Software Practices

W13 Agile Failures: Stories from The Trenches


3:00pm - 4:15pm

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? 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 taking 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