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TI Principles and Practices of Lean Software Development NEW
Al Shalloway, Net Objectives
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:30am

Lean software development has often been described as “better, faster, cheaper” and focusing on “eliminating waste,” but those are misnomers. Going after speed improvement and waste elimination can actually reduce the benefits you could otherwise get from lean. Al Shalloway describes what lean software development really is and why you should be incorporating it into your development efforts—whether you use Scrum, kanban, or SAFe. Al explains the mindset, principles, and practices of lean.

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TR Agile Estimation and Planning: Scrum, Kanban, and Beyond
David Hussman, DevJam
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:00pm

If you are new to agile methods—or trying to improve your estimation and planning skills—this session is for you. David Hussman brings years of experience coaching teams on how to employ XP, lean, Scrum, and kanban. He advises teams to obtain the estimating skills they need from these approaches rather than following a prescribed process. From start to finish, David focuses on learning from estimates as you learn to estimate.

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K2 The Roots of Agility
Rob Myers, Agile Institute
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:00am

What we mean by Agile is becoming less and less clear. Rob Myers shares sixteen years of history and observation, noting the amazingly diverse ideologies and practices that people now include under this umbrella term. Agile started with the earliest notions of iterative-and-incremental, inspect-and-adapt principles and practices from Scrum. It now includes the intensive engineering disciplines of XP that have recently branched off into the Software Craftsmanship movement. Along the way, agile grafted in lean principles and saw the flowering of the elegantly simple Kanban approach.

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Concurrent Sessions

AT2 Choosing between Scrum and Kanban—or Combining the Best of Both
Cory Foy, Cory Foy, LLC
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:00am

When an organization is looking to adopt a new process, one of the biggest questions is whether they should use a pre-defined process or adopt a more empirical approach, allowing the new process to emerge. This is especially true in agile, as organizations look at methodologies and frameworks such as SAFe, Scrum, Crystal, Kanban, and others. Even in the face of “inspect and adapt,” many organizations struggle to understand how to adopt an empirical view of their process without simply falling into chaos and old habits.

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