Today Agile Alliance is pleased to announce the program for its annual technical conference, deliver:Agile 2019. Formerly known as the Agile Alliance Technical Conference, the event is tailored to software developers who want to learn more about emerging Agile technical practices. It will be held April 29 – May 1 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
Agile Alliance, a global nonprofit organization committed to advancing Agile development principles and practices, today announced that the Agile Alliance Board of Directors has elected officers for the 2018 term. The board — comprised of Agile thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds and countries — shares its passion to deliver software better every day with Agile professionals around the world.
- PMI and Agile are completely different mindsets, PMI Project Managers are “the CIOs of their projects”
- AgileWelly – strength through the struggle of doing Agile in government
- Wellington Agile community led by TradeMe, Snapper, BNZ
- Gojko Adzic – Specification by Example and Impact Mapping
- Agile NZ conference
- Retrospective design – creativity in facilitation is a gap
- Esther Derby’s model for restrospectives
- Paper Airplane game – using an abstract process to apply learnings to the real process
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Gojko Adzic “does computers” which means he helps people deliver software and he caught up with Craig on a recent YOW! DepthFirst tour of Australia. Gojko is the author of numerous books including “Bridging The Communication Gap“, “Specification by Example“, “Impact Mapping” and “50 Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories“.
- XP – started with “Extreme Programming Explained” which was really about developers ruling the world – XP is not dead, it won!
- TDD has crossed the chasm to mainstream
- Sturgeons Law – 90% of anything is going to be crap
- Continuous integration and automation has opened up a world of possibilities
- “Bridging the Communication Gap” – about finding ways to break dysfunctional processes in organisations
- “Agile Testing” by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory
- The most valuable companies in the world are software companies
- It’s more about the right people…
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Craig joins Darren Rogan, Ben Morgan and Leigh Appel in a special cross over episode with the Hack && Heckle Podcast to talk Agile and preview the upcoming YOW! conference that will be covered by both podcasts.
This episode has been released simulatenously as 088 The Heckle Revolution by Hack && Heckle.
Discussion points included:
- Hack && Heckle interview with Scott Hanselman from YOW! 2013
- Hack && Heckle intervoew with Ed Kmett from YOW! Lambda Jam 2014
- Hack && Heckle Tech Project Tools Overview including Sprintly, Trello, JIRA and Pivotal Tracker
- Half Arsed Agile Manifesto
- 40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes – The Lean Startup, Scaling Agile, Holacracy, Spotify Tribes and Agile Marketing
- Not marketers, growth hackers!
- 50 in 50 keynote from YOW! 2010
- YOW! 2014 preview, discount code is HECKLEREVOLUTION
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Sitting in a sometimes noisy coffee shop on a unusually cold Brisbane day, Craig sits down for a chat with Justin Hennessy, a Scrum Master, Devops and System Administrator all rolled into one!
- “An Agile Team Reset” article on the Scrum Alliance
- The High Performance Tree by Lyssa Adkins
- resetting awesome
- early Agile experience shaped by “User Stories Applied” by Mike Cohn
- “Coaching Agile Teams” by Lyssa Adkins reshapes the way of thinking about about teams
- Agile in Adelaide versus Agile in Brisbane
- Coaching Circles with Lyssa Adkins
- Devops is more of a culture than a title
- being a Scrum Master on a single team is hard and the full-time role debate
- infrastructure has become a form of coding in itself
- infrastructure resource as part of a core Agile team
- better management and testing of configuration artefacts, unit testing and CI frameworks
- infrastructure deployment tools are often just another…
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- Em’s Agile journey and how she came to Agile from the business side and discovered SAFe before it was SAFe
- Australia’s first Agile release train and the SAFe Telstra Enterprise Data Warehouse Case Study
- Pretty Agile blog – Adventures in Scaling Agile
- Scaling Software Agility and Agile Software Requirements books by Dean Leffingwell
- did SAFe without PSI Planning – doing textbook SAFe you will most likely fail – apply it to your context
- SAFe is designed for big enterprise and is just where you start
- Leading SAFe training – focus on lean principles and leadership
- Epic – Feature – Story – why?
- if your wall isn’t changing then your process is probably not changing (inspect and adapt)
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Yes they’re at it again ! The revolutionists bring forth their innermost thoughts on the life the universe and most importantly Agile . Oh yeah and Craig and Tony ask the question repeatedly ….Renee,Renee……Renee
- Wall street hands the whip back to their staff …Less deaths and sustainable pace
- Via @ : The Lean Product Management Manifesto
- Lean Startup Website and the Principles of Lean Startup
- Slicing Heuristic Concept Explained : Via @ :
- Task based collaboration with Asana
- JIRA Service Desk application
- The new names for Distributed Agile and CoLocated Agile : Via Alistair Cockburn: @
- State of Agile Survey – Version One
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At Agile Australia 2014 in Melbourne, Craig and Renee grab the microphone again and wander the conference foyer in one of the breaks looking for interesting people in the Australian Agile community to ask them about what they are working on and their views of the conference.
The people they harassed include:
- Tyson Nutt – believes giving teams empowerment is part of the core of strong Agile teams, Rachel Botsman on disruption was a highlight
- Stephanie BySouth – enjoyed seeing new speakers and attendees and that we are taking agile outside of IT, looking to bring collaborative innovation into the space, co-organiser of Agile Coaching Circles Melbourne
- Dipesh Pala – IBM is realising we don’t do Agile to our clients, we do Agile with our clients, spoke on how leaders can recognise the humans in our teams
- Chris Chan – holocracy and the concept of no managers is pushing the boundaries, co-organiser of Agile…
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The team from Agile Revolution, a podcast dedicated to everything Agile, were on the ground at Agile Australia 2014 conducting vox pops interviews with conference delegates.
In this, the first of two Agile Australia vox pops podcasts, they spoke to a range of people including Nigel Dalton, CXO at REA group, Agile Coach Steve Lawrence and ThoughtWorker Tom Sulston.
Nigel Dalton was excited for Geoff Apps’ presentation on Zappos’ implementation of holacracy. He said the company were “at the cutting edge of what happens next in organisational politics, management and structure, which is that managers no longer tell people what to do.”
Steve Lawrence, who is also an Agile Australia stream chair, was inspired by the conversations led by people from outside the IT industry that helped identify “what we can aspire to do to help instigate change.”
Tom Sulston also found inspiration in keynote speaker Martin Fowler’s challenge…
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