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Tuesday, November 22
 

11:15am EET

[SLIDES]Alex West @birdsncherries - A Visual Thinking Warmup for developers
Do strong personalities dominate your development team? Are code reviews painful? Are you blindly following  orders from a backlog, or are you learning from observation? Visual Thinking Strategies, or VTS, is a cross­disciplinary technique applicable to anyone working in a  collaborative setting where observation is key. VTS develops critical thinking skills by viewing and discussing  works of art in a group. It is backed by over 30 years of field research showing its effectiveness and  accessibility. By allowing individuals to talk about art ­ without needing a background in the field ­ VTS  advances skills you can use to create more relevant products and stronger teams: Observing, Brainstorming,  Speculating, Reasoning with Evidence, Cultivating a Point of View, and Revision & Elaboration. During this interactive exercise, we’ll discuss selected works of art as a group. There are no right answers or  group consensus being sought. We’re creating an environment and process for looking, thinking, reasoning  and revision skills that are mission­critical to anyone working in a software design or development role. After  our group discussion, I’ll introduce the basics of image selection and facilitating VTS sessions within your  organization. In addition to the above, I’ll cover how VTS can help you and your team with the following:  Comfort with Ambiguity, Openness to the Unfamiliar, Civil Debate, and Willingness to Participate in Group  Thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra West

Alexandra West

Creative Director/Founder, Nerd/Noir
Alexandra West is a production designer, international speaker, and Creative Director of Nerd/Noir. Her present interest is in bringing a visual thinking mindset into the world of collaborative work. Alex has a long history as a creative. After earning her degree in Art History from... Read More →



Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm EET
4. Sprint

12:20pm EET

[SLIDES]David Laribee @laribee - Testing Strategy - New Model, Better Outcomes
Pyramids? Quadrants? Cupcakes?! There are a number models that describe approaches to test automation strategy and their possible outcomes.

In this talk, we’ll look at classical models of testing patterns and antipatterns - technical, cultural, productive and anti-productive. Adding layers of professional experience, real world example, and case study, I’ll add detail and nuance to these models.

With a new lens, focused on tests as value amplifiers, I'll share a new approach to evolving a testing strategy appropriate for your product. Attendees will learn effective measurement technique, putting code coverage fixation to rest.

Speakers
avatar for David Laribee

David Laribee

Principal, Nerd/Noir
David Laribee is a product development coach with deep roots in Lean, Agile, XP and Scrum. He believes in the power of collaboration, simplicity and feedback. Over the last 20 years, David has built teams and products for companies at every scale. He’s founded startups and consulted... Read More →



Tuesday November 22, 2016 12:20pm - 1:10pm EET
3. Citius

4:20pm EET

[SLIDES]Oleg Chorny @OlegChorny - Nonfunctional Requirements as Gordian knot
Nonfunctional requirements (NFRs) describe system attributes such as security, reliability, maintainability, scalability, performance, supportability, usability, testability, etc.
Definition and implementation of NFRs is a critical concern for the system builder. Over-specify them and the solution may be too costly to be viable; under-specify them and the solution will not be adequate for its intended use. An adaptive and incremental approach to exploring, defining and implementing NFRs is a key.
But how does an Agile team include NFRs into their incremental releases? Let's discuss.

Speakers
avatar for Oleg Chorny

Oleg Chorny

Microsoft MVP, Ciklum
Oleg is a DevOps Architect at Ciklum and leading a team who develop and maintain the infrastructure for ecosystem of financials products at American market. As Microsoft Trainer he spent years to deliver different courses to IT professionals. Today, as Microsoft MVP and coorganizer... Read More →



Tuesday November 22, 2016 4:20pm - 5:10pm EET
4. Sprint