Ian Hawkins discusses the value in epic estimation, how to handle business expectations, what influences epic estimation and what makes it effective.
Aino Corry discusses anti-patterns appearing in retrospectives, providing advice on how to deal with them.
Portia Tung advises for playing at work to improve team relationships and fuel creativity.
John Shaw discusses four pillars to DevOps: Environments, Deployment, Testing and People based on experiences developing financial systems for governmental clients.
Geoff Bones, Luke Drury share the lessons learned setting up code kata programs in several companies, what has worked and hasn’t.
Francis Fish discusses applying systems thinking and the ideas of W Edwards Deming to organizations, and why targets don't work.
Rachel Davies reports on how Unruly Media is using XP and how they have adapted to increasing scalability needs.
Chris Smith provides practical advice for sprint retrospectives, gathering information and identifying root causes of both problems and successes, and addressing issues from a different perspective.
Robert Chatley discusses using the cloud to shorten the release cycle, to ensure scalability, and explains how to deploy to the cloud in a repeatable and reliable way.
Zsolt Fabok provides guidance on selecting those sections of code that are most likely to profit from automated testing and leaving out those where chances for errors are low.
Thomas Sundberg emphasizes the need for writing executable specifications demoing on example using Cucumber.
Amy Phillips shares how Songkick made the transition to Continuous Integration, the difficulties encountered, the cultural changes involved, some of the lessons learnt and practical advice.