Edmund Jorgensen discusses how and why engineering teams slow down, showing how attempts to manage costs in the face of slowdowns can death-spiral into worse delays with deadly economic consequences.
Ben Ross considers that physical environments affects agile practices, exemplifying with MYOB’s transformation of a shopping center’s roof into the largest open space in Melbourne.
Jack Hubbard presents a case study of how is life at PropellerNet, explaining why Propellernet is officially the best small company to work for in the UK.
Pete Cohen introduces the Business Model Canvas, a shared visual language for describing and designing business models, helping teams to achieve their goals within the context of an overall vision.
Jutta Eckstein discusses how pedagogical patterns and corresponding tools can help individuals improve themselves, making them better mentors and therefore help their teams improve continuously.
Josh Knowles shares thoughts on the strong engineering culture which has made the Pivotal Labs team successful, taking a look at how things have evolved over the past 20 years.
Matt Ballantine shares the approaches that have helped him to successfully deliver change in organizations by focusing on emotional reactions, stages of learning, old vs. new, peers influence.
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.
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.
Glen Ford discusses how Zeebox applies and refines Lean: methods, experiments, discovery and feature teams, cultural challenges, innovation, etc.
Angela Harms keynotes on the importance of improving relationship and communication through empathetic listening, authentic connection and compassion rather than applying practices blindly.
Bill Liao keynotes on the scale-free self-organizing systems implemented by CoderDojo and how they can be used by other consumer software organizations that wants to achieve significant reach.