Agile 2008: Wednesday Sessions I’d Like To Attend
- Natural Laws of Software Development – Deriving Agile Best Practices by Ron Jeffries, Chet Hendrickson. Ron is another of those presenters I’m told one shouldn’t miss.
- Embrace Uncertainty: Why In Agile Development Knowing What You Want May Be An Impediment to Getting It by Jeff Patton. This one is super relevant, both for developers who crave details to get super precise estimates and tasks, and the client who wants certainty and clarity.
- Stop Thinking So Small with Agile by Ryan Martens, Jean Tabaka. Another JT talk that looks to nature as a guide to evolving Agile forward.
- Panel Discussion on Troubleshooting Distributed Agile Team Projects. Wow, it’s going to be a tough call, but will likely take this one for the morning session. DA is *the* main topic for me right now.
- Overcoming Resistance to Change by Dave Nicolette, Lasse Koskela. I’m an ideas guy passionate about process improvement, but not great at motivating others for change. Only drawback is this is a full morning session.
- Coaching Agile Teams by Rachel Davies, Liz Sedley. I need to learn more about facilitating and mentoring. Will be helpful to understand a variety of coaching styles and techniques.
- 10 Ways To Screw Up With Scrum and XP by Henrik Kniberg.
- Crafting User Stories – Four Experts and the Audience Weigh In by Joshua Kerievsky.
- Typical Pitfalls in Agile Software Development by Jutta Eckstein
- Coaches are Producers by David Hussman
- Narrative Testing: Tools for Story Test Driven Development by Michael Phoenix, Rand Huso
- Becoming a Fearless Leader of Change (To Agile or Any New Idea) In Your Organization by Linda Rising, MaryLynn Manns. Linda is another of those don’t-miss presenters. I’ll most likely go to this one, God knows I can use it. Full afternoon session.
- Updating “Patterns for Distributed” by Keith Braithwaite. Full afternoon session
- Release Planning: (The Small Card Game) Discover What Works by Ron Jeffries, Chet Hendrickson. Release planning is one of those things I’ve done a little of, would like to ramp up the learning curve.