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Maximizing ROI with Agile Release Planning[presentation]

You're agile ... great! Now what? What does this mean for the organization's bottom line profits? Actually, it means a lot. You can use your agility to dramatically increase the value of your project to its stakeholders.

James Shore, Titanium IT LLC
Gradual Agile: From Here to There Gently[presentation]

Agile practices are popular today because they are working so well for many projects and organizations. However, introducing new, agile practices--or any type of new practice--into an established organization can be difficult.

Jared Richardson, Agile Artisans
Refactoring Your Wetware: Thinking Differently About Thinking (Part 1)[presentation]

Software development happens in your head-not in an editor, IDE, or design tool. We're well educated on how to work with software and hardware, but what about wetware--our brains?

Andy Hunt, The Pragmatic Programmers
The Gentle Art of Pair Programming[presentation]

Based on their experiences as software developers and the pair programming practices they use at Oxygen Media, Wendy Friedlander and Oksana Udovitska describe the principles of pair programming, explain why it is a worthwhile practice, and sh

Wendy Friedlander, Oxygen Media
Introduction to User Stories[presentation]

Agility is often described in terms of iterative development. In fact, it's more of an iterative analysis process with the code being written and tested immediately after the requirements are discovered.

Alan Shalloway, Net Objectives
Introduction to Agile for Traditional PMI Project Managers[presentation]

You are a classically trained Project Management Institute (PMI) project manager. But now you've been assigned to manage an agile project. What do you do?

Stacia Broderick, Agile Evolution, Inc
Influencing Strategies for Agile Developers[presentation]

Cognitive scientists have identified several influence strategies that can be used to more effectively convince others to see things your way.

Linda Rising, Independent Consultant
Automating Builds: Bringing Quality and Testing Forward[presentation]

Many software teams do not have continuous visibility into the ongoing quality of their software releases.

Zach Nies, Rally Software Development
The First Thing To Build: Trust on Agile Teams[presentation]

Trust is the bedrock of self-organizing agile teams. Trust allows agile teams to communicate quickly and respond rapidly to changes as they emerge.

Diana Larsen, FutureWorks Consulting
Artful Making for Agile Teams[presentation]

The phrase "working together" is based on a team collaboration metaphor.

Stacia Broderick, Agile Evolution, Inc
Balancing Emergent Design with Big Design Up Front[presentation]

Big Design Up Front (BDUF) is a design technique that has been part of the development cycle for decades. Unfortunately, fully specifying a software design in the presence of change without a crystal ball is rarely effective.

James Waletzky, Microsoft Corporation
Do The Right Thing: Adapting Requirements Practices to Agile Projects[presentation]

Break out of the cookie-cutter mentality that some agile teams take toward requirements. Join Ellen Gottesdiener to explore what requirements models you should use to supplement (or replace) user stories for large projects.

Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting, Inc.
Guerilla Agile: Stop Playing Schedule Games[presentation]

Chances are good that if you've worked on a project, you've encountered a schedule game or two (maybe, three or four). As part of a team, you may have seen Schedule Chicken played by management or Ninety Percent Done played by team members.

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Decision Making in Agile Teams: The Key to High Performance[presentation]

Agile teams are encouraged to act collaboratively and make decisions as a team. And yet, some decisions must occur outside of the full team's consensus.

Jean Tabaka, Rally Software Development
Five Practical Solutions to Agile Myths[presentation]

The results are in-many ideas in the agile canon can actually decrease your velocity and slowly poison your code. James Coplien examines five of these common practices, why they can be harmful, and how to avoid their pitfalls.

James Coplien, Nordija A/S

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