Richard Sheridan discusses the cultural norms that remove fear and encourage experimentation, and the elimination of meetings and the rituals and ceremonies that accompany them.
Trisha Gee and Todd Montgomery attack the technology industry’s sacred cows by exposing the motivations that hide behind them.
Rachel Davies tells stories of successful changes that she has introduced with XP product development teams at Unruly, sharing tips for overcoming resistance and adopting new working practices.
Pete Smith discusses the difficulties of being an enterprise developer, the limits set for development in such an environment and what can be done about it.
Randy Shoup discusses several important aspects of engineering cultures: hiring and retention, ownership and collaboration, quality and discipline, and learning and experimentation.
Helen Walton and Pete Burden offer insight into how important culture is to a business and happiness, and the practical tools needed to make a vision become reality.
Colin Gislason explores cross-culture similarities and differences on the African continent to find practical lessons in building technology.
Ryan Behrman runs a workshop on how to be a more effective change agent, using "Change poker" in teams to experience various aspects of change and to share best practices.
Mike Pearce tells the story of how MOO manages to keep a fresh, startup-like culture that fosters innovation and values collaboration, while still delivering products and looking after its staff.
Jon Skeet keynotes on developers’ passion for their craft, how to find, nurture and enjoy it, how to balance work and life activities, when to step back, and if too much passion can be a problem.
Stuart Turner explains how to achieve both rapid and sustained transformation with Open Agile Adoption which combines games, rites-of-passage and other techniques into a framework.
Jutta Eckstein presents techniques that helped her to create a common culture in different global projects she worked on.