Daniel Seltzer discusses what intellectual skills are needed to be able to build and lead a successful group. These skills aren’t taught in school and don’t come from certification programs.
Giannakakis and Dalkitsis present how Shazam releases faster, more predictably and with more features by using BDD and automation testing, without slowing down or hindering the development process.
Ardita Karaj and Jason Little present their company’s journey to Agile using Lean Startup, contractor/internal coaches, culture hacking, ADKAR, Kanban, Innovation Games, and others.
Stuart Williams shares from experience how his company implemented Kanban, what worked for them in handling maintenance, support and a number of small projects.
Amir Barylko shares from his experience being the owner of a new product, how to reach goals, how to fight the fear of not making it in time, and how to make sure Agile works for you.
Pete Goodliffe keynotes on what it takes to become a better programmer, discussing tools for reviewing the personal skillset and techniques to help one “become a better programmer”.
Dave Farley looks at a history littered with inefficient processes resulting in poor quality and failed projects, wondering how we got here, what can be done and what does good really look like?
Rachel Davies talks about the practical experience from teams using XP for 8 years, what they dropped and what elements of XP they adapted to have better infrastructure for global development.
John Sheehan presents choices – queues, proxies - helping a microservices architecture to stay robust and reliable, along with automation strategies allowing Runscope to deploy code 100 times a day.
Steve Smith discusses why Release Testing is an anti-pattern, and offers an alternative risk reduction strategy.
Alberto Brandolini discusses how the Theory of Constraints, Kanban, CQRS, Domain-Driven Design, EventStorming and UX blend together to solve the real problems in software development.