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    Get the Story Before you Write the 'Story' - Journalistic Skills for Agile Professionals

    Sue Johnston
    Sue Johnston
    Andrew Annett
    Andrew Annett
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    "Who are you?" "What do you want?" and "What are you going to do about it?" Those are the essential questions reporters use for practically any daily news story.

    Do they sound familiar? "As a [Who are you?] I want [What do you want?] so that I can [What are you going to do about it?]."

    Building software may seem light years away from journalism, yet there are techniques to be shared. How does a reporter blend natural curiosity, information from multiple sources and some basic writing skills to create a meaningful, well-crafted, unbiased story - and deliver it for daily release?

    In this interactive session, Sue and Andrew will examine the parallels between interviewing people for news gathering and interviewing users and customers to discover what they need and want from your products. You'll discover how to:

    • Identify the best people to talk with - they may not be the usual suspects
    • Explore ways make users and subject matter experts excited about talking with you
    • Practise techniques for questioning that build trust and elicit information
    • Navigate via curiosity - this is not the time to be an expert
    • Create a story in which you make meaning from relevant voices and perspectives

    You'll leave with tools reporters use to develop their products and be able to apply them to create and use effective user stories that lead to useful and usable products. 

     

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    Changing the Language of Change

    Andrew Annett
    Andrew Annett
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    We swim in a sea of language but seem to be drowning in misunderstanding. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the efforts we make to change ways of organizing work in organizations.

    Making common meaning of the language we use when working together takes conscious effort but we typically go about it unconsciously. In this session we'll examine common patterns of unintended consequences that stem simply from the language we use to describe changes to the way we work.

    You'll leave with a new model for thinking about language and using it to better effect. We'll discuss and practice the use of metaphor, mindset and specific practices to create shared understand in and between teams. 

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    Become a Champion Developer by Reprogramming Yourself

    Olivier Gourment
    Olivier Gourment
    schedule 2 years ago
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    60 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The Heartbleed bug clearly demonstrated that one mistake is enough to destroy a reputation built over more than a decade of careful programming. OpenSSL is, after all, the most widely used cryptography project!

    How did this happen? Was it really inevitable? What were we told about the cause?

    How would Agile technical practices have helped and why are they not more widely adopted?

    We will deconstruct this example to illustrate what's going wrong in our field and what can and must be improved. This session will focus on YOU.

    We will review what we've learned over months of introspection, backed by recent science and link it to YOUR personal experience.

    You will learn and practice the 4 steps of Self Reprogramming, which are both easy to follow, and fantastically powerful if used consistently.

    Come to become a Champion!