The conference season kicked off for me in my own back yard at 2012 Mile High Agile on April 3rd in Denver. This was the second annual Mile High Agile conference and, once again, touted a full house of engaged participants and an impressive variety of sessions and networking opportunities.
Highlights included a keynote address by Jeff Patton, a prominent speaker, writer, instructor and product design coach, who reminded us of the importance of the conversation and reaching a shared understanding of requirements.
Four sessions were held in each of seven tracks: Agile Technical Practices, Agile Quality Practices, Executive & Leadership, Agile Coaching, Product Management, Agile Boot Camp and Agile Outside the Box, as well as an additional track from sponsors covering a variety of topics. There were also 10-minute Lightning Talks and Birds of a Feather sessions where interested parties could flock together.
In the short video clip below, you hear from Kim Barnes and David Madouros who give their number one piece of advice for those new to Scrum teams:
As usual, my only problem was that there were so many interesting sessions that it was hard to decide which ones to attend! At this conference, I even participated as a speaker, leading an interactive session in the leadership track about distributed collaboration.
This is just the beginning. Melanie Webb and I will be attending STAREAST 2012 in mid-April and already have had some interesting interviews with speakers, so stay tuned!