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Title of Session

Session Leader Name(s): Joe Generic and Tina Terrific Duration (30, 60, 90): 45-60 minutes Audience Level: New/Novice, Experienced, Expert Session Style (Presentation, Workshop, Interview, Panel, Game): Workshop Description of Session: In this session, we will work on how to best create compelling titles for sessions that will be given at Agile conferences. We will start with evaluating existing titles of sessions ...more »

Submitted by (@tedm.young)
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Session Leader Name(s) : Joe Generic and Tina Terrific

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5 votes
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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)
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Session Leader Name(s) : Tobias Mayer

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

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6 votes
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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)
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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

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)
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Session Leader Name(s) : Alline Watkins

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

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2 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)
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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

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)
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Session Leader Name(s) : Bryan Beecham

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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3 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)
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Session Leader Name(s) : Rob Myers

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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

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18 votes
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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)
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Session Leader Name(s) : Lanette CreamerMatt Barcomb

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14 votes
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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

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20 votes
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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 »

Submitted by (@angela.harms)
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Session Leader Name(s) : Angela HarmsMichael Hill

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12 votes
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