Agile Greece Summit 2017 Sessions

Uncle Bob

The Scribe's Oath

We are the modern day scribes. Nothing happens in our society without us. But so far, we are unorganized, undisciplined, and we have no unifying ethics or standards. Society is becoming …

Rachel Davies

Bringing It All Back Home

You will hear about new tools and techniques at Agile Greece Summit that you will want to try out and new connections you will want to explore.  Enthusiasm for change is …

Lean Business Agility

If you optimize for high team performance, you’ll get high team performance. Sounds great! However, many high-performing teams do not lead to a high-performing organization. In contrast, high team performance leads to low system performance. As a consequence, the service you offer to your customers are getting worse.

Team-focus is also the reason why most Agile initiatives fail to improve organizational agility and success….

The Ying and Yang of Speed and Control

This is an experience report of the journey to adopt agile and lean principles and practices across Barclays Group (120,000 people, 40 countries, 327 years old, in the most regulated industry). We are 2.5 years into the firm-wide journey, This talk will share …

How agile helps LEGO avoiding Lord Business and his evil Micro Managers

In The LEGO Movie the protagonist Emmet escapes bureaucracy and megalomania by being courageous, experimenting and well…a little bit in love. Big organizations inherently risk becoming …

DevOps or NoOps

As organisations mature their agile development methodologies the desire to release frequently increases.  At the same time, our customers now have the expectation that services will be highly available, fast and secure from day one.  There is a natural tension here and DevOps with its emphasis on …

Software Craftsmanship

After over ten years since the Agile summit, software projects are still failing and developers are still behaving and being treated as factory workers. The software development industry is still very amateur when compared to other professions. How can we change this? Why Agile was…

You can't be Agile when you are knee deep in mud

To be effective with agile software development, you need to have solid technical practices. But many organizations are still only implementing process changes to their software delivery cycles. Rachel will explain why you need technical practices like testing, refactoring, continuous delivery and evolutionary architecture…

Increasing Productivity by Uncovering Costs of Delay

Fred Brooks once stated so wisely “How does a project get to be a year late? … One day at a time.” Lean Development and queuing theories offer help so that this won’t happen. The suggested remedy is to implement a steady flow in order to achieve maximum productivity. However, most teams …

Scaling Lean: principles over process

The term Lean has become widely popular, particularly with the word “startup” attached to it. This has led many people to believe this is an approach to work relevant only to new companies or initiatives. Lean-curious companies who have tried to …

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