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.
Tony and Craig are at YOW! Conference in Brisbane and catch up with Rebecca Parsons, the Chief Technology Officer at ThoughtWorks and the co-author of “Building Evolutionary Architectures: Support Constant Change” and chat about the following:
- Rebecca’s keynote talk at YOW! “The Past and Future of Evolutionary Architecture“
- Evolutionary Architecture is the next stage on applying Agile practices to software development at the systems level and be able to respond to changes in the environment that affect the architecture
- Need to determine for your system what constitutes good, fitness functions are the documentation and tests to ensure your system meets those characteristics
- Need to move the needle on architecture, need to develop tools and techniques to decompose the role
- Agile Alliance is looking at what it means to truly be an international organisation (there are now affiliates in Brazil and New Zealand), expanding conferences from…
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- Working Effectively with Legacy Code originally started as a book about Test First Programming but morphed into a book about the techniques for refactoring code in legacy systems
- The Pinned Progress Curve – for many people there is no incentive to change so the mean gets larger between the status quo and good practices
- Agile Alliance Deliver:Agile conference
- Organisations that have technical founders have a very different character to their work internally, need to make knowledge of the quality of software more pervasive – the business need to understand more about the technical side, and the developers need to understand more about the business
- Code that has excessive error handling typically has other design problems – benefit in thinking about whether…
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- Water-Scrum-Fall came about because Scrum is often delivered in the context of a organisational waterfall lifecycle
- Scrum implies a magical Product Owner that is empowered and understands the market to effectively create a backlog and manage it and the Scrum Guide provides very litte guidance around this
- Nexus is a way of getting multiple teams working from the same backlog and provides an exoskeleton to Scrum
- “Scrum 21 Years and The Future” talk at Agile 2016
- People don’t get Scrum, it is always surprising how few people have read the Scrum Guide
- The Scrum Guide is in audiobook form (but not yet in Klingon)
- The Sprint Review is not a phase gate, it is the opportunity to inspect and…
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- “Extreme Programming Explained” by Kent Beck (the white book)
- Memories of Jean Tabaka and her book “Collaboration Explained”
- We should be collaborating with leaders rather than working for them
- InfoQ interview “Mark Kilby, Stephanie Davis and Rick Regueira on Effective User Groups & Remote Agile“
- “Can you be remotely Agile” Agile 2015 experience report
- “Audacious Salon – Distributed Agile” session output from Agile 2016 conference
- Virtual Team Talk group (started in Berlin, ironically at a conference)
- “Communicating and Collaborating: How Distributed Agile Teams Can Thrive” Agile 2016 workshop with David Horowitz
- Distribution tips: don’t force distributed teams, it needs to be a choice; it’s a…
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- Renee is watching “The Leftovers” while Craig has been binge watching “Mad Men” and they talk about TV show podcasts such as “The West Wing Weekly“
- ANZ (one of Australia’s big four banks) is diving into Agile (everywhere but bank branches)
- Silicon Valley Agile (Scrum) reference (NSFW!)
- UK is wasting 37 million pounds per year on failed Agile projects (but the devil is in the detail not the headline)
- IBM calling remote workers back to the office – is it about trust, staff reductions or something else?
- The Thomas Allen Curve
- 17 Essential Hacks Every Scrum Master Should Know
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The AATC2017 program committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Anita Sengupta as the closing keynote speaker for this years conference in Boston. Her keynote ‘Engineering the Red Planet’ will discuss the challenges and out of the box thinking required to explore Mars, a topic she knows a little something about as an engineer on the team that designed the 70-foot parachute that slowed the descent of the Curiosity rover so it could land safely on Mars in 2012!
Second annual event in Boston, Massachusetts tailored to Agile software developers will explore current and emerging technical practices
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Agile Alliance today announced the program for the Agile Alliance Technical Conference (#AATC2017). The event, to be held April 19 – 21 in Boston, Massachusetts, will focus on new advances, new challenges and new directions in Agile Software Development as applied to today’s technical work.
This highly-anticipated event will feature keynotes by Ron Jeffries, (RonJeffries.com), Chet Hendrickson, (HendricksonXP) and Dr. Anita Sengupta (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory).
Other speakers include Bridget Kromhout (Pivotal), Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin (CleanCoder.com), Ron Quartel (Premera Blue Cross), Declan Whelan (Leanintuit), Craig Buchek (BoochTek), Doc Norton (CTO2), Fred George (Fred George Consulting), James Grenning (Wingman Software), Kent Graziano (Snowflake Computing), Jeff Langr (Langr Software Solutions), Jeff Morgan (LeanDog), Stephen Vance (EBG Consulting), Zachary Shaw (Brightcove), Llewellyn Falco (Spun Laboratories), (Kief Morris (ThoughtWorks), Arlo Belshee (Industrial Logic), Pete Cheslock (Threat Stack), Rebecca Skinner (Asteris, LLC), David Grabel (Emergn/Vistaprint), Brian Haggard (Emerson Electric), Sam Livingston-Gray (Real Geeks, LLC), Rebecca Wirfs-Brock (Wirfs-Brock Associates), Andrea Goulet (Corgibytes), Woody Zuill (Independent), Laura Bell (SafeStack), Alex Freire (Industrial Logic), Alan Shalloway (Net Objectives), Daniel Bryant (Spectoabs/OpenCredo), Terran Melconian (Independent), Josh Long (Pivotal), Dave Farley (Independent), Michael Feathers (R7 Research and Conveyance), Brian Felton (Emerson Climate Technologies), Giorgio Natili (GN Studio) and Alan Shreve (ngrok.com).
The three-day conference is built around three themes: Core Technical Practices, Team Technical Practices, and Technical Practices at the Organizational Level. It will explore topics such as new and updated core development practices; integration of user experience (UX) principles; advances in testing practices and automation; the evolution of tools and techniques that bridge development, deployment and operations; and the growing importance of Big Data across the entire spectrum of activities.
“Agile is now a multi-disciplinary field that includes Developers and QA, of course, and also UX Designers, Infrastructure Engineers, Data Scientists, Cloud Specialists and more,” said Brian Button, Co-Chair, Agile Alliance Technical Conference 2017. “This conference will explore the wealth of new Agile tools and techniques, new patterns and practices.”
“Practitioners from all involved disciplines will gather at AATC2017 to address new advances, new challenges and new directions, to learn from world-class experts, and to practice our craft together,” said Craig Smith, Co-Chair, Agile Alliance Technical Conference 2017. “It will be an immersive and deeply engaging experience which unites engineering and architectural ideas under the umbrella of Agile thinking.”
Group discounts are available.
For more information and to register for the event, please visit the Agile Alliance website.
About Agile Alliance
Agile Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. With nearly 35,000 members and subscribers around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. Agile Alliance organizes and supports events to bring the Agile community together on a global scale.
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