Zero Defects - The Path to Agility
In today’s fast paced world, we in the Agile community have gotten better at organizing and prioritizing work. We have learned how to focus on high value and eliminate waste in our processes. And yet so much of Agile these days is focused on how we move work from an idea to production while ignoring or undervaluing how to build high quality working software. Our focus is on how to hold retrospectives, collaborate with product owners, and hold daily standups but very little attention has been paid to how we write and test code. This puts your business at risk.
Join Cheezy as he talks about how we often miss the target in our “Agile Implementations”. Instead, he will challenge us to focus on technical excellence as the true Path to Agility. His lightweight approach for teams to deliver software with Zero Defects strips most methodologies down to their bare essence. This allows teams to focus on what is really important - rapidly delivering working software to customers. If you’re ready to take the next step in your agile journey then you won’t want to miss this talk.
Outline/structure of the Session
15 minutes - Introduction and laying current issues with Agile Software Development such as delivering without proper tests in place, the introduction of Harding phases, missed deadlines, and production firefights
15 minutes - Discuss problems that often arise when technical agility is not addressed
20 minutes - Walk audience through a lightweight method that focuses on eliminating defects.
10 minutes - Questions & Answers
Attendees will learn the following:
- How technical practices address many of the problems faced by companies implementing Agile methodologies
- How focusing on a set of simple techniques that places technical excellence first seem to also simplify the Agile process we create around it.
Developers, Testers, Managers, Product Owners