Wave 1

Proposals received during the first wave time period.

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

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22 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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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

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18 votes
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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

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15 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)
4 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Lanette CreamerMatt Barcomb

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14 votes
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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

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14 votes
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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 »

Submitted by (@dave00)
5 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Dave Sharrock

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14 votes
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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 »

Submitted by (@ellen.grove)
6 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Ellen Grove

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13 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)
4 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Angela HarmsMichael Hill

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12 votes
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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 »

Submitted by (@derek0)
6 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Derek Neighbors

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11 votes
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Not Your Mother's Organizational Change Management

Duration: 45-60 mins Audience Level: Experienced Session Style: Workshop Description of Session: If you're a startup, doing the 'lean startup' thing is a lot easier than trying to shift the cultural mindset & norms of 'legacy' organizations. Organizations who are viewed by the world – both Main Street & Wall Street - as very successful often struggle with anything that challenges ‘the way things get done around here’ ...more »

Submitted by (@katrinatbales)
10 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Katrina Bales & Keely Killpack, PhD

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8 votes
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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)
4 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Joe Generic and Tina Terrific

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5 votes
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