FREE Event

THE THEME for Tampere Goes Agile 2016 is: Experimentation.

Experimentation can be understood in many ways. For some, it might be about tools or methodologies, like DevOps, helping you to find new ways for solving a technical issue. For some others, it could be about the Growth mindset and how to build a culture of experimentation in your organization. For sure, it resonates with words like 'innovation', 'start-up', 'microservice' or 'hackathon'.

Our call for proposals is closed and the preregistration is now open!

Tampere Goes Agile is a free, fun and friendly agile conference in Tampere, organized by Agile Finland ry. In 2016, it takes place on Saturday 5.11. at Tampere Hall.

We are looking for sponsors in order to keep this event free of charge, please see our sponsorship portfolio. If you need more information on how to contribute, please contact organizers@tamperegoesagile.fi.

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Duetto 1 Duetto 2
09:30 - 10:00 Morning coffee
10:00 - 10:05 Opening the conference
10:05 - 10:50 Jason Little
Experimenting Your Way Through Transformation

Jason Little: Experimenting Your Way Through Transformation

Some believe Agile is a mindset. Some believe you can't 'do Agile', you can only 'be Agile'. Some believe Agile is a bunch of tools and processes. We run into trouble during Agile Transformations when these beliefs collide with each other. Despite the difference in our beliefs, I think we can all agree that we need to try some things out before knowing how Agile will affect our entire organization. In this talk, I'll share techniques and stories about how to experiment your way through change. I'll show you how to create experiments without losing sight of the big picture, and why you should use fuzzy measurements early on when learning is the objective. Most importantly, instead of embracing uncertainty, I'll show you how we can work towards reducing it.

10:50 - 11:05 Break
11:05-14:50 TBD
14:50 - 15:05 Break
15:05 - 15:50 Dylan Beattie
Doing I.T. for SCIENCE! - Sprints, Startups and the Scientific Method

Dylan Beattie: Doing I.T. for SCIENCE! - Sprints, Startups and the Scientific Method

As developers, we're used to working with systems that we control. We write code, we write tests, we build servers and infrastructure, and everything works beautifully - and then we ship, and suddenly we're not in control any more. Our code is out there in the real world - real people, real problems, maybe even real money - and suddenly we're seeing all sorts of ​i​nteresting data and behaviour that was never part of our plan.

Agile teams aren't scared by this emergent behaviour - instead, we embrace it. We know that we don't really understand how our systems work until we're getting real feedback from real users. We know that with rapid iterations and frequent releases, we can react quickly to this feedback - but only once we understand what it really means. So... what's the best way to investigate something that we don't yet understand?

Since the 17th century, scientists have been investigating the world around us using a technique known as the scientific method - and, just like Tampere Goes Agile 2016, the scientific method is all about experimentation. So, in this talk, we're going to talk about experiments. We'll discuss how to design a good experiment. We'll look at some of history's most famous experiments, and how even 'failed' experiments have often led to important advances in knowledge and understanding. We'll look at how successful software teams use experimentation as part of their development process, and at how you can share the results of your own experiments so that we can all benefit from each other's research. And we'll even conduct a few experiments of our own. You know... for SCIENCE!

15:50 - 16:00 Closing the conference
16:00- Afterparty


Jason Little

Jason Little

Jason began his career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth. Over the following years, he moved into management, Agile Coaching and consulting. The bumps and bruises collected along the way brought him to the realization that helping organizations adopt Agile practices was less about the practices, and all about change.

In 2008 he attended an experiential learning conference about how people experience change and since then, he’s been writing, and speaking, all over the world about helping organizations discover more effective practices for managing organizational change. He is the author of Lean Change Management and an international speaker who has spoken all over the world from Canada, the US, Finland, Germany, Australia, Belgium and more.

He can be found from twitter as @jasonlittle and blog.

Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie

Dylan wrote his first web page in 1992 and never looked back. He's the systems architect at Spotlight, the UK's leading casting service for professional actors. Dylan works on distributed systems, ReST APIs and microservices, and the challenges involved in introducing scalable architecture in a company where legacy systems generate most of the revenue.

Dylan a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups, where he's spoken about topics including continuous delivery, Conway's Law, front-end development, OAuth2, federated authentication and ReST. Dylan lives and works in London, and when he's not wrangling software he's into guitars, skiing, diving, beer, Lego, Africa, cats and hats.

He can be found from twitter as @dylanbeattie and blogs.