Shane Hastie presents examples of how the most innocent of question or suggestion can send teams into a spin, and suggests a number of techniques to help create an environment where real communication can happen, irrespective if your team is co-located or distributed.
Ellen Grove teaches improving personal development using the Lego Serious Play thinking, communicating and problem solving technique.
Angel Medinilla advises on hiring and evolving a great Scrum master along with resources on psychology, coaching, motivational science, communication skills, corporate culture or change management.
Sue Johnston advises on communicating with different types of personalities starting from known psychological principles with the aim to improve relationships at work and in daily life.
Alan Claypool discusses a methodology meant to bring coherence to an organization based on a strategic vision and clear focus on core values, over-communication and up-down accountability.
Joanna Zweig leads a workshop for practicing Cooperative Inquiry, a group learning technique meant to provide answers to complex questions based on group’s wisdom and knowledge.
Wayne Walls discusses how Rackspace does cloud based on OpenStack, touching: open source, cloud on cloud, continuous delivery, and open API.
Jenny Cham teaches how to plan workshops having a technical or scientific audience in order to impress the audience, get feedback and get the best results.
At NFJS Venkat Subramaniam, author with Andy Hunt of "Practices of an Agile Developer," shared his pragmatic approach to some of the important technical and non-technical factors contributing to project success, including: coding, developer attitude, debugging, mentoring and feedback.
Here is a story about Agile's use in a governmental organisation: at the 2006 APLN Leadership Summit Mark Salamango and John Cunningham looked at the problems and opportunities of introducing Agile in Army environments. True Agile practices cannot be 'commanded' or 'directed’ but frequent delivery offers Agile leaders a "soft" kind of power that is, in fact, very effective.
Teams moving to an Agile approach may feel irritated as they move from command-and-control to a collaborative culture - which can start to look like non-stop meetings, starting first thing every Monday morning. In this InfoQ exclusive presentation, recorded at Agile2007, Agile coach Jean Tabaka shared her experiences working with teams, offering guidance on how to alleviate meeting burnout.