Great Lakes Software Symposium
November 16 - 18, 2007 - Chicago, IL
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Leading Agile Projects: Maintaining Sustainable Agility
Once your agile project is rolling along, there are many bumps and roadblocks which can derail the train. Whether you are leading the project formally or informally, there are techniques you can use to keep the project alive and innovative. This session will cover skills and techniques for leading sustainable project communities.
We will walk through some basics which need to be in place and then we will move on to advance topics like maintaining a living backlog, adapting to change, growing meaningful metrics, radiating information, working with project members, anti-coaching and more. We will also discuss a collection of monitors (spontaneous pairing, ?us? and ?them?, presence of pride, emergence of leaders) used by working coaches to determine which practices to use.
Prerequisite: Leading Agile Projects: Finding Your Groove in the First 4 Iterations
About David Hussman
David teaches and coaches the adoption and improvement of agility as a delivery tool. His work includes helping companies of all sizes all over the world. Sometimes he is pairing with developers and testers, while other times he is helping to invent, evolve and plan the delivery of all types of products and projects. David also spends a great deal of time helping leaders at all levels find ways to pragmatically use agility to foster innovation.
Prior to working as a full time coach, David spent years building software in a variety of domains: digital audio, digital biometrics, medical, financial, retail, and education to name a few. David now leads DevJam, a company composed of agile collaborators. As mentors and practitioners, DevJam focuses on agility as a tool to help people and companies improve their software production skills. DevJam provides seasoned leaders that strive to pragmatically match technology, people, and processes to create better and cooler products in competitive cycles.
Along with teaching and coaching, David participates in conferences around the world. He is the recipient of the Agile Alliance, 2009 Gordon Pask Award. David continuously contributes to books and various publications.
For coaching information, presentations, and more, visit www.devjam.comMore About David »