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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Continuous Discovery: The Path to Learning and Growing

Software development is a process of continuous discovery. When writing software, we create ideas, we try them in code, we learn what works and what doesn’t—and that steers us to a better solution. And sometimes we do this all day long! Woody Zuill says that this same process of continuous discovery works for making improvements for our teams, and in our workplaces and organizations. With continuous discovery we do numerous micro experiments that guide us along the path to a better future. If we follow the values and principles expressed in the Agile Manifesto, which provides us a powerful set of guidelines on our quest for “better,” we can quickly discover what works and what doesn’t—just like in our code. Woody shares how he applies and uses agile thinking in his daily work to encourage continuous discovery, learning, and growth in the teams and organizations with which he’s worked. Let's explore together and discover the path to the future we want to create.

Woody Zuill
Independent Consultant

An independent senior agile consultant, trainer, and guide, Woody Zuill has been programming computers for thirty-plus years. As a pioneer of the Mob Programming approach of teamwork for software development, he has been sharing presentations and workshops on Mob Programming for conferences, user groups, and organizations worldwide. Woody is considered one of the founders of the "#NoEstimates" discussion on Twitter. He believes that code must be simple, clean, and maintainable so we can realize the agile promise of “responding to change,” and that we must constantly “reflect, tune, and adjust” so we can continuously grow our skills and improve our capabilities.