Building the Agile Team (Agile for beginners)

What does it mean to be Agile? What are the basic principles of Agile Software development and how do I build my Agile Team. What do I really need to build a good agile team? What skills sets are required? Do Project Managers make good Scrum Masters? I have been “doing agile” for a while now and it doesn't seem to work? Does anyone ever really do “true agile”? This presentation is an Introduction to agility and is intended for people who are unfamiliar with Agile/Lean principles and want to learn more.

These are questions that I am asked on a regular basis. Even by people with “agile experience”.
In this presentation we will cover the BASICS of Agile software development and how to build your Agile team. This talk is NOT intended for those experienced in the agile space.


About John Borys

John Borys

John Borys has developed Enterprise Java applications for 16 years in the Chicago Metropolitan area. He has consulted for small start-ups and Fortune 50 companies. Introduced to Agile in 2004 while working on a maintenance system for the F-22 Raptor Engine, he has been an agile Proponent ever since. During that time he has been an Agile Developer, Scrum Master, Technical Lead, Java Architect, and for the last four years, an Agile Coach.

He is currently with Accenture specializing in Agile Transformation in the Large Enterprise and teaching teams XP Fundamentals.

John is a Certified Scrum Professional and a Certified Scrum Master.

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