Diaspar Software Services
Agile Project Inception: Escaping the Waterfall[presentation]

Whether you are working on a new development effort or the next release of an existing system, you are probably required to make a compelling business case for the proposed work to clear an approval committee's "go/no-go" process.

Kenny Rubin, Innolution
Getting Agile with Legacy Code[presentation]

Applying agile methods to legacy code is challenging.

Steve Berczuk, Cyrus Innovation
Agile Usability Testing[presentation]

Agile development has become mainstream in the past few years, and for thousands of companies around the world, it has succeeded in reducing risk and delivering more value for less money.

John De Goes, N-BRAIN, Inc.
The Business Value of Pair Programming[presentation]

After ten years in the public eye, Pair programming (two people seated together, working on the same programming task) is still one of the most controversial of all the agile programming practices.

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
Maximizing Team Dynamics and Overcoming Dysfunction in Agile Environments[presentation]

Change can be painful, but staying stagnant can hurt even more.

Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
A Lean Approach to Managing the Project Portfolio[presentation]

Whether you've been agile for a while or are thinking about it, you have one thing in common with every other software team I've encountered. You have too much work to do. One way to organize your work is with a project portfolio.

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
"With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" - Empowering the Agile Team[presentation]

Managers at many levels are often afraid to let go of the reins for fear of losing control of the project (and their position of power). V.

V. Lee Henson, VersionOne, Inc.
Assessing Your Agility[presentation]

Are you curious how "agile" your organization is? Do you wonder how you compare with other organizations that have been using agile for a similar amount of time?

Mike Cohn, Mountain Goat Software
Test-Driven Development Takes On Embedded Software[presentation]

Embedded software developers face the same challenges as other software developers-unpredictable schedules, poor quality, and the problems that follow.

James Grenning, Renaissance Software Consulting, Co.
Making People and Processes Congruent[presentation]

Agile processes work better if developers and customers have specific aptitudes and attitudes, such as the ability and willingness to handle rapid change.

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
When to Step Up, When to Step Back: How to Lead Collaboration[presentation]

Leaders can stifle progress when they interfere with team processes. But as a leader, you don't want an on-track project to go over the cliff and deliver the wrong results either.

Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova
Selling Agile: Getting Buy-in from Your Team, Customers, and Managers[presentation]

Are you excited by the potential of agile software development, but find that your colleagues are a bit reticent? Is your whole team ready to dive in, but your business partner is only interested in dipping in their big toe-if that?

Michele Sliger, Sliger Consulting, Inc.

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