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Between BDUF and Anarchy: Finding Modeling's Sweet Spot[presentation]

"Big Design Up Front" isn't usually the best way to develop systems. Neither is anarchy, where developers code first and ask questions later.

Tom Nedwek, Avanade
Serious Games: Product Planning and Prioritization Using Innovation Games[presentation]

Perhaps the most vital aspect of building great software is finding the 20 percent of features that represent the 80 percent of functionality your customers really need.

Cory Foy, Cory Foy, LLC
Scaling Scrum: Practical Techniques for Large Organizations[presentation]

Are you looking for tips to help scale your Scrum deployment to the larger organization? Is the "Scrum of Scrums" concept not working out the way you thought it would?

Melanie Paquette, Research In Motion
It's the People, It's All About the People[presentation]

As organizations transition to agile, they often notice "people problems" not previously seen in their traditional project structures. Agile team members lose patience with each other.

Johanna Rothman, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Using Silent Work Techniques to Achieve Astonishing Results[presentation]

Because diversity of ideas yields astonishing results, team members should respect each other by openly listening to ideas from everyone on the team. In fact, the word "respect" tops the list of values of both Scrum and XP.

Lyssa Adkins, Cricketwing Consulting
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.

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