The Secrets of Agile Software Development from the Executive’s Perspective
Uploaded on Sep 29, 2011
You’ve heard a lot about “Agile Software Development” and possibly about Scrum, but if you are like most busy executives and managers you probably haven’t had a chance to sit down and read what this all means to you as a manager, a client or product owner.
We are inviting you to a free webinar where our experienced speakers will share their secrets with you and tell you how to best benefit from an agile approach to software development.
Belatrix presents the 2nd Edition of The Secrets of Agile Software Development from the Executive’s Perspective.
Topics Covered in This Presentation
• Introduction to Agile Software Development on one slide
• Agile agreements: how do you make sure the agreements with your software development suppliers reflect the agile spirit? What works, what doesn’t?
• What do you or your team members need to do in the role of client or product owner in terms of
o Managing stakeholders,
o backlog grooming,
o creating effective stories, acceptance criteria for stories, defining done, etc.
• The most common mistakes to avoid when transitioning to agile software development.
• Project visibility: what metrics to use and how to use them.
Hubert Smits has been a strong supporter of the Agile Community for almost 10 years. He worked with Ken Schwaber and Mike Cohn in the Agile Alliance in the Articles and Roadmap Program. He brought Ken to the UK for the first CSM course in 2003, then Mary Poppendieck for the first Lean course on British soil. Hubert became a CST in 2005 and has trained hundreds of CSMs throughout the world. Currently he is an independent consultant, coaching management teams and software teams around the world. He still trains ScrumMasters, and extended his teachings to Product Owners, Teams, and Executive Teams. He works intensely with companies throughout the US, coaching them in their move towards Agile Software Development. Hubert is an experienced facilitator, working with teams during their planning sessions and retrospectives. He has been a speaker at many Agile Conferences, Agile2005-11, Better Software, HICSS. Publications include whitepapers on implementing Scrum enterprise-wide (“The CIO Playbook” – with Ken Schwaber) and on planning for multi-team projects in an Agile environment (“Five Levels of Planning in Agile Projects”).
Julieta has over 5 years of experience as a Lead Quality Assurance Engineer at Belatrix Software Factory and prior to that many years of experience as a software developer and project manager. She has been a Scrum Master for multiple projects so she has extensive hands-on experience dealing with Product Owners. Julieta holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the National Technological University of Argentina and she is also a Certified Scrum Master.