Join us for a discussion on Lightweight Documentation: An Agile approach by Stephen Ritchie.
Does your team believe, "We're agile we don't have to document anymore"? Do any agile teams actually write documentation? Why should teams create documents anyway?
Of course, in of themselves, documents cannot mitigate risk or validate assumptions. And no amount of documentation, lightweight or comprehensive, is a measure of real progress on software projects. However, no documentation doesn't work either. There must be a sensible balance.
Lightweight documentation is the simplest document necessary to facilitate a shared understanding today or for the future. Come learn why people document and the relationship between documentation and project success. Learn the critical points regarding the audience, purpose, and value of documentation. Learn techniques to help the team focus on the necessary and sufficient documentation that is consistent with the values and principles of agile software development.
Stephen Ritchie is the author of Pro .NET Best Practices (http://www.apress.com/9781430240235 ) and the organizer of the DC ALT .NET group (http://www.meetup.com/dcaltnet ). He has been writing software professionally for over 20 years. Stephen works as a Scrum Master, Agile coach, and software development consultant at Excella Consulting in the Washington, D.C. area. His passion for following best practices has taught him to appreciate the value of experience, practical know-how, and continuous learning. Stephen is the .NET Specialty Area Lead at Excella Consulting. He works with project teams to facilitate and grow using new and better practices that are grounded in sound values and principles.
When: August 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm (See Agenda Below)
Where: Excella Consulting, Ground floor conference room, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201
Cost: Free thanks to our sponsors
Thank you to our main sponsor Excella Consulting for hosting our meetings and providing pizza and refreshments.
Excella is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities page. Excella is offering DCSUG members a discount for upcoming Agile training classes.
6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network and setup
6:30 – 8:00 Discussion/Game/Workshop
8:00 – 8:30 Q&A and wrap-up
Can't make it this month?
We meet monthly. So if you can't make it this month, hopefully we'll see you at the next meetup. Also, if you have an idea, game, workshop, or story to share with the group, then please contact the organizer to setup a presentation for a future meeting.