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Behavior-Driven Design in Practice[presentation]
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One of software development’s  greatest challenges is combining business needs with technical abilities to build products that customers want. Many development methodologies attempt to achieve this, but Nir Szilagyi and Janarthanan Eindhal think that few connect the dots as well as...

Nir Szilagyi, eBay, Inc. & Janarthanan Eindhal, eBay, Inc.
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 Quality Services BV
Software Security Goes Mobile[presentation]
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Erik Costlow says that, as more and more business is transacted on mobile platforms, securing the applications and data that run on them is a business imperative. Developers and their managers are asked to make key decisions regarding data caching, authorized permissions, authentication...

Erik Costlow, HP Enterprise Security
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
The Five Facets of an Agile Organization[presentation]
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Is agile—or lean, kanban, lean startup, etc.—starting to follow the path of other management buzzwords in your organization? Is it losing steam, now resembling only a minor change from the old ways? Have you compromised to "make agile work in our organization?” 

George Schlitz, BigVisible Solutions
An Interview with Steven "Doc" List: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]
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Committed to covering the latest tools, trends, and issues regarding software development approaches, plan-driven development methods, and process improvement programs, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Steven “Doc” List, Santeon Group
Keynote: Lean Software Delivery: Synchronizing Cadence with Context[presentation]
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Daily, we are told that adopting agile, PaaS, DevOps, crowdsourced testing, or any of the myriad of current buzzwords will help us deliver better software faster.

Mik Kersten, Tasktop
Unlocking Innovation in Your Organization[presentation]
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According to a recent study, more than 60 percent of CEOs cite the need to discover innovative ways of managing their organization’s structure, finances, people, and strategies as their top priority. In order to compete in the 21st century, organizations must rethink how they function...

Derek Neighbors, Integrum Technologies
Security Testing for Test Professionals[presentation]
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Your organization is doing well with functional, usability, and performance testing. However, you know that software security is a key part of software assurance and compliance strategy for protecting applications and critical data. Left undiscovered, security-related defects can wreak...

Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc
Governing Agile Teams: Disciplined Strategies to Increase Agile Effectiveness[presentation]
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Many organizations have successfully adopted agile on a subset of their projects, while, at the same time, struggled to do so across entire departments. A common challenge is the need to overhaul the IT governance strategy so that it will work with agile teams. This is a serious issue for...

Scott Ambler, Scott W. Ambler + Associates
Implementing Cloud-Based DevOps for Distributed Agile Projects[presentation]
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Cloud-based development, delivery, and deployment environments are the future of IT operations. Thomas Stiehm shares the hard-learned lessons of setting up and running cloud-based solutions that implement DevOps for geographically distributed agile projects. Thomas describes...

Thomas Stiehm, Coveros, Inc.
Scrum: An Experiential Workshop[presentation]
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Scrum is a popular and proven project management framework for rapidly changing development projects, especially those with significant technology uncertainty or evolving requirements. Since its inception fifteen years ago, Scrum has grown to be the leading agile methodology, boasting...

Mitch Lacey, Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.
You Said What? Becoming Aware of the Things We Say[presentation]
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Most of us take language for granted. We use words without thinking about how they may affect others and then are surprised at the reaction we get. Learn the importance of language in building and maintaining high performing agile teams. Become more aware of the words you choose and...

Steven “Doc” List, Santeon Group
The Flow of the Agile Business Analyst[presentation]
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The business analyst (BA) role seems conspicuously absent from most agile methods. Does agile make the BA role obsolete? Certainly not! But how does a BA exploit the short cycle times and collaborative nature of agile methods? Drawing from the principles of lean product development flow...

Steve Adolph, WSA Consulting
The Kanban Pizza Game: Maximize Profit by Managing Flow[presentation]
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The Kanban Pizza Game is a hands-on simulation designed to teach the core elements of a kanban system—visualize the workflow, limit your work-in-process (WIP), manage flow, make process policies explicit, and improve collaboratively. Join Brad Swanson as the proprietor of your very own...

Brad Swanson, agile42

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