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Doing Agile Isn't the Same as BEING Agile!

People often say "We're doing agile at my company." What does that really mean? Unfortunately it usually means the organization has picked a small number of agile practices they attempt to do without really paying attention to the overall results. If a company is "doing agile well" it may even mean they are doing as many agile practices as possible. However, in practice there is a big difference between "doing agile" and "being agile!" Companies BEING Agile perform better than companies doing agile. They see higher morale among their employees. They use Agile as a tool rather than a process. Most importantly, being Agile means being devoted to the principles which drive success rather than hoping the practices will drive success. Whether you are using XP, Scrum, AUP, Crystal or another agile methodology come learn the basic principles and how to internalize them so your team, organization or enterprise can BE agile rather than DO agile!

Bio: Bob Hartman, also known as Agile Bob, has spent over 30 years in software development. His logic-based approach to development and quality was honed early in his career when he obtained both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After graduation he acquired wide-ranging industry knowledge by working in almost every role in the software industry including developer, tester, documentation writer, product manager, project manager, business analyst, development manager and executive. Bob is no stranger to problems inherent in using an agile process having spent 5 years as VP of a publicly traded company which switched to agile during difficult times.

Over the past 10 years he has grown from being an early adopter of agile to his current status as a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) who has done significant training, coaching and mentoring in all areas of agile development. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences, seminars and workshops where his engaging style, holistic view of development, and personal anecdotes are always well received by attendees. In order to get to this location you can use the following subway lines:
JMZ to Broad St
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    A former member

    Great presentation.

    January 15, 2010

  • Rob K.

    Really great mix of content and contributing audience. Presenter couldn't have known the material better. Cool people doing cool work.

    January 14, 2010

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