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2014 Agile Tour

Time: October 6, 2014 from 12:30pm to 4:45pm
Location: Ebay Enterprise
Street: 630 Allendale Road (not the original 935 First Avenue)
City/Town: King of Prussia
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Event Type: agile, tour, conference, philly
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2015

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Event Description

Session Grid and Survey of Sessions is available

* Directions to Conference, Rules

* Link to the PDF of Session Grid  Session Grid PDF Here

* A survey to indicate your interest so we can gauge the room sizes.

Monday October 6th was our Half Day Conference is part of the International AgileTour where events throughout the US and the world are planned to spread the word about Agile methods for software development. Eval at

AgilePhilly . . . Promoting Agile Ideas since 1776 . . .

What is in the AgilePhilly







The Speakers and Practitioners

and the timeline and topics are :

12:40 to 1:10 pm - finger food laid out, mingling encouraged 

1:10 to 2:10 pm - choice of 4 tracks

2:10 to 2:20 pm - mingle time

2:20 to 3:20 pm - Panel of Experts in the main meeting room

3:20 to 3:35 pm - mingle time

3:35 to 4:35 pm - Session 2 - choice of 4 tracks and topics

  • Experienced Scrum Managers Topic
    * Agile for the PMI Guy (and Gal) = David Bulkin and Mike Palladino
    * Hypothesis Driven Design = David Bulkin
  • Getting Efficient Topics
    * Overcoming Barriers to Agile Adoption - Brent Hurley, not Gary Scharf of Eliassen
    * Splitting User Stories = Mike Harris, not Tom Cagley
  • Lean Startup SnowFlakes
  • Refresher and Novice Topics
    * Scrum = Brian Barr
  • * TDD = Audrey Troutt
  • Outside the Box Topic
    * Selling (and Managing) Agile Contracts = Paul Eisenberg
  • Toolset Topic
    * Process and Discussion of Toolsets = Blue Agility Part 1
    * Process and Discussion of Toolsets = Blue Agility Part 2
  • Organizing Teams and Tasks Topic
    * Improving Success with Distributed Teams = Greg Robinson
    * Test Scripts = Byron Druss
  • Open Space Topics
    * OpenSpace Fishbowl - for continuing discussions about Management Problems of Agile will happen in the second hour

This year, several new people have joined AgilePhilly and are newbies in the Agile World, and even though Scrum Certified, there are still unfamiliar buzzwords - - terms like Kanban, Code Smells, Chickens and Pigs, Cone of Uncertainty, Information Radiators ! So we will concentrate on these core values and Intro topics. But there are sessions at every level.

RSVP closed on Friday Sept 19th A survey of sessions you will be be attending will be sent out soon.

Note new location at eBay Enterprise at 630 Allendale Road

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Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on September 18, 2014 at 11:39am

Sorry, "Selling Agile Contract" should still be on the Schedule.  What is probably on the forthcoming Session Grid Writeup is . . .

Managing Agile Contracts

Presented by Paul Eisenberg, CSM  of   Applied Content, LLC


Paul last presented in June of 2012 on the topic “Applying Agile Lessons Beyond Software Engineering” which spoke about true life examples of applying Kanban, Lean and Agile methods in the Publishing industry.  Paul is back again to tell us of his latest successes (and failures) at changing industry norms from within both the service provider and the content provider.



Comment by Fred Stluka on September 18, 2014 at 11:34am

What happened to:

- Selling Agile Contracts = Paul Eisenberg

I was looking forward to that one, especially since I suspect Paul was inspired by some of the arrangements I've had with my past clients that I described to him a few years ago.


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