Past Meetup

Alistair Cockburn: "Disciplined Learning: The Successor to Risk Management"

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Be sure to check out Alistair's class at VersionOne as well. It's the real reason he's in town: 3 Day Master Class Advanced Agile Development with Dr. Alistair Cockburn (

Please note: RSVP is limited to 75. The meetup will be held at VersionOne. Map and Directions (,Alpharetta%2c+Georgia%2c+30005%2c+United+States+(VersionOne)&hl=en)

Join Scrum Atlanta for a special engagement as Alistair Cockburn warms up the crowd with Disciplined Learning and takes some Q&A.

"Disciplined Learning: The Successor to Risk Management"

Disciplined Learning consists of identifying, early and continuously, small experiments and small amounts of deliverable work, to gain what would otherwise be late-arriving bad news, in time to maximize the effectiveness of the product delivered.

It is exciting to find a baseline strategy that applies to projects of different sizes and natures. Disciplined Learning is not for the faint of heart — it requires discipline, inventiveness and constant correction. The payoff is the ability to get a development team working together, discover what is needed in time to delivery it, delivery it early in order to create a self-funding project, and trim the tail at the end to meet inelastic deadlines.

About Alistair:

Dr. Alistair Cockburn, one of the original creators of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was voted one of the "The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes" in 2007, for his pioneering work in use cases and agile software development. An internationally renowned IT strategist and author of the Jolt award-winning books "Agile Software Development" and "Writing Effective Use Cases", he is an expert on agile development, use cases, process design, project management, and object-oriented design. In 2001 he co-authored the Agile Manifesto, in 2003 he created the Agile Development Conference, in 2005 he co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network, in 2010 he co-founded the International Consortium for Agile. Many of his articles, talks, poems and blog are online at .