Tuesday

8:00 AM

Mastering Solutions Architecture with Design Katas (Part 1)

Presented by: Gaines Kergosien, Eric Potter
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

TLDR: Architects get relatively few opportunities to practice their craft, so we will group up to formulate architectural visions for "real world" business problems. Attendees will then evaluate each group's solution to gain insight into the pros and cons of different approaches. Fred Brooks said,...

Room: NileTrack: DevOpsTags: Agile, Project Management, TeamsFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

Mastering Solutions Architecture with Design Katas (Part 2)

Presented by: Gaines Kergosien, Eric Potter
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TLDR: Architects get relatively few opportunities to practice their craft, so we will group up to formulate architectural visions for "real world" business problems. Attendees will then evaluate each group's solution to gain insight into the pros and cons of different approaches. Fred Brooks said,...

Room: NileTrack: DevOpsTags: Agile, Project Management, TeamsFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Wednesday

8:00 AM

Event Storming Unleashed: Building Bridges for Effective Communication

Presented by: Sarah Dutkiewicz
Time: Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A lot of problems that we have in software development comes down to communication issues - gathering requirements, understanding processes, reporting issues, and making sure everybody involved is on the same page. This Event Storming workshop is a dynamic and interactive session designed to...

Room: OrangeTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Agile, Teams, System DesignFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Thursday

10:30 AM

Hybrid Agility: Working Conditions for Team Success

Presented by: Carina Silfverduk
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Is your team or workplace working hybrid, with some in the office and some remote on any given day? Working hybrid is by far harder than either remote or on-site work because you need to accommodate both and then do something extra to keep everyone in the room and everyone on the call engaged. How...

Room: Salon ETrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Soft Skills, Agile, TeamsFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:45 AM

Long-Term Planning in an Agile World

Presented by: Jeremy Jarrell
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

“Long-term” and “Agile” typically aren’t two words that go together. After all, agile teams prize reactivity and adaptability over firm plans set in stone. But these two concepts aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, the best-performing agile teams keep one eye on their longer-term...

Room: Salon DTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Leadership, Agile, Project ManagementFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

8:30 AM

Can We Learn to Manage Uncertainty? Probably!

Presented by: Robert Herbig
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

When we’re asked when something will be done, it’s tempting to answer the question. “It’ll be done on March 32nd” or “it’ll take 182.5 days” or “we need 15 sprints”. It doesn’t matter if that answer is the best-case, average, or worst-case scenario. The answer is fundamentally...

Room: Salon DTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Soft Skills, Agile, Project ManagementFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:45 AM

How to answer "When will it be done?" using probabilistic forecasting.

Presented by: Chris Shinkle
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

"When will it be done?" How often have you been asked that question? That question strikes fear or frustration in most people. It often results in throwing up your hands in frustration or tossing out a wild guess. Surely there's a better way? Forget story points, t-shirt sizing, historical...

Room: CypressTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Agile, Project Management, VelocityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Platform as a Product: the future of Agile and DevOps

Presented by: Brad Nelson
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Cross-functional teams and full-stack developers have become the expectation in today's highest-performing teams. However, as technology needs become more complex and solutions begin to scale, it becomes increasingly difficult for software engineers to balance expertise across all layers of the...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DevOpsTags: Programming Principles, DevOps, Agile, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:00 AM

Failing Forward

Presented by: Jeremy Jarrell
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The first iteration of a product never succeeds. Nor does the second, the tenth, or even the 20th. Instead, most of the successful products we know and love today were abject failures at the start…but then evolved to get better. Chances are your own product might be heading toward failure right...

Room: Salon ETrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Agile, Project Management, UI/UXFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
12:15 PM

Blood, Sweat, & Code Reviews

Presented by: David Giard
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Code Reviews can sometime be painful and time-consuming, but they are an important part of delivering quality software. A Code Review provides an opportunity to share knowledge, improve code and catch potential problems before they go to production. This can be a positive experience or a negative...

Room: CypressTrack: Software QualityTags: Programming Principles, DevOps, AgileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Delivery & Execution Across Multiple Teams with Azure Dev Ops

Presented by: Krista Campbell
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Azure Dev Ops started as a tool specifically for software development teams. It’s only been a few years since it was rebranded from Team Foundation Services/Server to Azure Dev Ops. It has always been a great tool for autonomous development teams to deliver great software but fallen flat in...

Room: Salon DTrack: DevOpsTags: CI/CD, Agile, Project ManagementFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:00 PM

Agile Pitfalls and How to Parry Them: A Practical Guide

Presented by: Arin Heinselman
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hey there, fellow conference-goers! 🎉 Imagine this: you've embarked on the Agile journey, armed with good intentions and high spirits, only to find yourself tangled in a web of chaos and confusion. Fear not, because our talk is here to save the day! 🦸‍♂️ Join us for a rollercoaster...

Room: OrangeTrack: Teams & CollaborationTags: Soft Skills, Leadership, AgileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate