Agile 2008 – what’s in Breaking Acts?

Only 3 weeks to go before Agile 2008, the main agile conference. I am very excited, as Laurent Bossavit has kindly invited me to join him in organizing the Breaking Acts (BA) track for the conference. Also, many colleagues of mine at Valtech, between 15 and 20 (it is difficult to keep count!) will be presenting sessions. More on that later — for now, I want to tell you about my favorite sessions at Breaking Acts.

First, you’ve got to realize that Breaking Acts is a big track in a big conference: at any time, there will be 3 or 4 rooms dedicated to the track. That’s already the size of a decent conference by itself! Making a choice between all those parallel presentations will be heart-breaking.

An interesting trend this year is sessions around Lean — and they mostly got high ratings from reviewers. We tried not to have too many of those, since they are interesting mostly to advanced agilists, but we still came up with at least 6:

These are just the obvious ones, and I am not even counting Mary Poppendieck’s talk on Open Source with Christian Reis. No doubt that Lean is the big thing this year.

Others that I would really like to see are:

Writing this list is rather depressing, in fact, as there is no way, I’ll be able to attend them all. Plus, I really, really want to see

I feel like a kid in a candy store!

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