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Wednesday, November 5 • 3:15pm - 3:55pm
Scrum: Creating Great Products and Critical Systems – What to Worry About, What’s Missing, and How to Fix it

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The interest in Agile/Scrum software development practices continues to grow as companies seek more efficient methods of developing software while meeting market demands for delivery. Scrum is a software development methodology based on Agile principles. Agile methodologies promote a project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation; a leadership philosophy using teamwork, self-organization, and accountability; and strong customer involvement.

However, Scrum/Agile implementations don't always go as planned, and without some due diligence, chaos is easy. In this session, Neil enumerates the problems to look out for and provides example corrective actions:

• Scrum/Agile overview
• What to use from the Agile Manifesto
• Definition of Scrum
• Scrum risks to look out for and what to do about them:
   – Mistaking speed for progress (many components developed that don’t work together)
   – One-liner requirements (the devil is in the details)
   – Missing architecture/design
   – Missing final system test/validation
   – Missing configuration management
   – Missing risk management
   – Missing process assurance (known as ScrumBut)

Speakers
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Neil Potter

The Process Group
Neil Potter is co-founder of The Process Group, a company formed in 1990 that consults on process improvement, software engineering, and project management. Neil has 26 years of experience in software and process engineering. He is an SEI-certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Intro to CMMI instructor, Six Sigma Greenbelt, and Certified Scrum Master. He has a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Essex (UK) and is the co-author of Making... Read More →


Wednesday November 5, 2014 3:15pm - 3:55pm
Grand Station Ballroom 3

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