- Renee’s talk “Agile Passionfruits: Growing Agile Champion capability through a Learning Culture” received rave reviews
- Stalwart sessions at Agile 2015
- Day 3 keynote by Jessie Shternshus “Individuals, Interactions and Improvization”
- Esther Derby and Mike Lowery talk “Coaching Flow: Moving Past Resistance”
- Craig Larman and Bas Vodde talk “Introduction to Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)”
- Dan Greening and Jeff Sutherland talk “Agile Leadership Patterns: The Agile Way of Doing”
- Joint podcast with “This Agile Life” – our second favourite Agile podcast!
- Skip Angel and Richard Watt talk “Outcome Driven Organizations (ODO): A new operating system for organizational change”
- Day 5 keynote by James Tamm “Want Better Collaboration? Don’t be so Defensive!” and some shocking numbers around effectiveness
- The conference hotel…
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Craig 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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Craig and Renee visit Washington, DC for the Agile 2015 conference and debrief in the Agile Alliance Lounge after day 1:
- Luke Hohmann keynote “Awesome Superproblems” – Innovation Games and book, Every Voice Engaged – challenge to play 2 games in the next year that will change the world
- Lundy’s Law – “any team of programmers if given enough time will justify a total rewrite of the system”
- Paul Goddard talk “Improvisssssing With Agile” – some good examples for team starters, new book “Improv-ing Agile Teams“
- Will Evans talk “Learn Like A Scientist” – start with a problem, lots of good models and templates
- Lots of different scaling solutions and related certifications being discussed at the conference
- Larry Maccherone talk “Probalistic Forecasting for Math Mortals” – monte carlo forecasting is a useful tool for project planning (and superannuation!)
- Ellen Grove talk “Games for Talking about Conflict Resolution” – lots of…
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The 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?
Source: Agile 2015 Sponsor Roundup #2