The Agile Manifesto for Software Development was created in 2001 as a counter to the increasingly heavy and slow management processes that had become so dominant. There was nothing particularly new in the principles, but rather a extraction of the best things going for delivering good value in a healthy working environment.This talk will explore how Agile evolved, how it gets implemented, when to use it and why, how it can go right, and how it goes wrong. Part explanations, part stories (non-fiction and horror), we can expect to cover a lot of ground.
Bruce Telford experienced the breadth of software development and management techniques, from rigorous government implementations (DOD, SEC, IRS), to small web startups. Certified and Scrum Master and Product Owner, he served and led Agile implementations and executions at Silverchair, Association of American Medical Colleges, and is currently Agile Coach for Humana's Agile Enterprise Journey.