Sessions

Marguerite Stearns
I Write Requirements... Do You?
Marguerite Stearns

I Write Requirements... Do You? A workshop for writing requirements that goes beyond just telling you they need to be SMART

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Requirements;
Tags: Agile; Requirements

Tomasz Lasica
Do we need QA?
Tomasz Lasica

With growing complexity of software systems there is a need to fill the gap that does not fit easily into Sprints: testing security, performance, stability or maintainability of the system. I will share my experience from being a test engineer with a touch of Agile experience background.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: Agile; Project Management; Software Process; Testing

Nicholas Taylor
UX: Like Complexity? Try Dealing with Users on a Daily Basis.
Nicholas Taylor

Users are needy. Needy needy needy. But, in order to understand their needs (and build the right software) you have to go talk to them.

Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Project Management; Requirements; Soft SkillsUser Experience
Tags: Agile; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Soft Skills

Craig Burton
Writing Great Requirements - Tips for Project Managers from an Engineer's Perspective
Craig Burton

Writing requirements seems simple on the surface: just describe what you want. Unfortunately, "what you want" is rarely enough to make informed engineering decisions. What are some common pitfalls in requirements? How can you avoid them?

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project Management; Requirements
Tags: Agile; Requirements

Arthur  Hicken
Evolving from Automated to Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps
Arthur Hicken

As agile development practices mature and DevOps principles begin to infiltrate our corporate cultures, organizations realize the distinct opportunity to accelerate software delivery. However, when you speed up any process, immature practice areas and roadblocks become much more pronounced.

Room: Farmington
Topics: ;
Tags: Agile; DevOps; Software Process; Testing

Emily  Harshman
Writing Requirements as User Stories
Emily Harshman

Developers are key in driving well-written user stories. This session will show good user stories and how you can coach your product owner toward writing effective and well-written user stories. This session covers estimating techniques of user stories and how to improve estimates over time.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Requirements;
Tags: .NET; Accessibility; Agile; Architecture Practices; Big Data; Clojure; Cloud; Continuous Deployment; Cross-Platform; Database/SQL; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Development Practices; DevOps; Functional Programming; Hardware; iOS/OSX; IoT; Java; JavaScript; Mobile; PHP; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Ruby/Rails; Scala; Security; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Web; Web Services; Windows 8/10; Other Languages; Other

Deven Phillips
DevOps, You're (Probably) Doing It Wrong
Deven Phillips

You hired a DevOps "person", or you have a DevOps "team", and they are automating all sorts of interesting things; but that's not really DevOps... We'll have an honest and frank discussion about what DevOps is and what it isn't, but we'll also talk about the steps for transitioning toward DevOps.

Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development; Project Management; Soft Skills; User Experience;
Tags: Agile; DevOps; Project Management; Security; Software Process; Testing; Other Languages; Other

Marguerite Stearns
Big A little a What Begins With A? Business Analysis in Agile...
Marguerite Stearns

Big A little a What Begins With A? Business Analysis in Agile...It is the Activity Not the Title What is Big A little a What are Requirements (IIBA) How do User Stories & Acceptance Criteria correlate the idea we have of Requirements Where Does Business Analysis occurs in Agile Why BA Should

Room: Heartland
Topics: Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills
Tags: Agile; Project Management; Requirements

Mike Hand
Care and Feeding of your new Junior Developer
Mike Hand

Practical considerations for getting the most out of green developers, and setting them up for success.

Room: Iroquois
Topics: Soft Skills;
Tags: Agile; Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills

Heath Murphy
How to expand agile up into the enterprise using SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)
Heath Murphy

An intro to SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) with a real-world example

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: Agile; Project Management; Software Process

Bill Horvath
Waste in Agile Software Development (And How to Avoid It)
Bill Horvath

Learn how to identify some of the most common forms of waste in Agile shops, how you can measure it, and steps you can take to mitigate it. We’ll also talk about how you can evaluate your success, in terms of quality improvements, higher throughput, happier developers, and more.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: Agile; Project Management

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A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on June 7-9, 2017 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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