Conference archive

Agile Dev West 2016 - Improving the Process

Thursday, June 9

Woody Zuill
Independent Consultant

Continuous Discovery: The Path to Learning and Growing

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Software development is a process of continuous discovery. When writing software, we create ideas, we try them in code, we learn what works and what doesn’t—and that steers us to a better solution. And sometimes we do this all day long! Woody Zuill says that this same process of continuous discovery works for making improvements for our teams, and in our workplaces and organizations. With continuous discovery we do numerous micro experiments that guide us along the path to a better future. If we follow the values and principles expressed in the Agile Manifesto, which provides us a powerful...

Paul Wynia
Work Agile Consulting

Building Mob Programming Teams Using Lego® Serious Play®

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

In recent years the idea of Mob Programming has begun to attract the attention of those looking for new ways to take advantage of the genius that can be found in a focused, cross-functional, and unified agile team. But how, in practice, do these teams actually work? Paul Wynia, a Lego® Serious Play® facilitator and agile coach, worked closely with the originators of Mob Programming to develop a fun and simple Lego® game that incorporates the basic concepts, approaches, and roles found in an effective Mob Programming team. Using a test-driven development framework, each Mob team tests,...

Darrin London
Department of Justice

Facilitation Techniques for Agile Meetings and Ceremonies

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Facilitation is the art of leading people through processes toward agreed-upon outcomes in a manner that encourages participation, ownership, and creativity from all involved. So how do you take this definition and turn it into facilitating powerful meetings? Most agile practitioners can read about facilitation and the “right” way to do it. However, it can be challenging to take that book knowledge and feel comfortable facilitating agile meetings and ceremonies. Whether you are looking to coach a single team/product or scale agile to the program/enterprise, Darrin London says that...