Wave 2

Proposals received during the second wave time period (thru Feb 29).

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)

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

Voting

29 votes
Accepted

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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)

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

Voting

21 votes
Accepted

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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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Adam Weisbart

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

Voting

16 votes
Accepted

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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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Dave Rooney

Voting

15 votes
Accepted

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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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Margaret Motamed

Voting

15 votes
Accepted

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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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Declan Whelan

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

13 votes
Accepted

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Patterns for Splitting User Stories

Duration (30, 60, 90): 60 or 90 minutes, depending on how much time we want to spend practicing splitting stories or even applying the patterns to participant's real stories Audience Level (New/Novice, Experienced, Expert): Any - The only assumption is some familiarity with user stories. I've used these patterns with new and experienced teams to good effect. And even experts have told me it gives them a new way to think ...more »

Submitted by (@richard)

Session Leader Name(s) : Richard Lawrence

Voting

12 votes
Accepted

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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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Steve Rogalsky

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

12 votes
Accepted

Wave 2

"Lean Coffee Is Some Powerful @#$%" (-Anonymous CTO)

Session Leader Name: Adam Yuret Duration: 90 minutes (or until it's supposed to end, whichever comes first) Audience Level: Any Session Style: Lean Coffee Description of Session: in 2009 Jeremy Lightsmith and Jim Benson founded Seattle Lean Coffee. Every wednesday morning at 8:30 interested parties show up at a coffee shop in Seattle to discuss how they do their work, how it pertains to their personal lives, challenges ...more »

Submitted by (@adam.yuret)

Session Leader Name(s) : Adam Yuret

Voting

12 votes
Accepted

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Avoiding silos in your whole-team kanban.

Session Leader Name: Adam Yuret Duration: 45 minutes Audience Level: Experienced Session Style: Presentation\Discussion Description of Session: Adopting Kanban as a team can result in many benefits. But once we begin creating swim-lanes through which work passes we introduce a risk of enforcing functional silos. When "done" means "Coded and ready for the QA team" you can inadvertently create an overloaded bottleneck that ...more »

Submitted by (@adam.yuret)

Session Leader Name(s) : Adam Yuret

Voting

11 votes
Accepted

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Continuous Deployment: A practical demonstration

Session Name: Continuous Deployment: A practical demonstration Session Leader Name: Stephan Schwab Audience Level: Novice/Practicing Duration: 90 min (lecture) or workshop Many teams struggle to actually ship working software on an ongoing basis. In this session techniques and tools are shown to make continuous deployment a reality for more teams. In this presentation a web application is being developed and deployed ...more »

Submitted by (@stephanschwab)

Session Leader Name(s) : Stephan Schwab

Voting

9 votes
Accepted

Wave 2

AgileCare ! : Vaccinate Against Risk with Agile Chartering

Presentation, 20 min.- a high-level description of the elements of agile chartering (as per "Liftoff: Starting Agile Teams and Projects", Larsen & Nies) and how they help to mitigate project risk as described by DeMarco & Lister in "Waltzing With Bears". Accompanied by Elizabeth drawing real-time. Exercise, 25 min - in small groups using Prospective Analysis tool (from Liftoff). Elizabeth will mingle with groups doing ...more »

Submitted by (@anies0)

Session Leader Name(s) : Ainsley Nies & Elizabeth McClellan

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

3 votes
Accepted