• Richard Knaster
    Richard Knaster
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    In this introductory talk, Richard Knaster (Principal Contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework) discusses how to “Be Agile”, “Scale Up”, “Stay Lean” and “Have more Fun” with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).   SAFe is a publicly–accessible knowledge base of proven Lean and Agile practices for enterprise-class software development. Richard approaches the problem from the perspectives of Lean thinking and principles of product development flow, illustrating how these core principles help deliver business results at scale, while keeping the development system—and the enterprise—lean and able to responsive rapidly to changing market needs. In addition, enterprises applying the framework have been getting better results, and since winning is more fun, Richard will also describe some of the positive changes to corporate culture that occur when an enterprise is experiencing success with Scaled Lean- Agile methods.

    Scrum, XP, Kanban and related methods have been proven to provide step changes in productivity and quality for software teams. However, these methods do not have the native constructs necessary to scale to the enterprise. What the Industry needs is a solution that moves from a set of simplistic, disparate, development-centric methods, to a scalable, unified approach that addresses the complex constructs and additional stakeholders in the organization—and enables realization of enterprise-class product or service initiatives via aligned and cooperative solution development.

     

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    What is business value to Alice and Bob?

    Roland Backlin
    Roland Backlin
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
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    Intermediate

    Why metric reporting doesn't work and what you need to do about it.

    Every metric is not relevant in every context. Aggregating data and adding transparency is not the same thing as clarity and comprehension.  
    Misunderstanding data using a reasonably intelligent brain - inevitably leads to the false conclusions.

    The way metrics are currently used unfortunately in too many cases fit the description above; they do not evolve, they carry a high cost and they cause flawed decisions.
    So what are our options? Can agile concepts provide the tools that lead to the right conclusions?
    Alice and Bob need metrics that are relevant and motivating. Management need those metrics translated to that universal management level unit: $. Experiences from the field and conclusions from our customers' practices.
  • Liked David Bulkin
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    Build Righter Stuff with HDD (Hypothesis Driven Development), a.k.a., HDD is TDD for the Business Case

    David Bulkin
    David Bulkin
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    With TDD (Test Driven Development) a coder writes a small test, and then just enough code to make the test pass, cleaning up the code along the way.  Imagine applying the same concepts to the business case.  Now stop imagining and use HDD (Hypothesis Driven Development) to test your business case and refactor it for success.

    Our hands on session will cover the basics of ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development) and BDD (Behavior Driven Development) to specify by example, so all stakeholders get on the same conceptual page, developers build what the business really wants, and testers can prove it. 

    But building what we want it not enough, so we will go further and use HDD to validate, or invalidate, business outcomes, focusing us on value instead of on adherence to specification.

    This is a hands on session, so come with pen, paper and a readiness to learn by doing!

  • Liked Dave Chesebrough
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    Building the Agile Program Management Function: Lessons from the DSDM World

    Dave Chesebrough
    Dave Chesebrough
    schedule 2 years ago
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    30 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The DSDM (Dynamic Systems Development Method) Consortium is one of the original signers of the agile manifesto.  DSDM has quite successfully been employed in the U.K. and Europe.  It is now seeing increased interest from US organizations.  Compatible with other methodologies such as SCRUM, it provides a comprehensive approach that blends agile methods with program and project management.  It emphasizes strong collaboration between business and technical stakeholders, and enforces "whole of the program" approach that allows for definition of roles, deliverables and milestones that reflect the unique nature of a program. DSDM uses a lifecycle designed to take projects from statement of need to final solution, balancing interests of all stakeholders to deliver solutions that meet cost, schedule and quality objectives.

    The Agile PMO is the instantiation of these methods in an organization as a center of expertise and excellence. It can execute agile programs as well as develop and grow this capability within the organization, equipping others to follow agile principles within the confines and context of corporate or agency governance.

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