Delivery and Deployment

W19 Agile Failures: Stories From The Trenches


4:30pm - 5:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Philip Japikse

Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, PSM II, PSD and PST

Developer, Coach, Author, Teacher

When agile first burst on the scene, there was a lot of discussion about how agile is not just a silver bullet, but THE silver bullet. But is it really? Even after the "mainstreaming" of agile, projects continue to fail. In this talk we look at a series of failed projects, examining the root causes, and the lessons learned from those failures. Fast failure and careful retrospectives are the best way to continuously improve.

You will learn:

  • Common pitfalls in moving to agile
  • Ways to avoid those pitfalls
  • Ways to recover from those pitfalls