#NoEstimates Unplugged

Published July 27th, 2015 Under Project Management | Leave a Comment

Woody Zuill and Vasco Duarte share their experiences with #NoEstimates and describe how #NoEstimates is just one small part of getting back to Agile-as-if-you-meant-it. This presentation tackles #NoEstimates implications on teams, stakeholders, product management and even business. But most of all we talk about the implications to us as human beings. Read more

How to Improve Productivity with DevOps & SAFe

Published July 22nd, 2015 Under Agile | Leave a Comment

DevOps and SAFe adoption is not easy. This session will discuss a real world DevOps/SAFe transformation and the lessons learned by exploring how a Fortune 100 company transformed from a traditional software shop to an Agile organization. Read more

Scrum Mythbusters

Published July 13th, 2015 Under Scrum | Leave a Comment

As Scrum popularity continues to grow, so do associated myths and misunderstandings. This session will debunk many of these common misinterpretations of the world’s most popular Agile Framework. Read more

The Power of “Pure Agile”

Published June 23rd, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off on The Power of “Pure Agile”

The strength of Agile lies in the simplicity and clarity of the Values and Principles expressed in the Agile Manifesto. I’ll share with you how I apply and use “Pure Agile” in my daily work, and encourage Continuous Learning, Continuous Growth, and Continuous Discovery in the teams and companies I work with. Let’s explore together and discover the path to future we want to create. Continuous Discovery: The future is for us to discover, one moment at a time. Read more

Controlling Chaos with Kanban

Published June 17th, 2015 Under Lean | Comments Off on Controlling Chaos with Kanban

Many Agencies suffer from the same problems: Too much to do, looming deadlines, dependencies on a few specialists, and insufficient predictability. On top of that, there are customers that want to know a fixed price and yet want to modify their decisions all the time. Is there a cure? Yes, Kanban! Read more

Organize an Agile Release Train in SAFe

Published June 8th, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off on Organize an Agile Release Train in SAFe

Dean Leffingwell discusses implementing the agile release train, which is the primary value delivery vehicle inside the scaled agile framework. Read more

Discovery Kanban

Published June 2nd, 2015 Under Lean | Comments Off on Discovery Kanban

As the business landscape is becoming more and more volatile, many organisations need to undergo a fundamental change of management discipline. Recent failures of large and small organisations have shown that a single focus on optimised exploitation of existing business can turn into a monkey trap that leads to stagnation and vulnerability to market disruption. The new management discipline requires a change from thinking as market leaders to thinking as market disruptors. It requires a change from corporate management to corporate entrepreneurship. Read more

Agile Essence and Fluency

Published May 26th, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off on Agile Essence and Fluency

As agile software has got more accepted and popular, it’s also been subject to a fair bit of misunderstanding. This talk focuses on the essence of agile software development, adaptive planning and people-orientation. Following this, a brief summary of the Agile Fluency model, which describes the typical path people follow as they learn and apply Agile software development, is given. Read more

How Agile Helped a Business Analyst

Published May 18th, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off on How Agile Helped a Business Analyst

As companies introduce agile practices, the business analyst (BA) role is often left by the wayside. The BA title doesn’t exist in Scrum and other agile implementations, leaving many BAs wondering where—or if—they fit in. But fear not! The skills of a good BA are even more valuable in an agile environment. Diane Zajac-Woodie tells the tale of a new and struggling agile team, with no formal training, a resistant corporate culture, and unwilling team members. Read more

Agile Assessment

Published May 12th, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off on Agile Assessment

Derek Morrison, Head of Product at Tesco PLC, who will share his thoughts on Agile Assessment. Read more

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