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An Interview with Noel Wurst: 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. 

Noel Wurst, Software Quality Engineering
Keynote: Magnificence: Culture Hacking, the Common Platform, and the Coming Golden Era[presentation]
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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.
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.
Better Software Conference West 2013: 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
Agile Development Conference West 2013: 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
An Interview with George Dinwiddie: 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. 

George Dinwiddie, iDIA Computing LLC
Building Hyperproductive Agile Teams: Leveraging What Science Knows[presentation]
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The key impediments that prevent many organizations from ever realizing the promise of agile and lean aren’t rooted in processes or tools. The impediments stem from the organization’s leaders. Sharing an interdisciplinary overview of the most compelling science and research in the...

Michael DePaoli, cPrime
Designing Your Team and Organization for Innovation[presentation]
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If innovation is not part of your team or organizational DNA, your company risks falling behind its competitors, losing market share, and demoralizing your best talent. And yet, you cannot create an innovative organization by simply saying “Be innovative” or adding it to the company values...

Jim Elvidge, BigVisible Solutions
Enterprise Lean-Agile: It’s More Than Scrum[presentation]
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Introducing agile development into a large enterprise is like creating a bubble of sanity in the midst of bedlam. Unless the sanity spreads, the effort is ultimately frustrating, frustrated—and fails. Jeff Marr describes the web of the enterprise ecosystem and presents strategies to build...

Jeff Marr, Cisco
A UX Strategy for Persona Research[presentation]
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Research into your users’ personas can provide deep insights into their needs and validate your product design. This research doesn’t have to take months; it can often be done in two weeks, during sprint 0. Unfortunately, many companies using agile methods don’t invest in personas and a...

Nellie LeMonier, Perforce Software, Inc.
Seeking the Agile Path through Database Design[presentation]
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Being first to market or meeting rapidly changing customer demands compels development teams to build systems while requirements are still being discovered. Developing a relational database design ahead of its requirements can paint you into a corner—with a product that suffers from...

Jonathan Wiggs, Netmotion Wireless, Inc.
An Interview with Sanjiv Augustine: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series[presentation]
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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. 

Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed
Mobile Application Testing: Challenges and Best Practices[presentation]
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With the rapid rise of mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, many organizations are rolling out mobile apps to extend the reach of their traditional web applications. Although the methodology for mobile application testing is fundamentally the same as that of traditional web...

Jimmy Xu, CGI
Non-Pathological Software Metrics[presentation]
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As semi-scientific software professionals, we like the idea of measuring our work. In some cases, our bosses like the idea much more than we do. Yet, meaningful software development metrics are notoriously challenging to define, and many people have given up trying because metrics often...

Stephen Frein, Comcast
Lean Management: Lessons from the Field[presentation]
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Agile development methods such as Scrum, XP, and kanban have achieved notable success in improving speed to value, reducing waste, and raising customer and team satisfaction. Successful practitioners worldwide have cut development times, improved product quality, and reduced development cost.

Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed

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