Adrian Howard introduces a Lean Startup practice that could be complementary to stories: making hypothesis and creating experiments meant to validate or invalidate those hypothesis.
Darci Dutcher provides practical advice for introducing UX to agile teams.
Michele Ide-Smith and James Murtagh report on prototyping a tool for Oracle software developers during a 3-days trade show using Agile and Lean UX methods.
Roman Pichler shares insight on Agile practices that can improve innovation, discussing the innovation stages and how product ownership, process, and project setup are influenced by uncertainty.
Dave Snowden attempts to build a theory for the Agile movement based on statistical research, weak signal detection methodology, complexity theory and co-evolution theory.
Ahmed Syed explains how to use testing and defect management in an Agile project to ensure product quality, addressing design quality, legacy systems, and how build management affects quality.
Giovanni Asproni presents techniques for writing usable APIs: using user's perspective, naming, the caller should have the control, explicit context, error reporting, logging, organizing.
Jason Ayers share the observations he made watching a team of developers collaborating in real time on the same code base, pushing XP, pair programming and continuous integration to their extremes.
Jurgen Appelo discusses introducing change inside organizations by viewing them as adaptive systems and social networks and using the Change Management 3.0 model.
Keith Braithwaite conducts a tutorial class on TDD based on the following technique: Add a test, See it fail, Make all tests pass, Refactor, and Repeat until done.
David J. Anderson explains how to use predictability, measurement and change management to balance the factors of observed capability, staffing, and delivery targets to achieve predictable outcomes.
Nat Pryce presents the reengineering effort made to transform a legacy system through incremental improvement, the development process implemented, the results and some takeaway lessons learned.