Software Practices

TH04 Agile Failures: Stories from the Trenches

05/18/2017

8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Intermediate

Philip Japikse

Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP

Principal Software Engineer

Strategic Data Systems, Inc.

When agile first burst on the scene, there was a lot of discussion about how agile isn't just a silver bullet, but the silver bullet. But is it really? Even after agile went mainstream, projects continue to fail. This session looks at a series of failed projects, examines the root causes, and the lessons learned from those failures. Fast failure and careful retrospectives is the best way to continuously improve.

You will learn:

  • About the most common mistakes made when transitioning to agile
  • How to avoid and/or resolve those mistakes