Lean Enterprise

Published April 9th, 2015 Under Lean | Leave a Comment

Large organizations often struggle to leverage software to create innovative products. This is due to a number of organizational factors, including culture, governance and financial management, and the application of portfolio and program management strategies that do not take advantage of the unique characteristics of software. This talk discusses how to take a lean approach to developing new products and running large scale programs of work, and how to grow a culture that enables organizations to turn software into a competitive advantage. Read more

Let’s Do Some Upfront Design

Published March 30th, 2015 Under Agile | Leave a Comment

Sometimes a little time spent upfront on design is worth it. Just because we’re agile doesn’t mean no design upfront. Unfortunately some people have taken “working software over comprehensive documentation” to mean no documentation and no design. Read more

eXtreme Programming at Unruly

Published March 23rd, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off

Unruly is the leading global platform for social video marketing. Founded in 2006, we now have 12 offices and employ over 150 people globally. We’ve been applying eXtreme Programming (XP) from the start and that’s still a core part of how we develop our software products. Read more

A Retake on the Agile Manifesto

Published March 16th, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off

The Agile Manifesto was the spark that brought about a shift in how software was being developed and as a result a wave of new Agile Methodologies such as SCRUM, XP, and Continuous Delivery have been introduced as “better ways of developing software”. Many development organizations have adopted these agile methodologies to improve their communication, increase customer involvement, and create happier and more efficient software teams. Read more

Agile Risk Management

Published March 9th, 2015 Under Project Management | Comments Off

This presentation explains why we need to figure out risk management in large Agile projects and how to integrate risk management in Agile project management approaches, discussing the decision making processes. Read more

A Systems Approach to Leadership

Published March 2nd, 2015 Under Project Management | Comments Off

Many organizational change initiatives fail due to lackluster leadership support. This should not surprise us as we often find that just below the surface nothing has changed. We should not expect organizations to transform if we don’t design an ecosystem that allows emergence and growth to thrive. Read more

Story Map the User Experience

Published February 23rd, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off

What does a great user experience have in common with a great story? Everything. While creating a user experience that engages, influences, and excites can sometimes seem daunting, crafting a great story is actually quite quick and easy. See how simple storytelling techniques can transform your next product, feature, user story, UI, flow, or strategy from good to great. Read more

Managing Flow

Published February 16th, 2015 Under Lean | Comments Off

This presentation shows the impact that wait time has on when the customer receives the product or service. How by focusing on wait time we can improve the flow of products or services to our customers and significantly reduce the time to delivery to the customer. Read more

Setting a Good Example

Published February 12th, 2015 Under Agile, Software Testing | Comments Off

To get the most out of Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Specification by Example (SBE) or Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), you need much more than a tool. You need high value specifications. How do we get the most out of our specification and test writing effort? How do we write testable scenarios that business people will actually care about? Read more

Managing Technical Debt with SonarQube

Published February 9th, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off

This talk discusses technical debt, the code quality factors, the SonarQube’s core ideas and its main features that simplify the process of tracking and improving software quality. Read more

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