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Manager's Introduction to Test-Driven Development

Posted by Dave Nicolette and Karl Scotland  on  Nov 27, 2008 5

Dave Nicolette and Karl Scotland try to introduce non-technical managers to one of the most popular Agile development techniques: Test-Driven Development (TDD). The presentation intends to be a primer for managers who want to understand the value of TDD, and of Agile in general, in software development.

Principles and Practices of Lean-Agile Software Development

Posted by Alan Shalloway  on  Nov 17, 2008

In this presentation held during Agile 2008, 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: Reaching Hyper-Productivity with Outsourced Development Teams

Posted by Jeff Sutherland and Guido Schoonheim  on  Nov 07, 2008 1

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, 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.

Technical Lessons Learned Turning the Agile Dials to Eleven

Posted by Craig Smith and Paul King  on  Oct 30, 2008 2

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Craig Smith and Paul King present what happens when one tries to be super Agile. Practically, they employed most currently used Agile practices on several projects, then they experimented with new ideas leading them to better results, increased productivity and quality.

Planning with a Large Distributed Team

Posted by Wes Williams and Mike Stout  on  Oct 16, 2008 1

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Wes Williams and Mike 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.

Measuring Agile in the Enterprise: 5 Success Factors for Large-Scale Agile Adoption

Posted by Michael Mah  on  Oct 09, 2008 4

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Michael Mah analyzes the development process in 5 companies: 2 Agile (one of them BMC) and 3 classic. He measures the development productivity and effectiveness and compares the results with industry averages. He also presents the factors which contributed to the success of BMC's Agile adoption.

Fostering Software Craftsmanship in a Corporate Setting

Posted by Scott Dillman  on  Sep 28, 2008 3

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Scott Dillman talks about transforming developers into software craftsmen, people responsible for their work, continuously learning, taking pride in doing qualitative work, sharing knowledge and respecting professional standards.

Extremely Short Iterations as a Catalyst for Effective Prioritization of Work

Posted by Mishkin Berteig  on  Sep 24, 2008 1

Mishkin Berteig presents a situation where he proposed to a software development team, which just started to experiment with Scrum, to accept 2-days iterations. The approach was trying to tackle their organizational lack of prioritization resulting in constant crisis. Their decision led to a bigger crisis which exposed the need for task prioritization.

When Working Software Is Not Enough: A Story of Project Failure

Posted by Mitch Lacey  on  Sep 20, 2008 20

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. Considering that "the true measure of project progress is working software", Mitch and his team delivered the software, but the client was not satisfied.

Prioritizing Your Product Backlog

Posted by Mike Cohn  on  Sep 11, 2008 3

Choosing the right features can make the difference between the success and failure of a software product. Mike Cohn presented 'Prioritizing your Project Backlog' at Agile 2008 on how a project backlog should be organized and prioritized and non-financial techniques for prioritization such as kano analysis, theme screening/scoring, relative weighting and analytic hierarchy process.

Agile in Practice: What Is Actually Going On Out There?

Posted by Scott Ambler  on  Sep 03, 2008 11

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Scott Ambler talks about actual data resulting from surveys made during 2006-2008, showing how Agile is perceived and implemented within organizations. Some of the topics surveyed are: the adoption rate of Agile, the effectiveness of Agile approaches, the effectiveness of various techniques.

Agile and Beyond - The Power of Aspirational Teams

Posted by Tim Mackinnon  on  Aug 27, 2008 1

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, 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. Tim has a personal perspective on Agile practices and shares from his own experience.

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