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.
InfoQ spoke to Mitch Lacey who was the Conference Chair for the Agile 2014 conference and with Paul Hammond who will take the role for Agile 2015 to be held in Washington DC, 3-7 August 2015.
Andrea Chiou joins us to discuss Clean Language and how we can use Clean Language Questions to explore topics and help people feel fully heard.
Richard Dolman & Steve Spearman are agile coaches who are collaborating on producing a freely available tool to compare a variety of scaling frameworks for agile adoption. They spoke at Agile 2014 about the content of the tool and how organisations and teams can utilize it.
Jabe Bloom explores the latest thinking in Design Critique and how this affects and interacts with Agile/Lean teams. He argues that if Design Thinking is utilised then there will be changing needs of Critique as the design moves forward through the process and offers solutions that he uses to ensure designers and teams increase collaborative ownership and become more effective