Theme: Technical

Developing, Fast and Slow

One of the daily challenges we face as developers is staying focussed on the problem we are trying to solve. A solution came to me from a book by a Nobel Prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman: we have to increase our thinking stamina by automating everything that adds cognitive load. With this quick talk I will take you through some of his ideas on how the mind works, and then share my views on how they apply to ...more »

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Accelerate App Delivery with Enterprise Strength Hybrid Cloud

A Hybrid cloud should be an off-premises extension of your datacenter, allowing easy movement of workloads between them without changes to the application or architecture. You don't want to be stuck in one environment as needs and requirements change. We'll talk about best practices for developing and testing off-premises, and then migrating the workload back into your datacenter for production.

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Theme: Process

Managing Scope vs. Detail in BDD-style Examples

Examples are a powerful way to communicate what "done" looks like for agile user stories. When they are automated, they can also act as very useful regression tests/checks. But most automated checks are too detailed to act as useful examples. This can be addressed by using a layered approach to examples in which we provide less detail for broader scope examples and narrower scope for more detailed examples.

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Theme: People

How to Lead Agile Movements: From communities to Businesses

I'm a cofounder of Agiles Colombia, the community of my country. Along the the last six years we have learned that some things don't work, other half work and other work often. My intention with this talk is to share my learnings in creating agile movements in Latam, applied in communities and businesses. Hoping to help awaken the giant (your community).

About me:

https://co.linkedin.com/in/luismulato

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Test smarter, not more

Can we stop obsessing over code coverage numbers? Test automation is good, no doubt, but we need to deliver software don't we? Let's talk about a test automation strategy that actually works and how to leverage manual testing in the most effective way.

 

Code coverage metrics... please go away!

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Theme: People

Servant Leadership – Don’t forget the leadership part

When we talk about Servant Leadership, we cite Greenleaf’s First Test of Servant Leadership – addressing the high priority need of others before anything else. We ignore the other 10 aspects of Leadership that are an integral part of Servant Leadership. Over focusing on the “servant” part scares off good managers before they can understand how to be true leaders. In this Pecha Kucha style presentation, we will explore ...more »

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#Hansei: reflections that drives improvement

Hansei is a japanese word that can be translated as reflection, introspection or even meditation. The first time I heard that word I was 5 or 6 years old. I used to spend a lot of time in my grandfather’s house at that time and every time I made some mischief, he used to tell me “hansei-shinasai” (do hansei). Several years later while I was reading about Toyota, I found the word again explained as a fundamental step for ...more »

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Why your Agile transformation needs an "Island of Misfit Toys"!

The Lightning Talk will discuss the difference in mindsets based on our own "lens" to the world, extending beyond the black&blue vs. white&gold dress example. The concept of Farmers vs. Hunters will be shared in relation to what Thomas Hartmann presents in his book on ADD - A Different Perception. I'll offer a fun hypothesis for "AAADD" as a multi-generational "affliction" based on technology becoming ubiquitous. But ...more »

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Theme: Process

Example-Driven Architecture Improves Design and Testability

Providing concrete BDD-style examples as acceptance criteria for user stories is a powerful way to influence the testability of your architecture. This is especially true if developers are provided the examples before starting development and they are responsible for the automated execution of those examples. This talk illustrate how the examples can have this benefit.

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