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The Myth of the Qualified Developer

Posted by Pete Smith  on  Apr 28, 2016

Pete Smith shares from his experience, discussing what it means to fail and how to make the most of it


#LearningIsHorrible, and Other Harsh Realities

Posted by Jeffrey Fredrick  on  Apr 17, 2016 2

Jeffrey Fredrick talks about how human psychology works against successful Agile adoption and that seeking excellence in Agile development requires difficult emotional work.


Prototyping for Optimal Learning

Posted by Diana Joseph  on  Feb 19, 2016

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.


Redefining Failure at Yammer

Posted by Nate Fink  on  Feb 13, 2016

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.


Learn from the Mistakes of Others

Posted by Alison Lloyd  on  Sep 04, 2015

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.


The Importance of Culture - Building and Sustaining Effective Engineering Organizations

Posted by Randy Shoup  on  Jun 21, 2015

Randy Shoup discusses several important aspects of engineering cultures: hiring and retention, ownership and collaboration, quality and discipline, and learning and experimentation.


Build a Learning Organization the Kanban Way

Posted by Karl Scotland  on  Feb 01, 2015

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.


Heuristics for Becoming A Learning Organization

Posted by Karl Scotland  on  Nov 23, 2014

Karl Scotland advises changing the perspective and using an experimental approach based on trial-and-error for organizations that want to evolve through learning.


Huh? Nah! Mmm? Ahh! : Changing Organizations by Focusing on People

Posted by Matt Ballantine  on  Nov 09, 2014

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.


Lean Enterprise

Posted by Barry O'Reilly  on  Oct 29, 2014

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.


Programming Exercises

Posted by Terry Yin  on  Feb 14, 2014

Terry Yin explains different programming exercises, outlining the difference in their effectiveness.


Advanced Groovy Tips and Tricks

Posted by Ken Kousen  on  Feb 12, 2014

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.

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