Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : Pushing Pennies: Playing with the Principles of Product Development Flow

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Pushing Pennies: Playing with the Principles of Product Development Flow

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Most agile practitioners first learn by reading a book, taking a class, or attending local meetings. But learning concepts works best when we can put some concrete examples and practice behind the theory. Being able to talk beyond anecdote and theory and demonstrate why something works the way we think it does is a powerful lesson. Join Bill DeVoe as he leads the audience in a few exercises to illustrate key agile and lean concepts. First, learn about the fallacies of multitasking and how to properly structure our work. Then complete an exercise demonstrating how typical projects work and what is needed to streamline delivery and maximize value. And finally, iterate and experiment to find new and interesting ways to communicate and work. You will leave the session with a deeper understanding of the importance of backlog refinement and prioritization, experimentation, and communication, as well as some exercises that you can run with your teams, managers, and executives.

Bill DeVoe
Artemis Agile Consulting

Bill DeVoe has been in IT for almost 30 years and has spent 20 years of that as an agile practitioner, trainer, and coach. He has a diverse background and has introduced and adapted agile processes with everything from Fortune 10 companies to small startups. He knows what it's like to be working in agile shops as a developer in the trenches, a manager, and product owner. He is the Agile Evangelist for Velocity Partners, a near-shore development company specializing in distributed agile development. He is a Certified Scrum Professional, a SAFe Program Consultant, and licensed Management 3.0 Facilitator.