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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 »

Submitted by (@simon0)
12 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Simon Marcus

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

Voting

33 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@david0)
14 comments

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

Voting

29 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@jimbenson)
9 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Jim Benson

Voting

22 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@mattbarcomb)
6 comments

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

Voting

21 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@tlooy24)
9 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Tom Looy

Voting

20 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@mattbarcomb)
6 comments

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

Voting

18 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@adam00)
6 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Adam Weisbart

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

Voting

16 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@daverooneyca)
7 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Dave Rooney

Voting

15 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@zeespencer)
7 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Zee Spencer

Voting

15 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@margaretmotamed)
16 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Margaret Motamed

Voting

15 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@mattbarcomb)
4 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Lanette CreamerMatt Barcomb

Voting

14 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@skipangel)
8 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Skip Angel

Voting

14 votes
Accepted