Sessions Classified "Agile/Project Management"

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2018 Drupaldelphia

Beyond Verification: Using Agile Testing to Drive Business Results

Testing can drive clarity and test adherence to specification, which is good, but why stop there! This session starts with how agile testing can be used to create better business cases and improve the probability that we deliver our targeted outcomes. But this talk is geared toward defining and moving our teams - both Developers and Product Owners - toward true Agility in Business Thinking.

Panel Discussion - Applying Agile to Business Contracts

Panel Discussion - Applying Agile to Business Contracts

After a short introduction by Mike Harris of the Premios Group, the panel will discuss "Agile Contracts"

Abstract: Yes, Agile Contracts are possible and are quite desirable.  There are methods to construct contracts to achieve outcomes using 3rd party resources in an Agile manner.  This is true for all cost-benefit evaluations, something that everyone on the team should appreciate.

The Panel will consist of

Making Drupal better by enabling a new group of Contributors

There are many people who use Drupal regularly, but have never contributed to it. Interestingly, many of them would love to contribute to Drupal. I posited that if contributing were only more straightforward, much more people would do it.

4 Essential Checklists to Manage Drupal Projects

There are two types of mistakes, errors of ignorance (mistakes we make because we don’t know enough), and errors of ineptitude (mistakes we make because we don’t use of what we know). No matter how much of an expert you are, a well-designed checklist can improve outcomes. A checklist is a written guide that walks you through the key steps of a complex procedure. This session builds on popular presentations I’ve given multiple times including, “10 Steps Not To Forget After Installing Drupal” and “The Ultimate Drupal Launch Checklist” to provide tools to better manage Drupal projects.

My Accidental Experiment with Modern Agile

In this talk I will describe Joshua Kerievsky's Modern Agile principles. I will then describe my journey for the first 6 months after joining Capital One and how Modern Agile helped shape it.  We identified several key experiments and improvement areas that we wanted to focus on.  These were very closely aligned the key principles of the modern agile. We toke different routes with the product team , the developers, as well as the coaches.

All the Lean Agile Metrics you will ever need using just two numbers

In this talk I will show that using two key numbers available to any lean agile team you can create a full set agile metrics to help identify the health of the team and areas of improvements. The methods described in this talk can be used for teams that use physical boards, as well as digital tools. They can also be used to compliment any metrics already in use by the team today and can be used at scale with team of teams. 

Using agile to achieve rapid innovation

The pressure to innovate can be stifling. Agile methodologies can enable innovation. But without the right mindset and tools, companies can be trapped in the same rut that drove them to agile in the first place. Taking a practical approach, we will propose a model for innovation. This model can reduce the pressure to innovate and give team members breathing room to do the most creative problem solving of their lives.

Halp! I'm Stuck in Drupal 7!

This is NOT a session about upgrading to Drupal 8; you already want to, you already know you should, and you've already attended 32 different sessions about how. This is for the people who have projects that keep limping along in Drupal 7 and there's no time or budget in sight to upgrade. This is about limiting pain points and decreasing the amount of time you spend on regular maintenance so that you can spend more time on creating that migration plan.

Some of the pain points we'll address:

Improving predictability Using Multiple Monte-Carlo Forecast Methods

This experience report shows real world examples of using Monte Carlo forecasting to get better predictions for software delivery. Forecast tools gives objectivity by using the team historical metrics coupled with team structure and storyboards. There is an important relationship between setting up a storyboard for a team and forecasting through Staffing and WIP levels, flow efficiency, throughput, and cycle time.The forecast tools use cycle time, work in process, story card counts, and throughput as input data for forecasts.

How to use Kanban metrics to interpret and improve team behaviors

If a team says they are following Kanban and lean principles, how can they show it. This experience report shows how to use and interpret metrics on scatter charts, cumulative flow diagrams, flow efficiency and other Kanban based charts and reports. By focusing on a small set of key Kanban based behaviors, team productivity can improve.

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Agile Terminology - Impress Your Friends & Win the Interview

Agile has lots of different terms for what are really common-sense practices. 

Your most successful and fun projects had unusual things happen in them when they went well. We have heard about doing these things, thought about doing these things, and often tried doing these things.  But you probably never knew these things had names - or cool and descriptive phrases. By knowing what to call these things, they are no longer foreign and exotic.

Improving Drupal DevOps with Lando

How to use Lando to quickly specify and painlessly spin up the services and tools needed to develop your Drupal Projects. Lando It's a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology that works perfectly with Drupal World and can helps you to improve the way that you develop your applications in a fast and more secure way.

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The traffic fallacy

You’ve probably been late to something once, only to find as you drive onto the freeway hoping that you can try to make up for some of that lost time, it’s backed up for what looks like miles and miles. You call your friend and update them that the 15 min drive is now looking like at least an hour. That’s just a guess, though, you really have no idea as you lack the visibility into the conditions of the bigger system that you’re now a part of.


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