A Systems Approach to Leadership

Published March 2nd, 2015 Under Project Management | Leave a Comment

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 | Leave a Comment

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 | Leave a Comment

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 | Leave a Comment

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

Implementing Agile in Large Enterprises

Published February 5th, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off

David Brown, IT Director, shares about his experiences with implementing agile in large enterprises and how Agile Open is a great place to learn, grow, and contribute, as well as overcoming reluctance to speak as he moved into leadership. Read more

UX in an Agile Process

Published February 3rd, 2015 Under Agile | Comments Off

Originally, the field of usability and interaction design was slow, cumbersome and costly. These were some of the reasons that it was not adopted very fast among practitioners. However, recent years a lot of the methods and techniques have been adapted to better fit the fast moving development processes that are predominant in software companies today. Read more

Best Practices for Continuous Integration and Deployment on AWS

Published January 27th, 2015 Under Coding | Comments Off

With AWS, companies now have the ability to develop and run their applications with speed and flexibility like never before. Working with an infrastructure that can be 100 percent API driven enables businesses to use lean methodologies and realize these benefits. This in turn leads to greater success for those who make use of these practices. In this session, we talk about some key concepts and design patterns for continuous deployment and continuous integration, two elements of lean development of applications and infrastructures. Read more

Implementing Scrum in a Non-Engineering Team

Published January 21st, 2015 Under Scrum | Comments Off

This session tells the story of how a team comprising of marketing, customer support and agency relations experts used Scrum to improve its communication and alignment. It will look at what went well, what we could have improved, what failed utterly and what we learned in the process! Read more

Creating a Lean-Based Agile Experience

Published January 13th, 2015 Under Agile, Lean | Comments Off

This presentation explores the connection between Lean and Agile. Read more

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