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The biggest Agile event in Turkey and in the region, Agile Turkey Summit 2016 Istanbul will be held on 6th of October, 2016. This year the main theme of the conference “End to End Agile Mind Shift”. We will have 4 sub-themes organized in parallel tracks. These are “DevOps”, “Agile in a Nutshell”, “The Mind Shift” and “Software Craftsmanship”.
Agile Turkey is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2008 with the purpose of increasing the adoption of Agile methods that have been proven effective around the world in Turkey. Since then, it’s been gaining attraction by organizing free public events and widely-accepted seminars, meetups and conferences.
Agile Turkey has been bringing Agile leaders and practitioners from leading companies around the world together to the biggest Agile event of the year for Turkey and for the region: Agile Turkey Summit. In 2016, the event will be organized for the 4th time and it will be on October 6th, 2016 at Istanbul.
In 2013, the Summit began as the first and the biggest Agile event in Turkey and in the region. 215 attendees from 77 companies including the world's leading companies. In 2014, the Summit had huge interest from Turkish communities and companies. 450+ attendees from 90 companies participated the summit having 14 speakers, 3 keynotes, 11 sessions in 3 parallel tracks. In 2015, more than 600 people from 113 companies attended to 3 keynotes and sessions on 4 parallel tracks.
In 2016, the Summit will be bigger and more attractive with sophisticated topics and speakers. 600 attendees are expected to join 20+ sessions on parallel tracks. Agile Turkey Summit was announced as the 8th best Agile conference in the world in 2014. We made better on 2015 and we have passion and desire to make it far better in 2016.
It provides an in-depth opportunity to learn about the best practices, debate contemporary issues, collaborate on solutions about Agile methodologies. It aims to change the culture of your team and your organization.
You will have a chance to listen unique experiences from world-wide leading names and important names from well-known companies.
The Agile Week will contain free and paid seminars, trainings and talks from the speakers of Agile Turkey Summit and highly experienced trainers.
Spend one inspiring day with the finest experts, innovators and thought leaders from around the
It's a gathering of passionate people around the world. Stay tunes, new names will be announced soon.
Co-Author of the Agile Manifesto
Changing people is impossible. People will only change when they can see there on motivators to do so. If so, what does it take to change a complete organization. What is the approach? How do you start, how do you move on once you have started and most of all, how do you sustain that change? A story on approach, co-creation of a new organization and its internal dynamics, its metabolism…
Author of Continuous Delivery
We are not as smart as we think we are. Even us software developers!!
What we think of as reality isn't. When we think we are being rational, we are not. When we listen to experts and trust in their wisdom, we are fooling ourselves.
Meanwhile, software development is one of the more complex tasks that we mere mortals undertake. So what does it really take to overcome the limitations of our biology? How do we overcome our desire to jump to conclusions and guess at solutions?
This mildly humorous, entertaining talk explores some of the fallibilities inherent in our biology and addresses what it takes to solve genuinely complex problems in the face of our propensity to make wild guesses?
To put it another way, what do you need to understand to completely grasp how agile, lean development, DevOps and Continuous Delivery really work?
14 Explosive Things You Should Try As An Agilist
Silo Thinking Breaker & Feedback Loop Shortener
Agile practices that are less known of and can potentially improve your team, organization, yourself or your sex life.
We are going to look at 14 little crazy agile ideas and how you might take them back to your organization.
If you haven't heard of 'MVP vNext', 'MVE', 'God mode design', MDD and 'Hypothesis Driven Development' you should come along and spice up your work life.
Scrumban - an Improvement Compendium for boosting your Scrum
Management Consultant, Lean & Agile Coach
Looking at well-known published statistics (e.g. the 'State of Agile Survey' by Version One), Scrum is probably the most wide-spread Agile method. Most job offerings in IT would ask for some Scrum knowledge. And we see already good examples for Scrum applications outside the field of IT. A positive sign for the ideas of Agility spread across the globe. Still, while this seems shiny, we want to look deeper, not only doing Scrum, but creating true impact. And especially in times of digital disruption, we do not want to be satisfied with frequent delivery of valuable software. We need to shape organizations, capable of learning, making better business decisions, growing adaptive capabilities.
Coincidence or not, over the past years we experienced various cases of Scrum in combination with Kanban flavors, also known as 'Scrumban'. WTF?!? you might think, another method?!? Or just another buzzword? Just to make things more fancy or complicated? Or would this approach hold true, what we see with typical Kanban environments - at least 5-8x performance improvement, fostering Agility end-to-end across whole organizations? An approach for environments, where Scrum got stuck or even meets a lot of resistance.
In this session we will explore fresh kanbanized perspectives for Scrum environments. Let’s call this notion via an evidence-based standpoint „Scrumban“ und uncover the mystery of a combined implementation. We will see, how Kanban enables a Scrum environment to create more impact. From product management, down to product creation and delivery, and last but not least to scaling out of Agility with a service view throughout an organization. Based upon validated concepts taught via Lean Kanban University (LKU) and real examples we will investigate Scrumban as evolutionary change engine for Agile and Adaptive Organizations. And finally you might consider an Alternative Path to Agility yourself.
CTO at Iyzico
Sometimes you come to a crossroads and you have to make a difficult decision. Options will be resignation - easy way, no challange, no tears and blood- or put your hand under the stone, convince the management team and handle the challenge. In this presentation you’ll hear a true story that how we made a difficult decision, how we set up a team and built iyzico payment product from scratch.
Head of IT at Civil Service Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Starting a new IT project and developing envisioned IT solution can be a stressful endeavor for the public sector organizations. We have to deal with various issues, like: How to organize a project? How to handle public procurement? How to manage user requirements, especially when they change? How to establish a proper communication strategy? How to keep motivation level high among various stakeholders? How to co-create solution on the daily basis? ...and many others.
Yet it doesn’t need to be stressful at all! We'll walk through different phases of an IT project and examine tips and good practices to mitigate unnecessary fuss and stress associated with the development of innovative, custom-made software solutions with the fix budget and uncertainties ahead of us.
Tech Lead and Open-Source Champion at Softwire
Microservices are an exciting idea, but it's hard to see how to put them into practice until you've seen them in the real world. In this talk we'll examine a real-world microservice architecture - the content pipeline behind BBC Newsbeat - to see how you design and implement architectures like this for actual projects, and how the costs, challenges and benefits of microservices play out in practice.
Randomized Branch Sampling RBS: Size Software Projects without Wasting Time
Managing Director of Taller Technologies
We have to estimate the size of projects for forecasts, for portfolio-related decisions, and to prepare quotations for customers. But how can we reliably estimate a project's size without identifying and analyzing every single user story? And does it make sense to analyze in so much detail when a substantial portion of the effort is likely to be wasted? Software sizing is an essential part of estimating our resource needs for a project. In order to forecast time and budget, we need to be able to quantify “what” we are building. This is because the resources required are related to “how much” software is built. Randomized Branch Sampling (RBS) represents an approach that can enable us to accurately size a prospective project by focusing on just a small portion of the planned tasks. It was developed so an individual only had to count the number of fruit that existed on a limited number of branches of a fruit tree to arrive at a highly reliable estimate of the actual number of fruit that could be harvested from the entire tree. The same technique can be applied to Agile and Lean projects by examining a subset of user stories and tasks across a range of proposed epics in order to estimate total project size. This session will give attendees practical knowledge how to use Randomized Branch Sampling (RBS) when planning Agile projects. The technique presented will produce accurate results for most projects with relatively little effort.
Information for Program Team:
This is a lecture with one interactive demo to augment understanding of application of Randomized Branch Sampling (RBS) in software development.
Basic awareness of Agile and Lean concepts will improve the experience. No prerequisite knowledge of statistics is required.
• This session will give attendees practical knowledge how to use Randomized Branch Sampling (RBS) when planning Agile projects. The technique presented is fast and for most of the projects it will produce accurate results.
• How to apply Randomized Branch Sampling (RBS) in Excel.
Where Is My Mind? A Mindmap For A Large Scale Agile Transformation
Head of Agile Studio at Akbank
If you are dealing (or planning, or even dreaming about) a large scale Agile transformation, you should better have a mindmap in order not to get lost in your long journey(yes it is long). As you go further, your map will also evaluate day by day. Take an inner look at my living mindmap for our large scale transformation. And remember that your final destination may be different then ours, what matters is the journey itself...
Agility Assessment Reference Model: AgilityMod
Consultant at Bilgi Grubu and Lecturer at METU
We made it to the other side, went through agile transformation. We adopted renown agile practices and now we are enjoying the results.
However, the next natural question awaits: How agile are we? How efficient are our activities? Are we really making it work? What to improve?
Not all agile transformations are created equal. Sometimes, good intentions remain to be so and some goals are left unfulfilled.
Seeing an agile methodology as a silver bullet for all of our problems, misinterpreting agile principles, being unable to leave old habits or being too optimistic about the performance of our newly adopted practices. Any or all of these may lead to a less than perfect agile transformation.
We need a reference to evaluate our agility, a guidance to pinpoint our problems and a roadmap to attain proper agility. We developed an Agility Assessment Reference Model: AgilityMod that enables us to objectively assess the agility of an organization in a multi-dimensional fashion and to indicate the gaps that prevents the organization from fully obtaining the benefits of agile software development.
The model provides us with a comprehendible and benchmarkable rating of overall agility and agile practices and a road map for continuous improvement. We would love to share our ideas of AgilityMod with you in AgileTurkey Summit.
How to Boost Your Software Development Productivity
Software Researcher at HAVELSAN & Adjunct Faculty at Bilkent University
The demand for developing new and more complex software grows exponentially in the 21st century. To keep up with the demand, increasing resources does not seem to be a sustainable solution. The silver bullet to solve this problem is to increase the software development productivity, however it is easier said than done. Productivity in very simple terms can be defined as the rate of output per input. The input is somewhat straightforward and is defined as the developer effort. The complexity mainly comes from defining the output however the output of software development by nature is not easily quantifiable. At any rate, this ratio could be used as a competitive advantage among software development organizations. In this talk, I will first discuss what not to do; the guaranteed ways about how to decrease productivity. Then I will talk about how to boost software development productivity by optimizing the 5 important aspects; people, process, tools, reuse and environmental factors.
Chief Technologist at RedHat
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. The DevOps approach is a way to increase business agility through collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams in the IT organization.
In this presentation, you’ll learn about:
• The acceleration of Application Delivery for the Business with DevOps
• The transformation of IT to a DevOps, Microservices, and Container based Cloud Architecture
• How DevOps practices can operate in a Docker and Kubernetes, enabled environment.
• Docker, Kubernetes and DevOps, used together, can reduce software delivery cycle times, drive automation, and increase ef ciency. • How other organizations are using DevOps and how to replicate their success
Join Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, West at Red Hat, as he walks through how DevOps can accelerate application delivery for the Business.
8 Things That Make Continuous Delivery Go Nuts
Founder of Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community
Continuous Delivery is still trendy and everyone wants to get there, but there are so many walls you have to break and nerves to spoil! In this talk Eduards will present real-world battle stories of continuous delivery adoption, eight underlooked things that tend to go wrong and what practices can you apply in order to survive.
CEO and Founder of SonarSource
In this session, you will learn how to use SonarLint in your IDE to detect instantly code quality problems before pushing code back to SCM. I will also show how to link SonarLint to SonarQube in order to share best practices with the rest of the team.
Agile/Technical Lead at Pegasus Airlines
Teams are trying their best to succeed. They plan tirelessly, work hard and try to add beautiful new features continuously. But still, most products can not make their customers happy. What’s missing? How can teams run towards a common goal? Why can’t teams add value for every feature they build? How can teams innovate and still meet their deadlines? How can development teams and users talk same language? Özmen will talk about what makes a product team focused on making people's life better.
Team member at Scrum.org
For many organizations, Scrum defines their agile initiative. But the reality of their implementation of Scrum is water-scrum-fall. Scrum is being practiced at the team level but in the context of an organization that still thinks waterfall. Changing the whole organization to support enterprise agility and Scrum at scale requires radical change, which is not only hard, but increasingly being seen by organizational change experts, such as John Kotter as impossible. It is time for a new approach to Enterprise Agile Adoption. It is time to create a separate capability that provides an environment that supports Scrum and Agile at Scale. It is time for Scrum Studio. In this talk Steve Porter, a Team Member at Scrum.org describes why we need a transitional approach to Agile adoption, what Scrum Studio is and how organizations can adopt this approach for an incremental move to an agile enterprise.
Devops, Noops, Hugops and Oops! Learnings From 2 Devops Transition Journeys and Dealing with Devops Anti Patterns
VP Technology at XING AG
What does devops mean to companies and their employees? Why do some managers want it and why should techies and product managers care for it? In this talk I would like to talk about the different perceptions of devops and how devops transitions fail and succeed in different scenarios. Instead of talking about a specific tool chain or common collaboration issues, I would like to focus on pre-devsops phase and initiation phase as well as some anti-patterns in the culture and in the organisation that should be avoided during the transition.
Streamlining Development Processes with Microservices
Head of Software Engineering at unu GmbH
In a world where consistent and timely delivery is everything, we not only look for organizational and management solutions like Agile & Scrum, but we also explore architectural alternatives to improve our efficiency in delivery. In this talk, Armagan will talk about the best practices of microservices architecture and the devops approach. He will present concrete steps on how to transform the development team and processes accordingly to improve overall efficiency in the team.
Digital Product Manager at Doğus Media Group
NTVSpor.net is one of the leading sports news websites in Turkey and has more than 7M users and about 50K concurrent visitors.
In that sense, big portal renewing project was exciting, but at the same time it was hard to complete the whole feature list.
I was working as a Project Manager before assigning to this project as a Product Owner. Honestly, i did not completely believe in Agile project management and Scrum. But, this project brought me many new ideas and helped me to gain a wide perspective. Scrum was the key of being successful in this project together with the people who involve in.
In this talk, i like to share our experiences about Scrum, how we iteratively released to the market and took advantage of it, how Scrum helped us for teamwork and transparency, what does it mean to be a Product Owner, how failure is a strong teacher and many more.
Now we have a great project which has a few bugs on it :) and i like to share with you our real life experiences.
Developer Experience and Evangelism Lead at Microsoft
One of the world largest companies, Microsoft is the world's leading software and services company. That was established more than 40 years ago. As Microsoft moved from software to cloud services, from traditional software development and project management methods to modern agile methods, the companies transformation becomes a role model for all institutions that transition from old to new, from waterfall to scrum, from product delivery to continuous services deployment. In this presentation, we will discover how Microsoft is transforming its development and operations.
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Wyndham Istanbul Levent Hotel provides superior 5-star comfort & ideal solutions accompanied by modern technological infrastructure for congress, seminars, conferences, meetings and gatherings in city center with its 23 halls ranging from 54 m² to 1270 m² & up to 1200 people capacity. Direct access to Levent metro station and indoor parking provide great convenience in transportation. Ballrooms are perfect alternatives for national and international organizations up to a capacity of 1250 people. The 1000 m² area foyer has a direct daylight.
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