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.
MAnny Gonzalez was recently appointed as the CEO of the Scrum Alliance. He discusses the current state of the Scrum Alliance and presents his vision for the organisation in the future, changing the worl of work for the better. He talks about some of the initiatives the Scrum Alliance is undertaking and what they mean for the members of the organisation.
Jeff Patton talks about his book "User Story Mapping" and the background and approaches to the story mapping process as well as upcoming trends in relation to product management.
Dominica DeGrandis talks about bringing visibility to the workflow, reducing cycle time, setting priorities right, what is real firefighting, and how Kanban and DevOps are the perfect marriage.
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.
Sally Elatta talks about the Agility Health Check tool, with examples of where it has been used, the way teams and organisations can use the information collected and how the tool itself is evolving in response to market demand
Dana Pylayeva talks about the Agile game she designed combining Scrum, Lego and Chocolate. The game helps participants (in particular non-technical types) understand the difficulties and bottlenecks in application delivery and how DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices can help.
Ahmed Sidky and Shannon Ewan talk about the goals of ICAgile and the design of the learning pathways and the difference between knowledge-based and competency based certification programs. They explore the goal of helping people deepen their Agile knowledge and pursue sustainable agility by scaling people not just processes and structures and discuss how the expert pathways were developed.
Sanjiv Augustine talks about his new book "Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart", reinventing organizations, the implementation of no-management at LitheSpeed and the Agile 2015 Executive Forum.
Kent McDonald talks about the need for product ownership, business analysis and user experience in agile projects, how the three areas are connected and his new book - Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an agile mindset
Ryan Polk talks about the future direction of the Rally product and the merger with Computer Associates
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.