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Wave 3

2 days, 40 People and a Bus: Lean Startup + Lean Software

Duration (30, 60, 90) — 60 minutes Audience Level — Anyone interested in learning about one organization’s attempt to throw lean product people and lean startup people into a massive jumble to see what comes out Session Style — Presentation For 5 years we’ve put our money where our agile mouth’s have been. We have a 37 year old, multi-million dollar business to protect and grow, and we’re convinced that agile and lean ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Simon Marcus

Proposed Duration: between 30 and 60 minutes

Wave 2

Lean Startup Thinking

Session Leader Name: David J Bland Duration: 90 minutes Audience Level: Experienced Session Style: Panel Description of Session: The Lean Startup movement is creating ripples throughout the agile community. While you can decompose Lean Startup into Customer Development + Extreme Programming, it is greater than the sum of its parts. In this experiential presentation we will speak to how Lean Startup Thinking is changing ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): David J Bland, Mark Cook, Joshua Kerievsky, Steve Blank, William Pietri

Wave 1

Psychology of Kanban

In Lean Project Management or Lean Startups or Agile, it's important that everyone knows what is going on, how they fit into that picture, who is doing what, and how much work people can handle. If there is uncertainty in the group, it reflects in the project and morale. If people are overloaded quality and human relationships suffer immediately. Jim Benson, author of Personal Kanban, will discuss how visualizing work ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Jim Benson

Wave 2

Growing the Concept of a "Whole Team"

Session Leader Names: Lisa Crispin & Matt Barcomb Audience Level: Novice/Practicing Duration: 60min(lecture-style) or 90-120min(workshop-style) By now, many organizations that have taken up the mantra of agile embrace the concept of "whole team". However this is often a truncated implementation of the concept, usually taking the form of a blended team of testers and coders sitting together. A progressive organization ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Matt Barcomb, Lisa Crispin

Wave 1

The Path to Servant Leadership

Presenter Name: Tom Looy Duration: 60 Minutes Audience Level: Experienced Session Style: Workshop Hypothesis: As leaders grow and emerge within organizations the will inevitably come to a decision point on which model of leadership they will choose. One of those models they may choose is Servant Leadership. The likelihood of them choosing Servant Leadership is based on two factors: the depth of the leader’s value system ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Tom Looy

Wave 1

Enabling Emergent Betterness Through Lean Procrastination

Session Leader Names: Olaf Lewitz, Matt Barcomb Duration: 60min/90min/120min (can reduce # of activities to lessen time) Audience Level: Practicing Session Style: Workshop Lean Procrastination is an emergent approach to decision making which aims to decouple and decompose the batch size of decisions in order to create a fluid ecosystem that allows available capacity and valuable options to meet naturally in a more ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Olaf Lewitz & Matt Barcomb

Wave 2

Agile Antipatterns: A Guide to Traps, Tripwires, & Treachery

Session Leader Name: Adam Weisbart Duration: 60 minutes Audience Level: All levels can benefit. Session Style: Workshop ----------------------------------------------- Description of Session ----------------------------------------------- Knowing the basics of being Agile is essential for any team member, but out in the trenches, a good Agilist must be ready to identify and deal with Agile Antipatterns on the fly ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Adam Weisbart

Proposed Duration: between 30 and 60 minutes

Wave 2

Sh*t My Agile Coach Says

Presenter Names: Dave Rooney, willing victims/volunteers from the audience Duration: 45-60 minutes Session Style: Presentation/Workshop Session Description: In the style of other "Sh*t my [insert role here] Says", we would have our volunteer acting as if the Agile Coach working with them is quite crazy, i.e. the volunteer would be incredulous at the advice coming from his or her Agile Coach. For example, the volunteer ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Dave Rooney

Wave 2

Be a Collaborative Leader now!

Presenter Name: Margaret Motamed Duration — 90 min Audience Level — Experienced Session Style — Workshop Do you want to be a Collaborative Leader inside of your organization? Do you dream that the level of Collaboration in your organization would grow? And, some days do you wake up thinking - wow, I have no words to describe my frustration? Then this Collaborative Leadership workshop is for you! I live there- I am a ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Margaret Motamed

Wave 1

BDD for Bad*sses

Session Duration: 60 minutes Session Format: Live Coding w/Commentary Session Summary: We all know the basic concepts of Test Driven Development: * Write the test before you write the code * Red, Green, Refactor * Take small steps * Make it work then make it clean, etc. But what about the more subtle nuances of test driven design? What about London with mocks and stubs vs traditional Uncle Bobian TDD? ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Zee Spencer

Wave 4

An Agile Cocktail; 1 part scrum 2 parts lean

3 teams, 2 processes, 1 SaaS application. We've got 3 product managers working side by side by side, (we call this Pair PM-ing) shipping major releases that push our strategic architectural evolutions forward using Scrum based planning, while simultaneously flowing value and quality into the hands of customers with 2 backlogs flowing with lean/kanban style approaches. We'll talk about whether this real life (it's happening ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Scott Gilbert

Proposed Duration: between 30 and 60 minutes

Wave 1

You Can't Spell Agile Testing without ET

Session Leaders: Lanette Creamer, Matt Barcomb Duration: 1) 60min: lecture with 1 or 2 small group activities -or- 2) 120min: workshop with more hands-on concrete application Audience Level: Novice/Practitioner Session Style: Presentation(60min) or Workshop (120min) Do you ever get a creeping feeling there is more to agile development than test automation and clean code? Have you wondered about broader quality considerations ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Lanette CreamerMatt Barcomb

Wave 1

Journey to Agility: Leading a Transformation

Session Leader Name(s): Skip Angel Duration (30, 60, 90) — 90 Minutes Audience Level — Experienced is best, but even those that are relatively new can benefit. Session Style — Combination of presentation and group discussion Description/Outline: How far can you take Agile within an organization? Is it enough to just focus on Agile team practices like Scrum and XP or is something more needed? Agile is much more than ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Skip Angel

Wave 1

Cynefin Lego Game

A game to let you explore four of the five domains of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework. Using Lego, you go through four exercises where the problem to solve and the context you work in is designed to mirror a simple, complicated, complex and chaotic system. While it does not introduce you to the full potential of the sense-making framework, it is well suited to get a first impression and raise interest in learning more ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Dave Sharrock

Wave 3

Failing Well : Avoiding Vanity Validation in your Lean Startup

After attending 3-4 Lean Startup Machine events and working with internal teams to understand and apply the Customer Development framework, I’ve begun to notice a pattern... There is a trap hidden inside CustDev. The same passion and positive psychology required to succeed in the face of uncertainty is hindering practioners from learning fast enough to survive. How can we take our passion, our vision, a couple “wild ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Jabe Bloom

Proposed Duration: between 60 and 90 minutes

Wave 2

Simple Design Applied

Additional Topic Description: Increase productivity through effective naming Duration: 90 minutes Audience Level: Experienced Session Style: Presentation/Workshop Description of Session: Many organizations invest considerably in change initiatives for improving software quality and team productivity. However, many change initiatives overlook that developers spend as much as 70% of their time reading and understanding ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Declan Whelan

Proposed Duration: between 60 and 90 minutes

Wave 1

Think with your hands! Using Lego to capture user requirements

Session Leader Name(s): Ellen Grove Duration (30, 60, 90): 60 minutes (though easily extended to 90!) Audience Level (New/Novice, Experienced, Expert): Anyone Session Style (Presentation, Workshop, Interview, Panel, Game): Workshop Description of Session: Let your hands be the search engine for your brain! LEGO Serious Play is a powerful thinking, communicating and problem solving technique that can help you and ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Ellen Grove

Wave 2

Patterns for Splitting User Stories

Duration (30, 60, 90): 60 or 90 minutes, depending on how much time we want to spend practicing splitting stories or even applying the patterns to participant's real stories Audience Level (New/Novice, Experienced, Expert): Any - The only assumption is some familiarity with user stories. I've used these patterns with new and experienced teams to good effect. And even experts have told me it gives them a new way to think ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Richard Lawrence

Wave 2

The Silence of Agile

Presenter Name(s): Steve Rogalsky Duration (30, 60, 90): 60 or 90 Minutes Audience Level: New/Novice, Experienced Session Style (Presentation, Workshop, Interview, Panel, Game): Workshop Description of Session: We’ve all sat through painful requirements, planning, and brainstorming sessions that provide little useful output, are painfully long, and where the outcome was already decided by the loudest few before the ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Steve Rogalsky

Proposed Duration: between 60 and 90 minutes

Wave 1

Pair Programming That Doesn't Suck

On some teams pairing is the norm; developers enjoy the collaboration & experience enhanced productivity. Others, though, work on teams where pairing is shunned, avoided, or just faked. Why do some craftsmen thrive with pairing while others want nothing to do with it? Why does coach-enforced pairing turn into something dry, distracted, imbalanced & ineffective? Join in an honest discussion & learn about which pairing ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Angela HarmsMichael Hill

Wave 3

Pay it Forward program/Panel discussion

Bachan Anand, Founder of Conscires Agile Practices started the "Pay it Forward" Agile/Scrum introduction one day workshops an year ago. This program recently completed 1 year. Here's a little write up by Bachan on it: http://agile.conscires.com/2012/03/12/pay-it-forward-trainings/ Bachan has worked with agile coaches like: Tobias Mayer, Carlton Nettleton, Alan Dayley, Erin Beierwaltes, Dave Cornelius, Lisa Montano, Manoj ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Carlton Nettleton in absence of Sameer Bendre

Proposed Duration: between 60 and 90 minutes

Wave 2

"Lean Coffee Is Some Powerful @#$%" (-Anonymous CTO)

Session Leader Name: Adam Yuret Duration: 90 minutes (or until it's supposed to end, whichever comes first) Audience Level: Any Session Style: Lean Coffee Description of Session: in 2009 Jeremy Lightsmith and Jim Benson founded Seattle Lean Coffee. Every wednesday morning at 8:30 interested parties show up at a coffee shop in Seattle to discuss how they do their work, how it pertains to their personal lives, challenges ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Adam Yuret

Wave 1

Human Driven Software Development

Title: Human Driven Software Development Sub Title: Unleashing Innovators Track: Servant Leadership Detailed Outline: This is an interactive journey where the participants discover why their own humanness is the key to unlocking innovation in the work they do. It is a guided discovery process that answers: Why do we work in teams? What are the properties and characteristics of team? How do we build a high performing ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Derek Neighbors

Wave 2

Avoiding silos in your whole-team kanban.

Session Leader Name: Adam Yuret Duration: 45 minutes Audience Level: Experienced Session Style: Presentation\Discussion Description of Session: Adopting Kanban as a team can result in many benefits. But once we begin creating swim-lanes through which work passes we introduce a risk of enforcing functional silos. When "done" means "Coded and ready for the QA team" you can inadvertently create an overloaded bottleneck that ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Adam Yuret

Wave 3

Dare to Challenge

Presenter Name: Jim Elvidge Duration: 60 minutes Audience Level: All Session Style: Presentation Description of Session: Summary: The fear of change is a huge impediment to a person’s, team’s, or company’s transformation. It can result in a culture of inefficiency, mediocrity, stifled innovation, malaise, and talent flight. But the fear can be overcome with an agile mindset around challenging assumptions. This talk ...more »

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Session Leader Name(s): Jim Elvidge

Proposed Duration: between 60 and 90 minutes

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