Workshop Day - 26 August 2015






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Kent Beck: Programming for Humans

We will combine exercises, reflection, conversation, and lecture to help programmers find, develop, and use their human abilities to amplify their impact.

09:00 - 12:30 R400-00 per person
Steven Ndaye - Agile principles in a simple practical tutorial

What are the different practices and methodologies that make agile team successful? In this session, I would like to take the audience through some practices, while building a small project. We will review things like Iteration zero, continuous integration, test driven development and simple...

9:00 - 12:30 R200-00 per person
Pavel Dabrytski and Angie Doyle - User-Centered Design with Pragmatic Personas

Have you ever wished that your cellphone provider, your bank and government would start listening to the users and build software which is relevant? How often you find yourself lost in filling in endless forms and left unaware of status of your requests for weeks? How often those companies try...

09:00 - 12:30 R200-00 per person
Carsten Feilberg - How change affects us

One of the core ideas of working in an agile fashion is to be able to cope with changes. Usually we refer to program changes, new user stories or changing functionality that we have already built. But changes also happens to the team, the organisation, the customers and all those 'other' things...

13:30 - 17:00 R200-00 per person
Carsten Feilberg - Learn to use Session Based Test Management in agile projects

Session-based Test Management was invented more than 15 years ago and is quite simple to explain: by using charters to direct testing in time boxed and undisturbed chunks (sessions) of work plus debriefing often to build and share knowledge, the value of testing is increasing. Changes are easily...

09:00 - 12:30 R200-00 per person
Doug Bradbury - Code Sparring Tournament

You think you're good? Like really good? Care to challenge your peers to a coding contest? 
Practice you skills by competing head-to-head with fellow Coders in an ultimate test of your programming and problem solving skills. 
Here is how it works: 
•    The coding challenge...

9:00 - 16:30 R400-00 per person
Paul E. McMahon - Essence: A Thinking Framework to Power Software Development Team Performance

Software has revolutionized life as we know it yet software projects often run over budget, behind schedule, or fail to deliver promised functionality. Paul McMahon believes that this phenomena is not due to a lack of adequate processes, tools, methods or practices but to the way...

13h30 - 17h00 (changed from morning slot) R400-00 per person