Over the past dozen years, Agile software methodologies have moved from the fringes to the mainstream. During that time, a wealth of information has been created in the form of books, videos, conferences, and workshops. Most of that information addresses applying agile techniques to a single team with few constraints. Many situations require coordination across multiple teams, distributed teams, and teams that are organized around large-scale systems architectures. This talk will cover techniques for large-scale agile product design, roadmap planning, delivery planning and execution.
5:30pm: Doors open - Registration, Networking, Food
6:00pm: Welcome and Intro (Matt Block)
6:15pm: Agile Principle (Grandon Westlund)
6:30pm: Featured Speaker (Dion Stewart)
7:45pm: Wrap-up, Raffle (Matt Block)
8:00pm: Adjourn - Post meeting cocktails @ TBD
About the Speaker:
Dion Stewart is a software developer and agile coach at DevJam in Minneapolis, MN. As a Smalltalk developer, he was first exposed to test-driven development, pair programming, user stories, and other agile practices in the late 1990s. He has a Masters degree in Software Engineering and an undergraduate degree in Music and English Literature. His work as a professional software developer is also influenced by the time he spent on residential guitar seminars with rock guitarist Robert Fripp.