Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 5th and 6th 2013

Chris Sims

Agile Learning Labs
About Chris
Chris Sims is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps software development teams improve their productivity and happiness.Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labsas well as the Bay Area Agile Managers Support Group. He is co-author of The Elements of Scrum and has published over 50 articles on agile topics at InfoQ. Even more of his writing can be found on the Agile Learning Labs blog.
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Speaking Sessions

  • Agile, an Experiential Introduction

    3:30 PM Saturday   Room: 4201
    Agile is a holistic approach to software development and the best way to learn about agile is to experience it. Over the course of this short workshop, we will engage the power of simulations and learning games to evoke and explore various aspects of the agile experience. Warning! This will be a participatory learning experience, without a PowerPoint safety net!

    Areas we will explore will include:
    • * Iterative vs. traditional project lifecycle
    • * Communication on a self-organizing agile team
    • * The role of velocity in release planning
    • * The power of inspect-and-adapt
    • * The interplay between iterative delivery and risk

  • Removing Impediments

    10:45 AM Sunday   Room: 4201
    Impediments prevent you and your team from making progress or doing your best work. We will use a simple three step system to identify, analyze, and remove impediments so that your team can deliver maximum value. We will use games and simulations to explore the different types of impediments that arise for real development teams, and then apply the 3 step model overcome those impediments. Bring your impediments and be prepared to have fun with them!