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
Laurent is the Archivist for the Agile Alliance, creating a repository of conference sessions and other knowledge the Alliance collects. He also examines the value of being wrong (and being able to admit it) which he has written and spoken about extensively.
Joshua Kerievsky tells us about Anzen and his experience in taking the concept of safety from the manufacturing world and tailoring it to software development teams and organizations. By having ONE core value - safety - teams and organizations can keep from falling into the common pattern of practicing a superficial form of Agile and/or Lean development without getting any of the results.
Ola Ellnestam talks about the Mikado Method for large scale refactoring of legacy systems, his talk at the Agile 2013 conference on Win-Win Conversations and the Agile community in Northern Europe
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.
Steve Adolph discusses his PhD research on communications in organisations, the importance of boundary spanners and how a large backlog becomes an impediment to product development flow. He talks about he importance of the ScrumMaster role, problems with Product Owners and where Business Analysis can add value.
Christian Legnitto describes FB's release process for mobile apps, how FB has no dedicated iOS or Android teams, A/B testing and the Play Beta program, tools used for the build process, and much more.
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
Mitch Lacey talks about the Stalwarts Track at Agile 2013, how hiring is broken in many organisations and suggests some ways to address the problem and asks for volunteers for Agile 2014
Steve Peha tells us how many agile practices, like visual management, can be taken directly into the classroom to produce better learning environments for our children in K-12 education. He also delves into what we can learn from teachers - that there must be safety to have effective teams - and shares several techniques to create safety on software development teams.
Crista Lopes discusses the idea of using constraints to define styles of programming and architecture. Also: large scale static analysis of open source code, Open Simulator and VR, and much more.