Dave Nicolette and Karl Scotland try to introduce non-technical managers to one of the most popular Agile development techniques: Test-Driven Development (TDD).
Alan Shalloway, CEO and founder of Net Objectives, presents the Lean software development principles and practices and how they can benefit to Agile practitioners.
Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum, and Guido Schoonheim, CTO of Xebia, present an actual case of reaching hyper-productivity with a large distributed team using XP and Scrum.
Craig Smith and Paul King present their experiments with new Agile ideas leading them to better results, increased productivity and quality.
Williams and Stout share their recent experience with a large distributed team, the planning hurdles they encountered and how they passed them, and their recommendation: avoid large distributed teams.
Michael Mah analyzes the development process in 5 companies: 2 Agile (one of them BMC) and 3 classic. He presents the factors which contributed to the success of BMC's Agile adoption.
Scott talks about software craftsmanship represented by people responsible for their work, continuously learning, taking pride in their work, sharing knowledge and respecting professional standards.
Mishkin Berteig presents how a 2-days iteration led to a crisis which in turn forced those involved to realize the importance and necessity of task prioritization.
In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Mitch Lacey talks about a real life project that was on the verge of being successful, but was deemed as unsuccessful by the customer.
Choosing the right features can make the difference between success and failure. Mike Cohn presented 'Prioritizing your Project Backlog' on how to organize/prioritize a project backlog.
Scott Ambler talks about actual data resulting from surveys made during 2006-2008, showing how Agile is perceived and implemented within organizations.
Tim Mackinnon talks about the aspirations behind the Agile principles and practices, the desire to become efficient, to write quality code which does not end up being thrown away.