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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

From Waterfall to Agile: A ScrumMaster’s View Prior Year Content

In less than one year, a leading software company's product team transitioned from a twenty-five year history of waterfall development to using agile methodologies. They had produced software the old-fashioned way—sequentially, firmly entrenched in the process and procedure of pure waterfall. Long release cycles, a mature code base, and an ingrained development model prevented their rapid response to the needs of their customers. The “rush for the finish line” left schedules and deadlines shredded, quality and development staff exhausted, and management frustrated. Andrew Montcrieff describes the processes, challenges, and lessons learned while moving from waterfall to agile. He provides insight on how they dealt with the problems encountered along the way. Andrew will make you feel more comfortable with moving a legacy waterfall product to a more predictable, reliable, agile methodology-driven product by learning what to expect and how to deal with the obstacles you’ll likely encounter along the way.

1.00 PMI® PDU
Andrew Montcrieff

A senior principal software engineer with more than twenty-five years of developing data protection software solutions for Veritas, Andrew Montcrieff currently serves as the ScrumMaster for the team focused on support for VMware Virtual Machines in the Backup Exec product line. Andy’s development expertise spans the gamut from the early days of cassette tape drives on DOS-based desktops to protecting your critical data in the cloud. He enjoys using his skills to help solve the difficult problems that challenge today’s software development teams. Contact Andy at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @AgileBitFlipper.

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