Based on his experience at Uber, Matt Ranney explores why the build or buy tradeoff is so difficult, and makes some recommendations for both vendors and users.
Ben Gracewood explains how to grow a SaaS Product Engineering Team from 8 to 80 (and beyond) while driving simplicity by actively shedding rules and regulations.
Paul Payne explains the benefits of containerization of a Go web service, discussing testing, integration, canary deploys and how they achieve 20 minute development cycles with zero downtime.
Ed McCann, Andrew Taylor and Deb Oxley (moderator) discuss the challenges and obstacles their companies faced in becoming employee owned, as well as the benefits and rewards.
James Shore proposes to take a step back and ask what is the purpose of Agile practices, what brings success and what doesn’t, and what it takes to be successful with Agile.
John Housego describes how W. L. Gore & Associates manages to maintain a global corporation without hierarchies, that keeps the bureaucracy as small as possible.
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.
Shane Hastie conducts a workshop addressing the role and skills needed in product ownership, and provides hands-on experience with some specific tools to assist with product ownership.
Cecile Diener shares her experience at eBay Europe building small self-managed teams along with their practices.
Andy Carmichael shares the experiences of a team new to Scrum adopting a customized Kanban process that would allow changes that were kept only if they were confident they resulted in improvements.
Alexis Hui, Raj Mudhar share the experience of a large organization that became agile, having 50 scrum teams across 5 locations and delivering an integrated product with a 2 weeks release cycle.
Liz Keogh discusses breaking down requirements without going into too much detail combined with complexity estimation for easy planning, dependency management, and prioritization.