Conference Presentations

An Interview with Dean Leffingwell: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series
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Committed to covering the latest trends and approaches for anyone investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Dean Leffingwell, Leffingwell LLC
Enhancing Developer Productivity with Code Forensics
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Imagine an engineering system that could evaluate developer performance, recognize rushed check-ins, and use that data to speed up development. “Congratulations Jane. You know this code well. No check-in test gate for you.”  Anthony Voellm shares how behavioral analysis and developer...

Anthony Voellm, Google, Inc.
An Interview with George Dinwiddie: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series
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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. 

George Dinwiddie, iDIA Computing LLC
Mob Programming: A Whole Team Approach
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Teamwork is an important component of agile software development. We all agree that teamwork must be nurtured and grown in our organizations. But what does it mean to work as a team in the world of software development? How can we encourage our “teams” to truly work “as a team?” 

Woody Zuill, Hunter Industries
An Interview with Mik Kersten: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series
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Committed to covering the latest trends and approaches for anyone investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Mik Kersten, Tasktop
Keynote: Magnificence: Culture Hacking, the Common Platform, and the Coming Golden Era
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A culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that both describes and shapes a group. The unique challenges of creating software have demanded totally new types of corporate culture. In response, we have created agile, Scrum, and XP. These represent the birth of...

Jim McCarthy, McCarthy Technologies, Inc.
An Interview with Noel Wurst: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series
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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. 

Noel Wurst, Software Quality Engineering
Behavior-Driven Design in Practice
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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.
Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West 2013: Seven Deadly Habits of Dysfunctional Software Managers
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As if releasing a quality software project on time were not difficult enough, poor management of planning, people, and process issues can be deadly to a project. Presenting a series of anti-pattern case studies, Ken Whitaker describes the most common deadly habits—and ways to avoid them.

Ken Whitaker, Leading Software Maniacs
Building Customer Feedback Loops: Learn Quicker, Design Smarter
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Listening to your customers is critical to developing better software. Their feedback enables you to stay in sync with customer expectations, to make changes before those changes become costly, and to pivot if necessary. Sharif shares five practical tips for building, capturing, and scaling..

Sherif Mansour, Atlassian

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