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Venkat Subramaniam - Agile, not Fragile

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Agile adoption has gone through the roof. Almost every organization is now agile, in some form or fashion. However, a number of organizations are inflicted by "Agile by convenience" where they take on practices that are easy to adopt. Agile is not about what we do, but how we do it and what we get out of it.

"Are we succeeding?" is the most important question to ask. How can we avoid the fragility that comes from the realities of the world we live in—complexities of projects, distributed teams, multi-team collaborations, organizational structures, market influences,...?

In this presentation, award winning author, an agile practitioner and coach will discuss the practicalities of achieving agility and succeeding with meaningful agile practices. He will share about practices and approaches that are not necessarily easy, but those that are essential to success in development.

About the speaker: Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s.