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Wednesday, August 9 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
The Ultimate Agile Mix Tape (Tommy Norman)

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All the major Agile approaches (Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban) have their own areas of focus and specific practices, but since they all have a common ground of values and principles there is plenty of opportunity to blend them to find the best process for your organization. Some practices may cause friction and even outright conflict with each other, but when you understand the underlying reasons behind them you can better determine which ones will suit your environment and company values. When you start with your end goal in mind and work backwards from there, you can go beyond comparing the practices of different approaches in an effort to find the perfect one and move to aligning to the strengths and areas of focus behind these practices. This session outlines the core strengths and focuses of the major Agile approaches and where the align nicely, somewhat fit together, and conflict. We will cover many real world scenarios of these types of hybrid implementations as well as how they succeeded and failed. Come prepared to share your own goals and stories!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify core strengths and practices or Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban,
  • Identify where these approaches align and where the conflict.
  • Identify patterns in your organization that align with different combinations of approaches.

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Tommy Norman

Senior Consultant, Holland Square Group
Tommy Norman is a Senior Consultant with Holland Square Group leading their Agile Solutions group. For over 17 years he has been helping clients build solutions using both Agile and traditional approaches as a Certified Scrum Master / Practitioner as well as a Microsoft ALM MVP. Tommy is a coordinator for the Nashville Agile User Group, one of the original founders of the devLink Technical Conference, a past president and board member of the... Read More →

Wednesday August 9, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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