Wave 1

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

Voting

14 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 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)
4 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Scott Gilbert

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

Voting

14 votes
Accepted

Wave 1

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

Voting

13 votes
Accepted

Wave 2

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)
12 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Declan Whelan

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

Voting

13 votes
Accepted

Wave 2

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)
6 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Richard Lawrence

Voting

12 votes
Accepted

Wave 1

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

Voting

12 votes
Accepted

Wave 2

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)
12 comments

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)
8 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Adam Yuret

Voting

12 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 1

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

Voting

11 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)
8 comments

Session Leader Name(s) : Adam Yuret

Voting

11 votes
Accepted