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Self Organize From the Start: The Power of Self-Selecting Teams

Audience Level: Experienced Session Style: Combination of lecture and workshop Agile expects teams to be self-organizing, but what often happens is the membership of the teams is chosen by management, usually based only on skills, without regard for the personalities and values of the individuals. We believe that the most effective way to start teams down the path of self-organization is to allow the teams to choose ...more »

Submitted by (@shawnbutton)
3 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Shawn Button, Chris Farrell

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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4 votes
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TDD Mini-Immersion Workshop

Test Driven Development (TDD) is a powerful Agile engineering practice for combining software design, unit testing, and coding in a continuous process to increase quality, maintainability, and productivity. Using the TDD approach, developers write programs in very short development cycles: first the developer writes a failing automated test case that defines a new function or improvement, then produces code to pass that ...more »

Submitted by (@rob.myers)
9 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Rob Myers

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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2 votes
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Understanding TDD and Refactoring with Lego

Audience Requirement: People interested in Test Driven Design/Development or just having fun learning. Audience Level: No previous TDD or Lego experience required. Session Style: Workshop Description: In this session we will learn the basics of Test Driven Design/Development (TDD) through the use of Lego. We will create failing tests, make them pass and then refactor. We won't be writing software, we will be using ...more »

Submitted by (@bryan0)
6 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Bryan Beecham

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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3 votes
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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 »

Submitted by (@scott.gilbert)
4 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Scott Gilbert

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

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14 votes
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Wave 4

User Driven Development

http://UserDrivenDev.com ** Lecture Approved by Agile2012 Conference ** As Agile Development drastically changed the Waterfall world, the Lean Startup concepts will drastically change Agile Development, mainly for enterprises. Eric Ries is brilliantly teaching us how to deal with uncertainty in the business world. It is about time to take advantage of these techniques and learn how to apply them in the whole software ...more »

Submitted by (@allinewatkins)
4 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Alline Watkins

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

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2 votes
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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

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5 votes
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Wave 4

The Why of Scrum

Session style: Talk/visuals Session Duration: 50-60 minutes Audience: Anyone who cares about working more effectively, and in a more engaged fashion. Agile novices, experts and anyone in between will find value here. Session Description: Using words, a short slide presentation, and (if time) a game or two, I'll dig into why we do what we do when we attempt Scrum. Using the five principles of Focus, Alignment, Self-organization, ...more »

Submitted by (@tobias)
9 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Tobias Mayer

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

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6 votes
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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

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12 votes
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Wave 3

Deeper Understanding of User Stories Through Activity Theory

Session Name: Deeper Understanding of User Stories Through Activity Theory Session Leader Name: Stephan Schwab Audience Level: Novice/Practicing Duration: 60 min (lecture) User Stories are supposed to express who wants what for which reason from a software system. There is a widely used format to express this: "As a ... I want ... so that ..." Unfortunately many find it difficult to come up with meaningful user stories. ...more »

Submitted by (@stephanschwab)
3 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Stephan Schwab

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

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1 vote
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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
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Wave 3

Dream big, Deliver & Validate Early through User Story Mapping

Session Leader Name(s): Steve Rogalsky Duration (30, 60, 90): 60 or 90 minutes (90 preferred) Audience Level (New/Novice, Experienced, Expert): All Session Style (Presentation, Workshop, Interview, Panel, Game): Workshop & Presentation. Description of Session: Many people describe the holy grail of agile projects as the ability to deliver early and often. However, the traditional linear backlog is not a great tool ...more »

Submitted by (@steve0)
3 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Steve Rogalsky

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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4 votes
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Wave 3

Release your team's intelligent energy with "pull" conversations

Summary With successful teams there is a vibrant team buzz present. Struggling teams often seem dispirited and anemic. As a leader, coach, manager or peer you’ll learn how “pull conversations” can release the latent energy on your team. You will work with others, focusing on these drivers, and practicing pull conversations to release the latent intelligent energy for a specific challenge you are facing. You will also ...more »

Submitted by (@declanwhelan)
2 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Declan Whelan

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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2 votes
Accepted