Agile Development Practices West: 2011 conference coverage from

The 2011 Agile Development Practices conference was held June 5-10 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. SSQ editors and contributors deliver a wide range of coverage about the excellent learning options, presentations on cutting-edge technologies and trends, networking events and tools and services EXPO from this year’s conference. Check out this page for articles, videos and more.

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ADP tips and interviews

Large-scale Agile: An interview with Bob Galen: SSQ Site Editor Yvette Francino spoke with Agile and quality guru Bob Galen recently on the best approaches to implementing large-scale Agile in the "real world."

Agile leadership: A conversation with Management 3.0 author Jurgen Appelo: In this interview, you’ll learn more about Management 3.0 and how it’s being used to bring organizations to higher levels of performance and productivity.

Pair development: Pairing programmers and testers with Dawn Cannan: In this interview, SSQ contributor Chris McMahon talks to presenter Dawn Cannan about "pair development," which pairs a programmer and tester together.

How are Agile testing and traditional testing different? Interview with George Dinwiddie – Part 1: Take a closer look at Agile testing with Agile consultant George Dinwiddie.

What skills are needed for Agile testing? Interview with George Dinwiddie – Part 2: Is it necessary for Agile testers to know how to develop code? Are test certifications necessary? Find out how George Dinwiddie addresses these questions in part two of this interview.

The role of the software architect in Agile development with Johanna Rothman -- Part one: How do organizations handle the architecture involved with software development in an Agile world? What does the term "Agile architecture" even mean? Find out in this interview.

Agile architecture and managing architectural debt with Johanna Rothman -- Part two: In this second part of an interview with Johanna Rothman, SSQ contributor Matt Heusser explores questions related to the role of the architect, architectural debt and additional resources related to Agile architecture.

Converting embedded software teams to an Agile methodology with Nancy Van Schooenderwoert: Learn what "embedded Agile" looks like, how it's done, and how teams can convert effectively from traditional means.

Business analysis and requirements elicitation: Interview with Ellen Gottesdiener -- Part one: Learn about techniques used to elicit requirements and hear about the differences between Agile and traditional requirements elicitation.

Business requirements and software tester collaboration with Ellen Gottesdiener -- Part two: Hear more about tools and techniques in requirements elicitation and further explore the roles of tester collaboration in requirements processes.

Are managers needed in Agile development, or do they get in the way? This tip offers thoughts from Angel, Jurgen Appelo, and leaders at Oppenheimer about the changing role of the manager in Agile environments.

ADP blogs

Geoff Bellman at ADP West keynote: Extraordinary groups

Ellen Gottesdeiner: Requirements management in Agile vs. traditional

George Dinwiddie on cultural change

Lyssa Adkins: What happens when an Agile team plateaus?

This was first published in May 2011

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