Agile Tour 2011 schedule


  • A Fool with a Tool is still a Fool - Kanban _richtig_ einführen

    by Klaus Leopold

    Kanban is an evolutionary change management method which leads teams/companies
    to a Kaizen culture of continuous improvement. The evolutionary approach overcomes
    the inevitable resistance to change and reduces the fear of the persons involved. The
    Kanban mechanics help to solve problems and encourage people to continuously
    improve their work processes until optimization is part of their everyday work.
    Welcome to the wonderland of Kanban and Kaizen! So much for the theory! The
    reality, however, is quite different. In my talk I will share my observations and
    experiences with Kanban change initiatives. I will talk about change approaches that
    do not work and I will come up with some examples that seem to work very well. If
    you are in the lucky position that you are working with highly motivated teams in
    which everybody lives the principles of Kanban in every second of their (work) life
    then you should probably listen to another presentation. However, if you find
    characters in your team like e.g. a husband and father who is afraid to lose his job, and
    a young graduate who doesn't seem to care about your fancy sticky notes, and an
    experienced engineer who thinks this Kanban thing could maybe work out in the end,
    etc. you will probably gain some insights into successfully performing an evolutionary
    change initiative with Kanban.

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  • Agfa Experience (Miarka, Fritz)

    by Ralph Miarka

    During our Scrum transition we realized that without major changes we might not be
    able to finish our stories according to their priority and that work could be left undone
    when specialists drop out. We provide insights on how a group of people changed
    from specialized individuals to a collaborating team. We present initial worries, like:
    Does everyone have to know everything? We introduce a coaching system, its values,
    principles and practices. We show how the team charter played an important role and
    how the team evolved it. The team felt that motivation, collaboration and quality

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  • Being successful with Scrum

    by Boris Gloger

    Implementing Scrum wholeheartedly within an organization sooner or later rises
    questions of „traditional“ Human Resource Management: How do career options
    change, what about the loss of power by transforming positions into roles, how do we
    allocate goals and money between teams and individuals? Without finding proper
    solutions, these questions may become a crucial test for teams and companies. We
    will put the spotlight on the implications of Scrum on HR-tools from recruiting to exit
    culture. How can they be adapted to agile requirements and how do we have to
    define leadership in this setting?

  • Gemeinsamkeiten von „The Mentalist“ mit Scrum-Rollen? (Schweiger/Feistritzer)

    Methoden und Interventionstechniken aus der Systemischen Beratung, Mediation und
    Psychologie, umgelegt auf Scrum Rollenbilder. Welche Techniken und „Tricks“ aus
    dem Umfeld sind tauglich in der Praxisanwendung für Product Owner, Scrum Master
    und Teammitglieder und Manager? Übung anhand von typischen Situationen aus
    Scrum Projekten.

  • Ist Verhalten in agilen Teams berechenbar? (Eckkrammer)

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  • Keynote: Implementing Scrum as a cost saving measure

    by Mitch Lacey

    Scrum is an agile project management framework used to deliver software to
    customers quickly and with high quality. Those are not its only benefits however.
    When used correctly, companies can release systems in shorter time, saving their
    customers money while increasing profits themselves. In this talk, Mitch Lacey, former
    Microsoft employee and Certified Scrum Trainer, will show you how he has done this
    and has seen companies implement Scrum to help them, and their customers, realize
    cost savings while bringing products to market faster and with higher qualit

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  • Raiffeisenbank International: Vom iterativen Vorgehensmodell zu Scrum (Hofer)

    About 5 years ago, RBI Vienna has changed the sofware development lifecycle from a
    waterfall based model to an iterative model. Now looking back it is clear that two
    goals (improve qualtity of requirement specifications and amend the collaboration
    within and between project teams) have not been reached to a satisfying degree.
    Therefore RBI Vienna is now on the transition from an iterative software development
    lifecycle to a more agile approach. Currently there is an initiative to introduce Scrum in
    Software development projects. This lecture will show the initial situation in RBI, the
    goal of the initiative, the concrete approach how to reach this goal, the first
    experiences and the next steps.

  • Scrum im Einsatz bei Feuerlöschprojekten (Schweiger)

    Wie bzw. ob man mit Scrum Projekte aus einer groben Schieflage oder Krise retten
    kann und wo die Grenzen liegen. Themen: 1-Wochen Sprints versus zu viel „tax“ bzw.
    Overhead; Vertrauensbildung; phasenweise Abnahme; Transparenz schaffen; spezielle
    Anforderungen an Product Owner, Scrum Master und Team in diesen Situationen.

  • Selbstorganisierte Teams – So klappt’s

    by Michael Laussegger

    Rund um den Begriff des „selbstorganisierten Teams“ rankt sich ein Gewirr aus
    romantischen Weltanschauungen, halb-religiösen Ritualen und basisdemokratischen
    Träumereien. Sie alle mögen im Kern etwas Gutes verfolgen. Im
    Unternehmenskontext führt dieses Gewirr aber oft zum vorschnellen Entschluss „Das
    funktioniert bei uns nicht.“
    Lasst uns dieses Gewirr entflechten und Selbstorganisation nüchtern betrachten: Als
    effektiven Weg der Zusammenarbeit von Wissensarbeitern. In diesem kurzen
    Workshop werden wir gemeinsam der Bedeutung auf den Grund gehen. Wir werden
    Beispiele und Methoden kennenlernen die Selbstorganisation zu organisieren.

  • SpecFlow: Pragmatic BDD for .NET

    by Gáspár Nagy

    Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Specification by Example are recent trends in
    the agile community. SpecFlow is a tool for the for .NET ecosystem that supports the
    implementation of the ideas behind those methodologies.
    SpecFlow builds upon the success of Cucumber, the famous BDD tool from Ruby
    &Rails. SpecFlow provides integration to Visual Studio, MonoDevelop, NuGet and
    This session gives a brief introduction to using SpecFlow and shows the latest
    interesting features.
    The session provides a hands–on demonstration how to get from zero to your first
    automated specification in a .NET project with an outside–in approach.
    It also shows the most common usage scenarios and possible integrations common
    testing frameworks.

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  • Specification-by-Example

    by Christian Hassa

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  • Testen und Testautomatisierung in agilen Projekten (Hummer)

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  • The Lean Startup (Berger, Graf, Schranz)

  • Tutorial Kanban

    by Klaus Leopold

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