Agile Day

Datum: 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Agile methodologies are standard practice in many companies. Scrum, XP and other popular and sometimes custom-designed agile methods are used in many projects around the world. But there’s a problem: not every agile project is a success. At Agile Day you can gain expert insights into the experiences of agile consultants, clients and developers, and learn how agile procedures can be applied to maximise profit in software development projects.

Agile Xchange: Schwierigkeiten in Projekten erfolgreich meistern

german

Session

Date: 

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Room: 

  • Forum 10 + 11

Auch in agilen Softwareprojekten kann es Schwierigkeiten geben: Kunden, die die agilen Prinzipien nicht verstehen, Product Owner, die die Schätzungen des Teams hinterfragen, Teams, die nur Erwartungen an den PO haben, jedoch nicht die Zusammenarbeit suchen,  Vertragskonstrukte, die agiles Arbeiten behindern. Ausgehend von den agilen Prinzipien und einer systemischen Betrachtung der Kunden-/Dienstleister- (intern wie extern) Beziehung möchten wir in dieser interaktiven Session mit Ihnen War Stories austauschen und gemeinsam Lösungswege finden, damit Ihr agiles Softwareprojekt wieder auf Spur kommt.

Mayflower GmbH
inovex GmbH

Commando Code - what software developers can learn from the US Marine Corps

english

Session

Date: 

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Room: 

  • Forum 12

While developers do not fight wars, the characteristics of their work environment are similar to those of a battlefield: rapid change and constant uncertainty require us to be highly agile and flexible. To achieve project success, we need to cooperate, lead and communicate efficiently with the team and other business units to make timely and right decisions. The US Marine Corps has a long tradition at solving these problems. Their leadership strategies scale to 190000 soldiers along the entire chain of command. Consequently, it makes sense to draw parallels from these strategies and apply them to our craft.This session is based on the findings of my academic thesis on the same topic. The talk will give a brief overview of how the US Marine Corps defines war and how it meets the challenges it poses through Mission Command and Control. I will show how Agile Software Development already utilizes similar concepts and which additional strategies we could reap for our benefit, be it as an individual, team or organisation.

Minerals Value Service GmbH

Kanban Paper Airplanes

english

Session

Date: 

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Room: 

  • Forum 7

You have probably already heard of the so-called “flow” in Kanban and the associated “Work-in-Progress” Limits. But what do they both feel like? What are the advantages of using WIP-Limits? Here are 45 minutes in which you can feel as if you’re back in school as you’re going to experience both by building paper airplanes!

inovex GmbH