What is Agile? Where did it come from? What does it mean to me? This session gives some history of Agile as a response to the software industry in a time when it was struggling with processes that just didn't make sense. We will cover the What, the Why, the How and the Who of Agile processes.
This session does more than just scratch the surface of what Agile means. We will seek to clarify definitions, business reasons, and technology reasons for the Agile approach. We will compare and contrast Agile with traditional methods and seek to understand how the roles differ as well. We will look at samples of management, analysis, development and testing responsibilities. Building on the theory we will discuss, we will have a holistic picture of What Agile is, Why we use it, How we use it, and Who the players are.
Tiffany Lentz, a Principal Consultant and Program Manager, is proudly employed at ThoughtWorks, a global IT services firm focused on end-to-end software delivery. She has worked extensively for large clients in the US, Canada, and China, delivering solutions for both disparate system delivery projects and agile enablement and organizational transformation efforts to incorporate and enhance efficiency and delivery processes. She is an author, mentor, coach and trainer of agile methodologies, processes, and practices. Tiffany is the author of Iteration Management Chapter in the ThoughtWorks anthology book and believes that the Iteration Manager's job is to build a well-oil delivery machine.More About Tiffany »