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!
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).
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.
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 »
Sinead explores the top 10 most powerful questions to ask your leadership team when embarking on an Agile Transformation Journey
For nearly 6 years, my family believed an oxygen deficiency at birth left me with mild to moderate brain damage. This created a environment of low expectations that took decades to overcome. Our expectations of others can have a critical impact on every aspect of life, but specifically, what does the way we manage our Agile teams say about our expectations?
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 »
Someone named Timothy Turnstone submitted this intriguing talk to the Agile2015 conference. I am eager to comment on it in some detail. The proposed session and related comments follow....please note the intriguing comments from Tobias Mayer, Ron Jeffries, Harrison Owen, and many others..... The Virtue of Coercion Presenter: Tim Turnstone Track: Enterprise Agile Source Link (for reference): https://submissions.agilealliance.org/sessions/3408 ...more »
Before getting a CS degree, I spent 15+ years in professional theater. I would guess that on a day-to-day basis I use my theater skills more than my engineering ones. I want to talk about how a few ideas from improvisational theater can help your team embrace new ideas.
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 »
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 »
Lean-Agile organizations that have demonstrated success at scale share a common set of key characteristics. These characteristics are tied to the adoption of Lean and Agile Values and Principles. This lightning talk introduces the FACTUAL framework which I've used successfully coaching organizations in scaling Agile for the past four years. The framework provides a light weight approach for leaders and change agents ...more »
I was listening to an interview with a well known DJ years ago. The interviewer has asked the DJ what kind of music would he enjoy listening to. The DJ responded that he wouldn't enjoy listening to music anymore. He used to enjoy music before becoming a DJ. Now that he became a DJ, he had to listen to all kind of music and in many genres. He needed to do that to be able to energize the crowd that he was playing music ...more »