Conference Presentations

Collocated West Logo Slay the Dragons of Agile Measurement
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Some consider measurement in agile development destructive—or at the very least useless. Larry Maccherone disagrees and offers eight tools to slay the dragons of agile measurement. The #1 Dragon slayer—Use measurement for feedback rather than as a lever. What's the difference? Feedback is...

Larry Maccherone
Collocated West Logo Disrupting Ourselves: Moving to a “Teal Organization” Model
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In his book Reinventing Organizations, Frederic Laloux describes the “Teal Organization” model. Teal organizations have an evolutionary purpose, self-managing teams with little or no organizational hierarchy, and individuals who bring their whole person to work rather than putting on a...

Bob Payne
Collocated West Logo Apply Phil Jackson’s Coaching Principles to Build Better Agile Teams
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Often referred to as the “Zen Master” for his unorthodox coaching style, professional basketball coach Phil Jackson won more professional sports championships than any other coach in history. Jackson led the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to a total of eleven NBA championships, but...

Dion Stewart
Collocated West Logo Agile Metrics: Measuring Outcomes and Results
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When organizations move to agile approaches, two very common metric anti-patterns surface: (1) The organization doesn’t change its metrics at all and simply continues to measure as they always have; or (2) The organization throws out every metric and just focuses on velocity and trying to...

Bob Galen
Collocated West Logo Building Mob Programming Teams Using Lego® Serious Play®
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In recent years the idea of Mob Programming has begun to attract the attention of those looking for new ways to take advantage of the genius that can be found in a focused, cross-functional, and unified agile team. But how, in practice, do these teams actually work? Paul Wynia, a Lego®...

Paul Wynia
Collocated West Logo Implementing Agile in an FDA Regulated Environment
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Developing medical devices that are subject to FDA approval has traditionally followed the waterfall methodology, largely due to the structure of the regulations that govern development practices. But we know from myriad case studies in different industries that agile methodologies are far...

Neal Herman
Collocated West Logo Architecture vs. Design in Agile: What’s the Right Answer?
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Is architecture the same as preliminary design in agile? It shouldn't be. Do we create architecture up front, then do iterative development after the architecture is done? That is edging back toward waterfall. Can you explain the purpose of the architecture in just two or three statements?

Anthony Crain
Collocated East Logo Agility without Complexity: Fast and Efficient
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The Agile Manifesto was stated in less than seventy words. Now, fourteen years later, layer upon layer have been added to it. What was supposed to be a simple philosophy has exploded into a gigantic industry. Much of this layering makes agile seem overly complex. We know developers want to...

Geoff Perlman, Xojo, Inc.
Collocated East Logo Agile and DevOps Transformations in Large Organizations
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Many large scale organizations experience significant challenges as they pursue agile and DevOps transformations. They embark on adopting agile practices yet fail to reap the benefits of continuous release and delivery. Siraj Berhan explores common challenges—people, processes, technology....

Siraj Berhan, Royal Bank of Canada
Collocated East Logo Agile Adoption in Risk-Averse Environments
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Adopting agile development methods in a conservative environment can be a daunting and time-consuming venture, facing resistance at all levels of the organization. You may wonder: Will this organization ever get with the times? Will our leaders ever change their way of thinking? 

Brian Duncan, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

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