Program

 

 

 

DAY 1: MONDAY, 24 AUGUST 2015

8:30-9:20 Registration
  Park Room
9:20-9:30

Welcome

Kevin Trethewey

9:30-10:30

A Little Less Kool-Aid And Little More Focus

Aslam Khan

10:30-10:40 Changeover
 

Park Room Short Grass

(Calabash C + CC) *

Protea Room Long Grass

(Calabash CC + CCC) *

Meridian Room 

Indaba Tree

10:40-11:10

Real Agile Quality (PEOPLE, C)

Janco Wolmarans, Oz Chihwayi

DevOps - Agile on Steroids (PEOPLE, CCC)

Tom Clement Oketch, Augustine Kisitu

Conversations
11:10-11:30 Tea Break
11:30-12:00

Stop doing Agile! (PEOPLE, CC)

Martin Cronjé

Organisational Agility - A Complex Systems Perspective (MISC, CC)

Imtiaz Abdul Kader

Conversations
12:00-12:10 Changeover
12:10-12:40

How to execute an Agile Cultural Transformation at Scale (PROCESS AT SCALE, C)

Josef Langerman

DDD OverDrive: Wittgenstein's Java (PROCESS AT SCALE, CCC)

Sizwe Mabanga

Conversations
12:40-13:40 Lunch
  Meridian Room
13:40-14:00 Poster session **
  Park Room
14:00-14:30 Enough About Processes: Let’s Use Patterns Paul E McMahon
14:30-14:40 Changeover
 

Park Room

Short Grass (Calabash C + CC)*

Protea Room

Long Grass (Calabash CC + CCC)*

Meridian Room

Indaba Tree

14:40-15:10

The RMB Investment Bank Agile Journey (EXPERIENCE REPORT, C)

Jason Suttie

The Agile Analyst Mindset (PEOPLE, CC)

Karen Greaves, Samantha Laing

Conversations
15:10-15:20 Changeover
15:20-15:50

Overcoming impostor syndrome in an agile environment (PEOPLE, C)

Ann Wangari Mwangi

High-Stakes Planning Poker – What to do when you have 50 P1 projects (PROCESS AT SCALE, CC)

Justin Doyle

Conversations
15:50-16:15 Tea Break  
  Park Room
16:15-16:45

The Modern Software Apprenticeship - How To Grow Coding Talent Via Mentorship

Doug Bradbury

16:45-17:00 Announcements

 

 

DAY 2: TUESDAY, 25 AUGUST 2015

  Park Room
9:00 - 9:10

Welcome

Kevin Trethewey

9:10-10:10

Agile Is Not The Easy Way Out

Rebecca Parsons

10:10-10:20 Changeover
 

Park Room Short Grass

(Calabash C + CC)*

Protea Room Long Grass

(Calabash CC + CCC)*

Meridian Room

Indaba Tree

10:20-10:50

Emergent design: cakes, showers and electricians. (TECHNICAL, C)

Rouan Wilsenach

Agile Economics: Contracts, Budgets, Capitalization (PROCESS AT SCALE, CCC)

Pavel Dabrytski

Conversations
10:50-11:20 Tea Break
11:20-11:50 The Natural Order of Progression for adopting Agile Technical Practices - Delivering Working Software Quicker (TECHNICAL, CC) Mark Pearl Ignore middle-managers at your peril! Why middle-managers hold the key to successful Agile transformations (PEOPLE, CC) Biase De Gregorio Conversations
11:50-12:00 Changeover
12:00-12:30 Delivering Technical Debt (TECHNICAL, CC) Brendon Page The Big 5 of Flow Philosophy (PEOPLE, CC) Danie Roux Conversations
12:30-13:30 Lunch
  Meridian Room
13:30-13:50 Poster session **
 

Park Room Short Grass

(Calabash C + CC)*

Protea Room Long Grass

(Calabash CC + CCC)*

Meridian Room

Indaba Tree

13:50-14:20

Finding your problem-solution fit (MISC, CC)

Angie Doyle

Always Be Delivering : JIT Software Development (PROCESS AT SCALE, CC)

Travis Frisinger

Conversations
14:20-14:30 Changeover
14:30-15:00

Introduction to Session Based Testing (PROCESS AT SCALE, C)

Leanne Howard

How to deal with conflict in an agile team? (PEOPLE, CC)

Theo Bohnen, Terence Kruger

Conversations
15:00-15:30 Tea Break
  Park Room
15:30-16:30 Managing By The ‘Book: Ten Improbable Policies That Conquered The World Kent Beck
16:30-16:45 Retrospective
16:45-17:00 Thanks and Closing

 

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, 26 AUGUST 2015 (WORKSHOPS)

Title

Time

Venue

Kent Beck: Programming for Humans

09:00 - 12:30

Room info provided on the day

 

Steven Ndaye - Agile principles in a simple practical tutorial

9:00 - 12:30

Pavel Dabrytski and Angie Doyle - User-Centered Design with Pragmatic Personas

09:00 - 12:30

Carsten Feilberg - How change affects us

13:30 - 17:00

Carsten Feilberg - Learn to use Session Based Test Management in agile projects

09:00 - 12:30

Doug Bradbury - Code Sparring Tournament

9:00 - 16:30

Paul E. McMahon - Essence: A Thinking Framework to Power Software Development Team Performance

13h30 - 17h00

 

 

The program is subject to change. 

 

Themes

EXPERIENCE REPORT
MISCELLANEOUS
TECHNICAL
PROCESS AT SCALE
PEOPLE
GENERAL
CONVERSATIONS

 

* The following explains the Calabash (C) rating system

Target Audience

Attendee

Calabashes

Novice I know nothing about the Agile movement. I'm trying to understand the playing field. C
Advanced Beginner I've know the basic theory, and worked a bit in an agile environment. I'm trying to know if we are doing it right, or how we could do it better. CC
Competent I know the theory. I'm looking for practical learning beyond the vanilla textbook advice. CCC

 

** Here are details on the poster presentations

Poster Presentation Topic

Presenter

The age old battle: Physical vs. Virtual Task Board Kerryn Felling
From infancy to adulthood: The human aspects of agile maturity Alfred Mukudu
Unboxifying Your Agile Candice Mesk
Coaching Circles - collaborative learning Justin Kotze, Simone Hull
Adopting agile in a corporate environment Lethagile Phoku
Ideation Ecology, Innovative Ecosystem and Digital Ecosystem Reuben Dlamini
Creating self-organizing teams that create high-quality software in a diverse South African organization Nosipho Sithembiso Mdlovu
Wake up, smell the confusion. Product ownership in the real (and really confusing) world Austin Fagan
How to appease the demo gods Yusuf Kaloo