10 Years Back, 10 Years Forward, What Does that Mean for Today?

Join us at our November meeting where Lowell Lindstrom will be our speaker!

This fall, we reach the 10 year anniversary of the publication of Extreme Programming Explained, one of the early milestones marking the birth of the Agile age in software development. In this talk, Lowell Lindstrom will reflect on the emergence of agile software development and forecast some trends into the future. Attendees will participate in the Innovation Game(r) Remember the Future to share their thoughts and hopes for how the IT and software industry evolves and how Agile continues to influence it.

Speaker background:
Lowell Lindstrom has been involved in developing and deploying software products for nearly 25 years. He was among the early pioneers in bringing agile software development services to the marketplace. In 1999, as Vice President at Object Mentor, he developed partnerships with the leaders of the Extreme Programming movement, including Kent Beck, Ron Jeffries, and Martin Fowler to develop the ultimate agile learning experience. He was the Organizing Chair of the first North American conference on agile software development (XP/Agile Universe) in 2001 and the Program Chair in 2004, where he was instrumental in unifying the two agile conferences.

- Opening Remarks

Lowell Lindstrom
- "10 Years Back, 10 Years Forward, What Does that Mean for Today?"

IRAUG & Habitat for Humanity
- Share experience from Habitat for Humanity work day

- 2010 - A Call for Strategy

- Networking

We look forward to seeing you at our November meeting! 6:00 - 7:30

Refreshments will be provided!

Meeting cost: $10 toward the cost of the meeting - can pay online or at the door

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  • A former member
    A former member

    We have been getting better every month. Special Thanks to Tom Mellor and Lowell Lindstrom for participating. It was great to hear the discussions around the exercise. Job Well Done on all parts. Thank You.

    November 18, 2009

  • Lowell L.

    Thanks for coming everyone. I enjoyed presenting and the discussion. Making community outreach an initial goal is very impressive and inspiring. Well done!

    We started down an interesting path during the debrief on Remember the Future. The difference in time perspective on when things have occurred was fascinating and is a powerful aspect of that game.

    Thanks again for a great evening!

    November 18, 2009

  • Ron N.

    The discussion on the past of "Agile" and how it came to its present form was interesting. I liked the exercise to get the members involved rather than just seeing a power point presentation. I think the audience wasn't prepared to answer questions. they seemed unusually quiet. possibly not wanting to answer for fear of saying the wrong answer.
    One suggestion: Send an announcement of the meeting at least 2 weeks out so members can doa bit of research before attending the meeting. they will be better prepared to interact.

    November 17, 2009

  • Maria M.

    Lowell gave a great overview of the last 10 years with agile and walked us through thinking 10 years into the future which generated great discussion! Thanks everyone for participating!

    November 17, 2009

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