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Agile Prague 2017 - Press release

We just published Agile Prague 2017 official press release. It's available in CTK news service (in Czech).

Workshops

Linda Rising - Patterns for Improved Customer Interaction

Linda Rising - Patterns for Improved Customer Interaction

Patterns for Improved Customer Interaction

With the emphasis on in-depth customer interaction during development, agile team members are being asked to take an active role in working with customers. This evolving role poses a big challenge for many who, in the past, rarely met “real” customers. Linda Rising presents patterns she has used successfully to help software professionals in their direct, face-to-face interactions with customers. These patterns describe solutions to common problems that occur again and again when dealing with customers and users. The patterns Linda discusses have memorable names such as It’s A Relationship—Not A Sale, Be Responsive, Show Personal Integrity, Build Trust, and Take Your Licks. Pattern names build a vocabulary that allows you and your development team to have meaningful conversations about—and to ultimately improve—customer relationships and the software you deliver. 

 

Problem-solving and Decision-making in Software Development

For those of us who struggle with complex problems for a living, unfortunately, don't have time to keep up with the enormous amount of research in cognitive science that would help us be better thinkers. Linda Rising will share what she has been able to uncover. Some of it is surprising, even counterintuitive. Linda will report on the research and provide some tips for better thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Johannes Brodwall - Coding Dojo

Johannes Brodwall - Coding Dojo

Coding Dojo

A Coding Dojo is a fun and social way to become a better programmer. Johannes is an experienced coding coach who will guide you through a few hours of programming that will transform your understand your craft and yourself as a programmer.

 

During the session, you will participate in varied exercises:
* Group coding: A group of programmers attack the same problem while coding on a projector
* Pairwise coding: Program in pairs and solve the same problem twice to get the benefit of learning from your errors.
* Coding competition: Program alone, in pair or otherwise as you see fit in a race against the other participants. Can you keep up you discipline when the pressure is on?