“A day in the life” series has been developed to further Agile Denver’s mission to promote the use of Agile practices and principles in delivering working software to organizations. This event will feature a business in Boulder that has adopted an Agile Delivery model. Michael Barinek from Pivotal Labs will present the business and technical reasons why they decided to embrace an agile delivery model, After learning about why Pivotal Labs went Agile, we will take a tour of their agile shop and…See More
Putting It All Together – Agile practices have not only revolutionized how we create software, but also how we look at businesses and business practices. Traditional roles are shifting, and many long held beliefs are being challenged. Steve will spend some time talking about some of these changes, and looking at ways we can not only overcome resistance, but ease the minds of the people whose lives are being changed by Agile adoption.Agenda6:00-7:00 Food, Networking, and Open Space…See More
Please join us for this special presentation by Mike Cohn. As always our monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the general public and students. Doors open at 5:30 PM and Mike's talk will run from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.Agile software has had more of an influence and has become more widespread than any early practitioner could have imagined. But some have called agile a failure. Few teams, after all, have achieved the 10x productivity or quality gains that the…See More
“A day in the life” series is being developed to further Agile Denver’s mission to promote the use of Agile practices and principles which supports delivering working software to the business as soon as possible. This event will feature a local business that is using a Scrum Delivery model. Colleen Voelschow and Jason Collins from ReadyTalk will present an extensive list of agile practices to the audience.Schedule is:8:00-8:30 Breakfast and Intro8:30-9:00 Company overview9:00-9:20 Tour of scrum…See More
“A day in the life” series has been developed to further Agile Denver’s mission to promote the use of Agile practices and principles which supports delivering working software to the business as soon as possible. This featured event in Fort Collins will be hosted by a local business that decided to move to a Agile Delivery model. Mark Waite from Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) will present the business reasons why they decided to embrace an agile delivery model. After learning about why…See More
No one Wants your Stupid Process or how I´ve learned to use agile thinking to help organizations get what they really wantOver the last 10 years, in organizations mired in heavy process andparalyzing analysis and design phases, we´ve seen agile approaches getdelivery of working software moving again. But, it turns out thatsuccessful delivery doesn´t result in successful products. And, formost organizations building software, it was the successful productthey´d wanted all along.In this short…See More
Everyone knows Agile is hard to do effectively. So how can it be simple? It can't be simple, but keeping simple in mind can help avoid a number of problems which tend to make agile harder! Confused? Then come to this presentation which is designed to illuminate certain areas of agility where teams and organizations tend to make things hard on themselves rather than taking a simple approach."Simple Agile" is all about living the common agile phrase "Do the simplest thing that works." This…See More
What have you heard about kanban in the context of software development? Could you describe it to someone else? Is it an agile methodology? Is it a lean principle or a lean practice? In this session, Frank Vega and Brad Swanson share some of what they’ve learned about kanban over the last year.Frank was introduced to “kanban” when a co-worker returned from the Agile 2007 Conference describing “a new thing” he heard about in an Open Space discussion. After further research, a few phone…See More
Dot-coms I tested for in the 90's and used Agile before the term.. At Sun Microsystems we began with Extreme Programming, and started calling ourselves Agile simply due to the standup meetings. After the June 2009 class at Rally's Agile University, I see better ways to incrementally improve some misunderstood concepts of Agile in today's workplaces.
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Thanks for taking a peak- I like you version. My take when I came up the name has to do the NAND being "functionally complete" (look it up in wikipedia). It is posable to build ANY binary computer with just NAND gates, thus all this computer stuff is "NAND Gate Technologies" (ta-da). -John