Millennials - what's the buzz? Learn from a 21-year-old Agile trainer exactly what millennials are looking for in the workplace and how Agile attracts the next generation. Expect comments on ROWE, respect, and retrospectives, as well as dress codes and transparency. Also expect to see a "Millennial Manifesto" developed by an Agile team of millennials after their time in corporate America!
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!
It would be better if we could provide story estimation in person, but in most situations we have to do that remotely. We also tried Playing Poker online, but we did not favor the tool. In this talk, I want to share with you an effective way to provide story estimation online by using free Google tools. Our team loves it. I would love sharing with you all so your team can have a fun as well.
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).
Approval Tests are an open source unit testing library based on gold master testing. You may be familiar with Approval Tests for .NET or other platforms. This talk will very briefly cover the use of Approval Tests in Objective-C for OSX projects.
Luke Skywalker was responsible for one of the most successful Agile Transformations in the galaxy. Find out more in this exciting 5 minute Lightning Talk.
Lightning Talks are the Agile Way of sharing knowledge with our fantastic community. I did my first Lightning Talk at Agile 2014 and was scared death, now I am an internationally unknown speaker and you can be too.
Elegantly decoupled, scalable, and easy-to-deploy applications are the hallmarks of a '12 Factor App'. The 12 Factor App approach technically empowers corporations to deliver new features or content with speed and confidence. Big corporations, are mimicking startups by transforming their business in the 'cloud'. Not just with their technology, but with their whole team approaches - technical and non technical. This... more »
It was a photo of a little girl riding a bike amongst the ruins of the Japanese Tsunami that moved me the most. Caught up in the emotion of their photos and stories, I offered to build an iPhone app for a non-profit, using their data to help tell their story. In reality, despite a career in web software, I knew little about mobile apps, cloud computing, or data for good causes. But I learned, and transformed because... more »
Realistically we shouldn't even have tried to build it. We had two months, including a holiday period to create ( from scratch ) an interactive mobile app game for a conference, using technology none of us had even seen before. We did it though! We designed, learned, prototyped, developed and submitted ... taking a raw concept to the iTunes and Play stores, and ultimately into the phones of our contestants - in less... more »
Do you have multiple teams using different methodologies developing one product? Do you find it challenging to support their ways of working while keeping a singular vision? Combining Scrum, Kanban and Gantt is easier than you think. Multiple teams with different ways of working, pulling from the same backlog is a reality. This allows people to work the way they want, while managers always have an up to date view of... more »
Provide a day in the life scenario if government organizations were more Agile than Silicon Valley? How would budgets change? How would capabilities be prioritized? What would the culture look like?
In this lightning talk, Craeg Strong describes a Continuous Delivery/DevOps implementation for a mission-critical Criminal Justice system running Microsoft .NET technologies. While Continuous Delivery has made inroads for web-based applications, it is relatively new and unfamiliar for traditional Microsoft desktop applications. The talk will describe how the starting technology stack (TFS, TFSBuild, File System, SharePoint,... more »
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.
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.