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Meeting the Challenge of Simplicity

Posted by Giles Colborne  on  May 15, 2009 2

This session addresses the abstract notion of 'simplicity', why it is critical in modern UI design, and answers questions, like "Why do design processes and good intentions undermine simplicity?"

How to Work With Business Leaders to Manage Architectural Change

Posted by Luke Hohmann  on  Nov 26, 2008 1

Successful architectures evolve over time to meet changing business requirements. Luke Hohmann presents how to collaborate with key members of your business to manage architectural changes.

When Working Software Is Not Enough: A Story of Project Failure

Posted by Mitch Lacey  on  Sep 20, 2008 20

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Mitch Lacey talks about a real life project that was on the verge of being successful, but was deemed as unsuccessful by the customer.

Do the Hustle

Posted by Obie Fernandez  on  Aug 17, 2008 8

Obie Fernandez shares his experience selling consulting services for both Thoughtworks and Hashrocket and give tips how Ruby developers can work with clients.

Natural Laws of Software Development - Deriving Agile Practices

Posted by Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson  on  Aug 17, 2008 3

Jeffries and Hendrickson derive Agile practices from the natural laws of software development. They don't just say "Be Agile!", but they explain why Agile practices make perfect sense.

Meeting the Usability Challenge

Posted by Larry Constantine  on  Jul 07, 2008 1

In spite of the importance of user experience, usability ends up last. This presentation shows an approach to usability, focusing on activities resulting in big improvements with less effort.

Intentional Software - Democratizing Software Creation

Posted by Charles Simonyi and Henk Kolk  on  May 15, 2008 3

Business users doing programming? Simonyi and Kolk presents how Intentional Software offers a radical new software approach that separates business knowledge from software engineering knowledge.

Business Natural Languages Development in Ruby

Posted by Jay Fields  on  May 08, 2008 3

Jay Fields presents his concept of Business Natural Languages - a type of Domain Specific Languages geared towards being readable by domain experts.

Context-Driven Agile Leadership: Managing Complexity and Uncertainty

Posted by Todd Little  on  Feb 11, 2008

When we start a project, can methodology be mandated, or is it arbitrary? At Agile2006 Todd Little shared a model to help leaders choose, and emphasised project 'steering' for success.

Leading the Agile Way: Duty. Honor. Delivery.

Posted by Mark Salamango & John Cunningham  on  Dec 31, 2007

In this video Mark Salamango and John Cunningham looked at their experiences of introducing Agile in the Army, and how frequent delivery offers Agile leaders a kind of "soft" but very effective power.

Leading From A Position Of No Power: A Customer’s Perspective of an Agile Team

Posted by Alexia Bowers  on  Oct 30, 2007

Last year Agile coach Alexia Bowers walked a mile in a project customer's shoes, and told us at Agile2006 how it felt. She stressed the need to strive for creativity instead of cutting scope.

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