Tony Willoughby discusses project manager’s role in an agile team focusing on resourcing, cost control, high-level scope management, risk management and wider communication with business stakeholders.
Tim Hall discusses compares and contrasts SOA Governance and API Management, explaining why he believes they will evolve into a new discipline called “Community Management”.
Mike Williams outlines some of the main characteristics that make developers and teams perform better than the average.
Sue McKinney discusses the roles of managers and developers within an organization where everyone owns delivery and is accountable.
Scott Hanselman advices on dealing with information overload: audit and sort info sources, schedule work sprints, turn off distractions, triaging the inbox, having a personal toolbox.
Dan North engages the audience into a discussion about the tradeoffs involved in making decisions regarding the team composition, development style, architecture, and deployment solutions.
Jurgen Appelo discusses introducing change inside organizations by viewing them as adaptive systems and social networks and using the Change Management 3.0 model.
Russ Miles and Toby Hobson outline many factors to be considered when adopting a cloud solution – what type of cloud, which vendor, what technology, how is it related to the business value, SLA, should it be considered early, geo-location constraints, etc. –, creating a wider view of the cloud from the development and business perspective.
Alan Chedalawada discusses Standard Work as a solution for software organizations adopting Lean by discovering and applying the best approaches, by continually improving the standards, by involving everyone in the organization – business, management, technical team – to participate in standards’ improvement, by preserving the knowledge gained over time.
Agile came from small, colocated projects in the 1990s. It has spread to large, globally distributed commercial projects, affecting the IEEE, the PMI, the SEI and the Department of Defense. Agile now sits in a larger landscape and should be viewed accordingly. This talk shows that landscape, clarifying how classical agile fits in and what constitutes effective development outside that narrow area.
This presentation explores how the role of managers changes in Scrum. It helps managers to lead the introduction of Scrum acting as role models. It presents leadership principles that provide concrete guidance such as servant-leadership, empirical management, empowerment and respect, quality-first and continuous improvement.
Dave Nicolette and Karl Scotland try to introduce non-technical managers to one of the most popular Agile development techniques: Test-Driven Development (TDD). The presentation intends to be a primer for managers who want to understand the value of TDD, and of Agile in general, in software development.