Agile for the People with Graeme Sutherland

While the agile manifesto puts individuals top left, agile implementations can go wrong -- becoming tool-heavy human torture machines.  In this talk, Graeme wants to consider the happiness of the individual developer inside the agile machine, drags in some permaculture principles and highlights what he sees as the near enemies of agile happiness -- where process goes too far.

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  • Karl S.

    Here's a link to Graeme's slides (he posted them in the wrong meeting ;-)
    goo.gl/rNKdXd

    July 25, 2014

  • Carlos S.

    Great discussion and really useful and interesting points made by all. Keen to learn more on how to sell the value of agile to the uninitiated.

    July 25, 2014

    • Andy D.

      Baby steps.

      July 28, 2014

    • Graeme S.

      Selling to the outside... I really think that a focus on 'how people work' is really important. I'd say that team members need to clearly know what is happening (planning), that there is rhythm in their life (beginnings and endings, daily standups) and the need a strong customer representative that can actually answer customer questions and decide things (product owner)

      July 28, 2014

  • Eric C.

    Great talk and discussion after, interesting to hear how businesses are getting on with Agile (or not!)

    July 25, 2014

  • Andy D.

    If anyone's interested, I started curating a Flipboard magazine using my plethora of Scrum- and Agile-related bookmarks.
    https://flipboard.com/section/scrum-bA14EG

    1 · July 25, 2014

  • Andy D.

    Great meetup! Graeme's talk was easy on the ears; his words resonated with my own experiences; and the discussions that took place immediately after were great. Nice one! Great effort.

    3 · July 25, 2014

  • Francesca

    Hi, I have arrived but can't seem to access. Guess you may have started :(

    July 23, 2014

    • Graeme S.

      Yes, I'll put a note here with slides after

      July 24, 2014

    • Francesca

      Great, many thanks. Apologies for the confusion. Looking forward to further opportunities to attend

      July 24, 2014

  • Kim K.

    unfortunately cannot make it this time but looking forward to the next ones!
    Will the notes/slides be available afterwards?

    July 16, 2014

    • Graeme S.

      I'll attempt to record it as well..

      July 18, 2014

    • Lewis B.

      Should get some video going?

      July 19, 2014

  • Lewis B.

    Will try and come, will be my first! .... so be nice

    July 19, 2014

  • Jez N.

    Looks very relevant. My dev team is in the process of merging into a larger company that has acquired us. They want/need to add more processes so that we can work cross-site but I want to keep the people focus.

    July 11, 2014

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