Greater Atlanta Software Symposium
September 24 - 26, 2010 - Atlanta, GA
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The Agile Guerilla
So you discovered agile software development this weekend. You've finally found the tools that you're going to use to fix your team. Do you rush in to work Monday morning with a slide deck in one hand and a baseball bat in the other, ready to bludgeon the first person who checks in untested code? How do you think that's going to work out for you? I can tell you from personal experience that it doesn't play out too well. There is a better way.
In this talk, we'll look at strategies for taking a guerrilla warfare approach to agile adoption. We'll walk through many of the agile practices and discuss how we can apply them on our own and still deliver value, including:
- test-driven development on an island
- guerilla continuous integration
- personal kanban and other workflow practices
- and more...
After we've gotten as agile as we can on our own, we'll show how you can infect your team and your boss with the agile bug by demonstrating the dramatic increase in your own productivity and code quality. After all, sometimes it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
About Matt Stine
Matt Stine is an Enterprise Java/Cloud consultant based in Memphis, TN. He is a twelve year veteran of the enterprise software and web development industries, with experience spanning the healthcare, biomedical research, e-commerce, and retail store domains.
Matt has spoken at conferences ranging from JavaOne to CodeMash and has published several articles for Agile Zone, GroovyMag and NFJS the Magazine, as well as the Selenium 2.0 DZone Refcard. Matt is also the founder of the Memphis/Mid-South Java User Group.
His current areas of interest include lean/agile software development, software architecture, mobile application development and functional languages.More About Matt »