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Wednesday, August 9 • 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Agile’s Future? Skepticism. (Tomas Kejzlar, Fred Williams)

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Abstract:
There’s some weird stuff going on in the name of “agile” nowadays. Too many pretty promises, eager exaggerations, and misguided misapplications of misunderstood premises make for troubling times. So what is the future of agile? We want to share with you how agile fails and how agile succeeds. The key to the future of agile is being thoughtful, realistic, and above all skeptical.

Learning Outcomes:
  • - Agile is a mindset & way of work. Not a set of tools and processes.
  • - Agile is not suitable for every situation. Beware of false premises and false promises.
  • - Agile is flexible, which also means capable of distortion. Therefore, there is no unified solution for everybody—we need to use our brains.
  • - No change can be pushed from the top down without explanation or succeed only on the basis of logical reasons that "worked somewhere else".
  • - Small steps and a custom approach tailored to the context (organization, people, ...) is the key to successful agile adooption.


Speakers
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Tomas Kejzlar

Agile Coach
Tomas has more than 10 years of experience as a software developer, team leader, senior manager and a agile coach in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors in Prague, Czech Republic. Tomas also lectures agile approaches and organizational change at Czech Technical University.


Wednesday August 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Wekiwa 3&4