Hadoop, the distributive file system and MapReduce are just a few of the topics covered in this interview recorded live at QCon San Francisco 2013. Industry-standard Agile implementation and a lot of testing, assures the development team at Ancestry.com that they have an app that can handle the large traffic demands of the popular genealogy site.
Gabby Benefield has spent much of the last three years working on a contracting model that is outcomes focused and allows customers and suppliers to overcome the barriers inherent in most contracts. The most common contracting models in use today (fixed scope or time-and-materials) actually increase risk in software development. She has worked with IT lawyer Susan Atkinson to develop an alternate
Diana Larsen discusses her Agile works including Agile Retrospectives, Liftoff, the Agile Fluency model as well as the future of Agile and the Agile Alliance.
In this third segment Dan Mezick talks about how creating a pulse around Open Space events helps organisations create a sense of community, deal with uncertainty and create an environment which sustains their agile adoption for the long term.
At the Agile 2013 conference three of the leaders from VersionOne spoke about managing a growing agile organisation, agile and the PMO, agile capacity planning, enterprise adoption patterns, throughput accounting and the principles of flow, encouraging and allowing cultural change and the latest features of the product. They discussed how agile is used inside Version One and at their customers
Craig Smith. Renee Troughton and Tony Ponton talk about their agile journeys, coaching in different organisational contexts, visual management and the journey of The Agile Revolution podcast.
Lachlan Heasman and Bernd Schiffer talk about Agile Coaching and how to define it and the skills required as well as their experiences along the way including Scrum PLoP, 42 things and Agile meetups.
Ed Cortis talks about Agile (or whether it is just common sense) in Operations teams as well as sharing his experiences in rolling out an Activity Based Working environment at Bankwest.
Amr Elssamadisy, founder of Agile Culture New York and author of the book Agile Adoption Patterns, shares his thoughts on why safety is essential to Agile success. We know that learning is essential for successful agility, and teams learn best through failure – but failure is inherently unsafe. The key to success is in making things safe. Without safety you cannot learn effectively from failure.
Dan Mezick, author of the book The Culture Game, shares his insights on engagement as the fuel of successful and lasting Agile adoptions. Pulling examples from Open Spaces and the computer gaming industry, Dan explains how they both implement four basic rules: have a clear goal, a clear set of rules, a good feedback system, and support an opt-in participation strategy.
Chris Matts was interviewed at QCon London. He discusses behavior driven development, feature injection and his latest project - a graphic novel written with Olav Maassen and Chris Geary explaining the principles of real options in a project using a compelling story and an unusual format.
Catherine & Raj have been working in Enterprise Agile transitions in large hardware manufacturers, they share their experiences and advice on leadership and bringing Scrum to hardware teams. They spoke at Agile 2012 about the use of tactile models, engaging managers and building cross-functional hardware-software teams.