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Requirements Engineering: A Practicum[presentation]
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Identifying, documenting, and communicating software requirements are key to all successful IT projects. Common problems in requirements engineering are “How do we discover the real requirements?”, “How do we document requirements?”, and “How do user stories fit into requirements?”

Erik van Veenendaal, Improve IT Services BV
ADC-BSC EAST 2013 Keynote: Worse Is Better—For Better or for Worse[presentation]
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More than two decades ago, Richard P. Gabriel proposed the idea that “Worse Is Better” to explain why some things that are designed to be pure and perfect are eclipsed by solutions that are compromised and imperfect. This is not simply an observation that things should be better but are...

Kevlin Henney, Independent Consultant
Twelve Risks to Enterprise Software Projects—And What to Do about Them[presentation]
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Every large software project is unique—each with its own complex array of challenges. When projects get into trouble, however, they often exhibit similar patterns, and succumb to risks that could have been anticipated and prevented—or detected sooner and managed better. 

Payson Hall, Catalysis Group, Inc.
Measure Customer and Business Feedback to Drive Improvement[presentation]
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Companies often go to great lengths to collect metrics. However, even the most rigorously collected data tends to be ignored, despite the findings and potential for improving practices. Today, one metric that cannot be ignored is customer satisfaction. Customers are more than willing to...

Paul Fratellone, uTest
Lean Startup Tools for Scrum Product Owners[presentation]
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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
I Thought YOU Were Flying the Plane: Preventing Projects from Falling Out of the Sky[presentation]
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One of the most cherished concepts of the Agile Manifesto is valuing individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Within this idea is the implicit assumption that individuals innately know how to interact. Dramatic lessons from aviation suggest otherwise. During the mid-1960s the...

Steve Adolph, WSA Consulting
Continuous Automated Regression Testing to the Rescue[presentation]
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A major concern when developing new software features is that another part of the code will be affected in unexpected ways. With a typical development processes, testers often do not run a full set of product regression tests until late in the release when it is much more costly to fix...

Brenda Kise, Proto Labs Inc.
Oh, WASP! Security Essentials for Web Apps[presentation]
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The past few years have seen a rapid increase in business efficiency through Web-based applications. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in the number of web application vulnerabilities has followed. Insecure web applications can be disastrous for mission critical businesses and users'...

Benny Paul, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Shut Up ‘n Play Yer Guitar Some More[presentation]
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History repeats itself as people once again become addicted to process. Today’s difficult problems call for a renaissance of agility, drawing on past success as we invent the future. Real value lies in intentional and contextual selection of agile tools instead of the noise associated with...

David Hussman, DevJam
Validating Assumptions: From Unknown to Known[presentation]
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Although many organizations are successfully using agile practices to develop higher quality, customer-satisfying solutions faster and cheaper, an increasing number of companies are using the same practices to develop the wrong solutions—faster and with a higher level of quality, too.

Ade Shokoya, AgileTV
Transforming to Enterprise Agility: A Leadership Practicum[presentation]
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The pace of innovation, often hastened by agile software development, has begun to pull entire organizations into the desire and need for more agility. Phillip Cave shares his experiences transforming organizational behavior at the department and enterprise level. 

Phillip Cave , SolutionsIQ
Adopt Before You Adapt: Learning Principles through Practice[presentation]
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Although agile principles sound simple, adopting agile is often extremely difficult. Some teams adopting agile start by making changes and tweaks to prescribed processes—bad! Steve Berczuk explains how following the recommended practices of your chosen agile method for a time will help...

Steve Berczuk, Fitbit Inc.
Sprinkle on Just Enough Process[presentation]

How do you know if you have too much process, too little, or just the right amount? If you ignore process completely, unpredictability and chaos can follow. If you define the process to the nth degree and follow it religiously, the work grinds to a halt. Janet Gregory shares her...

Janet Gregory, DragonFire Inc.
Requirements Elicitation—the Social Media Way[presentation]
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Agile methods have proven their ability to improve project success rates. However, when agile methods are applied to complex projects, we need to further explore the area of effective customer involvement. According to the agile philosophy, the users must be part of the development team.

Stefano Rizzo, Polarion Software
Getting Ready for Your Agile Adventure[presentation]
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When a team is ready to embark on an agile adventure, it is vital to consider the behavioral and practical aspects of agile prior to jumping in. Mario shares the important readiness factors within his “Ready, Implement, Coach, and Hone” deployment framework.

Mario Moreira, Agile Consultant

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