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Monday, July 25 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Introduction to Agile: The Genesis (James Newkirk) Popular

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What is this thing everyone calls Agile? If you have been doing software development a different way your whole career you may be wondering why should I change, what’s so different? In this introductory talk we will define why Agile is more than a process or methodology; it really involves changing your culture to improve your software development. To provide some additional context we’ll also:
  • Look back at how the Agile methods and practices emerged
  • Discuss the Agile Manifesto and 12 Principles and their resulting impact on the way that we do software development today
  • Describe what it’s like to work on Agile Project
  • Describe what you can do next Monday to get started
Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn common myths and misconceptions of agile
  • Understand the why behind what we do
  • Understand the importance of identifying your existing culture and how it impacts adopting agile

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James Newkirk

Sr VP of Engineering, Conga
Jim brings almost 30 years’ experience in the software industry. At CenturyLink, he led development of the company’s cloud management platform. Prior to CenturyLink, James held senior leadership roles at Microsoft and ThoughtWorks. Earlier in his career he co-founded Object Mentor... Read More →

Monday July 25, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Hanover AB