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Collocated East Logo Improvisation for Agile Skill Development
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In today's economy, the Creative Economy, businesses face a disrupted, highly competitive and constantly changing landscape. To thrive in the Creative Economy team members, managers and executives will need to become and remain Agile. Improvisational Theater provides us with a proven model...

Robie Wood, ImprovAgility, and Jody Wood, ImprovAgility
Collocated East Logo Our Journey to Agile in the Microsoft Developer Division
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This is the story about the Microsoft Developer Division and their two-year journey to agile—from shipping every three years to shipping every three weeks. In the old days, long stabilization phases were part of its DNA. Managers were rewarded for micromanagement. Commitments were made...

Gregg Boer, Microsoft
Collocated East Logo Agility without Complexity: Fast and Efficient
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The Agile Manifesto was stated in less than seventy words. Now, fourteen years later, layer upon layer have been added to it. What was supposed to be a simple philosophy has exploded into a gigantic industry. Much of this layering makes agile seem overly complex. We know developers want to...

Geoff Perlman, Xojo, Inc.
Collocated East Logo Observation: The Key to a Great User Experience
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Observation is an important research technique when we are designing solutions to delight users. Some kinds of information that may make the difference between an acceptable solution and a delightful one can only be obtained by observing users in their native environment. Observing users...

Geri Winters, Wyyzzk, Inc.
Collocated East Logo Agile Adoption in Risk-Averse Environments
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Adopting agile development methods in a conservative environment can be a daunting and time-consuming venture, facing resistance at all levels of the organization. You may wonder: Will this organization ever get with the times? Will our leaders ever change their way of thinking? 

Brian Duncan, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Collocated East Logo Software Craftsmanship and Agile Code Games
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Musicians and athletes spend most of their time practicing—not performing. If as software developers we just learn on our job and don’t practice, we will continue to make mistakes on code meant for customers. We must improve the quality of our skills which will, in turn, improve the...

Mike Clement, Greater Sum
Collocated East Logo Going Agile? Three Conversations to Have Before You Start
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All too often, companies adopt a mission to “go agile” before truly understanding what that entails. Business managers are quick to jump on the agile bandwagon, believing that going agile will magically make projects happen faster. Teams are getting certified in Scrum believing it is the...

Heather Fleming, Gilt, and Justin Riservato, Gilt
Collocated East Logo Managing Risk in Agile Development: It Isn’t Magic
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Has the adoption of agile techniques magically erased risk from software projects? When we change the project and product environment by adopting agile, have we tricked ourselves into thinking that risk has been abolished—when it hasn’t? Agile risk management is a continuous process that...

Thomas Cagley Jr, DCG
Collocated East Logo Getting the Most Value from Feedback Systems: Daily, Every Sprint, and Every Release
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Agile methods are empirical. You must inspect and adapt to make agile work. This requires using effective feedback systems which are vital to your success. Agile teams often suffer from agile feedback systems that are dysfunctional—non-existent, delayed, or no learning from feedback.

Satish Thatte, VersionOne
Collocated East Logo Rejuvenate Your Scrum Implementation: From Good to Great
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After implementing Scrum, some organizations slowly stray away from the basics that made their implementation successful. They loosen up Scrum practices, lose sight of core roles and responsibilities, and succumb to their muscle memory of how things were done before. Teams have little...

Denise Dantzler, Werner Enterprises

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