• Liked Joshua Kerievsky
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    Modern Agile Workshop

    Joshua Kerievsky
    Joshua Kerievsky
    schedule 5 months ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Much has changed since the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001.

    Pioneers and practitioners of lean and agile methods have examined weaknesses and friction points, experimented with simpler approaches, and produced agile processes that are safer, simpler and far more capital efficient. The result is modern agile. It’s values-driven, non-prescriptive and an easier starting point than antiquated agile processes. Modern agile amplifies the values and practices of organizations that have discovered better ways to get awesome results. Are you still cramming low-quality work in the end of each sprint, struggling with growing technical debt, arguing about “definition of done” or frustrated that “management/product never gives us time to do it right?”

    In this 1-day workshop, you will learn to deliver awesome results by

    • experiencing how the four principles of modern agile guide decisions,
    • increasing safety in your culture, code and products,
    • identifying friction points and simplify your process,
    • engage the entire team to continually uncover better ways of working.
  • Liked Isabel Evans
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    Quality in Use: The Beating Heart of the User Experience

    Isabel Evans
    Isabel Evans
    schedule 4 months ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    In today's business environment, the user experience and the commercial imperatives have become overwhelmingly important. As testers, it is vital that we understand quality in use and the user experience, in order that we focus our tests correctly.

    "Quality in Use" measures human, business, and societal impacts of products (usability, accessibility, flexibility, commercial, safety). This builds to a User Experience (UX) and are underpinned by technical and engineering qualities. For the people selling, supporting, or using the products, this is the beating heart of the customer experience. Without these "big picture" attributes, delivered software will not be acceptable, may result in reduced profits, and may not be legal. In the tutorial, Isabel will use examples from real projects to discuss how to design tests derived from the user personas, contexts of use, and acceptance criteria.

  • Liked Isabel Evans
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    Leading, Following or Managing? Help your Group Thrive

    Isabel Evans
    Isabel Evans
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 mins
    Keynote
    Executive

    We work in teams. Teams that have goals, that work together to solve problems, that sometimes squabble and make up. How people in the group behave depends on the styles of leadership, management and followership adopted in the group, and on each of our individual behaviours.

    Do we have a mentoring, coaching, managing or leadership role towards others? Are we following or learning from others? Do we influence our colleagues and organisations in public or behind the scenes? Are these interactions built into a formal hierarchy in our group? Have we informally adopted an interaction role? Or have we even been forced into a particular interaction role?

    In order that we work together as efficiently and effectively as possible, we need to understand the range of approaches or styles for leadership and management, what styles we feel most comfortable with, and how we react to both being leaders and being led.

    It’s not just humans who work in groups. Other animals can tell us about how we interact with individuals, teams, and groups both as leaders and followers. Isabel discusses animal behaviour, predators, animal groups, parasites and epiphytes, and the richness of symbiotic partnership.

    Regardless of the project model/software life cycle model you use, you’ll need to understand these interactions, and when to adopt a leadership, mentoring, coaching, following or learning attitude in order to help your group thrive.

  • Liked Mitchell Hashimoto
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    Towards FutureOps: Stable, Repeatable Environments from Dev to Prod

    Mitchell Hashimoto
    Mitchell Hashimoto
    schedule 5 months ago
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    45 mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Modern human history is a story of humans inventing new tools to do more with less. "Doing more" has allowed most of us to no longer worry about producing our own food, collecting water, planning long journeys, etc. Instead, we’re able to specialize, buy what we need for less, and to some extent explore ourselves a lot more.

    We're far from done, and of course humanity is far from perfect. In this talk, I’ll show the role that automations and computers play in building a brighter future.

  • Joshua Kerievsky
    Joshua Kerievsky
    schedule 6 months ago
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    480 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Code that is difficult to understand, hard to modify and challenging to extend is hazardous to developers, users and organizations. Refactoring, or improving the design of existing code, is one of our greatest defenses against such code. Yet many programmers lack formal training in refactoring. Furthermore, management tends to lack knowledge about the value of refactoring. This one-day workshop is designed to address these needs. You’ll learn the art of refactoring safely, when, why and how to refactor hazardous code, strategies and tactics for refactoring, as well as refactoring to patterns. You’ll also learn how refactoring impacts business concerns and vice-versa. Come to this class prepared to code with a pair and a mob as we refactor example code and help you learn the art of refactoring.

  • Liked Rajneesh Bhandari
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    Lean Product Discovery in MedTech

    Rajneesh Bhandari
    Rajneesh Bhandari
    schedule 5 months ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Every year startups fail, because they build too much and validate too little. I did the same mistake with my first tech startup. However when I started NeuroEquilibrium™ Diagnostic Systems, I decided to sell the product before I build it. That took me down a very interesting product discovery route. In this case study, I'll share our experience & motivation behind building an MVP in MedTech, how an early pivot helped us identifying the actual problem and finally how we used Agile development in hardware & software.

  • Ramki Gaddipati
    Ramki Gaddipati
    schedule 5 months ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

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  • Ron van Kemenade
    Ron van Kemenade
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 mins
    Keynote
    Executive

    Digital proficiency is no longer just "nice to have" for banks; it is a requirement for successful customer engagement and long-term growth. In 2010, the company adopted an agile approach to software development and delivery - launching products in rapid iterations and adjusting them based on customer feedback. The shift to agile helped the bank clarify its development strategy and its customer value proposition. It also prompted ING to redefine its employee value proposition by shining a bright spotlight on the high-quality engineering talent required to lead digital innovation.

    We've digitized our processes to make transactions clear and easy for our customers. We've invested heavily in channels and touchpoints with our customers, introducing mobile and other technologies so that we can offer our services 24/7, anytime, anywhere. We've invested in analytics and in getting a 360-degree view of customers to better empower them to make important decisions about their financial assets. And we've introduced agile ways of working - in particular, a DevOps model.

    If you are interested in learning more about our transformation and vision behind it, this session is for you.

  • Liked David Hussman
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    Scaling Product Agility: More Product, Not More Process

    David Hussman
    David Hussman
    schedule 4 months ago
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    20 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Many companies working hard to be more agile have a strong focus on process but failing to focus on product. This session's focus is on product over process or project. Differing from sessions about scaling process, we will talk transitioning to product learning by building product teams and product communities. As a vehicle, we will discuss scaling product agility in context of three models: one team, one product, many teams and one product, and many teams and a large system (where product varies based on configuration.) For each model, we will talk about embracing uncertainty, focusing on measurable impact and accelerating product learning with agile practices and DevOps techniques. The session is for people looking to transition to a product focus and will be helpful individuals, team leads, product managers and anyone looking to evolve from more process to more product and eventually to more impact and more product learning possibly without adding process and by possibly building less of the wrong thing.

  • Liked Montry Manuel
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    Thaalavattam Project - A Music Jam Session with 100 instruments

    Montry Manuel
    Montry Manuel
    schedule 4 months ago
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    90 mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    The main vision of project “ Thaalavattam” (A percussion based project) is to create music using innovative instruments made from waste plastic and metal (reduce. reuse and recycle). Thaalavattam aims to clean up the plastic waste that is plaguing India, through music. At the moment in India, Thaalavattam also conducts rhythm rush ( A drum circle event) through which we try to encourage people to recycle and re-use waste materials.

    This is a percussion-based project by Montry Manuel, which uses instruments created from waste plastic and metal with the aim to inspire people to think creatively about waste. His instruments are mainly created from reused paint cans, soda cans, PVC pipes etc. mimicking the street drummers. The basic ideology is that everyone can be a part of the circle.

  • Liked Erwin van der Koogh
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    Postmortem of an Amazing Product Everyone Loved

    Erwin van der Koogh
    Erwin van der Koogh
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

    It was 2011 and I was invited to participate in an extremely exciting gig. Help out the Strategic Innovation team at a large Telco with both technical expertise and Agile/Lean Startup coaching. Working with some of the best designers in the business we created an amazing product that would still be ahead of its time 5 years later.
    Unbeknownst to us however it had been doomed from the start with no chance of succeeding.
    Join me in a reflection on how we build an amazing product, but how we ultimately were not able to get it in the hands of customers.

  • Liked Dipika Kapadia
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    Lean Product Discovery in action at Ola

    Dipika Kapadia
    Dipika Kapadia
    schedule 5 months ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

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  • Liked Manish Bhatia
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    Lean Product Incubation at Amazon

    Manish Bhatia
    Manish Bhatia
    schedule 5 months ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    At Amazon, we start with the customer and work backwards. Its not just a way of thinking, but also a process that gives you relentless customer focus. Creating a Working Backwards document allows you to clarify your thinking, share your idea and validate the customer-value of your ideas using language your customers understand.

    In this presentation, Manish Bhatia will cover various thinking patterns and mechanisms used in Lean Product Discovery.

  • Liked Naresh Jain
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    Rapid User Validation using MVP Hacks

    Naresh Jain
    Naresh Jain
    schedule 3 months ago
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    105 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    You have a great idea and you want to build the product and launch it in market as soon as possible. Before anyone else can launch it. Great! But building the product takes time, money and opportunity cost. While building and launching a successful product, several things can go wrong:

    • Have you really understood the core problem from the user's point of view?
    • Will your users like the user experience?
    • Have you validated your core-loop which makes your product very engaging?
    • Is your business model flushed out and validated?
    • And so on...

    So how do you minimise these risks? 

    In this 90 mins workshop, you will run some real tests with real users to de-risk yourself and gain validated learning.

  • Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
    Karthik Kamal Balasubramaniam
    schedule 3 months ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    With newer trends in the mobile world, there are plethora of apps that every user downloads on their mobile phone. However not every app is an ‘Instagram’  or ‘Snapchat’. The science behind what appeals to a user vs what doesn’t, has been an emerging field of research. There are multiple aspects when it comes to the question ‘What makes your app successful?’. From the core loop of the product to user experience, there are many parameters that decide the fate of an app.

    In this workshop, I would focus on the usability and user experience testing, which helps in product discovery/development. We would discuss briefly about the structure and stages of usability tests. Later we will focus particularly on conducting user tests through hands-on exercises. The session will give you a dip-stick experience into running usability or user tests.

  • Liked Dave Thomas
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    Scaling Agile - Your Challenges => Potential Solutions

    Dave Thomas
    Dave Thomas
    schedule 3 months ago
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    90 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    This is a workshop where we will seek to respond to challenges of attendees with respect to Scaling Agile development.  We begin with a quick discussion of transitioning to Lean and Agile in the Large to provide a common context. We then open the discussion for participants to bring forward their challenges. We vote on the challenges and then discuss them starting with the ones with the highest votes.  We time box the discussion of each challenge so we can deal with as many as possible.  Examples which may be discussed.

    Transition Planning; Agile Maturity; Agile in a Legacy; Agile with Enterprise Vendors; Estimation in the Larger; Envisioning; Architecture and Design; Testing; Nonfunctional Requirements; Feature Teams versus Component Teams; Agile Database/BI; Portfolio Planning; Management and Technical Ladders; Metrics; Automation of Testing and Deployment....

    Bring your challenges.

  • Liked Charity Majors
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    A Brief History Of Time (And Monitoring)

    Charity Majors
    Charity Majors
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Do you feel like you know everything going on in the fast-moving field of monitoring, instrumentation and observability? Of course you don't, nobody does! We'll do a whirlwind tour of the major categories (APM, log aggregation and metrics) and discuss their use cases, origin history and who uses them, as well as some true stories about ancient design choices and their ripple effects to this day.

    On the technical side, we'll get into the nitty gritty of storage engines, indexing and scaling horizontally. Ever wondered why there aren't very many database performance monitoring query tools, and why the ones that exist are lacking critical features? (The answer may surprise you!) Ever wondered why splunk is so gosh darn expensive? What's the difference between ticks and counters, interval rollups and time series databases? Can't any db be a time series? What's a column store and why should you care?

    We will outline and skim through modern best practices when it comes to service ownership, oncall, and instrumentation over the lifecycle of the service. Things like, how do you choose what to use when starting out, and how do you keep up with requirements as it evolves and hits crisis points? What are some different considerations for monitoring stateful vs stateless services? Should you have just one monitoring system, or multiple monitoring products that are optimized for different products or workloads? Should you really monitor *everything*? (NO.)

    And what about containers in a host-centric world, and what about newer tools for distributed systems and microservices? (My specialty.) Come and bring all your questions!

  • Liked Charity Majors
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    7 Deadly Sins of Monitoring

    Charity Majors
    Charity Majors
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    It's 2017, and everybody now knows how important it is to monitor their services. But less attention gets paid to whether we're monitoring it *well* or not. In this talk we'll cover several extremely common failures and problems that can make your monitoring ineffective, or even worse than no monitoring at all.

    • Psychic monitoring. Does your system only let you check for things you predicted might break, or can you ask new questions?
    • Gatekeepers. Do you have to understand an entire massive infra stack to add a single metric?
    • Fractured reality. Do your teams share tools, or does everyone have a different source of truth?
    • Brittle, cobwebby checks. Is it too hard to make changes?
    • Intuition. Do you have the information you need to make data-driven debugging decisions, or do you rely on intuition and smells?
    • Meta-monitoring. Is anyone keeping an eye on how often people are getting paged or woken up, and noticing when it changes?

    All of these things can be overcome with not a terrible amount of effort, but most of us don't learn to avoid it until we've suffered many outages and scars. Let's try to accelerate your experience substantially!

  • Liked Rajesh Rudraradhya
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    Building a Product Discovery Culture at India's Fastest Unicorn

    Rajesh Rudraradhya
    Rajesh Rudraradhya
    schedule 5 months ago
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    45 mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    While competing with some of top product engineering companies in the world, if you had to build a consumer product, which was used by 100+ million users, how would you ensure you were investing in the right features, that will be cherished by your users?

    Like every other startup, we had limited time & resources, and survival was at stake with every product decision. In such a high-pressure environment how do you:

    • Structure your organisation for rapid user value generation?
    • Create a data-driven, experimentation culture?
    • Get user feedback in a constructive, sustainable manner?
    • Drive Engineering Excellence?
    • Bring predictable innovation?
    • And build a great user experience?

    If these challenges ring a bell, then this keynote is for you. Come experience the story of a young start-up's transformation.

  • Liked Ninad Raval
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    UCD Driven Product Discovery

    Ninad Raval
    Ninad Raval
    schedule 5 months ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    Coming Soon...