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Don't Be Lazy - Iterate Faster! with Kris Read

Normally, we have to ghost write the abstracts a little so they fit our guidelines, but in Kris's case, we think he has captured his talk perfectly in his own words:

Abstract and Agenda:

When I ask teams how long their iterations are, I hear two to six weeks.  "We found that was just what worked best for us."  These teams are often very succesful, delivering software following a busy but comfortable and repeatable routine.  This talk confronts the complacency of agile teams head-on.  I'll explain why it's important to increase iteration speed one day at a time, who's responsible, and how to go about it.  The goal of this talk is to help audiences understand and identify the bad habits they may not even realize they've developed. At the end of the night, you'll see a clear, gradual and traversible path from your current process to something better.  All without soap-box preaching or an abrupt jump to Continuous Delivery.

About Kris Read:

A vocal member of the Calgary technical community, Kris brings a passion for consulting, speaking, communication, management and strategic leadership along with over a decade of hands-on experience in software development. Kris is driven to take companies and teams to the next level, and leverages his love of technology along with past experience in roles from CTO to ThoughtWorks Consultant to add value wherever he goes.  He is a principle at ProtoPattern Consulting.

Additional Details:

This is the eighth -- and second to last -- session in the Fall/Winter CAMUG season.  Come at 6.00 and enjoy complementary refreshments.  The session itself runs from 6.30 to 7.30.  We are in ICT 516 ICT 116 (we've moved to a bigger room, same building), and that our regular night is now Thursday.  It should be a great session; as a former CAMUG organizer, Kris knows how to put on a show.


Special thanks to our Gold Sponsor Pason Systems Ltd., the Calgary-based, leading global provider of specialized data management systems for land-based and offshore rigs worldwide.  Thanks also to the University of Calgary for contributing the use of facilities and Intellog Inc. for providing refreshments and sponsorship of the Meetup group.


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  • Matthew M.

    Memorial service. I may be unable to make it.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Due to the popularity of the upcoming event, we have had to relocate to a larger room. We are now in ICT 116. This is the same building but on the 1st floor. Please contact Luu or me if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you there.

    April 3, 2013

  • Tim U.

    Might show up if I'm not working late.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited for this one!!

    March 24, 2013

  • Ben S.

    Looking forward!

    March 21, 2013

  • Brett G.

    I feel the need for speed!

    March 21, 2013

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