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Agile Foundations [clear filter]
Monday, August 7

10:45am EDT

Introduction to Agile: The Genesis (Paul Hammond)
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What is this thing everyone calls Agile? If you have been doing software development a different way your whole career you may be wondering why should I change, what’s so different? In this introductory talk we will define why Agile is more than a process or methodology; it really involves changing your culture to improve your software development. To provide some additional context we’ll also:
  • Look back at how the Agile methods and practices emerged
  • Discuss the Agile Manifesto and 12 Principles and their resulting impact on the way that we do software development today
  • Describe what it’s like to work on Agile Project
  • Describe what you can do next Monday to get started

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn common myths and misconceptions of agile
  • Understand the why behind what we do
  • Understand the importance of identifying your existing culture and how it impacts adopting agile


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Paul Hammond

Director of Development, eBay

Monday August 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Wekiwa 3&4
  Agile Foundations, Talk
Tuesday, August 8

2:00pm EDT

Agile Development Practices Explained - Scott Densmore (Scott Densmore)
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Agile is all about values and not a set of prescriptive 1s and 0s, even for a development team. There are quite a few practices that align to those values and allow the development team to transition to agility in delivery of software. This session will focus on practices that correlate to the values, how they apply and why we do them. It will take a view from both an individual engineer perspective as well as an engineering manager. It will discuss how to apply these practices from an individual team to scaling across multiple teams. This is a journey where the destination is to continually adapting these practices Scott's talk is based on experience in building software large scale software for the cloud and tooling for developers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how the practices map to agile values
  • How these practices work together to transition to agility
  • How to get started

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Scott Densmore

Principal Software Eng Manager, Microsoft

Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Wekiwa 3&4