Net Objectives' 2nd Annual Lean-Agile Conference 2012 Seattle

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Notes for this conference are available here.

For those who want to learn how to start a transition of improvement in their organizations that includes business stakeholders, management and the development team, Net Objectives shows how with its 3-day, multi-track conference on Lean, Kanban and technical practices. This conference is designed for executives, managers, developers, testers, leads, project managers, QA - virtually anyone interested in improving their software development efforts - whether as part of an IT organization or as a product development group.

Net Objectives's unprecedented range enables us to present coverage of all of the methods required for Lean-Agile adoption in an enterprise. By providing the conference in this fashion, attendees are presented with a cohesive method of transitioning their organization (or team) to better methods. The methods presented are a combination of those from industry leading experts as well as some of our own leading edge methods. Our presenters have made presentations to such prestigious conferences as LSSC11, LESS10, LKBE10, LSSC10, SQE ADP, SQE BSC, Agile and more.

This is not your normal conference

Most conferences are geared around tracks (information) or roles (people) and not necessarily an intent. While we have labeled ours by role, the conference is designed to provide answers for those folks with the following questions:

  • How do I learn what the buzz about Lean and Agile is about?
  • How do I start a Lean-Agile transition across a large organization?
  • As a developer, how can I best do my job now that my company has adopted Agile?
  • Our company has plateaued with Scrum, how do we pick up our improvement?
  • As an executive, I'm concerned that I'll lose control with Agile methods. How do I improve our development organization without losing control?
  • How can I get an experience of Kanban so I can take it back to my organization?

This conference is also a great opportunity to meet Net Objectives' top authors and senior consultants. Alan Shalloway, CEO, is co-author of 4 books on design patterns, Scrum, Lean-Agile for the Enterprise and lean-agile technical skills. Alan Chedalawada is Net Objectives President and Senior Consultant of Enterprise Accounts.  Amir Kolsky is co-author on the Essential Skills for the Agile Developer: A Guide to Better Programming and Design book. Amir is currently writing a book with Senior Consultant Scott Bain on Sustainable Test-Driven Development.

Tuesday-Thursday, October 9-11, 2012

For more information call or email: Mike Shalloway, Director of Marketing and Sales

404-593-8375, mike.shalloway@netobjectives.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The first day is an introduction to Lean-Agile.

Time Introduction to Agile Track
  8:00am-  9:00am Check-In. Networking, continental breakfast.
 
  9:00am-10:15am The 4 Reasons Only 32% of Software Projects Will Succeed
Al Shalloway
10:15am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:15pm

An Introduction to Kanban as an Overview of Agile
Al Shalloway

12:15pm-  1:15pm Lunch
  1:15pm-  2:45pm

Scrum, XP, and Kanban - An Overview of Agile Methods
Al Shalloway

  2:45pm-  3:30pm Working Break*
  3:30pm-  5:00pm Transitioning Your Organization to Lean-Agile
Alan Chedalawada

May have some session/speaker substitutions.

* Working breaks have a 45 minute, instructor led, informal conversation about a topic that attendees wanted further discussion on. These are determined in the session preceding the break. The purpose of these breaks is to allow for in-depth conversation about questions that arise during talks.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Executive & Management Track on Day 2 provides the basics of what an executive needs to have his organization begin a transition to Lean-Kanban methods. It includes both an overview of Lean, what it takes to transition to Lean-Kanban as well as experience reports of those who have completed this transition.

The Team Track provides a solid introduction to Kanban as well as providing insights to Scrum developers on how to use Lean-Kanban principles to improve their own practices - even while continuing to do Scrum.

Time Executive & Management Track Team Track
8:00am- 9:00am Check-In. Networking, continental breakfast.
 
9:00am-10:00am Keynote: Integrating Systems Thinking into Enterprise Agile
Al Shalloway
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:30am

An Executive's View of Lean-Agile
Alan Chedalawada

Avoiding Over and Under Design
Al Shalloway
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm- 1:30pm

Lean-Agile Portfolio Management
Alan Chedalawada

Sustainable Test-Driven Development
Amir Kolsky
1:30pm- 2:15pm Working Break*
2:15pm- 3:15pm

Lean-Agile Program Management – Managing large programs with multiple teams
Alan Chedalawada

Acceptance Test-Driven Development
Amir Kolsky
3:15pm- 4:00pm Working Break*
4:00pm- 5:00pm Lean Product Management From Business Stakeholders to the Team
Al Shalloway

May have some session/speaker substitutions.

* Working breaks have a 45 minute, instructor led, informal conversation about a topic that attendees wanted further discussion on. These are determined in the session preceding the break. The purpose of these breaks is to allow for in-depth conversation about questions that arise during talks.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The third day is a Kanban Experience Workshop.

Time One Track
  8:00am-  9:00am Check-in. Networking, continental breakfast.
 
  9:00am-  4:30pm Kanban Experience Workshop Get a true experience of Kanban and learn it in a day. This is a one-day course tied to the conference to introduce it. Discounted price from what future public course offering will be.
Al Shalloway

Lunch will take place during the simulation.

All the Details

Type:
Conference
When:
Oct. 9, 2012 (All day) to Oct. 11, 2012 (All day)
Cost: Registration Past
Where:
Residence Inn Seattle Bellevue/Downtown
605 114th Ave SE
Bellevue WA 98004 US
Register:
Questions or problems with registration or directions? Contact Andrea Bain for assistance.
Presented By:
Net Objectives
PDUs: up to 18 PDUs Category B

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