Moving Toward Symbiotic Development

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Agile and Lean are transforming the software development industry, but both of them miss a key fact about software - it is extremely sensitive to the composition of teams working on it and the structure of the organization around it. In this keynote, Michael Feathers will talk about how organizations can leverage this fact and achieve powerful outcomes.


5:30pm: Doors open - Registration, Networking, Food

6:00pm: Welcome and Intro

6:15pm: Agile Principle with

6:30pm: Featured Speaker - Michael Feathers on Moving Toward Symbiotic Development

7:45pm: Wrap-up and Raffle

8:00pm: Adjourn - Post meeting cocktails @ Trader's Mill

About the Speaker:

Over the years, I've spent a significant amount of time helping teams gain control over large code bases in C, C++, C#, Java, and Ruby. I was involved in the early Agile movement and one of my passions is helping organizations recognize the impact of their internal organization and communication on the long term viability of their software products - putting interactions in place to prevent the accumulation of technical debt and lost business opportunities.

Currently, I'm helping teams and pursuing research in business / development communication, preventing errors through design practice and array-functional programming languages. My goal is to make software development more effective and integrated with business concerns.
I'm also the author of the book 'Working Effectively with Legacy Code'