Rebecca Parsons and Phil Brock on Agile 2015 and Agile Alliance Programs

InfoQThe Agile 2015 conference was held in August 2015 in Washington, DC. Rebecca Parsons and Phil Brock talk about the conference and the other programs the Agile Alliance has underway.

Rebecca-PhilSource: Rebecca Parsons and Phil Brock on Agile 2015 and Agile Alliance Programs

Episode 95: User Story Mapping (Something Something) with Jeff Patton

Originally posted on The Agile Revolution:

JeffPattonAfter chasing him across the east coast of Australia, Craig sits down with Jeff Patton at YOW! Conference in Sydney. Along the way they fail to remember the subtitle of Jeff’s “User Story Mapping” book and talk about:

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Episode 94: Agile 2015 Wrap Up

Episode 93: I Like Big Boards

Originally posted on The Agile Revolution:

OpenJamCraig and Renee are at Agile 2015 in Washington, DC and in the open jam area team up with Jason Tice and Natalie Simonsen from the “This Agile Life” podcast for a crossover episode. Joining in the roundtable conversation are Stephen Vance, Troy Tuttle, Jenny Tarwater, Abby Bangser and Serge Beaumont.

  • Stephen Vance shares highlights from the multi-team agile framework he has put in place at his organization with Natalie and Renee.
  • Abby Bangser and Jason Tice continue a discussion from Lean Coffee at Agile 2015 regarding the benefits of having a full lifecycle Kanban board (product envisioning thru development thru formal testing and acceptance by the customer).
  • While discussing the benefits of “Big Boards” the excellent session that Lisa Crispin and Emma Armstrong presented on User Interface testing came up
  • Next Jenny Tarwater gave props to John Krewson who did an awesome Improv workshop

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Episode 92: Agile 2015 Day 1

Originally posted on The Agile Revolution:

Agile2015Craig and Renee visit Washington, DC for the Agile 2015 conference and debrief in the Agile Alliance Lounge after day 1:

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Agile 2015 Sponsor Roundup #2

InfoQThe Agile 2015 conference ran in Washington, DC earlier this month with over 2300 attendees from around the globe. This is a second article in a series looking at the sponsors who supported the conference. They were each asked to answer three questions – Who, What and Why. Who are they, What were they offering at the conference and Why did they choose to sponsor this event?

Agile2015Source: Agile 2015 Sponsor Roundup #2

Episode 91: Coding The Architecture with Simon Brown

Originally posted on The Agile Revolution:

SimonBrownCraig and Tony talk to Simon Brown at the YOW! 2014 conference in Brisbane. SImon is the author of “Software Architecture for Developers”, creator of the C4 software architecture model and Structurizr. We tracked him down after his talk to talk about:

  • YOW! 2014 talk “Agility and the Essence of Software Architecture
  • Create a software guidebook as opposed to big upfront documentation
  • Tony is an old BA apparently… Explains a lot :-)
  • If you can’t sketch out your architecture, you don’t understand it
  • C4 model was created after observations many archtecture drawings don’t make sense
  • Tony shows his age again by referencing Mr. Squiggle (video)
  • A tiny percentage of architects understand UML – do you teach them UML or teach them something simple?
  • Structurizr replaces drawing boxes in Visio or OmniGraffle, creates the C4 model from Java code and keeps it up to date, other implementations

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We’re All On This Journey Together…

Lyssa Adkins has a weekly email providing inspiration for Agile Coaches:

“We are all on this journey together. Let’s make it an enjoyable one.”

I loved this sentiment sent by agile coach Craig Smith from Australia. I have no deep insight to share. I look forward to hearing yours. What has this brilliant mass transit message meant to you today? Tweet it — include me and Craig: @lyssaadkins and @smithcdau.

We are most assuredly on this journey together.

I saw this poster on a train on a recent trip to Perth and it certainly gave me inspiration. Kudos to Transperth for doing something a little different to remind commuters of their fellow passengers and something for teams to ponder as well.

We got some tweets as well, here is a sample:

Episode 90: Step Away From The Book

Originally posted on The Agile Revolution:

aepCraig and Renee catch up late in the evening to chat about recent Agile articles and events including:

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Agile Australia 2015 to Focus on the Art of Simplicity

InfoQThe Agile Australia 2015 conference is running in Sydney on 17 – 18 June with its theme around the art of simplicty. The conference has been running since 2009 and is set to attract over 1,000 delgates representing over 250 of Australia’s leading organisations.

Agile-Australia-2015-Resources-Badge-Speaker-600x100pxSource: Agile Australia 2015 to Focus on the Art of Simplicity