Floyd Marinescu shares how the virtual teams behind InfoQ.com and QCon are run; Processes, tools, & mindset needed to succeed in a completely virtual work environment that delivers happiness and alignment. Each practice is explained in the context of how it fosters purpose, autonomy, mastery, and a sense of progress.
Ted Tencza shares lessons learned innovating at Atlassian and Bigcommerce, including programs that worked (FedEx/ShipIt/Hackathons, 20% time) and programs that failed (dedicated Innovation Team).
Do Agile Methods Contain the Seeds of Their Own Destruction? (Safety and Our Ability to Learn from Failure)
Amr Elssamadisy explores the link between safety and success of agile methods, explaining what can be done to change the culture of an organization to create a base where agile methods can flourish.
Jim McCarthy discusses culture hacking, a distinct kind of culture engineering, expressing a particular hacker ethos, an ethos originating in the world of software hacking, promoting freedom, openness, and embodying rationality and design elegance.
Daniel Mezick explains how to deliver happiness through the intentional design and implementation of good-game mechanics inside your team. Work is BROKEN when it is not fun to play. In this session, we provide tools for playing an all-new game of engagement and team learning.
Gojko Adzic, Lukas Oberhuber discuss how the thinking around the role of tests and testing evolved, the problems the team faced and the decisions they took to overcome technical and cultural issues.
Ole Friis Østergaard discusses software development addictions: becoming aware of them, controlling them, getting rid of bad habits by admitting them and changing through practice.
Andrew Mager, Paul Osman, Evan Stein and R. Kevin Nelson share from their experience introducing a music API culture into their companies and developing such APIs.
Jez Humble addresses the most important factors in implementing continuous delivery: organizational, architectural and process.
Jesse Robbins explains how to evangelize & overcome cultural resistance to change while sharing his own painfully funny lessons on how not to do it.
Jason Little and Andrew Annett explain different behavior models helping to understand resistance to change, where it comes from and how to encourage the desired behaviors.
Wanda Marginean shares challenges and lessons learned during real cases of Agile transformations.