Reclaiming Agile Development: Don’t Let the Cat Die
Regardless of how you feel about felines, dead cats stink. What also stinks is what is happening to agile development practices.
A presentation by Paul Holway, Centric St. Louis
What started as a movement to increase the quality and usefulness of code written has been professionalized into certificates and ceremonies that are only marginally helping the process.
Instead of blaming political and organizational forces, this humorous and irreverent presentation focuses on what team members can do to overcome these corporate obstacles and to get to the spirit of agile through a focus on architectural innovation and personal improvement.
In this presentation, Paul Holway, the Technology Leader for Centric St. Louis, uses his experience in implementing dozens of real-world agile teams to offer agile leaders some proven techniques to bring more satisfaction to their work and bring the focus of agile back to software development.
This presentation also touches on how to get out of all-day planning meetings and task-tracking and instead focus on concepts that produce true agility. Examples includes how to know when to demo, how to guard your build health through continuous integration and continuous deployment, and how to include your QA test team to your agile process.
Originally presented at CodeMash 2015