Invited Speakers

April 29  - May 1, 2018   |  Sheraton Music City Hotel   |  Nashville, TN

Invited Speaker Submissions

Welcome, and thank you for accepting your invitation to speak at deliver:Agile 2019

Please complete the steps below to create your session in the submission system.

If you have questions, please contact Paula Spizzirri

Create/Log into your Agile Alliance Account

Log into your Agile Alliance Account and Update your Profile.

This information will be used for Marketing Communications and any printed/digital materials onsite.

  1. Go to www.agilealliance.org
  2. Click the Profile Icon in the top right corner
  3. Log In using your Account Username & Password.
    • If you do not have an Existing Agile Alliance Account, please create one
    • If you do not know your Agile Alliance Username & Password please contact tarah@agilealliance.org
  4. Click Edit Profile – Please update ALL of the mandatory fields as well as the following:
    • Bio
    • Avatar [Headshot]

Create & Complete your Invited Session Submission

Below are instructions for how to create/finalize your invited session submission.

Title

Start with a good title that is meaningful to the topic. This is your first opportunity to make a good impression.

Presenter

This field will be pre-populated with your account name.

Co-Presenter

Please only include a co-presenter if it has been approved by the Program Team.

Featured Participants

Leave this field blank.  This is only used for other Agile Alliance conferences.

Track

You should have already discuss the topic for you session with your Program Team contact.  For reference, you can review the general topic areas for the conference HERE

Session Type

You should have already discussed the type of session you are presenting [Workshop vs. Talk] with your Program Team contact.

Please select your discussed Session Type.

Note: All talks are 45 minutes and all workshops are 90 minutes.

Audience Level

Indicate the type of audience for whom your session is intended.

Learning is for people that are getting familiar with the concept

Practicing is for people that are using the concept and want to learn more about specifics.

Advancing is for people that are very familiar with the concept and are looking to expand on its use.

Room Setup

All rooms will be set in Rounds of (8 - 10) people regardless of session type.

Maximum Desired Attendees

If applicable, please indicate if you would prefer to have a maximum number of attendees for your session.

Duration

Please select a duration that matches your Session Type.  All talks are 45 minutes and all workshops are 90 minutes.

Keywords

Provide a comma separated list of keywords that best describe the content of your session.

Abstract

The abstract is the marketing for your session. Design it to persuade people to attend. Many good abstracts begin with a startling statement or compelling question. Defining a problem statement and making a call to action can be an effective technique. Great abstracts draw on readers’ emotions, such as appealing to a pain they are feeling or an idea about which they are excited.

To do this, you need to understand your primary audience. Communicating directly to them is key to a good submission. Although there is a dropdown to select audience level, include details here, like, "this session is targeted at senior managers inside the company who want to introduce XP and Scrum but are not sure how to get started."

It’s a good idea to reinforce your learning objectives in your abstract, because the learning objectives you list on the submission form aren’t read by attendees, only reviewers. Also, consider providing a description of your presentation format, exercises or activities you intend to include. This helps attendees understand what to expect at your session and decide whether it will be valuable to them.

Above all, ensure your abstract is well written and your ideas are clearly articulated. It should be free of grammatical and spelling mistakes.

Learning Outcomes

A succinct list of clear learning outcomes is critical to a good submission. List what people will take away. For example, "Learn that effective and efficient meetings are focused strategically, tactically or daily." Badly written learning outcomes say things like "Get an understanding of agile" or "Learn new coding techniques."

Prerequisite Knowledge

This field is not required for Invited Sessions.  Since it is a required field for the submission system, please enter N/A.

Information for the Program Team

This field is not required for Invited Sessions.  Since it is a required field for the submission system, please enter N/A.

Presentation History

This field is not required for Invited Sessions.  Since it is a required field for the submission system, please enter N/A.

Presentation Sample - Video

This field is not required for Invited Sessions.  Since it is a required field for the submission system, please enter N/A.

Saving your Submission

Check the box to accept the Terms and Conditions.

  • Save as Draft - You are able to start and save your submission multiple times until you consider it complete using this option.
  • Ready for Evaluation - To let us know your submission is complete, you must move your session into the Ready for Evaluation state.  Note: No evaluation will take place as your invited session is preapproved by the Program Team.

Create your Session!

Topics

Deliver:Agile is focussed on the creation and building of great software which means that our teams often cross a wide range of disciplines. To assist your submission, the following are the general topic areas that the program review team are looking for in the conference program.

Development Practices and Craftsmanship

Code is at the center of all software development. We literally don’t have software if we don’t have code. The way that we create it, grow it, and tend it matters.

We are looking for submissions that outline testing, design and development techniques, along with research and experiences related to them. Attendees should leave each session with practical guidance for keeping software healthy over its lifetime in our organizations.

DevOps

Across industries, companies are trying to get better at software. Where to start? Many teams adopt DevOps practices to deliver better software, faster. We've learned, however, that DevOps requires a different approach, and a different toolset. These teams take ownership of their product lifecycle and focus on getting valuable changes deployed quickly. But this automation-centric approach requires new technology to be successful.

We are looking for submissions that offer guidance for incorporating DevOps-friendly technologies, that walk through real-world examples of adoption and introduce the audience to the patterns and practices that leading companies employ to make DevOps a reality. The target audience includes developers and system administrators. Attendees should leave each session with a handful of practical next steps for kick-starting their DevOps transition.

User Experience

What does it mean to do User Experience design and implementation in an Agile way in 2018? This topic area covers all areas of UX including interaction design, visual design, Information architecture, accessibility and usability.

We are looking for submissions that explore the intersection between UX and modern practices that embody the principles expressed in the Agile Manifesto with a focus on emerging agile practices and new uses of established agile practices in any area of UX work, including planning, execution and evaluation. The target audience includes technical team practitioners and / or their immediate managers. Attendees should leave each session being able to try a new practice and with an understanding of its potential impact.

Cloud Computing

On-demand access to global computing resources changed everything. It changed what we build, how we build it and where we deploy it. Within minutes, you can stand up a virtual server in Germany, or provision a geo-redundant relational database. But with this new capability, comes a whole new set of challenges.

We are looking for submissions that focus on real stories, technologies and patterns that companies rely on to successfully use cloud to solve business problems and that introduce key technologies, compare and contrast architectural options and share lessons learned. The target audience includes developers, operators and architects.  Attendees should leave each session with ideas and examples that will help them effectively use cloud technologies in their organization.