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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Experience Agile Emergence through Sketch Comedy

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“The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.” Most people read this principle from the Agile Manifesto and focus on the self-organization element. What about the concept of emergence? Exactly how do requirements and designs emerge? And how do self-organizing teams enable emergence? Get a hands-on lesson on self-organization and emergence using an unlikely source of inspiration—sketch comedy. John Krewson leads courageous delegates to envision, write, rehearse, and perform an episode of The Waterfall Comedy Hour. Others watch the process unfold and provide feedback along the way. Throughout the process, you’ll experience the difference between emergence and specification, the benefits of iterative and incremental delivery, and the power of a self-organized team with a shared goal.

John Krewson
Sketch Development Services

John Krewson is the founder and president of Sketch Development Services, a software development studio that provides agile coaching, consulting, and training. His organization delivers software for its customers using agile principles and practices, and helps other organizations with their agile transformations. He recently led the agile transformation for MasterCard Worldwide, scaling agility to 10,000 team members across six continents and multiple product lines using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Previously he was an agile coach with VersionOne and in a prior life was a professional actor, appearing on Saturday Night Live in 1997. Follow John on his blog or on Twitter @johnkrewson.