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How to Develop a Great Scrum Master

Posted by Angel Medinilla  on  Mar 15, 2014

Angel Medinilla advises on hiring and evolving a great Scrum master along with resources on psychology, coaching, motivational science, communication skills, corporate culture or change management.

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How Agile Coaches Help Us Win—the Agile Coach Role at Spotify

Posted by Brendan Marsh, Kristian Lindwall  on  Feb 16, 2014 1

Brendan Marsh and Kristian Lindwall present what they believe an Agile Coach is, give some insight into the daily life of an Agile Coach at Spotify & explain why they believe Coaches help others win.

Being Followed: How Individuals Help Teams Become Excellent

Posted by Mike Hill  on  Sep 28, 2012

Mike Hill advises individuals on becoming coaches for their teams using 5 techniques: Sorting, Releasing, Situating, Modeling, and Inviting, and learning what should be avoided when coaching.

Software Craftsmanship, Beyond The Hype

Posted by Corey Haines  on  Oct 11, 2010 4

Corey Haines focuses his presentation on two elements of the craftsmanship manifesto: well-crafted software and a community of professionals. He believes that craftsmanship means forming quality software developers who choose their own practices and use them, starting as apprentices, becoming journeymen, and ending coding katas.

From Good to Great Developer

Posted by Chris Hedgate  on  Oct 16, 2009 8

Chris Hedgate makes a difference between a good and a great developer. The former writes code quickly, knows how to solve problems, but his code tends to be hard to maintain on the long run. The good developer keeps an eye on the future trying to make sure the code evolves cleanly. Hedgate advices on how to move from good to great.

Deliberate Practice in Software Development

Posted by Mary Poppendieck  on  Sep 11, 2009 2

In the nature vs. nurture debate, researchers have declared nurture the winner. People who excel are the ones who work the hardest; it takes ten+ years of deliberate practice to become an expert. Deliberate practice is not about putting in hours, it’s about working to improve performance. It does not mean doing what you are good at; it means challenging yourself under the guidance of a teacher.

Coaching and Scaling Agility

Posted by David Hussman  on  Jul 24, 2009 3

This presentation covers coaches, coaching, and how the two work together to help guide larger project communities and large agile adoptions. The session also discusses a bit on coaching in general as well as how coaches and managers can (and do) work together to consistently produce better software.

BayAPLN Agile Expert Panel

Posted by David Chilcott, Polyanna Pixton, David Hussman, Sue Mckinney, Pat Reed  on  Jan 12, 2009

During QCon San Francisco 2008, InfoQ and BayAPLN, a local group of Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), organized a panel comprised of Agile experts which answered questions from the audience. The panelists were: David Chilcott, Moderator, Polyanna Pixton, David Hussman, Sue Mckinney, Pat Reed.

Fostering Software Craftsmanship in a Corporate Setting

Posted by Scott Dillman  on  Sep 28, 2008 3

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Scott Dillman talks about transforming developers into software craftsmen, people responsible for their work, continuously learning, taking pride in doing qualitative work, sharing knowledge and respecting professional standards.

Developing Expertise: Herding Racehorses, Racing Sheep

Posted by Dave Thomas  on  Jul 27, 2008 5

In this presentation made during QCon 2007, Dave Thomas talks about expanding people's expertise in their domains of interest by not treating them uniformly as they had the same amount of knowledge and level of experience.

Venkat Subramaniam's Pragmatic Factors for Agile Success

Posted by Venkat Subramaniam  on  Mar 27, 2008 3

At NFJS Venkat Subramaniam, author with Andy Hunt of "Practices of an Agile Developer," shared his pragmatic approach to some of the important technical and non-technical factors contributing to project success, including: coding, developer attitude, debugging, mentoring and feedback.

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