In 2001 a few of us met in hopes that we could agree on a simple statement that defines lightweight processes. We wrote a simple manifesto, and chose the name Agile. We had no idea how successful this idea would be. At that meeting, Kent Beck stated a prime goal: “To heal the divide between business and development”.
Has that divide been healed? Or has it been made worse? Is Agile succeeding today or, like so many other movements before it, has it been diluted into irrelevance?
I'm sure Bob needs no introduction, but just in case:
Robert Martin (Uncle Bob) (@unclebobmartin) has been a programmer since 1970. He is the Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, an acclaimed speaker at conferences worldwide, and the author of many books including: The Clean Coder, Clean Code, Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, and UML for Java Programmers. He is a prolific writer and has published hundreds of articles, papers, and blogs. He served as the Editor-in-chief of the C++ Report, and as the first chairman of the Agile Alliance. He is the creator of the acclaimed educational video series at cleancoders.com.
For this event we're pleased to partner with ACCU, who have been kind enough to lend us a space following the first day of their Developers Conference.