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Agile and Mainframes

Agile and Mainframes, with Max Roy

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Agile Mainframes

Join Max Roy for a presentation into using Agile methods in Mainframe environments.

Although Mainframes are traditionally associated with Waterfall projects, this presentation aims to show that Agile projects can happen on legacy mainframe applications.

Max will discuss

  • How to do Agile projects on mainframe platforms
  • Share certain war-stories on Waterfall projects and why Agile is superior
  • Remove certain miconceptions about mainframes

Max's career spans 25 years in roles such as Solution /Data /Application Architect, Project Manager, Business Analyst and IT Faculty/Trainer. He has an innovative yet pragmatic approach and end-to-end delivery focus in all phases of the SDLC, using a wide array of agile techniques into both planning and execution.

His current focus is on implementing hybrid Agile methods on mission-critical projects with a focus on delivering business value.

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  • Max R.

    Good to see such a turnout & interest!

    Hope everyone got something out of my session :)

    April 5, 2013

  • shane f

    any chance of getting a copy of the slide deck ?

    April 2, 2013

  • Paul

    Agile and Mainframes - Firstly thanks to the organiser and Presenter for their time and effort in this session. Presenter was insightful and seemed well qualified to speak on this topic (at least I thought what he said was mainly accurate). I think the title of the topic was misleading - it should have been called Agile and Enterprise systems (I didn't see much relevance with the Mainframe concept and this may have put some people off coming). Once again the session went 30 mins overtime! The presenter had too many slides (I think 17 in total) and missed approx half of them when he noticed time was short towards the end. The idea of a group exercise/workshop is good but there was insufficient time to do this justice. I would encourage the Organiser to provide presentation guidelines to future presenters so that we keep to time, and have the appropriate number of slides for the time allocated. Happy to help provide further guidance if requested. Thanks for your insights Max!

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Craig W B.

    Hey everyone, a prompt start at 6pm. (Building doors lock at 6, so get here by 5.45 if you can.

    March 18, 2013

    • Julian S.

      Got stuck in traffic enroute back to the city so I'm a no show tonight. No disrespect intended.

      March 27, 2013

  • Tanya L.


    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On second thoughts, I don't think I'm ever likely to work on a mainframe project…

    March 27, 2013

  • Andrew N.

    Apologies - I can no longer attend this meetup - looking forward to the next one, though.

    March 22, 2013

  • Kelsey van H.

    Sorry parent teacher interviews

    March 20, 2013

  • Noreen

    Am looking forward to this event

    March 18, 2013

  • Andrew N.

    Hi Craig - I'm brand new to the group. Looking at coming to the March meetup (dependent on the location). How far in advance do you normally lock in the venue? Cheers and looking forward to getting involved.

    February 24, 2013

    • Craig W B.

      We usually announce the venue a few days prior to the event once we know demand. Almost always in the cbd.

      February 24, 2013

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