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Tuesday, July 29 • 10:45 - 12:00
State of Agile (Ken Schwaber) FULL

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I do not know what the state of agile is. I do not know if it is better than waterfall. I think it is, it certainly feels better, all of the surveys say that it is better. However, when a customer asks me how they are doing, I’m stumped. All I have is circumstantial evidence, not proof. I asked them to get ALM tools. I encouraged test first development. But has the organization received more value in return? Neither they nor I know.

I’ll describe a practice derived from medicine, Evidence Based Management, in which we can evaluate our improvement efforts based on indisputable outcomes that measure organizational value. We’ll look at how we can relate these outcomes to circumstantial evidence of development capability. Whatever, we can move from software being seen as an expense.


Ken Schwaber

Evangilist, Scrum.org
Developed Scrum with Jeff Sutherland in early 1990's and presented it at Oopsla 1995. Created and signed Agile Manifesto in 2001 with others at SnowBird. Founded Agile Alliance, Scrum Alliance, and Scrum.org, in succession.

Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:45 - 12:00