March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

The hitchhikers guide to agile

The methodologists seem to rise and I suppose they are somewhat right. From the early days when we used things like the V-Model or the Waterfall a lot of things happened in Development Space that tried to:
- grow the rate of success in projects
- use wisdom of the crowds
- simply result in more enjoyable jobs
- get stuff delivered bugfree

This talk will try to give a brief introduction to agile by looking at:
- History of Agile
- Extreme programming
- Scrum
- Kanban
- Innovation Games

The aim is to provide basic information for the agile newbie, fill gaps on the map that you might have if you use one of the methods named or another one left out and leaves lots of space for listener feedback. Agile is not a fixed concept, it's a idea in development for more than a decade and still there is lot of space for improvements.

Isn’t it enough to see that software development is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? NO!

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Sebastian Schürmann

Chip Xonio Online GmbH

Former web developer and member of various open source projects. Now technical team lead of the price comparsion team at Chip Xonio Online GmbH in Munich, Germany.
Developed in a multitude of languages from Perl, Java, Javascript to the infanous PHP and now the even more Javascript. Lately focussing more to methods of herding developers and organizing development efforts on a team basis.

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