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Keystone Habits of Organizational Agility[presentation]
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Transforming an organization to become agile requires more than just changing the development process; it requires a complete culture shift. Yet, the focus of most agile transformations is on changing the process aspect of work. Sustainable, effective agile transformation affects all...

Ahmed Sidky, SCG Inc.
Solving Real Problems through Collaborative Innovation Games®[presentation]
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Are you having trouble getting people in your organization to agree on a path forward? Is collaboration sometimes more like a contest to see who can yell the loudest? Is it difficult to get customers to give you the information you need to create a product charter or unambiguous requirements?

Bob Hartman, Agile For All & Michael Vizdos, Vizdos Enterprises, LLC
Eight Steps to Kanban[presentation]
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Because transitioning to agile can be difficult—and often wrenching—for teams, many organizations are turning to kanban practices. Kanban, which involves just-in-time software delivery, offers a more gradual evolution to agile and is adaptable to many company cultures and environments...

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
Problem Solving and Decision Making in Software Development[presentation]
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Unfortunately, those of us who struggle with complex problems for a living don't have time to keep up with the enormous amount of cognitive science research that could help us become better thinkers, better problem solvers, and better decision makers. Having devoted more than ten years...

Linda Rising, Independent Consultant
Continuous Delivery: Rapid and Reliable Releases with DevOps Practices[presentation]
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DevOps is an emerging set of principles, methods, and practices that enable the rapid deployment of software systems. DevOps focuses on lowering barriers between development, testing, security, and operations in support of rapid iterative development and deployment. Many organizations...

Bob Aiello, CM Best Practices Consulting
Dealing with Estimation, Uncertainty, Risk, and Commitment[presentation]
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Software projects are known to have challenges with estimation, uncertainty, risk, and commitment—and the most valuable projects often carry the most risk. Other industries also encounter risk and generate value by understanding and managing that risk effectively. Todd Little explores...

Todd Little, Landmark Graphics Corporation
Planning to Learn and Learning from Delivery: Scrum, Kanban, and Beyond[presentation]
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Planning is a tool and, like all tools, can be used for good or ill. Too much planning can be wasteful; too little planning can breed chaos. Successful teams gravitate toward “just enough planning.” Building on his years of coaching XP, Scrum, kanban, and lean, David Hussman pragmatically...

David Hussman, DevJam
Congruent Coaching: An Exploration[presentation]
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We have opportunities to coach people all the time. Much of what we see as coaching is actually undercover training. Real coaching is richer—offering support while explaining options. In this interactive session, Johanna Rothman invites you to explore how to coach, regardless of your...

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group Inc.
Coaching and Leading Agility: A Discussion of Agile Tuning[presentation]
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Are you an agile practitioner wanting to take your agility to the next level? Are you looking to gain real value from agile instead of simply more talk? Even though many are using agile methods, not all are seeing big returns from their investment. David Hussman shares his experiences...

David Hussman, DevJam
Disciplined Agile Delivery: Extending Scrum to the Enterprise[presentation]
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Going far beyond the limits of a team approach to agile, Scott Ambler explores a disciplined, full-lifecycle methodology for agile software delivery. In this interactive hands-on session, learn how to initiate a large-scale agile project, exploring ways to extend Scrum's value-driven...

Scott Ambler, Scott W. Ambler + Associates
Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Teams[presentation]
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Many teams have a relatively easy time adopting the tactical aspects of agile methodologies. Usually a few classes, some tools introduction, and a bit of practice lead teams toward a fairly efficient and effective agile adoption. However, these teams often get “stuck” and begin to regress...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Twelve Heuristics for Solving Tough Problems—Faster and Better[presentation]
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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...

Payson Hall, Catalysis Group Inc.
Patterns for Collaboration: Toward Whole-Team Quality[presentation]
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A lot of talk goes on in agile about how collaboration among team members helps drive a shared responsibility for quality—and more. However, most teams don't do much more than just hold stand-up meetings and have programmers and testers sit together. Although these practices improve...

Janet Gregory, DragonFire Inc. & Matt Barcomb, odbox
Six Free Ideas to Improve Agile Success[presentation]
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Free? Is anything free these days? Based on her experience working with organizational leaders and her research into what drives organizational performance, Pollyanna Pixton shares six ideas—and the keys to their effective implementation—to help assure the success of your agile teams. 

Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova
Essential Test-Driven Development[presentation]
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Test-driven development (TDD) is a powerful technique for combining software design, unit testing, and coding in a continuous process to increase reliability and produce better code design. Using the TDD approach, developers write programs in very short development cycles: first the...

Rob Myers, Agile Institute

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