Lisette Sutherland, Elinor Slomba share stories of successful remote distributed teams, how they built relationships and trust, and how they raised the quality of their communication.
Karen Siers outlines the difficulties encountered by a developer switching from a waterfall or cowboy coding environment to a collaborative Agile style.
Martin Thompson focuses on the evolution of Java in contrast with C/C++, covering the cultural challenges of performance limits and how to collaborate with industry experts and organize teams.
Dan North believes Agile scales if teams achieve contextual consistency through shared guiding principles, a clear vision and a common understanding.
Daniel Schauenberg provides insights into how Etsy develops software and what tools and processes they utilize to help them achieve their goals.
Dan North shares insight on how high-performing teams work, the patterns and ideas being genuine experiences from practitioners. This is Agile in actuality. Agile is an attitude, not a rule book.
Chris Farrell, Shawn Button help workshop participants to see the problems of self-organization and learn using BEGIN -Boundaries, Empowerment, Goals, Ingredients, Nurture- to empower their team.
Andrew Stellman affirms that having great teams with a collaborative mindset takes more than great people, visionary leaders and good organizers, providing insights into what needs to be added.
Ashley Johnson identifies key principles for high performance product development teams, and explore which of these we can and cannot control in virtual teams.
Dana Caulder discusses how to improve team communication and delivery, aligning processes and tooling for iterative improvement, processes to mitigate team member turnover and speed-up onboarding.
Jim McCarthy keynotes on the importance of a proper agile culture within organizations, providing examples from his own experience.
Alan Claypool discusses a methodology meant to bring coherence to an organization based on a strategic vision and clear focus on core values, over-communication and up-down accountability.