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Father of seven, husband, son, brother. Secretary of the Board for Agile Denver. Managing the delivery of a multi-million dollar software project with teams spanning three continents. Halfway toward my MBA. Enjoy board games in my spare time.

Speaker Presentations

A few of our speakers have already provided their slides. Some are publishing links on the web. Please comment here if you see others in the wild, and I’ll add them to the body of this post.

Alan Dayley presents Creating Program Alignment: The Product Wall Release Planning Workshop

Anu Smalley presents The DNA of an Innovative Product Owner

Bill De Voe presents Tales From the Trenches: Transforming Teams to Kanban and Scrumban

Chuck Durfee presents Bowling Game Code Kata, Two Ways

The code for my presentation is also available at

Jean Tabaka on A Quantum Physicist and Agile Executive Walk Into a Bar

Lars Thorup on Advanced JavaScript Unit Testing

Mike Clement on The Quest for Continuous Delivery at Pluralsight

Newsha Makooi presents Statline’s Journey from Waterfall to Agile

Paul Rayner presents Lean UX

Richard Hensley on Why Agile Is Failing in Large Enterprises

Scott Brown presents When Scrum Meets Lean

Wade Scherer presents Agile Project Forecasting: A Statistical Approach to Achieve Maximum Benefit from Minimum Data


Where to download the conference app

You can use the QR code in this image, or search in your App Store or Google Play for “Mile High Agile 2015“. These direct links also work:

Download the app before conference day to best prepare. Please use the login “MHA2015” (password “elevate“) to initially access the application. Then you can create your attendee profile and plan your schedule in advance.


MHA application already downloaded by 25% of attendees, join the conversation!

Reminder, the MHA Mobile App is here! To date, about 25% of attendees have installed the application. Don’t delay!

Download the app today to create your profile and plan your schedule for the day. Please use the login “MHA2015” (password “elevate“) to access the application, then you can set up your profile. The app includes up-to-the minute information about Mile High Agile including session and speaker listings, event news, social media, and sponsor info.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please send them to app at


After-Conference Social Event

Many of you have expressed interest in our after-conference social event this year.


The event is from 6-8pm at Lime Restaurant, which is within walking distance of the venue for the conference in the Denver Pavilions. There will be appetizers and drink tickets provided when you check in for the event, and the entire back portion of the restaurant is reserved for our conference attendees. There will be a DJ this year, and additional opportunities for prizes. Last year’s event was a lot of fun, and we expect this year’s event to be fun, as well.


Thanks to the good people at Version One for sponsoring the event!

Announcement of Speakers!

The Mile High Agile 2015 speaker selection committee is pleased to announce this year’s talks!

The Program page has been updated with a PDF of the schedule, as well as descriptions for the talks and speaker profiles.

There are a few revisions that need to be made, but we’ll update the Program page and PDF as details emerge.

2015 Registration Online

The Mile High Agile 2015 conference registration page is up and ready for business. Please visit it at

As of the time of this writing, early bird tickets will go on sale at 8am Mountain Standard Time on Monday, December 22nd. They will be limited to one ticket per session and there are only 100 available, so act quickly. At $175, they are the lowest prices we will offer to the general public. As they say in Panem, may the odds be ever in your favor.