Dan North shares insight on how really high-performing teams work, the patterns and ideas being genuine experiences from practitioners. This is Agile in actuality. Agile is an attitude, not a rule book.
David Hussman combats the addiction to a specific process, discussing various topics such as product thinking, regression deficit, building teams and connecting programs to portfolios.
Rachel Davies reports on how Unruly Media is using XP and how they have adapted to increasing scalability needs.
Ola Ellnestam shares lessons learned and DevOps practices along with the underlying values and principles used to implement continuous improvement and delivery at a large bank.
Giovanni Asproni suggests that teams should not blindly embrace a methodology but rather create their own suiting their specific needs by using an approach based on patterns and pattern languages.
Mike Mallete discusses the why performance appraisals fail and what can be done instead.
Chris Smith provides practical advice for sprint retrospectives, gathering information and identifying root causes of both problems and successes, and addressing issues from a different perspective.
Chris Chapman teaches delivering software without estimates through the Great Canadian #NoEstimates Puzzle Experiment, asking the participants to collaboratively build a jigsaw puzzle.
Tom Gilb keynotes on agility, outlining 10 principles and his own values for Agile value delivery.
Rob Keefer outlines 7 practices that managers and other project stakeholders can use to influence an Agile team in a positive way.
Neil Killick exposes the risks inherent to the estimation culture, proposing practical alternatives for the project and spring level.
Arber Pllana shares from his experience using XP at Unruly while scaling the infrastructure to handle a growing amount of traffic and data.