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Well, we are going to end the year in style with a special guest Johanna Rothman! She will speak for an hour and we have 30 minutes for questions. I have personally read and used several exercises like Agile Project Chartering and creating working agreements based on her book that she will be discussing with great success. I hope to see you there! TOPIC: Create Your Successful Agile Project Johanna Rothman Many organizations try to standardize on one agile approach or framework—regardless of its fit for use. That means you’re trying to force-fit what your team needs into someone else’s “best practice.” You can determine your own useful practices using agile and lean principles. You can create your successful agile project and deliver value every day. BIO Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” offers frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams do reasonable things that work. Equipped with that knowledge, they can then decide how to adapt their product development. With her trademark practicality and humor, Johanna is the author of 18 books about many aspects of product development. Her most recent books are the Modern Management Made Easy series, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams (with Mark Kilby) and Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver. See all her books, blog, and other resources at jrothman.com and createadaptablelife.com.
Topic: Flow and Flow Metrics are the new rage, but the business does not care about your cool Cumulative Flow or Work in Progress diagrams. The business cares about what products or services they get for the money to fund your paycheck. In this dad humor filled, and interactive, session you will learn the basics of Flow and what gets in the way, and how to apply Flow Metrics in your context to increase business value based on real-world experience. About the Speaker: Bill Donaldson has over 35 years’ experience developing and delivering software in aerospace, manufacturing, and information technology. Bill has led Agile and DevOps transformation, coached enterprises on improving delivery ranging from global cloud-based web applications to Billion-dollar ERPs. Bill is passionate about contributing back to society, his activities include working with Mass Challenge and Greentown Labs, Agile Alliance as track judge, and is an ally for women in tech.
2021 will be the 20th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto. Initially, there was an open question about the role of an independent testing function on Agile software development teams. We can now see that thinking neither gained consensus nor emerged at scale. That said, testing has evolved over the past 20 years in multiple dimensions. Despite that evolution, there are still some key tenets that haven't changed or not changed much. Dave Harrison has been leading and participating in agile software testing efforts for half of his 30 year career in testing. He has worked in multiple business domains, from pioneering remote access/VPN technologies to his current work in Fintech. Please join us for a presentation on his perspective on the continued importance of testing, and his thoughts on future directions for testing in Agile.