Pete Smith shares from his experience, discussing what it means to fail and how to make the most of it
Jeffrey Fredrick talks about how human psychology works against successful Agile adoption and that seeking excellence in Agile development requires difficult emotional work.
Diana Joseph shows how to practice concept prototyping to avoid building the wrong thing. Prototyping is about working lean, using the smallest investment to generate the greatest amount of learning.
Nate Fink shares how Yammer has changed everything from how they structure teams to the role of managers to how they measure progress so they can not only survive but thrive learning.
Alison Lloyd examines some less-than-stellar occurrences in non-software fields, drawing out some ideas that she hopes will make software development a little less painful.
Randy Shoup discusses several important aspects of engineering cultures: hiring and retention, ownership and collaboration, quality and discipline, and learning and experimentation.
Karl Scotland introduces the Kanban Canvas as a tool for applying Kanban Thinking in a hands-on session with participants learning how the different parts can help enabling continuous improvement.
Karl Scotland advises changing the perspective and using an experimental approach based on trial-and-error for organizations that want to evolve through learning.
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.
Barry O'Reilly discusses how to embrace a culture of continuous experimentation and learning, to adapt the organization’s design, and transform the business to an adaptable, resilient Lean Enterprise.
Terry Yin explains different programming exercises, outlining the difference in their effectiveness.
Ken Kousen presents advanced Groovy features, such as closure coercion, mixins, simple runtime metaprogramming, operator overloading, drop and take, overlooked methods in the Groovy JDK, and more.