Wave 3

Proposals received during the third wave time period (March 1-31).

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 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 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 3

Dare to Challenge

Presenter Name: Jim Elvidge Duration: 60 minutes Audience Level: All Session Style: Presentation Description of Session: Summary: The fear of change is a huge impediment to a person’s, team’s, or company’s transformation. It can result in a culture of inefficiency, mediocrity, stifled innovation, malaise, and talent flight. But the fear can be overcome with an agile mindset around challenging assumptions. This talk ...more »

Submitted by (@jelvidge)
3 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Jim Elvidge

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

9 votes
Accepted

Wave 3

Developer, Refactor Thyself

Agile software developers put considerable effort into improving their craft through techniques such as TDD, refactoring and pair programming to continually improve the code base. This session will show how we can improve our personal lives by applying practices and principles from software development. I am involved in the Agile community in Ottawa, Canada and have been a speaker, coach, scrum master, product owner, ...more »

Submitted by (@bryan0)
5 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Billy Garnet

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

Voting

4 votes
Accepted

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

Voting

4 votes
Accepted

Wave 3

Lean in the Law Firm

How many law firms can you say have displayed lean or agile principles? What would you say if you saw Lean principles and Agile values being displayed at your lawyers office - with stickies on the wall and teams of lawyers, legal secretaries, and senior partners all around a whiteboard "storming" on a case to help them win? Well this is my reality. Having left a large company doing Scrum across their 10 software teams ...more »

Submitted by (@stephenreedscrummasternz)
3 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Stephen Reed

Proposed Duration : up to 30 minutes

Voting

2 votes
Accepted

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

Voting

2 votes
Accepted

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

Voting

1 vote
Accepted