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Tech Nottingham April 2015 - Agile Projects: Common and Uncommon Sense

  • Antenna Beck St Nottingham, NG1 1EQ United Kingdom

This month we welcome Manchester's finest to help us reflect on how we do what we do.

As always, free food and drinks will be provided at the event thanks to our sponsors. 
No tickets required, just turn up - it's free!


Agile Projects: Common and Uncommon Sense

Congratulations, you've done it. You've convinced your team to shed the shackles and the drudgery of a waterfall world. Gone are the pages and pages of documentation. Gone are the days endless planning and design. Gone is your 18 month release cycle.

You have sprints, you have stand ups, you have retros! You use BDD and DDD for every story on your wondrous white board. You're Agile, you've made it.

Slow down there, soldier! Have you swapped one mindless way of working for another?

Mark Kirschstein

Mark Kirschstein

In this talk Mark Kirschstein (@markkirschstein) introduces and explore two scary sounding things: The Cynefin framework and the Theory of Constraints.
We'll find out why they're not scary, and how they help you to find the important parts of your process to focus on - even if they sound wanky and posh.

And hopefully, we'll give you a way of showing your boss / project manager how testing can actually save time.

About Mark Kirschstein

Mark Kirschstein is an agile, language agnostic developer and consultant based in Manchester. He's a regular in the Manchester tech scene, running XPManchester monthly meetups and the occasional intensive Saturday bot tournament. Mark's a big whisky fan and enjoys playing Werewolf.


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