Dual Track Agile - Pairing Lean Discovery with Agile Delivery
As teams learn to "Build the Thing Right" using Agile methods it becomes more and more obvious that we now need to "Build the Right Thing". For years Scrum ignored how the backlog got filled with Valuable features. This talk will concentrate on the lessons learned from the Lean UX and Lean Startup community on how to experiment and discover the Right things to build. More and more teams are moving to an integrated Discovery and Delivery model. This talk will highlight real world examples of pairing Lean Discovery with Agile Delivery.
Bob Payne, VP Enterprise Coaching Services, Lithe Speed
Bob Payne is the VP of Enterprise Consulting Services, and a leading proponent of Agile Methodologies and Lean and Agile Practices with 25 years of project management, software development, engineering and business experience. As an early adopter of Extreme Programming (XP), he has worked exclusively as an Agile Coach and practitioner since 1999. He has mentored and managed many transformations ranging in size from teams of five to organizations with dozens of teams and hundreds of associates. He is the chair of the AgileDC conference and founder of Agile Philanthropy. In addition he is a speaker and organizer at national and international conferences.
Bob is passionate about transforming teams and organizations to allow them to deliver high quality software in an Agile, iterative and incremental manner. As host of the Agile Toolkit podcast he has produced over 160 podcast, recording a variety of industry leaders and Agile practitioners.
VENUE: Microsoft - Friendship Heights Location
Microsoft has graciously offered to host the meeting in their Friendship Heights office location.
The venue is at:
5404 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 700, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
NOTE: The meeting room is on the 7th Floor.
See Metro/Parking details below:
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The Microsoft venue is very convenient to public transportation, right next to the Friendship Heights Metro stop on the Red Line.
There is a parking garage adjacent to the Microsoft facilities. Park in the Bloomingdale/Whole Foods lot. There's a small parking fee.