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Agile Principles Series: A Thanksgiving Double Header!

Don't be a turkey...join your fellow Agilists for the last meetup before the long weekend. Think of the topics as a pre-Thanksgiving double-header. We will explore the last two principles in the series together:

"Business people and Developers must work together daily throughout the project" and

"Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale".

Here are some of the questions we will look to explore:

Why is working together daily so important?
What impedes close collaboration, and what promotes it?
What can be done to promote working closely?
Who do you need to get stakeholders "on board" to deliver working software frequently?
What if your customer doesn't want software delivered frequently?
What are the essentials you need in place to get started delivering working software frequently?

We will start the session with some networking time, then jump into the principles. There will be a combination of presentation and workshop. The session will be facilitated by Dan Neumann and Susan DiFabio.

Dan Neumann is an agile coach and enthusiast with expertise in both traditional development methodologies and Agile development using Scrum and XP practices.  Dan seeks to improve the performance of teams and organizations through an inclusive, ongoing process of inspect and adapt, continual improvement as an inherent part of delivery teams' culture. Dan is a Certified Scrum Professional, Innovation Games Trained Facilitator and the President of the Agile Leadership Network.

Susan DiFabio is an independent Agile coach focused on enabling the Agile mindset both at the team level and the organization level. Susan spent many years as a consultant performing roles ranging from developer to designer to project manager. After feeling like a round peg in a square hole trying to fulfill the role of traditional project manager, Susan found her passion when she discovered like-minded people in the Agile community.


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  • Robert

    Just a long Thanksgiving week for me with family out of town. I'm sorry to miss the gathering. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    November 5, 2012

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