Presentations

The following is a list of talks that I have presented over the years. Please contact me if you would like me to present any of these talks at your event or conference.

Business Agility Wellington (WellyBAM) – Public Sector Agility Accelerator

My talk with Julian Smith (no relation) from WellyBAM called “Public Sector Agility Accelerator” is available on Slideshare. Today ‘agile’ is no longer just a buzzword. From building spacecraft to manufacturing, some of the most complex and largest organisations in the world are using agile ways of working to deliver better…

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Agility Today 2021 – Public Sector Agility Accelerator

My workshop with Julian Smith (no relation) from Agility Today 2021 called “Public Sector Agility Accelerator” is available on Slideshare. Today ‘agile’ is no longer just a buzzword. From building spacecraft to manufacturing, some of the most complex and largest organisations in the world are using agile ways of working to deliver…

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Digital Summit 2020

Digital Summit 2020 – Agility Accelerator Workshop

My workshop with Julian Smith (no relation) from the DTA Digital Summit 2020 called “Agility Accelerator” is available on Slideshare. Today ‘agile’ is no longer just a buzzword. From building spacecraft to manufacturing, some of the most complex and largest organisations in the world are using agile ways of working to deliver better…

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itSMF NT Q1 Meeting – 40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes

My presentation from the itSMF NT Q1 Meeting in Darwin, Northern Territory called “40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes” is available on Slideshare. With 73% of the world using Scrum as their predominant Agile method, which has a direct impact on service management, this session will open up your eyes to…

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Agile 2016 – Coaching Nightmares: Lessons We Can Learn From Gordon Ramsay

My presentation from Agile 2016 called “Coaching Nightmares: Lessons We Can Learn From Gordon Ramsay” is available on Slideshare. When you look for inspiration in the Agile Coaching community, the name Gordon Ramsay is probably not the first name to come to mind. He has been known to be belligerent, condescending and…

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YOW! 2015 – 40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes

My presentation from YOW! 2015 called “40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes” is available on Slideshare. The video is also available on YouTube. With 73% of the world using Scrum as their predominant Agile method, this session will open up your eyes to the many other Agile and edgy Agile methods and…

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YOW! West 2015: 40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes

My presentation from YOW! West 2015 called “40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes” is available on Slideshare. With 73% of the world using Scrum as their predominant Agile method, this session will open up your eyes to the many other Agile and edgy Agile methods and movements in the world today For…

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Scrum Australia 2014: 40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes

My presentation from Scrum Australia 2014 called “40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes” is available on Slideshare. With 73% of the world using Scrum as their predominant Agile method, this session will open up your eyes to the many other Agile and edgy Agile methods and movements in the world today. For…

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Agile Encore 2013: Visual Management: Leading With What You Can See

My presentation from the Agile Encore 2013 conference called “Visual Management: Leading With What You Can See” is available on Slideshare. Renee Troughton was unfortunately unable to join me to present this reprise of the talk we presented together at Agile Australia 2013. Using task boards or story walls is a key Agile…

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Agile 2013: 7 Deadly Sins of Agile Software Test Automation

My presentation from the Agile 2013 conference called “ 7 Deadly Sins of Agile Software Test Automation” is available on Slideshare. Adrian Smith was unfortunately unable to join me to present this extended version of the talk that he has presented previously at Agile Australia and Fusion. Automated software testing is a key enabler…

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Agile Australia 2013: Visual Management: Leading With What You Can See

My presentation with Renee Troughton from the Agile Australia 2013 conference called “Visual Management: Leading With What You Can See” is available on Slideshare. Using task boards or story walls is a key Agile practice, but are you making the most of it? Visual Management is more than just putting cards on a…

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Brisbane Agile Meetup: Scrum Masters: The Full-Time Role Conundrum

My presentation from the Brisbane Agile Meetup in May 2013 called “Scrum Masters: The Full Time Role Conundrum” is available on Slideshare. A replay of the talk delivered by Craig Smith at the recent Scrum Australia gathering in Sydney The Scrum Guide defines the Scrum Team as being made up of three…

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Scrum Australia 2013: Scrum Masters: The Full-Time Role Conundrum

My presentation from Scrum Australia 2013 called “Scrum Masters: The Full Time Role Conundrum” is available on Slideshare. The Scrum Guide defines the Scrum Team as being made up of three primary roles: Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master. The role of the Scrum Master is often misunderstood, particularly by management,…

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Fusion 2012: Going All XP On Your Business

My presentation from Fusion 2012 called “Going All XP On Your Business” is available on Slideshare. When XP and Scrum were devised over 10 years ago, they were created to improve the delivery of software development projects. As many enterprises have matured in the Agile adoption, many of the business users on…

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Agile Australia 2012: Agile Coaching Workshop

My workshop from Agile Australia 2012 with Adrian Smith called “Agile Coaching Workshop” is available on SlideShare. The Agile Coach is a critical role in helping leaders, teams or individuals understand, adopt and improve Agile methods and practice. Additionally, an Agile Coach helps people rethink and change the way they go about their…

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Agile 2011: Agile 2.0 – Rebooting a Raccoon in an Imperfect World

My presentation from Agile 2011 that I delivered with Greg Smith called “Agile 2.0: Rebooting a Raccoon in an Imperfect World” is available on Slideshare. On this 10th anniversary of agile, our community is struggling to address the issue of how to take experienced agile practitioners to the next level, while still providing training and…

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Agile 2011: The Speed To Cool – Agile Testing & Building Quality In

My presentation from Agile 2011 that I delivered with Adrian Smith called “The Speed To Cool: Agile Testing and Building Quality In” is available on Slideshare. Ensuring that the approach to testing and quality is understood and appropriately valued in an agile world can be a struggle for many organisations, especially when resources…

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ANZTB SIGIST Brisbane: Agile Testing & How We Need To Change

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to present at the ANZTB SIGIST Brisbane September meeting with my colleague Rene Maslen. Our talk was “Agile Testing and How We Need To Change” and the slides are available on Slideshare. Some of my other colleagues also presented on the…

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Agile 2010: I’m The Business & Agile Was My Idea

My presentation from Agile 2010 called “I’m The Business & Agile Was My Idea” is available on Slideshare. Agile is often traditionally associated as being exclusively applicable to the field of software development. However, non-software development projects can take ownership and use agile values, principles and practices to great effect.…

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JIRA 4 Partner Hosted Seminar

In November, Steve Dalton and I hosted a partner seminar for the launch of JIRA 4.0. Steve’s company Refactor is an Atlassian partner and I attended on behalf of the Agile Academy who sponsored the room at Brisbane Square. Atlassian provided a JIRA t-shirt for all of the attendees. Steve…

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Continuous Integration

Earlier in the year, I gave an internal videocast to my colleagues in IT on continuous integration. I finally got around to posting it online and the presentation is now available on Slideshare.

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Version Control and Git

A couple of weeks ago, Geoff Ford and I gave an internal presentation to some of developer colleagues on version control and (particularly) the use of distributed version control and Git. The presentation is now available on Slideshare.

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Agile 2008 – Technical Lessons Learned Turning the Agile Dials to Eleven!

My presentation with Paul King from Agile 2008 called “Technical Lessons Learned Turning the Agile Dials to Eleven!” is available on Slideshare. Developer practices for traditional and agile Java development are well understood and documented. But dynamic languages – Groovy, Ruby, and others – change the ground rules. Many of the…

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Agile 2008 – Agile Project Experiences: The Story of Three Little Pigs

My presentation with Paul King from Agile 2008 called “Agile Project Experiences: The Story of Three Little Pigs” is available on Slideshare. Over the last few years, we have aggressively applied agile practices on a number of projects with success. These successes, however, have not been achieved without challenges and lessons…

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