Keep Austin Agile 2012

Agile Austin hosted Keep Austin Agile 2012 at the AT&T Conference Center on November 16, 2012. Agile can be hard. Getting it to stick can be even harder. To do it, you have to get beyond the practices and understand the principles behind them. And then to instill these principles within your organization. At Keep Austin Agile 2012, we focused on how to make this happen. Around 400 people joined us in exploring how to enable a culture of agility.


Keynote: Shut Up and Play Your Guitar
David Hussman (DevJam)

Acceptance and Story Testing Patterns
Charles Bradley (

Scaling Agile at Dell: Real-life Problems—and Solutions
Geoff Meyer (Dell)

Why Continuous Improvement Programs Fail – Can Kaizen and WIP Help?
Michael DePaoli (cPrime)

Beyond TDD – How to Enable Your Team to Continuously Deliver Software
Chris Weldon (Improving Enterprises)

Retrospective Tips, Tricks, and Traps
Earl Everett (Dell)

Agile Roadmapping - A key ceremony to build team, stakeholder, and business alignment
Jeff Brantley (Enthiosys)

Patterns for Agile Adoption and Transformation
Mike Cottmeyer (LeadingAgile)

Integrating UX & Agile
Lynn Pausic (Expero)

Building Agile Teams
Brian Watson (VersionOne)

Prioritizing the Backlog: Great Advice, but How?
John Heintz (Gist Labs)

Supporting Agility From the Top
Scott Killen (PayPal)

Deploying Often
Walter Bodwell (Planigle)

Evolution of a User Story
David Hawks (Agile Velocity)

Product Vision and Everyday Agile Work
Kelly Looney (Valtech)

Want to survive in marketing? It’s time to know Agile.
Dan Naden (VersionOne)

Agility Through IT Infrastructure Automation
George Miranda (Opscode)