Do Agile Methods Contain the Seeds of Their Own Destruction? (Safety and Our Ability to Learn from Failure)
Amr Elssamadisy explores the link between safety and success of agile methods, explaining what can be done to change the culture of an organization to create a base where agile methods can flourish.
Jim McCarthy discusses culture hacking, a distinct kind of culture engineering, expressing a particular hacker ethos, an ethos originating in the world of software hacking, promoting freedom, openness, and embodying rationality and design elegance.
Gojko Adzic, Lukas Oberhuber discuss how the thinking around the role of tests and testing evolved, the problems the team faced and the decisions they took to overcome technical and cultural issues.
Ole Friis Østergaard discusses software development addictions: becoming aware of them, controlling them, getting rid of bad habits by admitting them and changing through practice.
Jesse Robbins explains how to evangelize & overcome cultural resistance to change while sharing his own painfully funny lessons on how not to do it.
Jason Little and Andrew Annett explain different behavior models helping to understand resistance to change, where it comes from and how to encourage the desired behaviors.
Wanda Marginean shares challenges and lessons learned during real cases of Agile transformations.
Lawrence Ludlow and Susan Smart organize a panel to answer questions related to introducing Agile into organizations, trying to find out the actions, impediments and benefits of such an endeavor.
Håkan Råberg and Jon Pither on introducing Clojure to an investment bank team having a large Java code, dealing with cultural differences, the lessons learned, and ways of dealing with legacy code.
Michael Margolis discusses how the outsider can play a positive role in the process of the team’s cultural change by sharing his own story, his life experience.
Eric Steven Raymond advices on building cultures within organizations drawing examples from the open source culture hacking he was part of.
Vickie Gray explains how to change an organization’s culture one person at a time using the Core Protocols developed at McCarthy BootCamp under the lead of Jim and Michele McCarthy.