Sessions

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

Jason McCreary
Getting your first 1,000 users...
Jason McCreary

A 1,000 users may not sound like much, but when most products fail that's a huge number. We all have ideas for building software as a service. But how do we turn that into a product?

Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development; Project Management; Soft SkillsUser Experience
Tags: Development Practices; Project Management; Other

Philip Japikse
Agile Failures: Stories From The Trenches
Philip Japikse

Real world experiences and how to prevent failures.

Room: Farmington
Topics: Project Management
Tags: Project Management

Michael Dowden
Stop Keeping the Lights On
Michael Dowden

Often developers are paid to merely "keep the lights on" when they could instead be forces of innovation. This session explores various anti-patterns and obstacles within organizations that make it hard for developers to do their best work.

Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills; Software Process

Jared Faris
How Long Will It Take? - Estimation Methods To Answer The Impossible Question
Jared Faris

This talk will start with why you need to be good at estimating and cover fallacies surrounding it (including its role in Agile). We'll discuss multiple ways to perform estimates with their pros and cons.

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Application Development; Project Management;
Tags: Architecture Practices; Development Practices; Project Management; Software Process

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

Scott Drake
Leadership Skills My Team Wishes I Had When Just Starting Out
Scott Drake

Many new leaders make early mistakes because they don't make the mind-shift from doer to leader, and they don't understand that projects and teams have different needs. This session helps new leaders become effective faster.

Room: Jefferson
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: Architecture Practices; Development Practices; Project Management; Soft Skills; Software Process

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

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