I am happy to be part of the organizing committee for the Agile Tour in Hong Kong
on December 1st. I also convinced Telerik to
send me 30kg of Tee-shirts for attendees of the event. Details
are below, register today, space is limited (only about 30 seats left)!
EventBrite Link to register: http://agiletour2012hongkong.eventbrite.com
AGILE TOUR 2012 COMING TO HONG KONG DECEMBER 1, 2012
Agile Tour is finally coming to Hong Kong! We organize a full day with international
and local expert speakers on a variety of Agile topics:
Title : How to suck less with distributed teams Speaker : Emerson Mills 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.
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.
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.
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
Title: Introduction to DevOps (topic to be confirmed) Speaker: TBD 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.
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
Managers responsible for Agile Development or in future likely involved in Agile
Anyone interested in Agile
How to register
Through EvenBrite. Register Early to avoid disappointment.
Regular: 75 HK$
Price on day self – provided there are still seats: 100 HK$
EventBrite Link: http://agiletour2012hongkong.eventbrite.com
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9am – 5pm, with lunch break from 12-1:30.
There will be time to meet speakers after 5pm.
Cocoon, Causeway Bay, close to MTR and various lunch locations with local or international
Stephen Forte sits on the board of several start-ups including Triton Works. Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region and speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development including Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press).