At the beginning of a contract for a software development project, everything often goes swimmingly. The client loves you and you get paid on time, every time. Then, after a few issues or delays, the contract can go a little bit off the rails.
So your software development project is just getting started. Or maybe you’re just about to embark on a new release. Or new members just joined the team. What now? The attention and enthusiasm in your project will never be higher than now. This talk shows how to get the most...
This video describes why Agile methodologies have been developed and contrasts them with a traditionnal software development life cycle approach. It also gives and introduction to Scrum, an Agile framework for software project management.
Even though traditional models and assumptions represent thinking that originated in the 1890s with Taylor (fixation on efficiency and utilisation) and Gantt (of Gantt chart fame) they seem remarkably impervious to change. Our problem is that we need to change otherwise we can never achieve true business agility.
This presentation focuses on improvements made over two years of using Kanban and tries to share some ideas for further work with Kanban.
Ever wondered why your software development team just don’t seem to have fun at work, why everyone always seems to be late for meetings by at least one minute.Most people believe motivation comes from paying people more money, is this the only way?
Have you ever worked in a software development super team? The kind of team where the process is the natural flow of the team. Everyone on the team working on his or her parts of the project and it all comes together as one perfect whole. Discussions flow easily, decisions...
If you’re worrying about how you’re doing, you’re not paying attention to what you’re doing. When you’re panicking, you’re not improving. This lightning talk explores the value of focusing on process rather than progress in order to deliver quality while staying sane.