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Why Technical Leadership Matters

Leadership is an undervalued skill and often treated with contempt by developers. However, effective technical leadership has a striking impact on the performance of software development teams. This session explores the reasons why technical leadership matters, and

Post Agile Stress Disorder

You’ve seen it: Agile Fatigue, Lean Lethargy, SAFe Cracked, DAD Deadbeaten, Kanban Corrupted. We’ve been ritualed, frameworked, and holocracized until we’re blind. All to the point that people sit around and say, “Is my shirt Agile?” “Can

Agile Hiring: It is a Team Sport

When you think of hiring for your team, does the paperwork overwhelm you? Are you concerned about the number of interviews you seem to need to make a great decision? Do you ever have trouble making a

Yet Another Boring Discussion

How comes that when 10 people gather to discuss a problem usually only 3 or 4 of them really participate? And why the rest looks so bored? Let us discuss how to turn our oh-no-yet-again-a-boring-discussion into something

The Secret Assumption of Agile

One of the most important factors of success in delivering Agile projects is to recognize that the programming style of developers on the team is not well ­aligned with Agile. This presentation discusses this flaw and remedies