Agile Tour 2012 Hong Kong
Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM (HKT)
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong SAR China
Agile Tour is finally coming to Hong Kong! We organise a full day with international and local expert speakers on a variety of Agile topics. You will have a chance to meet and talk to international and local Agile experts!
IT professionals already experienced in Agile or thinking about moving to Agile (Developers, Testers, Business Analysts, Project managers, Scrum Masters, Product Managers / Owners etc.)
Managers responsible for Agile Development or in future likely involved in Agile
Anyone interested in Agile
Speaker: Emerson Mills
Title: “How to suck less with distributed teams”
Abstract: We all know that distributed teams suck. ( Don't we? ) They perform much worse than co-located teams. Unfortunately for places just starting to move to Agile methodologies, it's often a impediment that has to be worked around or removed. In this session we'll discuss some of the illusions about distributed team productivity and how to get around some of the problems before you can move to co-located teams.
1. Why did we even use them?!
2. Distribute teams not people
3. Giving teams ownership of features and not tasks
4. Sharing a product development culture
Speaker: Wang XiaoMing
Title: “Inject start up spirit”
Abstract: During the past a couple of years I heard many complains from CEOs and senior management that there was unavoidable bureaucracy and large company problems which were their big pain. Many teams suffered unclear project goals, small team but many management layers, ineffective meeting, tons of reports and unstable products. Those problems caused project failure or delay. In this presentation I will lead you to experience a real project in a large company who saved themselves from failure and transferred to a team with start up spirit and doubled their velocity in 4 months.
1, A real project, double velocity
2, The pain of founders
3, Inject start up spirit
4, Lightweight Agile.
Speaker: Ian Lucas
Title: “Test Driven Development”
Abstract: In this session we will explore Test Driven Development (TDD) utilizing XQuery, the XML Query Language. TDD helps facilitate higher quality software solutions, and the modular nature of XQuery lends itself well to the practice.
- TDD in context
Defining Success criteria upfront (i.e. Test Cases as requirements specifications)
Practical examples of TDD with XQuery and XQunit
Speaker: Michael Mallete
Title: “Agile ate my Project Plan!”
Abstract: Among the biggest reasons for the reluctance of organizations in adopting Agile is their belief in the effectiveness of traditional models in estimation and planning. The fear of losing their perceived predictability through their conventional techniques. Agile erases these all and leaves you with a chaotic view of what is to come. But is that truly the case?
We will first explore the assumptions behind traditional estimation and planning techniques
We will then counter that with the assumptions behind Agile estimation and planning
We will show the different features of traditional estimation and planning
We will then show the different features of Agile estimation and planning
We then compare what we actually lose and what we gain when we move toward Agile estimation and planning
Speaker: Steve Messina
Title: Introduction to DevOps (topic to be confirmed)
Abstract: DevOps is a response to the growing awareness that there is a disconnect between what is traditionally considered development activity and what is traditionally considered operations activity. This disconnect often manifests itself as conflict and inefficiency.