The Agile 2013 conference was held in August 2013. Rebecca and Phil talk about the conference keynotes, number of sessions and the diversity of attendees. They also discuss the internationalization and breadth of the activities and goals of the Agile Alliance and how the Alliance is an inclusive organization encompassing many different agile approaches and brands.
Gib Broza talks about his book "The Human Side of Agile", how to become an empathic leader, building solid teams that provide enduring and stable high performance. He provides some pragmatic advice for leaders in self-organizing agile teams on how create and nurture an environment which brings out the best in the team members.
Johanna Rothman talks about the cost of multi-tasking, recruiting the correct people for your team and organization, managing your own job search. She goes on to discuss how to scale Lean and Agile approaches to large programs of work by decreasing batcg sizes, improving flow and using small-world networks to create collaborative ecosystems.
Pollyanna is collaborating with two others to write a book on Collaborative Leadership. In this interview she gives an overview of how leadership needs to promote ownership, build a culture of trust and a focus on value for both customers and the organization to enable the formation of high-performing teams.
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.
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.
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
Tim Lister talks about his keynote at the Agile 2013 conference, reflecting on his 40 years in the software industry, the new release of the book Peopleware, risk management in software projects and how teams form.
Samuel Crescencio and Juan Banda discuss the state of Agile adoption in South America, the conferences and community events which are happening there and the formation of the Agile Alliance Brazil.
Kent McDonald discusses Agile 2013 from the conference chair perspective, some of the decisions, approaches and new experiments undertaken and thoughts on the future direction of the conference.