Organizations facing complex IT problems often turn to Agile to ensure that they can deliver solutions on time and a budget. Taking an Agile approach to IT solutions enables product owners to quickly deliver value and easily adapt to changes by aligning software development with specific customer needs and organizational goals.
On Tuesday, October 21, five Excella Consultants will share their Agile knowledge and experience with attendees of AgileDC, the premier Agile event in the Washington, D.C. area. Curious what lessons we’ll be sharing with the Agile community?
Read on to learn more about what our team has to share at AgileDC! Let us know if any of these topics resonate with you:
Topic 1: Agile in the Federal Government
Interested in learning how Agile can find success in high-visibility federal government projects? Check out Training Lead and CST Richard Cheng’s presentation on Agile in the Federal Government. Rich will explore why programs decided to take an Agile approach, major hurdles and obstacles, and patterns of success and end results.
Topic 2: Agile Business Intelligence
Are you a Business Intelligence (BI) expert considering adopting Agile practices? In Why Ask Why? Try Agile BI!, BI Lead Sara Handel will outline a maturity model to help you understand your organization’s current state of Agile BI. She will also discuss where Agile addresses and does not address common BI challenges.
Topic 3: Automated Acceptance Testing
Developers facing challenges writing test scripts will find useful advice in A Thin Automation Framework for Manageable Automated Acceptance Testing. Through C# and Selenium demos, .NET Expert Wyn Van Devanter will illustrate ways to improve scalability and reduce fragility and maintenance costs of automated testing.
Topic 4: Agile Change Management
Facing resistance to your Agile implementation or transformation? Senior Consultant Katy Saulpaugh will share her change management expertise in Agile Pushback: Change is Hard. Changing to Agile is Harder.She will discuss how an organization’s culture, sponsor commitment, coaching and communications are the keys to Agile adoption success.
Topic 5: Agile for Distributed Teams
Software Development Lead and CST Fadi Stephan’s Techniques for Keeping Distributed Retrospectives Effective and Fun will inspire geographically dispersed Scrum teams stuck in a retro rut. Fadi will outline infrastructure requirements for distributed teams, effective facilitation techniques and five useful tools of the trade for remote retrospectives.
Check back with the blog in the coming weeks to find links to each of these presentations! Haven’t signed up for Agile DC yet? You can register here!