Brian Marick talks about several challenges for teams transitioning to Agile and 5 guiding values that successful Agile teams share. The major challenges covered are: courage, working software, naivete, and slicewise design. Successful teams share these guiding values: reactive, ease, solidarity, decency, and joy.
Brian Marick was a programmer, tester, and team lead in the 80's, a testing consultant in the 90's, and is an Agile consultant this decade. He was one of the authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and chair of the board of the Agile Alliance. He's the author of The Craft of Software Testing (1994) and Everyday Scripting with Ruby (2007). He blogs at http://www.exampler.com/blog.
Agile 2009 is an exciting international industry conference that presents the latest techniques, technologies, attitudes and first-hand experience, from both a management and development perspective, for successful Agile software development.