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Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan


Chief technology officer and a cofounder of LeanDog, Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan has been teaching classes and coaching teams on agile and lean techniques since early 2004. Most of his work has focused on the engineering practices used by developers and testers. For the past few years Cheezy has experienced great success and recognition for his work focused on helping teams adopt Acceptance Test Driven Development using Cucumber. He has authored several popular Ruby gems used by software testers and the book Cucumber & Cheese—A Testers Workshop.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:30am
The Future of Agile: Dilution, Calcification, or Evolution?

The agile revolution began more than a dozen years ago. It was started by a small band of rebels who had radical ideas, shared a common vision, and wanted to change the world by challenging the status quo. Where is that agile revolution today? Has it continued the vision of its founders? Has it stayed true to its original values and principles as set forth in its manifesto or has it been watered down to make it more palatable to the masses? Cheezy Morgan ponders the answers to these and related questions. By taking a probing look at the history and recent developments in agile software development, Cheezy shows us trends that will continue into the future as well as trends that have the potential to undermine the whole moment. Looking at both sides of current debates within the agile community, he discusses attempts to water down the agile principles and those that are hardening their stance against these actions. He paints a picture of several possible outcomes and challenges you to help shape the future of agile.