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Wednesday, April 19 • 08:30 - 10:00
Everything I need to know about Agile, I learned from pair programming (Ron Jeffries, Chet Hendrickson)

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In this keynote, Ron and Chet demonstrate pair programming and describe how everything a developer needs to know about Agile Software Development shows up during development.
Agile was invented "to make the world safe for programmers", according to Kent Beck. Yet common experience is that large-scale approaches are certainly not SAFe for programmers, and we are seeing more and more "Dark Scrum", where debased "Agile" ideas are used, not to draw out the best from teams, but to oppress them. As we work through a simple pair programming demonstration, we show how the things we learn as developers give us insight into how to live within the organization, and how to improve it.
It's turtles all the way up and down and we'll look at some of those turtles.

Learning Outcomes:
  • *The Increment is the key counter to conflict between developers and the organization
  • *Ability to improve communication with the organization
  • *Safer and more productive development
  • *Creating the Increment requires certain key practices.
  • *The Increment is central for effectrive communication within the team and with the enterprise.

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Chet Hendrickson

Supreme and Ultimate Hyper-Chairman Emeritus, HendricksonXP

Ron Jeffries


Wednesday April 19, 2017 08:30 - 10:00 EDT
Grand A