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.
Paul Grenyer discusses why and how to create a Walking Skeleton - an implementation of the thinnest possible slice of real functionality that we can automatically build, deploy and test end-to-end.
Dave Hart introduces the “developer in test” role more testing at the unit level and adding a level of testing between unit and system, and providing testing frameworks for regression system testing.
Dan North discusses the need to embrace uncertainty of scope, technology, effort and structure, expecting the unexpectable and anticipating ignorance.
Wanda Marginean shares challenges and lessons learned during real cases of Agile transformations.
John Stevenson presents Atlassian’s values, detailing how its culture formed and was maintained while growing over time.
Tony Willoughby discusses project manager’s role in an agile team focusing on resourcing, cost control, high-level scope management, risk management and wider communication with business stakeholders.
Naveed Khawaja and Carl Bruiners introduce various Agile principles and practices and conduct a hands-on practice session meant to explain how to build a performing team.
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.