With all the buzz over Agile and all the people trying to implement and Agile methodology without proper training, there are a lot of horror stories floating around concerning the failure of Agile. Chances are good you’re familiar with many of them. With 10 years of Agile experience under his belt, Bill has had to fight against many mistakes companies and individuals make when they try to move to Agile. He’ll be sharing many of those mistakes to help you ensure your own Agile transition fails. If you’re actually interested in Agile success,
Bill will include some tips on avoiding these mistakes. Examples include:
Schedule minimal training. After all, you’re changing everything you do.
Hold standups and 2-week sprints, but don’t change anything else.
Ignore QA when making your transition. They never needed those requirements anyway.
Micromanaging Agile - taking back all the efficiencies Agile can provide
Product Owners are “nice to have.”
Use lots of meetings to ensure everyone is “on the same page."
Bill Rinko-Gay started his IT career doing Software Test in 1982. Over the years Bill has worked in many industries, moving up from individual contributor to senior manager, finally moving to Project Management in 2009. Between 2005 and 2009 Bill studied Agile principles, first successfully applying them on a major Financial back-end project and using them to successfully deliver 4 major projects for NYC’s IT Agency on time and with full functionality. Currently, Bill is working with NYC’s Sanitation Department (DSNY) as Scrum Master and Scrum Coach for SMART their first major enterprise-scale in-house development project. After many years of unsuccessful third-party attempts, DSNY re-wrote and deployed SMART in just over 1 year. Bill is now working with DSNY to learn lessons about architecture, tools, test automation, and team skills to apply to SMART Phase 2
Hilton Garden Inn 8241 Snowden River Parkway Columbia, MD 21045
From Baltimore Washington International Airport - Exit airport and take I-195 west. Exit 2B/RT 295 South Washington. Stay on 295 South to MD Route 100 west. Travel on Route 100 to exit 3/Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second light. The hotel is on the immediate right. From Reagan National Airport - Exit airport to I-395 northern Virginia. Take 395 to 495 towards Rockville. Take 495 to I-95 north. Exit I-95 at exit 43B/RT 100 Ellicott City. Take RT 100 to exit 3/Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second light. The hotel is on the right. From Interstate 95 - Take Route 100 West/Ellicott City to Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second traffic light. The hotel is on the right. From route 295 - Exit Route 295 onto Route 100 west Ellicott City. Then take Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second traffic light. The hotel is on the right. From Route 29 - Take Route 29 to Route 100 east Glen Burnie. Then take Snowden River Parkway exit. Turn left at the second traffic light. The hotel is on the right.
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