Software Practices

W10 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, after 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 the people who decided to hang out a shingle as a coach, it can be hard to remember the true essence of agile. This session will cut through the hype and gets down to the roots of what it means to be agile.

You will learn:

  • The true tenets of agile
  • How to improve transparency
  • How to improve collaboration
  • How to improve continuously