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Tuesday, August 14
 

1:30pm

Teams are made of People! Personal Kanban for healthy self-organization and real-time: Jim Benson
Sample questions include: How does Personal Kanban contribute to team self-organization? Why should we focus on the people so much, isn’t it more important to fill the right roles with the right skills? People need processes and tools to do their work, what methods and tools do you recommend? What’s the difference between healthy and unhealthy self-organization, and how can I tell what’s going on on my team?

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Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dallas 6-7

3:30pm

A learningful life: Staying relevant and agile in high tech: Linda Rising
What kinds of learning will keep me relevant? Learning and agile seem to go together, why is that? How do you decide where to focus learning? How does learning contribute to resilience, versatility, and adaptability? Is this like that generalizing specialist thing I hear about in agile? Why can’t I just get good at one thing and have that be enough?
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/Beyond the Agile Mindset - Agile 2012.pdf

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Tuesday August 14, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dallas 6-7
 
Wednesday, August 15
 

9:00am

Testing As We Go: Perspectives on Testing as part of Done: Elisabeth Hendrickson
How does Testing fit into the definition of Done? Isnʼt meeting the quality standards everyoneʼs job? What is the role of Testers on an agile team? How do you keep from doing all the testing at the end of the sprint? Doesnʼt going agile mean that software development doesnʼt need Testers anymore?

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Elisabeth Hendrickson

Director Quality Engineering, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal


Wednesday August 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
Dallas 6-7

1:30pm

Agile2012 Program Review & Feedback - A Panel Discussion: Mitch Lacey
This is your opportunity to meet with, hear from, and ask questions of the Agile 2012 Program Chairs: Michele Sliger, Peter Provost and Pete Behrens along with the Agile 2012 Conference Chair Mitch Lacey. The program chairs, under the guidance of the Agile 2012 Conference Chair, spent almost a full year building the Agile 2012 program from defining the stages and the program schedule, seeding the stage review teams, developing the submission schedule, overseeing the submission process, aligning the stages and sessions to the conference facilities, and pulling together the final program. We would like an opportunity to share our approach in building the program and hear your feedback on your experience through that review process and the results of the program. This session is for you if any of the following apply: 1. You would like to know more about how the program and stage review process works and how submissions were selected for Agile 2012 2. You are interested in getting more involved in the program or stage review process in the future 3. You would like to meet with and/or get to know better those involved in putting together the Agile 2012 Program Added something else

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Mitch Lacey

Mitch Lacey & Associates
Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer. He is the author of "The Scrum Field Guide", a book targeting teams adopting Agile and Scrum practices. Mitch has been managing projects for over 18 years & is credited with many plan-driven & agile projects. Mitch honed his agile... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Texas C

1:30pm

Craftsmanship or 'The only way to go fast is to go well': Robert Martin
Isnʼt agile all about delivering faster? What does craftsmanship have to do with architecture and design? Why should I invest in strengthening my programming skills, and where do I start? Whatʼs the definition of “clean code”? No one else cares about code quality where I work, why should I?

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Wednesday August 15, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dallas 6-7

3:30pm

The Nature of Software Development: Getting twenty pounds of fantasy into a five pound bag: Ron Jeffries, Chet Hendrickson
Are you saying we shouldn’t estimate? When do fantasy and reality most often collide on software projects? What’s this got to do with agile? Isn’t agile software development about delivering what the customer wants, no matter what? What are the secrets of good estimating?

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Chet Hendrickson

Supreme and Ultimate Hyper-Chairman Emeritus, HendricksonXP
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Ron Jeffries

RonJeffries.com


Wednesday August 15, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dallas 6-7
 
Thursday, August 16
 

9:00am

Cultivating Innovation for the 21st Century Workplace: Derek Neighbors
What role does innovation play in agile software development? Why does the 21st Century workplace need to be any different than the 20th century workplace? What is a collaborative workspace and why does it matter? I work in an IT department of a large organization, why should I care about innovation? What are the hallmarks of a new economy and how does it affect team members or managers?

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Derek Neighbors

CTO, Tanga
I hate filling out this shit.


Thursday August 16, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
Dallas 6-7

1:30pm

It is the culture, stupid, but don't you dare touch it: Israel Gat
Why does organizational culture matter? Isn’t adopting agile all about changing the culture? What does culture have to do with technical debt or devops? How have your experiences as an executive made you think about culture change? When is the right time to think about culture? To elaborate a little, Peter Drucker's estimates that it takes 10 years to change a culture. In the Agile context, I never met anyone who had a 10 year charter. Hence, folks try to speed up the culture change and run into a lot of resistance (and more often than not fail). IMHO the way to do it is to induce behavioral changes through changing the environment. In a way you could think of it as behavioral psychology approach versus traditional Freudian theory mixed with a dash of complexity theory.

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Israel Gat

Independent Software & IT Consultant, The Agile Executive
Dr. Israel Gat is an independent software and IT consultant specializing in large scale end-to-end engagements. He is recognized as the architect of the agile transformation at BMC Software where, under his leadership, Scrum users increased from zero to 1,000, resulting in nearly... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dallas 6-7

3:30pm

It's all about teamwork - getting a team to turn into a high-performing engine: Jeff Sutherland
Why aren’t all teams hyper productive? What’s fun got to do with work performance? What first three steps should a new team take to move toward high performance? My manager wants performance metrics, what team performance measures do you use? How can you tell when a team is becoming more productive? What’s the most high performing team you ever saw and how did you know?
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/ScrumMetricsAgile2012.pdf

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Jeff Sutherland

Founder and Chairman, Scrum, Inc.
CoCreator of Scrum



Thursday August 16, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dallas 6-7