YXP-2814 Agile is a Dirty Word | Devoxx

Devoxx UK 2019
from Wednesday 8 May to Friday 10 May 2019.

   Agile is a Dirty Word


Methodology & Culture
Methodology & Culture
Intermediate level
Room B Friday from 14:50 til 15:40

Any organisation that tells you that it is "doing Agile" ISN'T doing Agile. This is something I've discovered in the last few years working as a consultant for ThoughtWorks.

How do you teach Agile to a group of people who think they are already doing Agile? How do you explain to a business that thinks that "Agile doesn't work" that the reason why it isn't working is because IT has to change as well as the technology group? How do you even begin to do this when everybody you meet thinks that they've "tried this all before, it just doesn't work here!"

We've worked under these conditions and we've had success in effecting real change both at ground level and throughout the wider business. In this talk I'll share some techniques that we've successfully used.

Agile   inspiration   methodology   culture  
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James Birnie
James Birnie
From ThoughtWorks

James has been working in software since the late 1990s. Back then TDD was something you studied but never did and agile and lean were words we used to describe athletes.

James worked in a startup for 9 years before joining ThoughtWorks in 2015. Since then he has become an Agile transformation specialist with the odd departure from the day job to study cool things like quantum computing.

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