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The Mind of the Agile Tester[presentation]

The move from traditional tester to agile tester can be "extreme" (bad pun intended).

Robert Galen, iContact
The Role of the Agile Architect[presentation]

With the emphasis on leaving decisions until the "last responsible moment," the need for a coherent architecture in agile development is sometimes overlooked.

Robert Baumann, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Scaling Agile Beyond the Team[presentation]

Agile methods are helping teams deliver software faster and with much higher quality than ever before.

Mike Cottmeyer, Pillar Technology
Servant Leadership: The End of Command and Control[presentation]

The switch from traditional, top-down management to agile project practices poses a dilemma for managers and the team. If agile teams self-manage their work, what does a manager actually do?

Dale Emery, DHE
Applying Lean Software Development Principles Throughout the Organization[presentation]

While first generation agile methods have a solid track record at the team level, many agile transformations get stuck trying to expand throughout the organization.

Alan Shalloway, Net Objectives
Continuous Integration: It's Not About the Tool[presentation]

In the earliest days of agile development Continuous Integration (CI) began as a people practice. Teams focused on finding issues as soon as possible so they could rapidly adapt to change.

Paul Julius, Independent Consultant
The Product Champion[presentation]

If you look at the history of software failures, the vast majority can be attributed not to technical mistakes but to mistakes in understanding what should be built, what customers will pay for, and what the system really needs to do.

Mary Poppendieck, Poppendieck LLC
Comparative Agility: How Agile Are You? How Agile is the Industry?[presentation]

Are you curious about how "agile" your organization is? Do you wonder how you compare with other companies that have been using agile for a similar period of time?

Kenny Rubin, Innolution, LLC
Coaching Large Company Agile Transitions[presentation]

Today, many larger companies are taking notice of agile practices, starting agile transition programs, or testing the water with pilot projects.

Rob Myers, Agile Institute
Root Causes of Agile Project Failure[presentation]

Agile initiatives always begin with the best of intentions-accelerate delivery, meet customer needs, improve software quality, and more. Unfortunately, agile projects do not always deliver on these expectations.

Jeffery Payne, Coveros, Inc.
Lean, Kanban, and the Art of Flow[presentation]

It doesn't matter what you're producing-physical goods, software, or other products.

Jean Tabaka, Rally Software Development
Paying Down Technical Debt[presentation]

Your reputation as a development team depends on your ability to deliver quality code-on time, safely, and with the functionality you committed to deliver.

Amir Kolsky, Net Objectives
Story-o-Types: Patterns Within User Stories[presentation]

Have you noticed that similar stories appear over and over as you develop a system?

Dan Rawsthorne, CollabNet
Agile Development Practices East 2010: The Agile PMO: From Process Police to Adaptive Governance[presentation]

Although success stories from individual agile teams abound, agile adoptions often run into significant challenges when companies attempt to scale beyond one or a few teams on a single project or multiple projects.

Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed, LLC
Avoiding Speed Bumps on the Road to Agile Adoption[presentation]

Some companies take the low road to adopting agile: renaming team leads to Scrum Masters, declaring business architects to be product owners, and holding a daily meeting where everyone has to stand up.

Don Gray, Independent Consultant

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