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Coaching Agility and Producing Value[presentation]

Why do some agile communities succeed while others are struggling or failing?

David Hussman, DevJam
Going Agile - How It Affects People, Teams and Process[presentation]

Agile development provides the opportunity for new levels of productivity and value for software delivery-yet the agile approach brings new challenges that impact people, teams, and processes.

Joachim Herschmann, Borland Software
Realistic Test-Driven Development: Paying and Preventing Technical Debt[presentation]

Are you considering implementing Test-Driven Development (TDD), or have you tried it and failed? If so, this class is for you. Rob Myers describes the basic mechanics and components of TDD.

Rob Myers, Agile Institute
Source Code Analysis in the Agile World[presentation]

Agile practitioners know that achieving high velocity in iterations requires a pinpoint focus on code quality. The death of many projects can be traced to an out-of-control defect queue being pushed uphill from one iteration into the next.

Gwyn Fisher, Klocwork, Inc
Growing Pains: Why Scaling Scrum and XP Hurts - and What You Can Do[presentation]

Do you have a large scale program with multiple agile teams?

Ed Kraay, SolutionsIQ
Instill Scrum Values to Build High-Performance Teams[presentation]

Your teams are using agile practices well and starting to understand the principles behind them, but they are still not high-performing.

Lyssa Adkins, Cricketwing Consulting
CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both?[presentation]

Agile development methods and CMMI® best practices are often perceived to be in conflict with each other. Some even argue that the Agile Manifesto was largely a counter response to the original CMM®.

Hillel Glazer, Entinex, Inc.
Determining Business Value[presentation]

Agility focuses on delivering business value to the customers as rapidly as possible, and user stories are a common way to describe the features and functions that define value incrementally.

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
Dealing With Defects: The Agile Way[presentation]

In agile development, software defects are everyone's responsibility. One tenet of agile is that defects should be fixed "as soon as possible" rather than documented as an inventory of "stuff" that doesn't work yet.

Janet Gregory, DragonFire Inc.
Agile Development Practices 2009: The Power of Retrospectives[presentation]

One principle in the Agile Manifesto states, "At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly." Retrospectives are a powerful, repeatable tool to help your team continuo

Linda Rising, Independent Consultant
Agile Development Practices 2009: Rightsizing Your Project in a Down Economy[presentation]

In tough times, both shoes drop simultaneously and "scarcity thinking" takes over in senior executives, managers, and development teams.

Michael Mah, QSM Associates, Inc.
Debug Your Mind[presentation]

Every day, we make important decisions and try to solve critical problems in our work. Unfortunately, our decision-making and problem-solving processes often are based on a faulty memory and our emotional state at the time.

Andrew Hunt, Pragmatic Programmers
User Stories for Agile Requirements[presentation]

Expressing requirements as user stories is one of the most broadly applicable techniques introduced by the agile processes.

Mike Cohn, Mountain Goat Software
Agile Development Practices 2009: Seven Key Factors for Agile Testing Success[presentation]

Agile development presents unique challenges for testers and test teams. Working in short iterations, often with limited written requirements, agile development teams can leave traditional testers behind.

Lisa Crispin, Ultimate Software
Small is Beautiful: Business Agility Through Adaptive Governance[presentation]

In this economic downturn, is your company looking beyond knee-jerk cost cutting to focus on creative ways to solve business problems?

Sanjiv Augustine, LitheSpeed


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