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    Daamon Parker - The Heart of Agile: A new paradigm

    Daamon Parker
    Daamon Parker
    Agile Coach
    Reece
    schedule 4 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    “Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of agile.”
    — Dr. Alistair Cockburn, co-author of the Agile Manifesto.

    “When encouraging getting back to the center of agile, I found I kept emphasizing four things:

    – Collaborate
    – Deliver
    – Reflect
    – Improve

    The nice thing about these four words is that they don’t need much explanation. They don’t need much teaching. With the exception of “Reflect”, which is done all too little in our times, the other three are known by most people. You know if you’re doing them or not.”

  • Liked Craig Brown
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    Craig Brown - Better Collaboration

    Craig Brown
    Craig Brown
    VP Collaboration
    Aconex
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    This session is a guided walk through collaboration; what it is, why it is valuable and what areas you should focus on to improve your collaboration capabilities.

    The purpose of the session is to help participants put some structure around the thinking and to help develop a roadmap for maturing collaboration at their workplace.

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    Craig Brown - Better Collaboration

    Craig Brown
    Craig Brown
    VP Collaboration
    Aconex
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    This session is a guided walk through collaboration; what it is, why it is valuable and what areas you should focus on to improve your collaboration capabilities.

    The purpose of the session is to help participants put some structure around the thinking and to help develop a roadmap for maturing collaboration at their workplace.

  • Ed Wong
    Ed Wong
    Arm waver
    Tabar
    schedule 4 months ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    This is a game that uses a popular party game called Monikers. It was adapted by our colleague (and LAST Conference BNE co-organiser), Jacinta Streat. She ran a session of this game at 1st Conference and I am doing a version of this for LAST Conf.

    The session will consists of teams of players, working together to deliver "value", and competing/cooperating with other teams, along the way. It's a chance to think about how communication, delivery, reflection and improvement happen in teams and in organisations.

    The times I have seen and facilitated this game, it's been a raucous and fun learning experience. So come along and let's learn together!

    I'm using equipment for this game that is a combo of cards that Jacinta kindly sent ot me and the Creative Commons licenced Monikers cards. Monikers is available under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.

  • Liked Justin Wark
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    Justin Wark - Commit for the future

    Justin Wark
    Justin Wark
    Technical Team Lead
    Aconex
    schedule 4 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Are you a software developer? Do you ever work on a codebase which is more than one year old? Do you write beautiful, readable code? Do you write unit tests? TDD?

    That's great! What about your commit practices?
    This talk will attempt to convince you that your commit practices are just as important as the code itself.

  • Liked Lilly Ryan
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    Lilly Ryan - How to disappear completely

    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    If you’ve ever wanted an invisibility cloak, this talk is for you.

    Cameras peer at us from street corners, from phones, from the dashes of passing cars, and from shopping mall advertisements. Even when you’re not posing for a selfie, you might end up in the background of someone else’s picture while you’re out at dinner — and if that photograph is uploaded to a social media site, facial recognition can pick you out of the lineup.

    Machines are getting better at recognising our faces — but if you want to sneak through the streets of your city like a young wizard in the corridors after midnight, there is still hope.

    This talk provides an overview of the latest urban camouflage technology and how to deploy it in order to foil facial recognition. During this session, you’ll learn the ways machines “see” us, and how to play with them in order to become invisible. We’ll dive into the ethics of biometric identification. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can have fun with reflective tape and face paint to disguise yourselves from the algorithmic eye.

  • Liked Beth Skurrie
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    Beth Skurrie - Microservices: test smarter not harder

    Beth Skurrie
    Beth Skurrie
    Principal Consultant
    DiUS
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    Microservices have become mainstream now.

    We're able to respond to changing requirements and ship code to production more quickly than ever. Or, we were for our first microservice. And even our second and third.

    But 5 years down the track, what happens when we end up with tens or hundreds of microservices that are now part of our core product - how do we know that we're safe to deploy to production without running hours of complex integration tests, defeating the purpose of using microservices in the first place?

    Find out how contract tests can keep your microservices free from the burden of integration testing, and allow you to ship your code with speed and confidence.

  • Liked Neil Killick
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    Neil Killick - Why scaled agile frameworks exist and why you don't need them

    Neil Killick
    Neil Killick
    Lead Agile Coach
    MYOB
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate
    Key takeaways
    • What problems do SAFe
    • Why you don't need any one particular named framework
    • How you can start improving software delivery effectiveness "at scale" without a named framework (in small

    Why SAFe, LeSS, Nexus etc. exist (i.e. the challenges orgs face when trying to leverage benefits of agile) and why you don't need them (because it's about deliberate intent with small practical steps, which I will describe).

  • Liked Daamon Parker
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    Daamon Parker - The Heart of Agile: A new paradigm

    Daamon Parker
    Daamon Parker
    Agile Coach
    Reece
    schedule 4 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of agile.”
    — Dr. Alistair Cockburn, co-author of the Agile Manifesto.

    “When encouraging getting back to the center of agile, I found I kept emphasizing four things:

    – Collaborate
    – Deliver
    – Reflect
    – Improve

    The nice thing about these four words is that they don’t need much explanation. They don’t need much teaching. With the exception of “Reflect”, which is done all too little in our times, the other three are known by most people. You know if you’re doing them or not.”

  • Liked Craig Brown
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    Craig Brown - Thursday special activity

    Craig Brown
    Craig Brown
    VP Collaboration
    Aconex
    schedule 4 months ago
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    30 Mins
    Others
    Beginner

    TBC

  • Liked Steven Mitchell
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    Steven Mitchell / Craig Brown - Friday Keynote: 2 John

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    TBC

  • Liked Steven Mitchell
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    Steven Mitchell / Craig Brown - Friday Keynote 1: Henry

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    TBC

  • Liked Steven Mitchell
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    Steven Mitchell / Craig Brown - Thursday Keynote - Kriti

    60 Mins
    Others
    Beginner

    TBC

  • Liked Supriya Joshi
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    Supriya Joshi - Refactor or rewrite? Crucial questions to ask and key things to do that have nothing to do with technology

    Supriya Joshi
    Supriya Joshi
    Software Engineer
    Aconex
    schedule 4 months ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    This talk is targetted towards the entire team. Supriya will take you on a walk through some dark corners of your software. Places where people hold grim and sensitive discussions around how to provide value to customers when cleaning some old code.

    This session investigates several key questions you need to ask when thinking about rewrites and tech debt. Supriya unpacks the standard arguments for rewrites and investigates the risks an opportunities in them. She also addresses how to build a business case for technical programs that everyone can get behind.

    Walking out of this session you will be aware of the complexity of the rewrite discussion, have tool to think better about the choice, and be more able to explain business benefits in the language of the business beyond the tech team.


    Key learning - how to approach the hard questions that may be asked around the technical tasks. How to ask the right questions to the technical team and be an effective non-technical participant in such discussions.

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    Supriya Joshi - Refactor or rewrite? How to think about the problem

    Supriya Joshi
    Supriya Joshi
    Software Engineer
    Aconex
    schedule 4 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    This talk is targetted towards the entire team. Supriya will take you on a walk through some dark corners of your software. Places where people hold grim and sensitive discussions around how to provide value to customers when cleaning some old code.

    This session investigates several key questions you need to ask when thinking about rewrites and tech debt. Supriya unpacks the standard arguments for rewrites and investigates the risks an opportunities in them. She also addresses how to build a business case for technical programs that everyone can get behind.

    Walking out of this session you will be aware of the complexity of the rewrite discussion, have tool to think better about the choice, and be more able to explain business benefits in the language of the business beyond the tech team.


    Key learning - how to approach the hard questions that may be asked around the technical tasks. How to ask the right questions to the technical team and be an effective non-technical participant in such discussions.

  • Liked Justin Wark
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    Justin Wark - Commit for the future

    Justin Wark
    Justin Wark
    Technical Team Lead
    Aconex
    schedule 4 months ago
    Sold Out!
    30 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Are you a software developer? Do you ever work on a codebase which is more than one year old? Do you write beautiful, readable code? Do you write unit tests? TDD?

    That's great! What about your commit practices?
    This talk will attempt to convince you that your commit practices are just as important as the code itself.

  • Liked Craig Brown
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    Craig Brown / Ed Wong - Welcome, Day 2

    30 Mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    An introduction to the event.

    What to expect and how to participate.

  • Liked Craig Brown
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    Craig Brown / Ed Wong - Welcome, Day 1

    30 Mins
    Others
    Beginner

    An introduction to the event.

    What to expect and how to participate.

  • Liked Michele Playfair
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    Michele Playfair - Cards Against Agility Game

    Michele Playfair
    Michele Playfair
    Executive Director
    YOW!
    schedule 6 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    The Agile version of Cards Against Humanity. You may have seen versions of this on the internet, but rest assured this version has been enhanced to yield a minimum of 156% more awesomeness. Relatively fresh from its stellar debut at the 2017 Xero Unconference!

  • Liked Michele Playfair
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    Michele Playfair - Cards Against Agility Game

    Michele Playfair
    Michele Playfair
    Executive Director
    YOW!
    schedule 6 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 Mins
    Interactive
    Beginner

    The Agile version of Cards Against Humanity. You may have seen versions of this on the internet, but rest assured this version has been enhanced to yield a minimum of 156% more awesomeness. Relatively fresh from its stellar debut at the 2017 Xero Unconference!