I've collated links to the talks on vimeo with my (somewhat terse) notes from the gathering.
Annu Augustine: Saying No
Step 1: Don't say the word no!
Instead: not now, let's explore, what if?
Listen, understand context, then use the same language
To motivate prioritization, show lack of connection to the goal
Watch Saying No on vimeo
Cara Turner: Achievable Goals
Maybe we achieved it?
Cara took us through how to frame a goal to assist success.
Watch Achievable Goals on vimeo
Brent: Agile Success
How to tame the dragon: we can't tame a two headed dragon
Client induction is important to get on the same page
Working software is different: "We don't build ships like this" -- indeed.
Pat Vine: Fixed Price Scrum
Why? The customer wants:
- to know cost
- to reduce risk
- requirement for tender
Backlog management? + on the end
Watch Fixed Price Scrum on vimeo
Carlo Kruger: Your sprint review sux
15 minute tester demo of the sprint!
Ken: no applause please, we're just doing our job. If we pattern praise, bad things won't come out.
Purpose of the review is to inspect and adapt the product, we need to be exposed to failure to expose learning.
If we raise the stakes, we remove space. Rather remove untrusted people.
We are inspecting the work of the whole team in a facilitated conversation.
Format: Set stage, gather data, generate insight, choose focus.
Watch Your sprint review sux on vimeo
David Campey: Agile Contracting
Check-in: who has seen their contract?
There is a tension between customer collaboration and contract negotiation.
We do team weeks with money for nothing, unboxed does pay for points, Gabby Benefield is suggesting a series of fixed price projects.
Some inspection of our contract.
This talk relates to my agile contracting series.
Watch Agile Contracting on vimeo
All in all a great storm of lightning to spark off new ideas. See you at the next gathering?