Agile Tour Lausanne 2011 schedule

Friday 18th November 2011

  • The Five Big Shifts of the 21st Century, and their impact on your project

    by Peter Stevens

    Worldwide, the economy is in a desperate situation. Countries are going broke. Large enterprises are stagnating, and the financial markets are going crazy. Why? The world has changed substantially since the mid-20th century and the forms of management and organization - which used to be very successful - are not adequate to meet these new challenges. What are these changes, and what are new the requirements on corporate leadership, so that your projects can be successful?

    Peter Stevens is a Agile Management Trainer and Coach. His customers seek to improve their organizational performance, increase their ability to innovate and collaborate, and change themselves for the better. Peter started his career as a Software Engineer at Microsoft in Seattle/USA in 1982. He first encountered Scrum while working as Professional Services Manager/EMEA for MySQL in 2005. Shortly thereafter he pioneered Scrum as a framework for Project Management in Switzerland by applying it to customer projects and, as co-founder of the Lean-Agile-Scrum working group of the SwissICT, by building the Scrum and Agile community throughout Switzerland. Since 2009, he has turned his attention to the relationship between Agility and corporate leadership and success.

    At 9:00am to 9:45am, Friday 18th November

  • Introduction To Scrum

    by Pierre Spring

    Scrum is nothing but formalized common sense. Some roles, meetings, and artifacts. The entire thing is bundled by a lingua franca made of pigs, hens, and burn down charts. In this overview over Scrum you will learn the terms and concepts needed to survive the rest of the AgileTour.

    Pierre Spring (http://nelm.io/pierre) is a passionate web developer who turned to Scrum over the years. His relation with Scrum has gone through different stages, from love at first sight over hate to what feels like a good routine.

    At 9:50am to 10:35am, Friday 18th November

  • Waterfall and Agile: Friend or Foe?

    by Silvana Wasitova

    The underlying philosophies and practices of Waterfall and Agile styles of software development are vastly different, one might say to the point of incompatibility. What are we to make of those differences, and furthermore, for those wishing to transition from one to another, what is the path? In this session we will explore the similarities and differences, chart a map of the project management methodologies landscape, and most importantly, provide a roadmap for those brave enough to navigate the turbulent waters of transitioning from "traditional" methodology to Agile.

    Silvana Wasitova has extensive experience delivering mission-critical software development projects at large multinational corporations in Canada, USA, Germany and France: Nortel Networks, Cadence Design Systems and Yahoo! Inc. Silvana has practiced the Scrum framework since 2005, and has coached successful scrum adoptions in several corporations in Switzerland. Silvana is a Past President of PMI Silicon Valley Chapter in California, and holds a Masters in Engineering Management, is certified PMP, CSM (Certified Scrum Master) and CSP (Certified Scrum Practitioner), and is currently Agile and Scrum Coach at Itecor and Nestlé.

    At 10:55am to 11:40am, Friday 18th November

  • Agilité. Pour développer avec succès.

    by Christian Lapointe

    L’Agilité. Liberté pour les uns, chaos pour les autres.
    La liberté de choisir comment on veut travailler vient avec la responsabilité de livrer ce que nous promettons. La réussite d’un projet de développement Agile demande de la discipline et de la rigueur.
    Dans cette session, nous allons tenter de revoir certaines perceptions que les gens ont de l’Agilité et d'explorer comment l'Agilité peut nous mener au succès.

    Christian travaille en informatique depuis plus de vingt ans. Il a touché à différents aspects du développement logiciel. Il travaille depuis plus de 10 ans avec les méthodologies dites Agile, en tant que développeur, Scrum Master et coach. Fraichement débarqué à Pyxis Suisse pour venir profiter de l’expérience Suisse, il tient un discours de retour à la simplicité, de juste milieu et de professionnalisme dans l’exécution.

    At 11:45am to 12:30pm, Friday 18th November

  • Daily assessment: Integrating quality assurance in Scrum

    by Tudor Girba

    To control quality, we need to place it at the heart of the feedback loop. Over the past decade we learned that making testing the responsibility of developers does lead to better functional quality without increasing costs.

    However, functional quality is just that: functional. Many other concerns require similar attention. The internal quality of the structure of the system is as important. The interaction between the different technologies used is as important. The conformance to external guidelines and constraints is as important. The security issues can be as important. Even the cleanness of the build system can be an important issue.

    These are important, but we still approach them ad-hoc. As a consequence, quality suffers.

    In this talk, I introduce a daily assessment process that makes checking these concerns a daily routine. Daily assessment follows the humane assessment philosophy (http://humane-assessment.com) and involves the following steps:

    1. identify concerns and make them explicit,
    2. craft dedicated concern checkers,
    3. discuss issues in a daily assessment stand-up, and
    4. fix today what can be fixed quickly.

    To make this process practical, building checkers must be fast and cheap. The Moose analysis platform (http://moosetechnology.org) makes this possible by offering multiple tool-building engines.

    Tudor Gîrba (http://tudorgirba.com) attained his PhD in 2005 from the University of Berne, and he now works as a consultant. His main expertise lies in the area of software engineering with focus on software and data assessment.

    Among others, since 2003 he leads the work on Moose, an extensive open-source platform for software and data analysis (http://moosetechnology.org). He published all sorts of peer reviewed publications, he served in program committees for several dozen international venues, and he is regularly invited to give talks and lectures.

    He is advocating that assessment must be recognized as a critical software engineering activity. He developed the humane assessment method (http://humane-assessment.com), and he is currently helping companies to assess and to manage large software systems and data sets.

    At 2:00pm to 2:45pm, Friday 18th November

    Coverage liveblog

  • L'Agilité à l'origine d'une organisation d'entreprise saine et efficiente

    by Jonas Vonlanthen

    Les principes d'agilité sont fréquemment appliqués dans les projets de développement software. Leurs avantages sont certains. A plus large échelle, les principes agiles peuvent être utilisés à d'autres fins, comme pour la gestion d'une entreprise. Cette présentation sera un retour d'expérience sur les méthodes agiles de management et d'organisation qui caractérisent l'entreprise de demain.

    Jonas Vonlanthen est un Product Owner Scrum chez Liip. Au cours des deux dernières années, il s'est occupé de projets stratégiques internes et externes. Entre autres, il a piloté le mise sur pied d'une nouvelle équipe et d'un nouveau branch office à Lausanne.
    Avant cela, Jonas a étudié l'informatique et le business, et a travaillé pendant 4 ans en tant que Business Developer. Il est passionné par Scrum et l'application de ces principes pour faciliter l'organisation et la gestion des entreprises.

    At 2:50pm to 3:35pm, Friday 18th November

  • D'Hermes à Hermes Scrum

    by Alexandre Cuva

    Retour d’expérience à l’Administration Cantonale sur la mise en place de Scrum dans une équipe de maintenance évolutive avec des procédures de gestion de projet Hermes et des stratégies de test TMap.

    Nous allons couvrir les différentes étapes de l’évolution de l’équipe SCRUM dans un monde standard. Les problèmes rencontrés et les solutions que nous avons trouvées.

    “YES WE CAN !!!”

    Alexandre Cuva est passionné par les évolutions technologiques, la gestion de projet, les techniques de développement Agile en Java et C#, les pratiques OpenUP, XP et Scrum. Specialiste reconnu et disposant de 12 ans d'expérience dans un environnement international, Alexandre est Global Agile Practice Manager au sein de la société Altran AG, leader européen du conseil en technologies et innovation. Il intervient comme Coach Agile, ScrumMaster, Product Owner et Consultant-formateur.

    Habitué des manifestations de la région (XPDay, SoftShake, AgileTour, ScrumBeer, ...), Alexandre est co-fondateur des ScrumBeers de Genève, Lausanne et membre du comité d’Agile-Genève.

    At 3:55pm to 4:40pm, Friday 18th November

  • jobup.ch - Relance de la bourse de l'emploi: perspective du Scrum Business Owner

    by Walter Schärer

    En tant que Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Walter Schärer présentera la manière de gérer la demande soit:
    - les tâches du côté de l'entreprise dans un projet Scrum
    - la communication dans le scope du projet et du budget
    - la documentation des spécifications fonctionnelles
    - comment collaborer dans un projet agile entre Kanban et Scrum

    Walter Schärer, après avoir terminé ses études dans les écoles polytechniques de Lausanne et de Zürich, a commencé des recherches dans le domaine de la visualisation 3D des bases de données dans l'internet. Il travaille maintenant depuis 16 ans dans les services internet comme chef de projet. Il travaille actuellement pour Edipresse / Tamedia à Zürich et Genève sur un projet de relance de la bourse de l'emploi jobup.ch (http://www.jobup.ch/).

    At 4:45pm to 5:30pm, Friday 18th November