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 »
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.
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.
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).
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!
Agile adoption is not easy. Changing the Mindsets is almost a mission impossible activity, yet it is "I'm possible".
Steps to consider during Adoption to help people embrace Agile
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!