Directions are at the end
East Wing Room 166 - The Auditorium
201 E. Loop Road
Agile Management Methodologies
“Old Goats vs. Young Bucks”
A Young Goat’s Observations on Productivity Metrics
Michael Mah will talk about agile development, agile project management, death-march projects, and the race for productivity.
For an organization to function optimally, it can not espouse agile development for its programmers, whether through Extreme Programming or other processes, while having non-agile, cumbersome decision making practices at the management level, when it comes to committing stressed-out teams to ambitious projects and unrealistic deadlines.
This talk will address the interdependence and synergy between agile management – how to make rapid, effective decisions on high pressure projects - with agile development, which is intended to improve productivity and quality. We’ll show what agile management is, and reveal the findings from real data on a company’s actual experience using Extreme Programming compared to traditional development.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how to use this kind of information as a catalyst for change in an organization, and to better communicate and negotiate with senior management to make better promises and to meet our commitments.
About the Author
- Networking & Registration (no cost)
- Overview of C-SPIN and Introductions
- 7: Presentation
- 8: Question and Answer Session
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C-SPIN is made possible through the efforts of its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is composed of: Fred Ballard, Alan Berow, Kathy Brown, Steve Coffman, Alan Cohen, Susan Davidowski, Larry Dribin, Ross Fraser, Bob Freer, George Gatsis, Tony Kvitek, Donna Miller, Bob Pauwels, Scott Stribrny, and Lance Welter.
C-SPIN is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality and mutual respect. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations and individuals are invited.
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