Joanna Zweig leads a workshop for practicing Cooperative Inquiry, a group learning technique meant to provide answers to complex questions based on group’s wisdom and knowledge.
Matt Barcomb discusses “amplifying learning”, focusing on setting up learning environments and common organizational pitfalls.
Adrian Cho discusses applying Jazz performance principles to software development: managing friction, the importance of awareness, diversity, health, and leading on demand, embrace change and conflict.
Joanna Zweig and César Idrovo discuss Discovery Curves - a model to chart a team’s ability to learn-, and a group improvement process using past experiences and identifying common characteristics.
Yehoram Shenhar and Alistair McKinnell present a way of doing testing having every team member involved in planning, estimating, and defining tests, testability being an architectural system attribute.
Wayne Walls discusses how Rackspace does cloud based on OpenStack, touching: open source, cloud on cloud, continuous delivery, and open API.
Luke Hohmann keynotes on what creates, causes, enables, and promotes software innovation.
Naveed Khawaja and Carl Bruiners introduce various Agile principles and practices and conduct a hands-on practice session meant to explain how to build a performing team.
Steve Rogalsky introduces the science of brainstorming and the practice of silent brainstorming which keeps loud people from dominating the meeting and helping quite people to contribute.
Mike Williams discusses large vs. small software development teams, concluding that smaller teams are better suited for most cases.
Chris Dagenais considers that offering and receiving peer feedback is an essential part of communication within a healthy team. He discusses some of the obstacles and solutions for better feedback.
David Bulkin introduces various agile practices to beginners interspersed with advice for advance practitioners.