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Agile Antipatterns: The Agilist's Guide to Traps, Tripwires, & Treachery
Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
ABSTRACT: UDig is sponsoring Adam Weisbart to lead us on a journey through the Agile Antipattern jungle where traps, tripwires and treachery abound. Knowing the basics of being Agile is essential for any team member, but out in the trenches, a good Agilist must be ready to identify and deal with Agile Antipatterns to help their team and organization move forward.
What's an Agile Antipattern? Something that at first blush may seem benign, but in practice is usually dangerous to an agile initiative. These are often first expressed as harmless sounding quotes from your team such as "Our daily Scrum lasts 45 minutes" or "I was pulled off this sprint and put onto an emergency project. Again." It's important to be able to identify these quickly since they can damage your organization, and are often slippery to catch. Once they're caught, what does one do with them? Don't worry, we'll come up with a plan together.
Through this interactive workshop, participants will gather a wealth of Agile Antipattern knowledge and a set of tools that can be used to remedy these troubling but common problems in the field. We'll use data collected from The Agile Antipatterns Project (http://AgileAntipatterns.com), and the real-world Antipatterns participants bring to the session. If you're struggling with a problem in the field, there's a very good chance you'll leave with a game plan to address it.
SPEAKER: Adam Weisbart is a passionate Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach based in San Francisco. He has created several training modules including Build Your Own Scrum which is used by trainers around the world to teach Scrum from the back of the room. He's the creator of the viral video "Sh*t Bad Scrum Masters Say", the baker of Retrospective Cookies, and author of the upcoming book Agile Antipatterns: The Scrum Master's Guide to Traps, Tripwires, & Treachery. When he's not teaching, he's likely blogging at http://weisbart.com (were you can find out more about his projects), or cycling some ridiculous distance on a hilly California road.
SPONSOR: UDig is a Richmond based information technology staffing and consulting firm founded in 2001 with additional offices in Hampton Roads, Washington, D.C., and Raleigh. UDig offers a unique blend of technical expertise and recruitment strategies. As a candidate we understand that you are more than your professional skills. We get to know more than your technical expertise to ensure that we find the best environment to meet your goals. As for our name? It's our belief that you should "Do what you dig."