David Hussman shares his thoughts around the Uncertainty Movement and moving from progress to product, as well as NonBan, Dude's Law, Cardboard and the horizon of electronic card boards.
Gil talks about his new book The Agile Mind-set which is aimed at exploring the the thinking that makes Agile processes work and helping teams and individuals achieve success through people and teams. He explains the intent behind some of the agile practices and gives advice on how to apply them most effectively.
Bas Vodde and Craig Larman talk about Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), its origins, and the focus on simplicity, as well as the corresponding website and their new book "Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS”.
Adam Weisbart talks about using improv and magic to make Agile more fun and shares a bunch of practical tools and resources that should be of interest to anybody leading or coaching an Agile team.
Dan Greening talks about agile teams as complex adaptive systems and identifies five "base patterns" which are necessary for sustainable agility in an organization. Three of these are team-level patterns, the other two are organization-level.
Linda Rising talks about her experiences visiting Menlo Innovations, exploring the reasons why the Joy, Inc culture works and what is special about the environment. She describes the way they do and do not apply practices from agile software development and how they have created a culture of continuous learning.
Dan Craig talks us through the process of bringing a federal agency up to speed on build, test and application release automation. And how to navigate the inherent cultural and political challenges.
Tim Ottinger talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, why facilitation matters in agile, increasing the understanding of agile, what is needed to create trust in the organization, the importance of technical practices in Agile, improving technical skills and practices and the “Taking back Agile” initiative.
Woody Zuill discusses Mob Programming, a practice where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time in the same space on the same computer, as well as his thoughts on No Estimates.
Bryan Beecham (aka Billy Garnet) reminds us that "XP not dead!" and shares his approach to teaching TDD and refactoring with Lego and applying XP and craftsmanship in teams as well as the human body.
Laurent is the Archivist for the Agile Alliance, creating a repository of conference sessions and other knowledge the Alliance collects. He also examines the value of being wrong (and being able to admit it) which he has written and spoken about extensively.
Diana Larsen discusses her Agile works including Agile Retrospectives, Liftoff, the Agile Fluency model as well as the future of Agile and the Agile Alliance.