Gateway Software Symposium
May 13 - 15, 2011 - St. Louis, MO
Introduction to Lean-Agile Software Development
Successful software development is about building the right product at the right time for your customers. This means focusing attention on the right places in the portfolio of projects and products that your company provides, and optimizing the entire value stream from "concept to cash" for your customers and the development teams.
Agility is more than just adopting Scrum or some other agile process framework; it involves adopting a new set of Lean-Agile values, principles and practices through the entire software development lifecycle and beyond in order to provide value to customers earlier and more often.
Lean-Agile software development consists of frequent feedback loops, intense team collaboration, continuous improvement, business and customer involvement, baking quality in and consistent delivery of valuable software. Learn how these Lean principles and practices transform software development and the radical difference it can make in your development work and wider organization.
About Paul Rayner
Paul is a seasoned design coach and leadership mentor, helping teams ignite their design skills via DDD and BDD. He gets teams unstuck through intensive coaching workshops and hands-on pair programming, combined with focused one-on-one leadership mentoring. His company Virtual Genius is a software solutions provider, specializing in custom Ruby applications. Paul actively serves the community: co-authoring the upcoming Addison Wesley book, BDD with Cucumber, teaching classes in BDD and DDD, contributing to OSS, and co-leading the DDD Denver Meetup group.
Look for him speaking at user groups, on the No Fluff Just Stuff conference tour in the United States, and at local and international conferences. Paul is from Perth, Australia, but chooses to live, work and play with his amazing wife and two children in Denver. He tweets with an Australian accent at @ThePaulRayner and blogs at thepaulrayner.comMore About Paul »