Aviran Mordo discusses the skills required for technical leadership, his thoughts on DevOps, and the journey WIX has taken when implementing a microservice-based architecture. Mordo suggests that although architects may not be able to code full-time, they must remain 'hands-on', and although many new techniques, tools and frameworks are currently emerging, care must be taken with evaluation.
Jeffrey Fredrick discusses how human psychology can work against successful agile adoption. He explains harsh realities like accepting being wrong where people don't like to be wrong and spotting mistakes from others while not seeing your own mistakes, and explores how you can squeeze out the learning in different situations and really learn from mistakes.
John Willis (@botchagalupe) on IT burnout, mismatch between persons and organizations, and the cost for both of them. Also how Docker ecosystem works and the past, present and future of Docker.
Manuel Edwards on building DevOps momentum across the company with an initial success story and top-down support. Also how to empower self-supporting teams by providing them the tools to do their job.
David Hussman shares his thoughts around the Uncertainty Movement and moving from progress to product, as well as NonBan, Dude's Law, Cardboard and the horizon of electronic card boards.
Sharon Robson discusses what it takes to make an enterprise transition to agility - not just adopting agile practices but bringing agility into the culture and mindset of Tatts Group in Australia. She talks about the transition plan, creating empowered, cross functional teams and how the whole organization is breaking down silos and adopting new ways of working together.
Renee discusses her experience with collaborative learning to help accelerate and make agile transformations stick in large organisations, the Agile Transformation Meta-Model which explores the multiple dimensions needed for effective agile adoption and the use and evolution of visual management tools
Geoff Wilson and Amanda Stockwell from 352 Inc talk about the advantages of Agile in a digital agency, approaches to user experience and the redevelopment of planningpoker.com.
Felienne Hermans explains the how and why of applying software engineering methods (testing, static analysis, refactoring) to spreadsheets.
Paula Thrasher's lessons learned in federal agencies, how to get business to trust IT, living with bureaucracy, and getting teams to a DevOps mentality of learning and collaboration.
Melissa Perri speaks about the importance of stopping bad ideas from becoming products and how an experimentation and learning mindset can ensure the best products that meet customer needs get built. She discusses the importance of knowing who your real users are and using simple tools such as paper prototypes to conduct experiments and get feedback quickly.
Jake Calabrese speaks about creating a culture and environment of antifragility - one in which the relationships and interactions between the people are strong and able to not just cope with external pressure but actually gain from disorder or from healthy conflicts. Teams need to agree on not just their social contracts but how they respond to violations and challenges.