Theme: People

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Theme: People

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A Millennial Manifesto

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!

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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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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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Data for good, software for a cause, side projects for growth.

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 »

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When they thought I had brain damage: The impact of expectations

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?

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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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The Virtue of Coercion

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 »

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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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