Gateway Software Symposium
September 28 - 30, 2007 - St. Louis, MO
Screwing Up Agile
Agile software techniques like Scrum and XP are increasingly popular; there are tons of resources on the web to help you do agile right. Tragically, there are very few resources to help you screw up an agile project. This talk will show you how to ruin agile projects.
I will give you ten poison pills that have been field-tested for their corrosive qualities:
- Wanting to succeed
- Documenting source code
- Choosing the best tools
- Training developers
- Improving precision
- Applying the 80/20 rule
- Enjoying the process
- Keeping it simple
- Practicing noology
I personally promise that these pills, used as directed, will destroy any agile project.
No prior knowledge is necessary! These techniques are usable by anyone: developers, managers, stakeholders, and customers.
About Stuart Halloway
Stuart Halloway is the CEO of Relevance, Inc. (www.thinkrelevance.com). With co-founder Justin Gehtland, Stuart helps companies adopt agile, as well as innovative technologies such as Clojure and Ruby on Rails. Stuart is the author of Programming Clojure, Rails for Java Developers, and Component Development for the Java Platform. Prior to founding Relevance, Stuart was the Chief Architect at Near-Time, and the Chief Technical Officer at DevelopMentor.More About Stuart »