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How a Simple Hackathon Helped Shape a New Mindset

Posted by Rhiannon Gaskell, Brett Wakeman, Rikki-Lee Vrankovich  on  Oct 29, 2015

Rhiannon Gaskell, Brett Wakeman, Rikki-Lee Vrankovich discuss how a hackathon sparked the change at Carsales AUS, followed by a number of initiatives that brought organizational agility.


Programming with GUTs

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  May 07, 2015

Kevlin Henney advises on writing Good Unit Tests (GUTs) by treating testing as a form of communication with multiple levels and forms of feedback.


Remote Ecologies

Posted by Elinor Slomba  on  Apr 25, 2015

Elinor Slomba discusses sharing projects with other organizations using Agile principles and practices, highlighting Context, Collaboration & Connection through three case studies.


Overcoming Cultural Differences by Focusing on Similarities

Posted by Jutta Eckstein  on  Apr 10, 2015

Jutta Eckstein presents techniques that helped her to create a common culture in different global projects she worked on.


Applying Agile Development Practices in Distributed Teams

Posted by Jutta Eckstein  on  Mar 17, 2015

Jutta Eckstein discusses the impact and application of agile development practices in distributed teams and how such a team can ensure its technical excellence.


How to Recognize the Zombie Persona Apocalypse

Posted by Michael Rawling  on  Mar 11, 2015

Michael Rawling explains how user personas can help having productive conversations with stakeholders and how to integrate them into an Agile process.


Not Just Code Monkeys

Posted by Martin Fowler  on  Dec 12, 2014

Martin Fowler keynotes on the importance of building a healthy social environment where software development can thrive. Part 1 of this presentation:


Collaboration Superpowers: Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things

Posted by Lisette Sutherland, Elinor Slomba  on  Oct 18, 2014

Lisette Sutherland, Elinor Slomba share stories of successful remote distributed teams, how they built relationships and trust, and how they raised the quality of their communication.


GitHub Communications Culture and Tools

Posted by Matthew McCullough  on  Sep 24, 2014 1

Matthew McCullough examines the last four years of communication culture at GitHub, starting their internal mobile and web apps, use of pull requests, and emoji.


Careful with Those People Skills: You'll Poke Somebody's Eye Out!

Posted by Angela Harms  on  Aug 12, 2014

Angela Harms keynotes on the importance of improving relationship and communication through empathetic listening, authentic connection and compassion rather than applying practices blindly.


Interpreting the Unwritten Rules - or Are They Guidelines?

Posted by Shane Hastie  on  Jul 08, 2014

Shane Hastie presents examples of how the most innocent of question or suggestion can send teams into a spin, and suggests a number of techniques to help create an environment for real communication.


Principles of Reliable Communication & Shared State

Posted by Andy Piper  on  May 20, 2014

Andy Piper describes some fundamentals of communicating reliably in an unreliable world and communication techniques used to build distributed data structures that can tolerate failures.

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