Agile 2009: Day 2 Planning
Monday, 24 August 2009
No need to look so glum! There are even more Real Options on Day 2 of the conference than Day 1! Marvellous.
On Monday, I wrote: I have yet to make my first choices for the timeslots, I’m keeping my options open for now!
On Tuesday, I’m writing: It’s 6 am Tuesday morning and I’ve refined my shortlist for Day 2 (see emboldened session titles) to at least two options per timeslot based on what I learned on Day 1 and what I need to learn from the remainder of the conference. Of course I don’t have to decide which session until the last responsible moment… just before the session begins or just before the session ends. It’s important to note, however, that the value of each session (Real Option) diminishes depending on when I join the session.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
- 11:00 – 12:30 – Pragmatically “Crossing the Chasm” from Project-level to Enterprise Adoption with Ahmed Sidky and Chris Sterling because for Agile to endure, it has to be adopted across the enterprise.
- 11:00 – 12:30 Release Planning (The Small Card Game): Discover What Works with Chet Hendrickson and Ron Jeffries because I get to play a game run by Chet and Ron!
- 11:00 – 12:30 – The Beer Game with Agile Teams – MIT Game Theory in Agile Project Management with Tom Looy because it’s a great chance to learn about Game theory with a game.
- 11:00 – 12:30 – The Pomodoro Technique: can you focus – really focus – for 25 minutes? with Staffan Noteberg because I’ve been practicing with the tomato and want to use it right.
- 11:00 – 12:30 – Creating “Big Picture” Designs without Big Design by Desiree Sy because getting the approach to UX on Agile projects right gives us a greater chance of delivering the highest possible value to the customer.
- 11:00 – 11:45 Tips and Techniques For Implementing An Agile Program Across Distributed Teams with Tamara Sulaiman because tips and techniques for distributed working offer insight into the nature of team.
- 11:45 – 12.30 – Leveraging Collaborative Tools with Distributed Customer Teams with Luke Hohmann because I want to see which tools are useful in which contexts and why.
- 14.00 – 15.30 – Facilitation Patterns and Antipatterns with Steve “Doc” List because as an Agile Coach, I’m always looking for ways to improve my facilitation skills.
- 14.00 – 17.30 – Do I Still Have a Job? Roles and Org Structure in an Agile Transition with Alex Pukinskis and Mark Kilby because I’m interested in learning about models of change.
- 16:00 – 16:45 – An Agile Development Team’s Quest for CMMI Maturity Level 5 with with Sean Cohan with Hillel Glazer because I want to understand how Agile and CMMI can complement each other in practice.
- 16:45 – 17:30 – Group Relations & Social Systems with Dan Mezick because I want to learn what Group Relations is and how it can be useful in Agile.
- 16:00 - 17:30 – How to Develop Your Leadership Power Daily: An Agile Approach to Growth with Chris Avery because I want to learn about the mental models from work on the Responsibility Process that I already use with teams.