Derby City Agile Conference

June 15th, 2018, Louisville, KY

Bringing The Louisville Agile Community Together

Featured Talks & Speakers

The presentations are geared to help people at every level understand the basics of being Agile and how having an agile mindset will impact your business and everyday life. Topics covered will include Agile Fluency, Business Agility, Leadership, Continuous Testing, The ROI beyond automation and Securing Code on a Scrum Team.

Diana Larsen

FutureWorks Consulting

Chet Hendrickson

Agile Software Trainer

Jeff Morgan

Cofounder of LeanDog

Ardita Karej

Enterprise Agile Coach

Dennis Leber


Michael Martin

DevOps Practice Director


June 15th


8:00am – 9:00am

Main Hall

Continental Breakfast/Registration


9:00am – 10:15am


Keynote 1: Diana Larsen

Topic: Learning Leaders Learn…Always!
As we face an unpredictable future, the role of knowledge work expands, and learning emerges as a key competency for everyone — for every organization, and for everyone from the boardroom to the executive suite to the front line, and those who coach them. Key, not only for everyone who wants to succeed, but particularly for those who seek agility and agile proficiency.

Celebrate the “learning leader” potential in all of us. The learning leader anywhere in the organization who defines, models, and guides the learning of others. Recognize the courage of a leader who can see, embrace, and learn from mistakes. And who demonstrates the compassion to encourage others to do the same, for themselves and their teams. Lead boldly with confidence that we can respond with resilience. Leave with five crucial guidelines for enhancing the fluent proficiency of leaders, teams, and their organizations.


10:30am – 11:45am


Breakout: Ardita Karaj, Dennis Leber, and Michael Martin

Multiple Topics
Ardita Karaj: Test Driven, Delivering Together

You’ve heard that quality belongs to everybody on an Agile team. You’ve heard that testers and developers should “collaborate” in order to drive quality higher. You’ve heard that automated tests help a team continuously validate the quality. It’s time to stop thinking about it! It’s time to stop talking about it! It’s time to make it happen!

Join Ardita to see how this all works. She will walk you through building a web application driven by acceptance and unit tests.You will see how a Product Owner, Tester and Developer will create executable User stories, develop the code to validate these stories and refactor along the way. At the end, you will get a taste of what a Continuos Delivery pipeline looks like. 

Dennis Leber: Why Adding Security to Your Sprints is Not the Correct Answer

Business leaders benefit from attending this discussion by understanding that Security is a continuous business operation, and not a task bolted on to development. This talk will discuss ideas, concepts, and thoughts on accomplishing success with Security and Sprints.

Michael Martin: What Role Should DevOps Play?


11:45am – 12:45pm

Room 2



12:45pm – 1:45pm


Keynote 2: Jeff Morgan

Topic: Continuous Delivery Requires Radical Change for Testers
What does testing and quality look like in a Continuous Delivery world? Who does what and how? Is there still a need for testers or do developers do all of the testing? Is it really possible to achieve quality when you deploy to production many times each day? What should testers do when there is no time for a “testing phase”? These are some of the questions many in the testing community ask as the software development industry moves toward this new paradigm of design and delivery.

Continuous Delivery is a radical change in the way we build and deliver software and it requires a radical shift in the way we thing about and achieve quality. Join this veteran Agile coach as he shares his experience. In this presentation you will learn what has worked for several large organizations that have made the transition to this new approach. Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan will present both a picture of the end game and a roadmap of how one can incrementally move forward while developing the new skills necessary to succeed in this fast paced environment.


2:00pm – 3:30pm


Panel Discussion

Moderated discussion with all speakers.

3:45pm – 4:45pm


Keynote 3: Chet Hendrickson

Topic: The Nature of Software Development
In this talk, one of the founders of the Agile Software movement will show us how we build our software will change how we get the value we want.

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Closing Remarks: Daro Mott

Why go to Derby City Agile Conference on June 15th?

Discover the latest cutting edge Agile practices by top industry experts and visionaries that have traveled the world spreading their knowledge. They can inspire others, create and communicate an appealing vision or a higher purpose which motivates organization to look for better ways of working.

Benefits of attending:

  • Educational opportunities. No matter how experienced you are, everyone can learn.
  • Industry conferences provide a great opportunity to network.
  • Position yourself as an expert.
  • Renew your excitement about the work you do.
  • Learn industry trends and how they’re implemented

Pricing & Registration

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Fuel for the Day

“The most important part of a successful Agile team is always having food around” – Chet Hendrickson


Yogurt with granola and berries

Assorted muffins

Hard boiled eggs

Ham on butter biscuits

Sausage on butter biscuits

Fresh cut fruit


Orange juice

Cranberry juice


Stumler Salad with spinach and romaine, sliced strawberries, assorted berries, mandarin oranges and strawberry poppyseed dressing

Roasted country vegetable medley

Rosemary roasted potatoes

Bourbon chicken

Sirloin beef tips in burgundy sauce

Brownie bar

Build your own strawberry shortcake

Sweet tea, unsweetened tea


Pretzel sticks/Cheese its/Chex mix



Assorted bars

Trail mix

Mini candy bars

Assorted cookies

All Day Drinks

Bottled water

Iced water in dispenser (plain and cucumber)

Can Soft drinks (Coke products)


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