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Thursday, November 17
 

2:55pm EET

[SLIDES]Bill Cronin @AgileBandit - Lean Requirements
Learn how to take products to market faster, cheaper and more effectively using lean requirements gathering techniques. We'll review the tools and techniques used in lean requirements, and discuss how to leverage lean startup practices inside large organizations to increase innovation, decrease costs and improve speed to market. We'll also explore examples of how companies around the world are using this approach to disrupt global markets and pioneer innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Cronin

Bill Cronin

LEAN PRACTITIONER at DEVBRIDGE GROUP, Devbridge Group
While working for Rolls-Royce, I created a product that monitors the performance and maintenance of commercial aircraft engines. It is used today to manage approximately 30% of all commercial aircraft around the world. Bill Cronin has spent the past 8 years creating products and leading... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 2:55pm - 3:50pm EET
1. Alfa
  1. Alfa
 
Friday, November 18
 

11:20am EET

[SLIDES]Kevlin Henney @KevlinHenney - Worse Is Better, for Better or for Worse
Two-and-a-half decades ago, Richard Gabriel proposed the idea of “Worse Is Better” to explain why some things that are designed to be pure and perfect are eclipsed by solutions that are seemingly compromised and imperfect.

This is not simply the observation that things should be better but are not, or that flawed and ill-considered solutions are superior to those created with intention, but that many solutions that are narrow and incomplete work out better than the solutions conceived of as being comprehensive and all encompassing. Whether it is programming languages, operating systems, development processes or development practices, we find many examples of this in software development, some more provocative and surprising than others.

In this talk we revisit the original premise and definition, and look at how this approach to development can still teach us something surprising and new about code, architecture, process and product design.

Speakers
avatar for Kevlin Henney

Kevlin Henney

CO-AUTHOR OF A PATTERN LANGUAGE FOR DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING, UK
Kevlin is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, including Better Software, The Register, Java Report and the C/C++ Users Journal... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 11:20am - 12:15pm EET
1. Alfa
  1. Alfa

1:15pm EET

[SLIDES]Alex West @birdsncherries - A Visual Thinking Warmup for developers
Do strong personalities dominate your development team? Are code reviews painful? Are you blindly following  orders from a backlog, or are you learning from observation? Visual Thinking Strategies, or VTS, is a cross­disciplinary technique applicable to anyone working in a  collaborative setting where observation is key. VTS develops critical thinking skills by viewing and discussing  works of art in a group. It is backed by over 30 years of field research showing its effectiveness and  accessibility. By allowing individuals to talk about art ­ without needing a background in the field ­ VTS  advances skills you can use to create more relevant products and stronger teams: Observing, Brainstorming,  Speculating, Reasoning with Evidence, Cultivating a Point of View, and Revision & Elaboration. During this interactive exercise, we’ll discuss selected works of art as a group. There are no right answers or  group consensus being sought. We’re creating an environment and process for looking, thinking, reasoning  and revision skills that are mission­critical to anyone working in a software design or development role. After  our group discussion, I’ll introduce the basics of image selection and facilitating VTS sessions within your  organization. In addition to the above, I’ll cover how VTS can help you and your team with the following:  Comfort with Ambiguity, Openness to the Unfamiliar, Civil Debate, and Willingness to Participate in Group  Thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra West

Alexandra West

Creative Director/Founder, Nerd/Noir
Alexandra West is a production designer, international speaker, and Creative Director of Nerd/Noir. Her present interest is in bringing a visual thinking mindset into the world of collaborative work. Alex has a long history as a creative. After earning her degree in Art History from... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 1:15pm - 2:10pm EET
5. Theta
  5. Theta

2:30pm EET

[SLIDES]David Laribee @laribee - Testing Strategy - New Model, Better Outcomes
Pyramids? Quadrants? Cupcakes?! There are a number models that describe approaches to test automation strategy and their possible outcomes.

In this talk, we’ll look at classical models of testing patterns and antipatterns - technical, cultural, productive and anti-productive. Adding layers of professional experience, real world example, and case study, I’ll add detail and nuance to these models.

With a new lens, focused on tests as value amplifiers, I'll share a new approach to evolving a testing strategy appropriate for your product. Attendees will learn effective measurement technique, putting code coverage fixation to rest.

Speakers
avatar for David Laribee

David Laribee

Principal, Nerd/Noir
David Laribee is a product development coach with deep roots in Lean, Agile, XP and Scrum. He believes in the power of collaboration, simplicity and feedback. Over the last 20 years, David has built teams and products for companies at every scale. He’s founded startups and consulted... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:25pm EET
5. Theta
  5. Theta
 

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