Jeffrey Fredrick discusses how human psychology can work against successful agile adoption. He explains harsh realities like accepting being wrong where people don't like to be wrong and spotting mistakes from others while not seeing your own mistakes, and explores how you can squeeze out the learning in different situations and really learn from mistakes.
Ruud Wijnands talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, improving technical skills and practices, supporting people in learning, the value that agile can bring to organizations and giving managers more insight into the possibilities of agile, helping teams to increase their agility and what managers can do to increase the success of agile transitions.
Portia Tung works as an agile coach and shares some experience on making teams out of individuals and motivating those teams to follow a vision or reach a goal. One technique to reach a goal is to use hope as the combination of will-power and way-power. How much power do I have to follow my goals and how much creativity do I have to overcome any obstacles on my way?
Ben talks about the value of retrospectives as a technique for teams to improve their processes and achieve better outcomes through continuous improvement and ongoing learning. He says that management support is needed to enable change to be effective. He emphasizes the importance of technical as well as social practices for delivery of valuable software.
Aino Corry talks about using different teaching methods to teach university students at different levels, how students and professors react to the different methods, what makes teaching rewarding for her and how the future will look in teaching.
Aino Corry talks about overcoming barriers in retrospectives, facilitating effective retrospectives, techniques for doing retrospectives and the vital skills that retrospective facilitators need.
Esther Derby shares her thoughts on language, communication and change and their importance in organisations, the definition of metaphor and designing your environment for Agile success.
Woody Zuill discusses Mob Programming, a practice where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time in the same space on the same computer, as well as his thoughts on No Estimates.
Bryan Beecham (aka Billy Garnet) reminds us that "XP not dead!" and shares his approach to teaching TDD and refactoring with Lego and applying XP and craftsmanship in teams as well as the human body.
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.
Kupe Kupersmith discusses his session on Improv at Agile 2012 and how it can help both teams and individuals communicate better.
InfoQ's lead Agile editor, Shane Hastie, shares his experiences in coaching large multinational companies with cross-cultural teams. Topics include retrospectives, user stories and Scrum techniques. He also provides an update on the Agile Alliance board and talks about their efforts to translate he Agile Manifesto.