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Project Management: Sessions will show attendees how to manage software development projects with success.
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.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 8:00 AM
Room: Iroquois
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: ; Project Management; Software Process; Testing

Nicholas Taylor
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. Wait ..... you mean I have to go talk to people?

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 8:00 AM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Project Management; Requirements; Soft SkillsUser Experience
Tags: ; 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?

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:30 AM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project Management; Requirements
Tags: ; Requirements

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?

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 2:00 PM
Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development; Project Management; Soft SkillsUser Experience
Tags: ; Project Management; Other

Scott Drake
How to Hire Programmers You'll Want as Teammates
Scott Drake

Hiring programmers is an odd mix of human resources, marketing, and technology, and few people have the time to learn enough about those disciplines to do it well. This session helps shorten the learning process, and helps developers and team leaders hire the right talent for their real-world needs.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 3:15 PM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application DevelopmentProject ManagementSoft Skills
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Philip Japikse
Agile Failures: Stories From The Trenches
Philip Japikse

Real world experiences and how to prevent failures.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 3:15 PM
Room: Farmington
Topics: Project Management
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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.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:30 PM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: ; 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.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 8:00 AM
Room: Jefferson
Topics: Application Development; Project Management;
Tags: ; Development Practices; Project Management; Software Process

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.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 9:15 AM
Room: Julia Belle Ballroom
Topics: Application Development; Project Management; Soft Skills; User Experience;
Tags: ; DevOps; Project Management; Security; Software Process; Testing; Other Languages; Other

Philip Japikse
Agile: You Keep Using That Word...
Philip Japikse

Lets get real. It's not about frameworks. It's a state of mind.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 9:15 AM
Room: Farmington
Topics: Application DevelopmentProject ManagementRequirementsSoft Skills
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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.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 10:30 AM
Room: Jefferson
Topics: Project Management; Soft Skills;
Tags: ; 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

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 10:30 AM
Room: Heartland
Topics: Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills
Tags: ; Project Management; Requirements

Jason McCreary
There's nothing wrong with PHP!
Jason McCreary

For 15 years, I've used PHP in all my projects. Yet, PHP has a stigma of being immature, insecure, or not-enterprise. Especially locally against it's peers like .Net and Java. Well I'm here to debunk some of those myths.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 10:30 AM
Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Application Development; Project Management
Tags: ; PHP

Dorothy Miller
Bullet Journaling Project Management
Dorothy Miller

This will be a how to utilizing a journaling system (with basic supplies) in project management.

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 2:00 PM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Project ManagementSoft Skills
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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

Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 3:15 PM
Room: Jefferson
Topics: Project Management;
Tags: ; Project Management; Software Process

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