Lawrence Ludlow and Susan Smart organize a panel to answer questions related to introducing Agile into organizations, trying to find out the actions, impediments and benefits of such an endeavor.
Stacia Viscardi outlines the weaknesses of traditional resourcing methods and their illusion of efficiency, presenting a way for transitioning to a leaner and more innovative approach.
Alex Adamopoulos emphasizes the need for hands-on learning, a method that is faster, cheaper and produces better results than taking some training or certification courses.
David Bulkin introduces various agile practices to beginners interspersed with advice for advance practitioners.
Hakan Erdogmus and John Favaro explain why agility is good and when. They associate agility with flexibility which can lead to a better but more costly decision making process.
Matt Wynne discusses Mortgage-Driven Development and adopting other people’s tools and processes without adaptation or consideration to actual needs.
Jesper Boeg shares his experience, lessons learned, failures, and common problems met when introducing Kanban to various teams having no previous Agile or Lean experience
Benjamin Mitchell advices on carrying team conversations about information presented on Kanban boards helping members to change their thinking and acts in order to achieve evolutionary change.
Rob Bowley shares lessons learned while doing Agile: Scrum is not that bad, Don’t call it Agile, Doing the right thing vs doing it right, Identify the change agents, Hire good people, etc.
Amir Barylko introduces Agile principles, techniques, and practices that are meant to smooth the path to successful projects.
Stuart Charlton presents Canadian Pacific’s strategy for a modern IT: adopting hybrid cloud, introducing Agile/Lean development, automating everything, distributed data systems, RESTful integration.
Rafael Maranzato tells the story of a team who initially failed to adopt Scrum, but they tried again, successfully adopting it and moving to Scrum of Scrums within one year.