Jon Jagger on achieving expertise through deliberate practice, a process of doing new things or old ones but with a new approach, leading to improved technical agility through increased self awareness
Karl Scotland on Kanban as a way of creating a model improving a business’ capability to meet its purpose based on systems thinking, workflow, visualization, work in process, cadence, and learning.
Liz Keogh talks about perverse incentives that hinder the ability to reach the purpose for which they were created for, outlining the need to focus on the system built not its solutions.
Fraser Speirs presents how computers are used at Cedars School, makes some suggestions on what educational software needs in order to be efficient, and how he sees the future of ICT in education.
Mike Lee considers that a software engineer makes great applications not because he follows good rules but because he has a better way of looking at the world and he learns from experience.
Russ Miles discusses how to nurture the skill of learning by understanding it, valuing it and enhancing it in order to achieve an agile transformation within the organization.
Robert Myers talks about the role played by failure in Agile development, sharing a number of Lean and Agile practices helping to embrace failure and showing how to interpret the feedback received.
Dan North considers that ignorance is the major roadblock on the way to success, presenting strategies and techniques for reducing it, delivering software in a more deterministic and less riskier way.
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 organizations need to continuously innovate, finding new ways and practices to develop software by looking at the motivations behind Agile practices and not just implementing them.
Amr Elssamadisy focuses on the individual and his responsibility to make things work in the team regarding the learning process, communication, dealing with upsets, ownership, and responsibility.
Dan North advices on how to advance from beginner to expert: practice the basics, learn from others, understand trends, share knowledge, maintain the toolbox, learn how to learn, and re-do everything.