The panelists discuss innovation at the enterprise level avoiding the business’ constant volatility.
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).
Luke Hohmann keynotes on what creates, causes, enables, and promotes software innovation.
Roman Pichler shares insight on Agile practices that can improve innovation, discussing the innovation stages and how product ownership, process, and project setup are influenced by uncertainty.
Jan Bosch discusses the importance of speed and innovation in software development, covering Innovation Experiment Systems, a 3 layer product model, and the role of architecture and scalability.
Steve Vinoski discusses innovation and product life cycles, how they affects the market and someone’s products, and what one should know in order to succeed in a very competitive landscape.
Jez Humble discusses innovating using a Lean startup approach and overcoming innovation barriers in enterprises along with engineering practices useful for rapid delivery of quality software.
Patrick Copeland on pretotyping: innovators beat ideas, pretotypes beat productypes, data beats opinions, doing beats talking, simple beats complex, now beats later, commitment beats committees.
Patrick Copeland presents the first three principles of the eXtreme innovation approach based on the Pretotyping Manifesto: Innovators Beat Ideas, Pretotypes Beat Productypes, and Data Beats Opinion.
Kenneth O. Stanley considers that innovation is stifled when we are strictly following a high goal, and we would progress more when we are inclined to discovery rather than following an objective.
Dan North argues that Agile best practices can help an organization only to a point, and continuing to rigidly apply them after that will stifle innovation and drive people away. Organizations need to continue to innovate, finding new ways and practices to develop software by looking at the motivations behind Agile practices and not just implementing them.
Bob Frankston offers a vision of the Internet that focuses on communication and connection uninhibited by artificial barriers like carrier exclusivity, arbitrary differences in protocols, and vendor constraints. He uses stories as his organizing and presentational metaphor to share a vision of what could be, if we had free reign to follow our imagination.