Software Practices

W15 Agile Failures: Stories from The Trenches


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Philip Japikse

Microsoft MVP, MCSD, CSM, and CSP

Developer, Coach, Author, Teacher

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? Projects have continued to fail, even after agile went mainstream. This session looks at a series of failed projects, examines the root causes, and the lessons learned from those failures. Fast failure and careful retrospective 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