Naveed Khawaja and Carl Bruiners introduce various Agile principles and practices and conduct a hands-on practice session meant to explain how to build a performing team.
Steve Rogalsky introduces the science of brainstorming and the practice of silent brainstorming which keeps loud people from dominating the meeting and helping quite people to contribute.
Lars Malmqvist, Craig Kersteins, Gareth Rushgrove, Bruce Durling and Paul Fremantle discuss how the boundaries between software development and infrastructure operations are blurred in PaaS.
Dave Logan discusses why only 7% of organizational tribes are successfully doing Agile and what can be done about it.
Susan Standiford discusses the social psychology, culture and team dynamics challenges faced while moving RueLaLa to a new platform.
Jim Benson develops the idea that software is not engineered, and it is better done collaboratively by a communicative team using Agile and Kanban methodology and tools.
Sue McKinney discusses the roles of managers and developers within an organization where everyone owns delivery and is accountable.
Matt Wynne discusses Mortgage-Driven Development and adopting other people’s tools and processes without adaptation or consideration to actual needs.
Jeff Patton presents a work style where everyone takes ownership of products, being involved in identifying and solving problems, and shares practices for collaboratively designing solutions.
Phil Hagelberg advises on starting and maintaining user groups doing swarm coding, a form of interactive development in an informal setting.
Zach Holman shares insights on creating a happy experience fueling developers’ creativity, being inspired by how things are done at GitHub.
David Hussman, David Laribee, Jeff Patton, Richard Sheridan and Susan Standiford discuss forming and building successful teams: hiring new people, pairing, combining people of different levels, etc.