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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Stephan Schwab

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

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1 vote
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Wave 1

Garbage In, Gorilla Out- Start with "knowing" before "Doing"

Duration: 60 Minutes Audience Level: Intermediate Session Type: Presentation with audience participation examples. Who should attend?: Anyone who is helping to define a product before the work starts will benefit from this session. This is not just a tool for the PO, but for all that the PO would interact with. What will you get out of this?: Clear and actionable excercises for each stage of the evolution of a ...more »

Submitted by (@jbancroftconnors)

Session Leader Name(s) : Joel Bancroft-Connors

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2 votes
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Wave 2

Lessons Learned: Being Agile in a Waterfall World

Session Leader Name(s): Philip Japikse Duration (30, 60, 90): 60 or 90 minutes Audience Level (New/Novice, Experienced, Expert): Experienced Session Style (Presentation, Workshop, Interview, Panel, Game): Presentation Description of Session: Scrum and XP have found a strong following in the development community. But most non-development groups (such as Web Administrators, Production Support, Security, Testing, ...more »

Submitted by (@skimedic)

Session Leader Name(s) : Philip Japikse

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2 votes
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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

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2 votes
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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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Declan Whelan

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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2 votes
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Wave 4

User Driven Development

http://UserDrivenDev.com ** Lecture Approved by Agile2012 Conference ** As Agile Development drastically changed the Waterfall world, the Lean Startup concepts will drastically change Agile Development, mainly for enterprises. Eric Ries is brilliantly teaching us how to deal with uncertainty in the business world. It is about time to take advantage of these techniques and learn how to apply them in the whole software ...more »

Submitted by (@allinewatkins)

Session Leader Name(s) : Alline Watkins

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

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2 votes
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Wave 4

TDD Mini-Immersion Workshop

Test Driven Development (TDD) is a powerful Agile engineering practice for combining software design, unit testing, and coding in a continuous process to increase quality, maintainability, and productivity. Using the TDD approach, developers write programs in very short development cycles: first the developer writes a failing automated test case that defines a new function or improvement, then produces code to pass that ...more »

Submitted by (@rob.myers)

Session Leader Name(s) : Rob Myers

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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2 votes
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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

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3 votes
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Wave 4

Understanding TDD and Refactoring with Lego

Audience Requirement: People interested in Test Driven Design/Development or just having fun learning. Audience Level: No previous TDD or Lego experience required. Session Style: Workshop Description: In this session we will learn the basics of Test Driven Design/Development (TDD) through the use of Lego. We will create failing tests, make them pass and then refactor. We won't be writing software, we will be using ...more »

Submitted by (@bryan0)

Session Leader Name(s) : Bryan Beecham

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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3 votes
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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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Billy Garnet

Proposed Duration : between 30 and 60 minutes

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4 votes
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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)

Session Leader Name(s) : Steve Rogalsky

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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4 votes
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Wave 4

Self Organize From the Start: The Power of Self-Selecting Teams

Audience Level: Experienced Session Style: Combination of lecture and workshop Agile expects teams to be self-organizing, but what often happens is the membership of the teams is chosen by management, usually based only on skills, without regard for the personalities and values of the individuals. We believe that the most effective way to start teams down the path of self-organization is to allow the teams to choose ...more »

Submitted by (@shawnbutton)

Session Leader Name(s) : Shawn Button, Chris Farrell

Proposed Duration : between 60 and 90 minutes

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4 votes
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