The Front Range Community for Agile Software Development
Time: August 15, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Tivoli John Good room (Room 442)
Street: 900 Auraria Parkway
City/Town: Denver 80202
Website or Map: http://www.ahec.edu/campusmap…
Phone: (303) 556-2755
Event Type: agile, denver, meeting
Organized By: Somnath Ghosh
Latest Activity: May 16, 2012
Presentation Deck: AgileDenver-FelipeKnorrKuhn.pdf
Cultural changes usually take some time to happen and can be driven by the needs of an individual, a team, or the company itself. A lot of of different gears are expected to move together in order to achieve a greater goal. You cannot estimate the time required for a change to happen without taking environmental variables into account.
This presentation will analyze the adoption of agile methodologies (including its benefits and drawbacks) in two different environments: 1) an independent software testing team in a large company, and 2) a multidisciplinary team in a relatively small software studio. We will discuss how cultural changes can be triggered by different sources (a single person/a team/the company), through the narrative of a brief experience of what happened at each of those companies.
* Cultural changes must start somewhere and happen everywhere
* The Pomodoro Technique is underrated, it can be extremely useful for self education
* Solo Scrum can be used as a training ground
* Agile is no silver bullet, one should adopt what makes sense to them and their team
About the speaker:
Felipe Knorr Kuhn is passionate about software testing since he was a child and used to find bugs while playing with his older brother's computers and videogames. Has worked as a software tester in outsourcing software development companies for clients such as Bunge Global Agribusiness, Lufthansa, and others. Currently works mainly with automation using open source tools at SERPRO (Federal Data Processing Service), an agency run by the Brazilian Ministry of Finance that is responsible for providing most of the IT solutions for the Brazilian Federal Government. Strong believer of the benefits of collaboration, he can be reached in many Brazilian and international software testing and open source communities.
Location: NOTE NEW ROOM LOCATION
Tivoli John Good room (Room 442)
How to get to the meeting room: take the tower elevator located on the east end of the building to the fourth floor. They will exit the fourth floor and head left up the 3 or 4 stairs. The John Good room will be the second event space on their right, room 442.
Free Parking Pass will be provided at the meeting.