Geoff Wilson and Amanda Stockwell from 352 Inc talk about the advantages of Agile in a digital agency, approaches to user experience and the redevelopment of planningpoker.com.
Felienne Hermans explains the how and why of applying software engineering methods (testing, static analysis, refactoring) to spreadsheets.
Paula Thrasher's lessons learned in federal agencies, how to get business to trust IT, living with bureaucracy, and getting teams to a DevOps mentality of learning and collaboration.
Melissa Perri speaks about the importance of stopping bad ideas from becoming products and how an experimentation and learning mindset can ensure the best products that meet customer needs get built. She discusses the importance of knowing who your real users are and using simple tools such as paper prototypes to conduct experiments and get feedback quickly.
Jake Calabrese speaks about creating a culture and environment of antifragility - one in which the relationships and interactions between the people are strong and able to not just cope with external pressure but actually gain from disorder or from healthy conflicts. Teams need to agree on not just their social contracts but how they respond to violations and challenges.
Michael Hamman, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd on Integral Agile and Coaching for Teams, Management and the Enterprise
Michael Hamman, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd of the Agile Coaching Institute talk about Integral Agile and the personas of Agile Coach, Enterprise Agile Coach and Organisational Leader.
Chad Wathington and Suzie Prince spoke about the importance of feedback and collaboration in teams and keeping feedback going when scaling agile beyond single teams into larger organisations. Designing feedback into the process and keeping the processes people centric. They also discussed new capabilities coming in Mingle.
Scott talks about Disciplined Agile Development 2.0, the Agile Scaling panel at the Agile Executive Forum and data warehousing and BI using agile approaches.
Carmen DeArdo on how agile transformation paved the way for DevOps transformation at Nationwide and the need for everyone to opt-in the journey and reduce variance for organization wide improvements.
Eric talks about the Help Track which helped proposers fine tune their presentations for the Agile 2015 conference and about how the social and cultural aspects are so important when organizations attempt to scale their agile adoptions to larger teams and across organizational groups. The scaling frameworks can be useful for the mechanics of scaling, but the social aspects are critical.
Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory talk about how they came to collaborate on the "Agile Testing" books, the testing skillset and approaches to learning, and new and interesting approaches to testing.
Steve Ropa shares his passion for technical excellence and craftsmanship in software development. He presents some ideas on how to help teams achieve excellence and mastery of their various crafts.