15:00 - 15:30 - 30 Min Session

Agile Project Management for Government: Agile adoption in the US and UK governments a comparative review
Brian Wernham
Mesquite 4/5
See The Future

Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have committed to introducing agile change management for faster results with cheaper implementation at lower risk.
  • A review of the latest national and international empirical research studies on agile adoption in government 
  • Case studies of government attempts to be agile in the US and UK
  • Comparison of US and UK government rules, regulations and strategies that have affected the take-up and success of agile.

Looking at Agile-Scrum Metrics from a Human Perspective in a Balanced Scorecard
Sarvesh Shroff
Room: Acacia A
Track: Build The Future

Tracking any one aspect of Return over Investment, may favor short term gains over long term value creation. The Scrum primer says, “Waterfall methodology has one great weakness: Humans are involved”. As Scrum embraces this human perspective, it is important to capture the “human” metrics and present them along with traditional ones in a Balanced scorecard to display their inter dependencies to give a holistic picture of the ROI. The paper also attempts to refute that existing Agile metrics are just age-old CMMI/ISO metrics in a new Agile bottle, by modifying their usage to suit Agile needs

It is all about system: How Scrum helps in the bigger picture
Sami Lilja
Room: Acacia B
Track: See The Future

Scrum creates transparency, makes continuous improvement and delivers value to customer. These noble goals are often difficult to reach, causing frustration to teams, Scrum Masters and anyone in the organization. Most often the reason is that surrounding organization, the system, does not allow effective use of Scrum. As W. Edwards Deming said: "A bad system will defeat a good person every time". Similarly, a bad system will defeat a good process framework. This session shows how the surrounding system impacts Scrum teams an how Scrum can be used to change the entire system for better.

Business Environment Coding Dojos
Fredrik Wendt
Room: Acacia C
Track: Tools of the Future

This talk is about what works in a corporate environment Coding Dojo - it's not experiences from your typical Meetup or user group where most attendees already share some of the craftsmanship passion and practice katas on their own, off work hours. Fredrik has facilitated over 50 sessions the past two years with 11 clients in different industries, and will share not only his experiences, do's and don'ts (and why) but also participants' experiences and subjective results.

Process Increments - Towards better process improvement
Mohamed Amr, Amr Noaman
Room: Acacia D
Track: See The Future

Process Increments, is an iterative approach to manage process improvement projects. This approach builds upon Agile values and principles, and reuses well known Agile techniques. This approach partitions the scope into user-story-like increments, and manages the project using agile project management techniques. This session will introduce the concept of Process Increments and provide different contexts and factors where Process Increments can be applied successfully.

The controversy of disempowering your bosses Challenges to gain management buy-in for implementation of agile development methods and how to overcome them
Ebba Kraemer
Paloverde A
Build The Future

A former management consultant from the Boston Consulting Group with experience from advising (and receiving push-back from) senior management within development organizations points out likely reasons for why the world wide roll-out of agile development methods is hampered by resistance from senior management in many organizations. The underlying reasons for the management’s skepticism are explored and ideas of how to address these concerns are presented.

Confessions of a New ScrumMaster
Natalie Warnert
Track: Build The Future
Paloverde B

You just finished your CSM class, overflowing with your newfound Scrum knowledge and renewed faith in software development practices. You're ecstatic to share your new view of the world and to show how Scrum can benefit your organization. But, upon your first Scrum project you meet resistance, opposition, and worst of all, modified Scrum practices. What's a ScrumMaster to do? Don't lose hope! You're definitely not the first ScrumMaster to meet these barriers and you're not alone. Attend this session for some simple tips to make the transition easier on you and the Scrum team.

Scrum for Experimental Biologists at Bio-Rad Laboratories
Victoria Hall, Jonathan Kohn, Michael Urban, Kenneth Oh
Mesquite 1-3
Build The Future

This talk will present a case study of a current non-software implementation of Scrum at Bio-Rad Laboratories by the Protein Technologies Applications Development Group. The work facilitated is common to almost all research and medical laboratories. This will be an examination of the importance of maintaining Scrum values while modifying its practices to facilitate and organize hypothesis driven life science experimental work and its products.