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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Simon Marcus

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

Voting

33 votes
Accepted

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

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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Jim Benson

Voting

22 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

Wave 2

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

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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Tobias Mayer

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

Voting

6 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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Stephen Reed

Proposed Duration : up to 30 minutes

Voting

2 votes
Accepted