XP 2020 Speakers

JUNE 8-12, 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark


Creating High-Performance Teams

Sandy Mamoli

Agile Advisor, Coach, and Author

Trust people to know best and let them decide which team they should work in. Follow in the footsteps of companies from all over the world – including The Iconic, Trade Me, MailChimp, GoToMeeting, Riot Games, Spotify, Campaign Monitor, HBC Digital and many others, and find out about the ideas and theories behind an exciting new approach to optimal team creation.

Self-selection is the simplest, fastest and most efficient way to form Agile teams, based on the belief that people are their happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with. 6 years of international results are in and they are simply amazing! Sandy shares her fascinating insights into the collaborative approach these businesses have taken by giving people a choice and trusting them to decide which team they should work in without descending into organizational chaos.

Retrospective Antipatterns

Aino Corry

Anti-Patterns are like patterns, only more informative. With anti-patterns, you will first see what patterns recur in “bad” retrospectives and then you will see how to avoid, or remedy, the situation. Based on her experience with facilitating retrospectives, join Aino for an entertaining and informative presentation on the anti-patterns she has seen and how to overcome the problems. This talk will be interesting for everyone facilitating meetings in general, and retrospectives in particular. Her latest book “Retrospective Anti-Patterns” will give you more info that she is able to convey in this keynote.

Technical debt in software development — Myths and realities

Philippe Kruchten

Ph.D., P.Eng.

“Technical debt? Oh, we’re immune to this, we’re Agile!” Really? Agile projects can actually accumulate technical debt faster and be dragged down by architectural debt for years — sometimes more than more traditional, less iterative projects. In this talk, I will explore technical debt and sort out myths from realities, going beyond the original simple financial metaphor. I’ll look at how software development organizations can effectively manage their technical debt — from its identification, analysis, to reduction, or even prevention.