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Thursday, May 25 • 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Lessons Learned from 200 Iterations

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In December 2008, a team adopted Agile development practices. They used Scrum as the basis for their process, did two-week iterations, and tried to get a little better with each one. In the process, the team created two product lines and learned a lot about how to best work together to get things done. The team just completed their 200th iteration. Team members came and went over the course of the 200 iterations. The state of the business changed dramatically over the time period. The biggest differentiator was the sheer number of iterations and around eight years of retrospectives and trying to get better. 

Walter will talk about the things they tried in several areas -- such as Backlog Management, Grooming/Planning, Quality, Communication and Politics ---  what worked and what didn't.  Some things worked well at a point in time because of the composition of the team then.  But as the team composition changed and the business changed, the way they needed to work together changed as well. Each iteration is an opportunity to become better, to evolve as a team in order to be able to better deal with the problems at hand. Come see what they learned along the way.

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Walter Bodwell

CEO, Planigle
Walter Bodwell is the founder of Planigle, a company which provides consulting, training and tools to help teams get the most out of Agile development. While at Planigle, Walter has worked with companies from start ups to large enterprises to assist them in their software practices... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 2:40pm - 3:40pm CDT
Room 3 & 4
  Agile Teams