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
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.
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.
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.
Doc List co-chaired the Collaboration, Culture and Teams track at Agile 2014. He talks about how those aspects are interrelated, the Agile Stalwarts track and how Teaching from the Back of the Room makes a difference in learning and retention
Rebecca Parsons and Phil Brock talk about the growth of the Agile Alliance, internationalization and the collection of valuable content on the Agile Alliance website
Elisabeth Hendrickson discusses her move from consulting to take on the role of Director of Quality Engineering for Pivotal Labs, how important engineering technical practices are to building quality in from the ground up and how scaling agile across many teams requires a structure that supports self-organization within organizational constraints.
At Agile 2014 Gil Broza spoke about what servant leadership really means, getting past the buzzwords to practical advice for managers and leaders on how to empower teams and individuals. He also previewed his upcoming book on the Agile Mindset.