Bonus Sessions

Bonus Session Slicing Product Backlog Items: A Vital Scrum Skill
Tim Korson, PhD, QualSys Solutions
Wednesday, May 2
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
In this practical session, you will learn how to apply scenario based testing skills to slice Scrum product backlog items into appropriately sized pieces ready for the Sprint Planning Meeting. Product owners often define stories that are too big to develop or test within a sprint. A team member with scenario based testing skills can help the product owner slice features into small sprint-sized items that can easily be developed and tested within a sprint. This is a crucial skill that many Scrum teams lack. In this session, Tim will demonstrate the technique; and then have participants apply the method on their own producing appropriately sliced and sized items along with a set off acceptance criteria that will be needed to determine when the team is done with the item. Join Tim to learn this vital Scrum skill.
Tim Korson, PhD, QualSys Solutions

Bonus Session They’re Playing Our Song
Elizabeth Glaser, PhD and Joyce Sattovia, The Boeing Company
Thursday, May 3
7:45 AM – 8:15 AM
Let’s begin the day on a positive “note”. Take this opportunity to participate in this interactive session that will have you creating harmony and feeling like you are part of an orchestra. And you’ll have fun doing it. We can think of our organizations as orchestras, where people who make different sounds come together in a collective symphony that leaves its mark on the organization. Find out how to make beautiful music in your organization and to appreciate the sounds that others make. By focusing on what is right about the organizational music we hear, learn how to move from weakness to strength, from problems to opportunities, from the negative to the positive, all the while creating excitement and energy within.
Elizabeth Glaser, PhD and Joyce Sattovia, The Boeing Company
Joyce Sattovia, The Boeing Company

Bonus Session An Enterprise View of Social Media, Collaboration, Jetpacks, and Ray Guns
Todd Nilson, Social Syntax
Friday, May 4
7:45 AM – 8:15 AM
For many business professionals, social media only extends as far as professional networking on LinkedIn and keeping track of friends and family on Facebook. But, social media is a rich category consisting of a broad array of tools that have been leveraged for enterprise users. These tools are in varying states of maturity and can be much more valuable than any science fiction future with ray guns, jetpacks, and trips to the moon! In this session, Todd will present a framework for understanding the many categories of social media tools, the difference between Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 social media applications, how they are being leveraged by large enterprises to foster greater productivity and collaboration, and how these new and powerful tools will continue to impact the immediate future.
Todd Nilson, Social Syntax