CEO – Modus Cooperandi
|Personal Kanban: Visualizing, Understanding, and Communicating Your Work Load|
|Standards and Deviations|
|Liftoff: Starting New Projects on a Trajectory Toward Success|
|21st Century Requirements Engineering: A Pragmatic Guide to Best Practices|
Jim Benson, CEO – Modus Cooperandi
Jim discusses Personal Kanban in this part tutorial / part social psych lesson / part QA/QC case study extravaganza. Jim also thinks Powerpoint is boring, uses no slides, and prefers instead to actually talk to people.
It’s harmful variation we want to eliminate, but systematic observational errors and compulsive standardization can make it simple to throw out the baby with the bathwater. In many places where people claim we need standards, at most we need guidance. In many places where people claim we need scripts, at most we need checklists. When we reduce deviation, we reduce opportunities for exploration, discovery, investigation, and *positive* deviation from overly simplified norms.
Michael lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife and two children. He can be reached at email@example.com, or through his Web site, www.developsense.com.
Diana Larsen, FutureWorks Consulting
As the first act of the flight, a rocket launch requires an entire set of systems to successfully lift the vehicle into orbit – not just the vehicle itself, but all the systems needed for smoothly moving off the ground into space. Likewise, your project needs its entire set of supporting systems in place to begin a successful journey to high performance, hyper-productivity, and high value delivery.
In this talk, Diana Larsen explores ways to accomplish Liftoff, including the vital step of chartering the project. She’ll share real-life stories of how others have effectively started their projects; a variety of team activities to fuel your Liftoff; and a framework for effective, “just enough” Agile chartering.
Erik Simmons, Intel Corporation
Requirements engineering is a core discipline to product development, whether an organization is large or small; involved in market-driven products, IT development, or contractual work; or using traditional or agile methods. There is no shortage of books, papers and courses on requirements, but what really works, and where to start?
In this session, we’ll examine some of the core questions that govern how much detail is enough, which areas need it, and when to provide it – regardless of what software life cycle you are using. In addition, we will cover some of the practices that have proven most useful across projects of all types.
So, if you are confused about “agile requirements”, can’t find the right balance of detail level vs. cost and deadlines in your requirements work, or just want to see some broadly useful practices that you can start using immediately, stop by for the discussion.
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