Product Agility 2.0

Mandy Simpson DevJam News, Front Page News, News, Practical Agility

Riffing off the ideas from our last session, this Product Agility discussion will reference the principles but focus on the practices. From building product communities to continuously blending discovery and delivery, we will explore ideas and experiences as we work out how to learn to learn outside the code as well as live in production. Please show up ready to …

Practical Agility May 4 – Automation, Automation, Automation: Your Next Best Investment

Andy McGrath DevJam News, News, Practical Agility

Please RSVP What things are you thinking about positively or negatively, and why? If we shift the game from which process to which investment what would really make an impact for your product, company, or business. Join us on May 4th and let’s talk about automation investments rather than processes. Speakers Jeff Sussna Test automation is experiencing some unfortunate backlash. …

Practical Agility March 2 – David Hussman, Product Over Process

Andy McGrath DevJam News, News, Practical Agility

When: 5:30PM Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Where: DevJam Studios Basement 818 W 46th St Minneapolis, MN 55419 Join us for our next Practical Agility where David Hussman will give his talk Product Over Process, followed by a community fishbowl discussion. David Hussman – Product Over Process Description: If you are weary of process or a longtime practitioner looking for something more, this session may have …

Practical Agility January 6 – DevOps From the Trenches: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Andy McGrath DevJam News, News, Practical Agility

Please RSVP When: 5:30PM Wednesday, January 6, 2015 Where: DevJam Studios Basement 818 W 46th St Minneapolis, MN 55419 Join us for our next Practical Agility where we’ll tell stories about DevOps of what’s helpful, what’s just hype, and what’s hysterical. Below is our lightning speakers and their lightning talk titles: David Laribee – Not In My Dojo For the past six …

Keynote at PNSQC 2015

David Hussman Coaching, DevJam News, Dude Presentations, News, Practical Agility

David Hussman recently gave a keynote called “How to Build the Wrong Thing Faster and Learn from It” as the PNSQC 2015 Conference in Portland. The talk addressed ideas and issues around helping companies embrace uncertainty and the importance of product learning over simply focusing on iterative delivery. The talk speaks to the relationship between team structures and product needs, …

Agile Day Chicago – Schedule and Session Information

Andy McGrath News, Practical Agility

**Note - Schedule is subject to change While all tracks and sessions are designed to be consumable by any role or skill, each track is coordinated with an overarching theme that may appeal to certain individuals more. Check out below for overall tracks, sessions, and whom titles may appeal more to.  Deeper overviews on sessions are available here.  Rethinking ProcessWHAT: Move beyond simple process and ...

Agile Day Twin Cities 2015 – Nov 13

Andy McGrath DevJam News, News, Practical Agility

From Process to Product *PLEASE NOTE: Agile Day Twin Cities has been moved from Nov 6th to Nov 13th. If you have already purchased tickets and this day no longer works for you we will refund your purchase. Please reach out to us at events@devjam.com What: Agile Day is a one day “un-conference” organized by practitioners for practitioners. This years theme …

Open Space Twin Cities 2015

Andy McGrath News, Practical Agility

When: JULY 10th, 2015              12:30PM – 4:00PM-ish Where: Symantec               2815 Cleveland Ave N               Roseville, MN 55113 Open Space is a community event held in place of our July Practical Agility Session. The Open Space vibe is simple: Start participant-fueled discussions that yield helpful …

Do We Value UX Skills Over a UX Team?

Andy McGrath News, Practical Agility

Join us May 6th for the Next Practical Agility Gathering More and more people are learning and experiencing the value of user experience (UX) and user centered design (UCD). In some companies, UX / UCD are shifting to be a skill over a role, much in the way that architecture has changed in healthy organizations. Differing from architecture, many software people do …

Coaching Measurable and Lasting Agility

David Hussman News, Practical Agility

Join us March 11th for the Next Practical Agility Gathering This session could also be called “All About Your Coaching Experiences”. While all experiences are welcome, we are mostly looking for stories about establishing and maintained real and measurable agility. If you would like to be one of the lightning talkers, email us. Please do not  hesitate to be a lightning …

Practical Refactoring

David Hussman News, Practical Agility

What They Can Tell Us that We Don’t Already Know 50+ practical agilists gathered at DevJam Studios on January 28th to preview a possible theme for Agile Day Twin Cities 2015: “What They Can Tell Us that We Don’t Already Know?” If you have never been to a Practical Agility gathering, they are topical conversations organized by DevJam but led …

What if Peter Naur Was Right? \- Agile 2013

David Hussman Practical Agility

Speaker Dion Stewart Description In his paper “Programming as Theory Building”, A.M. Turing Award winner Peter Naur presents the idea that “programming properly should be regarded as an activity by which the programmers form or achieve a certain kind of insight, a theory, of the matters at hand.” Naur’s ideas have significant implications that challenge conventional thinking about documentation, design, …

Continuous Quality – What Software-as-a-Service Means for QA – Agile 2013

David Hussman Dude Presentations, Practical Agility

Speaker Jeff Sussna Description The post-industrial service economy is driving profound changes in the nature of work, business, and corporations. These shifts create tremendous challenges and opportunities for IT. In particular, they drive dramatic shifts in the roles, perspectives, and skill sets of QA Engineers. Testers must become software engineers in their own right. At the same time, they need …

Agile’s Dirty Secret – Agile 2013

David Hussman Practical Agility

Speaker Tim Gifford Description Want to know a secret? Like all other teams, Agile teams have problems too. I’ve worked with teams that spent more time fixing broken automated tests than delivering new features; teams that broke work down to such a fine detail that they had trouble composing it into a usable feature; and teams that had reliably delivered more …

Easing the PMO Past Water-Scrum-Fall – Agile 2013

David Hussman News, Practical Agility

Speaker Andy Powell Description Is your PMO leading the agile transformation?  For most organizations, the answer is no and the transformation is viewed as a developer-centric initiative.  As development pushes to create more change, the natural conflict between the PMO and development intensifies, collaboration fades, and the agile initiative stalls.  At VersionOne, we’ve seen this pattern happen over and over …

Continuous Delivery Through Continuous Questioning – Agile 2013

David Hussman News, Practical Agility

Speaker Joel Tosi Description Continuous Delivery can be a substantial competitive advantage.  However, like all good ideas and concepts, if we turn off our thinking and just look to be the process, we will never truly realize the benefit. In this session we will look at current delivery structures and how those can be morphed into continuous delivery.  Along this …

Scaling Agile the Un-SAFe Way – Agile 2013

David Hussman Practical Agility

Speaker Brandon Carlson Description Scaling Agile is all the rage these days, but how do you do it? New methods and frameworks such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) have been developed to assist organizations with growing their Agile programs. In this session Brandon Carlson will take a look at what really inhibits teams at scale: Learning & Information. By creating …

Producing Product Developers – Agile 2013

David Hussman Practical Agility

Speaker David Hussman Description Beyond Scrum Masters and Software Engineers lies the land of Product Developers. Product developers have the skills to produce and the tenacity to ensure their product is meaningful. So how do you do produce product developers, and what coaching tools can you take back to your company that you can immediately apply? This session applies years …

Safety Not Guaranteed – Agile 2013

David Hussman Practical Agility

Speaker Jeff Patton Description If you’re looking for simple solutions for building successful products, don’t come to this talk.  This is the talk about how hard it really is to succeed, and how the best way to succeed is to ignore the best practice, avoid playing it safe, suck it up, and get used to it. As long as I’ve …

Open Space – Agile 2013

David Hussman News, Practical Agility

Open space is simple: Start discussions that spread helpful tools and challenge the status quo. The format is also simple: People suggest topics and topics are organize by location and time slots (market place) Concurrent discussions take place across time slots (this is the open space) Open space ends with a collective sharing of things people learned The session topics …

Scaling Agility From the Trenches – Agile 2013

David Hussman Practical Agility

Talk: Scaling Agility from the Trenches Description: Let’s start a conference with a conversation. Instead of an opening talk, Twin Cities agile practitioners will share a fishbowl with coaches in a free-for-all discussion around the good the bad and the ugly of scaling agility instead of simply adding more process. Stop back for more details or stop in and enjoy the (fishbowl) …

Views at Agile Day Chicago 2013

David Hussman News, Practical Agility

More Views The views and conversations of all the presenters have been great thus far.  Not only are these views great – but the view from the windows of the conference space are great too.  Take a look:

Agile Day Chicago 2013 Started

David Hussman News, Practical Agility

    DevJam and Version One sponsoring Agile Day Chicago 2013 Ron Jeffries, Michael “Doc” Norton, and Brian Marick started the conference today with discussion on questions from the audience facilitated by David Hussman. The format for the discussion was the traditional DevJam Jam Session format – each question got 5 minutes for discussion, then the audience voted to continue …

Imagination Encircles the World – Agile 2013

David Hussman Practical Agility

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