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 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

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 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 »

Submitted by (@jabebloom)
12 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Jabe Bloom

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

14 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 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 »

Submitted by (@declanwhelan)
12 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Declan Whelan

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

13 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@steve0)
12 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Steve Rogalsky

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

12 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 4

Mistakes Were Made: Learning From Failure

Session Leader and Panel Moderator: Ted M. Young Panel Members: Ted M. Young, Erik Sowa, Sameer S. Bendre, more to be added (up to a max of 4-6) Duration: 60 minutes (or more!) Audience Level: All Session Style: Panel Description of Session: Making mistakes is one way we learn. Moreover, if you're not making mistakes, you're not being agile. Lyssa Adkins & Michael Spayd (of "Coaching Agile Teams" fame) like to ...more »

Submitted by (@tedm.young)
13 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Ted M. Young

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

5 votes
Accepted

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 »

Submitted by (@sameerbendre)
9 comments

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

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

12 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