Heather Hassebroek and Kent McDonald on Positive Politics, Organisational Change, Leadership Engagement and Sharing Experiences through Stories
Heather and Kent present their experiences using positive politics to influence change in organisations undergoing an agile transition, how leadership beliefs can be influenced through upward micromanagement, playing by the rules to influence change and sharing stories to motivate action
Esther Derby talks about how coaching managers needs a different set of techniques to coaching teams and how every agile adoption should be based on the context of the organization, grounded in in the principles behind the ideas rather than trying to apply a practice or set of practices out-of-the-box.
Pat Reed talks about the Agile Accounting program of the Agile Alliance, which provides guidelines for organisations to adapt their financial accounting approaches to accommodate developing products in and agile iterative way. One of the major challenges to large-scale implementation is how treat agile projects from a capitalization perspective and this program provides guidelines on how to do so.
Chris discusses the rise of CQRS and Event Sourcing as a solution for all domains. With the advent of Docker, applications that manage complex domains can be built tested and deployed in minutes. Chris talks about the reasons for choosing a CQRS and Event Sourced solution as well as how the addition of Docker can help an organization embrace Continuous Delivery by using existing tools.
Kent McDonald & Kupe Kupersmith on "Yes and", Collaborative Conversations, Improv and Beyond Requirements
Kent & Kupe talk about their talk "Get the Liars in the Same Room", using "yes and" to encourage collaborative conversations while managing scope, starting with the end in mind and the forthcoming book Beyond Requirements aimed at business analysts and product owners on agile teams
Laura M. Powers joins us to discuss how communication chunking can help get technical people out of the weeds and help executives get down from the clouds. We also discuss the joy of influence.
Laurie and Catherine share a Planning Poker-type practice called Protection Poker that leverages a diversity of ideas, experience, and knowledge related to software security. Protection Poker provides a collaborative, interactive, and informal structure for abuse case development and threat modeling leading to a software security risk estimate and security risk reduction.
Lyssa and Michael discuss the state of agile adoption in enterprises, what it really means to coach an agile enterprise and facilitating intense conversations. They introduce the Integral Agile model for organisational transformation and talk about Michael's upcoming book Coaching the Agile Enterprise.
Three speakers from VersionOne discuss the importance of strong technical practices, software craftsmanship, how agile software development is similar to working in the theatre and how to get the right balance in documentation.
Dajo Breddels sits down with InfoQ to discuss Provocative Therapy and how it can be applied to Agile coaching.
Shannon Ewan & Ahmed Sidky discuss the ICAgile approach to certification and accreditation, how learning objectives are identified and documented, making those learning objectives freely available through creative commons licensing and the multi-step pathway through knowledge to expertise and mastery
Linda Cook talks about how large-scale release planning actually works, the practicalities of coordinating release planning with tens of tea and hundreds of participants. She also discusses her role as Treasurer of the Agile Alliance and how the Alliance is serving the international agile community.