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The State of Agile Software Development
Agile Software Development has been around for over 15 years, and almost every company doing software development claims to be doing something that is more or less Agile in their approach. Still, “Agile” was a beginning and not meant to be a silver bullet or “the one true way”. In fact, one of it’s main tenets is to regularly reflect on how to become more effective, and then tune and adjust our behavior accordingly. Over the last 15 years we’ve learned a lot, and made a lot of improvements in how software development is done. I’ve been traveling all over the world visiting companies, speaking (and learning from others) at conferences, and I’ve seen a lot of different ways of doing stuff. We’ll take a look at some of the latest thinking, concepts, and practices in use across our industry, and hopefully get some ideas about how we can improve things in our own workplaces.
Part of the goal of the User Group is to promote networking among the members. So I am challenging everyone to meet new people. When you get your pizza, I encourage you to stay in the building lobby and talk to at least two people you have never met before instead of going to sit down in the auditorium.
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Pizza and Networking
6:30 PM – 6:40 PM – Opening Remarks
6:45 PM – 8:55 PM – Presentation & QA
8:55 PM – 9:00 PM – Raffles
Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30+ years, and is an independent Agile Coach/Trainer/Consultant. Over the last 15+ years he has worked as an Agile Coach, Trainer, and Extreme Programmer. He believes code must be simple, clean, and maintainable to realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change. He spent many years as an artist/designer/manufacturer of graphics for televised sporting events where deadlines are for real. Loves Mob Programming. http://zuill.us/WoodyZuill/ http://mobprogramming.org/