Kate Heddleston explains why it's necessary to make Ops tooling easy to use, how Usable Ops and better documentation can improve the culture in teams, and much more.
Richard Kasperowski talks about culture and technical skills, two things that matter for building great teams. He explores how technical skills and practices support agile, and shows how the core protocols can be used to establish a culture within teams that deliver great results.
Matt Wynne and Steve Tooke have been doing remote mob programming for the past few months, while building Cucumber Pro. They explain how they do it, the ups and downs, and why they think it's worth it. They talk about the tools that help them work remotely, the traits people must show on a day-to-day basis and provide specific advice on how to keep remote working sustainable in the long run.
Chris Young and Kate Gray talk about applying methods used in political campaigns and the workplace to achieve goals, influence and engage people, and win their hearts and minds. They discuss how to create a vision that people can easily understand and will want to support, and how to get interaction and relevant feedback that helps deliver value.
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.
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.
Michael Hamman, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd on Integral Agile and Coaching for Teams, Management and the Enterprise
Michael Hamman, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd of the Agile Coaching Institute talk about Integral Agile and the personas of Agile Coach, Enterprise Agile Coach and Organisational Leader.
Mark Kilby, Stephanie Davis and Rick Regueira share their tips around reinvigorating their respective user groups and together building a statewide learning network as well working remotely Agile.
David Mole talks about implementing Spotify inspired squads and tribes at Trade Me, as well as the results of experiments in self-selection of teams and inspiration from the work of Daniel Pink.
Dominica DeGrandis talks about bringing visibility to the workflow, reducing cycle time, setting priorities right, what is real firefighting, and how Kanban and DevOps are the perfect marriage.
An interview with Rachel Davies about extreme programming and agile techniques, good things that have happened since the agile manifesto was published, developments that give agile a bad name and things that can be done to prevent that people think badly about agile and start to resist it and how scrum teams can adopt more technical practices from XP.
Portia Tung works as an agile coach and shares some experience on making teams out of individuals and motivating those teams to follow a vision or reach a goal. One technique to reach a goal is to use hope as the combination of will-power and way-power. How much power do I have to follow my goals and how much creativity do I have to overcome any obstacles on my way?