Nov 1st 2012: How to Be Awesome at Failing by John Mortimer

Despite having an increasingly broad set of tools and well documented agile practices at their disposal, many organizations still struggle to realize the full potential of their agile development team. This presentation will take you through a deep-dive look at real world agile implementations that John has contributed to, and will offer some insights and advice that will help you radically boost your team’s strength and deliver products that your customers love. Specific topics will include common pitfalls to watch out for when transitioning to agile, scaling across multiple projects and teams, why Scrum isn’t the answer to everything, and how to achieve buy-in and support from developers through to the CEO.

About John Mortimer:
John is Senior Manager, Datacenter and Applications at Pason Systems, CAMUG's Gold Sponsor. He has been helping develop software and high performance engineering teams for over 12 years. Based out of Calgary, he has helped guide projects in the transportation, consumer audio, medical imaging, and oil & gas spaces, and has managed teams and groups ranging from 5 to 70 people. He is an enthusiast for technology development and is passionate about helping teams create amazing products

Location:
ICT 516 - University of Calgary

Time:
6:00 - 6:30 Snacks
6:30 - 7:30 Presentation

Sponsors:
Thanks to the Pason Systems Inc., University of Calgary, and Intellog Inc. for sponsoring this event.