Top 10 Takeaways from Agile 2011

Agenda

6:30-6:45 Socialize/Network/Eat

6:45-7:30 Presentation

7:30-8:30 Group Discussion / Q&A

Topic

In this session, Hemant and Vinayak have volunteered to bring a distilled overview of Agile2011 conference to the DFW Scrum User Group.

Agile2001 conference this year in Salt Lake City will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Agile Manifesto signing with a reunion of the original signatories. Conference participants will learn from the deep experiences of the individuals that started the Agile movement and forever changed software development for the better.

This year the conference is expected to have over 1500 participants from around the world, 200+ sessions, across 17 stages. Agile2011 promises an unparalleled opportunity for teams, developers, executives, and managers -- from novice to expert -- from team to enterprise. Participants will get to explore the depth and breadth of Agile software development, across all practices and perspectives.

Fresh from participating in this conference, Hemant Elhence and Vinayak Joglekar will share their observations on the state of Agile practice. In this highly interactive session for DFW Scrum User Group, Hemant and Vinayak will discuss their Top 10 Key Take Aways from Agile 2011 conference in Salt Lake City. For those of you who are not able to attend the conference this year, this will be a great opportunity to get a distilled overview of key themes that emerged in this conference. And, for those who attended the conference, this session will be a great opportunity to hear a synthesis of themes across large number of sessions and be able to discuss and debate some the themes.

Speaker Bios

Hemant Elhence

Is a Founder & CEO of Synerzip, an Agile software product development company, based in Dallas, TX. Synerzip helps venture-backed technology companies to scale up their engineering operations in a capital efficient manner. Hemant has deep expertise in software product management and development. Hemant has lead product development and management teams in technology companies including ECMi, i2 Technologies, and Digital Equipment Corporation. In addition, Hemant has been a management consultant at TRG, a technology strategy consulting firm, and McKinsey & Co. Hemant earned his BSEE from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, MSEE from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Vinayak Joglekar

Is a Founder and CTO of Synerzip. He has deep expertise in building high-performance, Agile software development teams. Prior to launching Synerzip, Vinayak was a founding executive and Chief Technology Officer of ECMi, an innovative product start-up in Dallas, where he lead the product design and development from India. Has over 22 years of experience in software architecture design and product development with demonstrated success in leading teams to deliver products on time and from concept to release. Vinayak has built and mentored over 100 product development teams and has personally hired over 1000 software professionals. Vinayak earned his BSME from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India.

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  • Rachna P.

    attended top 10 takeways, good presentation

    August 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was definitely worth the trip for Fort Worth! The presentation was informative. The audience input and the Q/A session made it even better.

    August 18, 2011

  • Linda B.

    Thanks for sharing your top 10...a couple of my favorites:
    1) Technical debt compounds if not addressed; accrues interest; keep visible to stakeholders
    2) "Bugs are inherent in our brains"; our brain's interpretation of reality may filter what we see

    August 17, 2011

  • Charles S.

    It was a very good meeting. I was very pleased with the high level themes, with added comments on various sessions. I felt a couple of discussions got a little more detailed than I liked (not for lack of interest, just to conserve time). The discussion around the topics was the usual excellence I have come to expect from the group, including the extra insight from Jay, and Don's discussion of his session.
    One big addition that could be made to the slides would b websites of the presenters, or links to their session on the agile2011 site (which in some cases includes their slides).

    August 17, 2011

  • Paul H.

    I thought it was quite good. There were a number of ideas for me to persue and learn on topics such a [X] Driven Development and how ATDD, BDD and UTDD fit together. I also nabed a few of the presenters names for my own research.

    August 17, 2011

  • Lance D.

    I thought the guys at Synerzip did a great job summarizing the conference and allowing others to chime in that were there as well.

    August 17, 2011

  • William "RED" D.

    Awesome! I was very interested to hear what has become mainstream.

    August 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This could have only been better if more people had stayed to discuss it afterwards.

    August 17, 2011

  • Edward H.

    Hemant and Vinayak gave a very good recap of their experience at the Agile 2011 conference. The discussion points match many of the subjects that challenge my department and development in general. I'm always interested in learning about industry trends and new ways of seeking improvements. Hemant and Vinayak’s presentation encapsulated many ideas that are good food for thought and hopefully I can develop some ideas into future implementations. Thanks for hosting them.

    August 17, 2011

  • Penny

    It was great! As a BA it was a little over my head but enjoyed what I could understand.

    August 17, 2011

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