07/22/2015 MEETING OF AGILE BOSTON: STUART TURNER
***NEXT MEETING***...***NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE***
WEDNESDAY JULY 22 2015: in CAMBRIDGE
See details on venue, below....
AGILE COACH and CST, STUART TURNER, on...
REAL AGILE: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
About STUART TURNER
STUART TURNER is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile coach based in Singapore. He has trained thousands of Scrum students worldwide since 2009.
He is also a worldwide Agile community leader: Stuart is the designer and arranger of the multi-day Agile Singapore event. Stuart has coached Agile for over eight years, and constructed software professionally for over 25 years. You can learn more about Stuart from his video interview on INFOQ.
Stuart started in Agile on 2002. He was there when XP first appeared on the scene. He now works with Bas Vodde, teaching Scrum and coaching Agile throughout the Asia Pacific region of the world via the Agile consultancy and training firm Odd-E.com.
REAL AGILE: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
This session asks some provocative and "no-so-easy-to-answer" AGILE QUESTIONS.
Have you ever considered any of these questions? Let's explore these:
Why do we want software?
Is it possible to do away with programme and portfolio management?
What happens when software allows us to do more?
What does Scrum have to do with a French bakery?
Do projects nurture software?
How can we create contracts for successful software?
How can we move beyond budgeting?
How is software similar to skyscrapers?
How do fixed-length iterations aid learning?
Is brainstorming as effective as most of us think?
Did you know your organisation already hired Scrum Masters?
How can seven people work on one task and be more effective than a single person?
How can you complete UAT before you start development?
Can synchronised tea-break times increase effectiveness?
How can we improve outcomes by reducing efficiency?
Can a robust definition of done improve predictability?
I'm Stuart Turner and I've been developing software for 25 years. I'll share my current understanding and views on some of the above and how I use them to guide my own work and help others create a better world in which to live. I'm a software developer, agility consultant, Certified Scrum Trainer and Co-Active Coach based in Singapore. We'll explore these real questions, and get to the bottom of the real answers. And the answers may surprise you...
SCHEDULE & AGENDA 0600PM-0830PM
0600PM Doors Open
0630PM Agile Manifesto principles: examination & dialogue
0700PM Food & beverage break
0720PM MAIN EVENT
**NOTE** THE VENUE CHANGE: **NOT** BURLINGTON THIS MONTH:
OFFICE BUILDING, 150 CAMBRIDGEPARK DRIVE, CAMBRIDGE MA
PHONE: 203 915 7248
NOTE: ENTER PARKING AT 100 CAMBRIDGEPARK DRIVE AND ANNOUNCE "AGILE MEETING" INTO THE INTERCOM TO PARK. THEN PROCEED TO THE 150 CAMBRIDGEPARK DRIVE BUILDING
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Tickets (for all events, regardless of ticket price) are transferable; if you cannot make it to the event you can send a friend in your place. NOTE: Registering is an explicit commitment to attend. PLEASE do not register casually. Doing so prevents others who sincerely want to attend from doing so, and also overstates food & beverage counts. Registering casually does everyone a serious disservice. Your registration is an explicit commitment to attend. Anyone authorized by the event promoter to attend this event is subject to the following Ground Rules as a condition of attendance: There are no refunds for paid events. No audio or video recording permitted. Recording of video and/or audio is grounds for revoking your authorization to attend. You may take pictures. You are required to show up ready to have loads of FUN and engage in lots of LEARNING with lots of other very curious, fun-loving people. By purchasing a ticket and/or attending this meeting (hereafter the Event), you are explicitly authorizing us to capture pictures, video, and audio recordings of your image and voice and to use these recordings in promotion of our events. By purchasing a ticket and/or attending the Event, you are agreeing explicitly to indemnify and hold harmless the following parties from any and all claims, including but not limited to any loss, damage, or legal liability related to attendance: a) the venue provider, b) the event promoters, c) anyone and everyone else even remotely associated with the execution of the Event event in any way, whatsoever. The Event promoter reserves the right to refuse and/or revoke admittance to anyone at any time, subject only to refunding within 30 days any dollar price paid for said admittance.
OFFICE BUILDING (View)
150 Cambridgepark Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140