July 19 - 22 | Online
Improve Team Skills
Your Agile teams focus on delivering value, but do they value leveling up their skills as a team? It may seem obvious to say that every team should be doing that, but deciding what and how to learn as a team is often not a deliberate choice. These highly-rated sessions from Agile 2021 will help your team up their game.
Who should attend: Agile Coaches, Team Members, Technical Folks
Test Automation as a Team Responsibility
– Raluca Vartic
When quality and test automation are embraced as a team responsibility, automated tests can be worthy team allies. Tests will be fast enough to be executed for every code change and to prevent regressions. When testing efforts are supported by a strong suite of well-maintained and consistently passing tests, new features can be frequently released with confidence. On my journey, I have encountered some myths that keep automation work segregated from the rest of the project work. I will present arguments for busting them. Oh, and I will also tell you why I am not afraid of losing my job to robots. – Raluca Vartic, Macadamian
When will it be done – Probabilistic Predictions
– Prateek Singh
The very first question a customer asks us when we start work is – When will it be done? Traditional methods of answering this question are fraught with errors, including heavy reliance on estimates and the use of averages to give one deterministic answer. We are all aware that our world is not deterministic and each prediction has a probability of being right and a complementary probability of being wrong. In this session, we will use examples and a simple exercise to demonstrate a much easier method that can help make probabilistic predictions. These predictions can help teams have more informed conversations with their customers about the probability of completing a project on time and around the risk profiles of their projects. – Prateek Singg, UKG
Blaming is NOT Accountability
– Tricia Broderick
When working with humans, blaming never leads to accountability. What blaming will lead to is a loss of focus and waste of time towards the shared goal of delivering value. Listen in on an open conversation between Diana Larsen and Tricia Broderick about what blame in the workplace really means, the impacts of blaming, and better alternatives to accomplishing accountability. – Tricia Broderick, Ignite Insight + Innovation
Your Stories Are Too Big!
– Chris Sims
A common problem for scrum teams is user stories that are too big. When a user story is too big, it is harder to understand, estimate, and implement successfully. This experiential session will give you hands-on experience with 4 simple, yet powerful techniques to break big stories into smaller stories that are meaningful to stakeholders and deliver business value.
Improving technical quality with Mob Programming and collective habits
– Chris Lucian
Do you believe you and your team could release new features to production 2 times a day with no bugs discovered in production over a year and a half? My team and I formed important habits that took us from hundreds of bugs in production, to zero known bugs and highly effective habits for creating products in an agile way. The greatest change and consistency in technical habits I have seen have been during mobbing; the collectively developed habits are hard to forget when you have 3 other people to remember along with you.– Chris Lucian, Hunter Industries
Improve your team skills with these Agile2021 sessions!
Each of these sessions will help build a skill that will improve team performance. We all benefit from growing our own abilities–spreading those skills around the team makes everyone better.