• Liked David Bulkin
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    David Bulkin - Build Righter Stuff with HDD (Hypothesis Driven Development), a.k.a., HDD is TDD for the Business Case

    David Bulkin
    David Bulkin
    Managing Director
    Grow-Lean LLC
    schedule 3 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!

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    Greg - Improving Success with Distributed Teams

    Greg
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    Greg Robinson
    Capital One
    schedule 3 years ago
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    3 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    More and more teams these days are distributed.  At some point or another in your career you will be working as part of a distributed team.  You may also have people on your team that may not have the skills necessary to be able to deliver effectively in a distributed environment.  This presentation will give agile practitioners, leaders, and managers an opportunity to to learn some tips on facilitating, serving, guiding, coaching, or being part of a distributed teams.  It will give the audience an understanding on the following:

    1. Current trends
    2. Agile Values and Principles as they relate to distributed teams
    3. The key challenges of working in a distributed team
    4. Techniques of adapting and overcoming some of the challenges in a distributed team. 

    The objective is to make your job a little easier the next time you work in a distributed environment.  You will be able to take away some tips and apply them the very next day.

  • Liked Gary Pedretti
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    Gary Pedretti - Territories, Not Hierarchies - Using Pressfield's The War of Art to Enable Small Self-Organizing Teams, Intrinsic Motivation, and Organizational Change

    Gary Pedretti
    Gary Pedretti
    Owner
    Sodoto Solutions
    schedule 3 years ago
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    240 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate
    Steven Pressfield's The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle is well-known to artists, especially with authors struggling with writer's block.  It's a bedrock inspirational tome, focused on the artist finding his or her true self, breaking through resistance, and contributing his or her unique gifts to the larger whole of society.
     
    If what we do when we create software isn't engineering, isn't factory work, and isn't science - aren't we saying it's creative work?  Art?  Craft?  We shouldn't be surprised that Pressfield's classic for artists chasing the muse has a lot to teach us in the technical realm.
     
    In this presentation, we'll focus on an important aspect of the book - the artist's orientation - of which Pressfield provides two possibilities, hierarchical or territorial.  We'll examine how this relates to "two pizza teams," product vision, software craftsmanship, intrinsic motivation, and effectively and appropriately breaking down organizational hierarchies.
     
    Be prepared for a unique, artistic view of our industry!
  • Liked John Voris, Coordinator, AgilePhilly
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    John Voris, Coordinator, AgilePhilly - Intro to TDD

    3 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Audrey Troutt to repeat her successful Intro to TDD. 

    A must for all Newbies.

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