Software Practices

TH08 Agile: You Keep Using That Word...


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Philip Japikse

Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP

Developer, Coach, Author, Teacher

Much like the dotcom boom when everyone declared themselves a programmer, once David Norton of Gartner Research declared agile mainstream on August 26, 2009, you can't throw a stone without hitting someone who claims to be an "Agilista." From the proliferation of "agile" frameworks and certifications, to all of the people who decided to hang out a shingle as a coach, it can be hard to remember the true essence of being agile. This session will remove the fluff and hyperbole, and get down to the roots of what it means to be agile.

You will learn:

  • The goals of agile
  • How to apply these goals
  • How to prepare for the transition