April 4th - Don't Be Lazy - Iterate Faster! with Kris Read

When I ask teams how long their iterations are, I hear two to six weeks. "We found that was just what worked best for us." These teams are often very succesful, delivering software following a busy but comfortable and repeatable routine. This talk confronts the complacency of agile teams head-on. I'll explain why it's important to increase iteration speed one day at a time, who's responsible, and how to go about it. The goal of this talk is to help audiences understand and identify the bad habits they may not even realize they've developed. At the end of the night, you'll see a clear, gradual and traversible path from your current process to something better. All without soap-box preaching or an abrupt jump to Continuous Delivery.

About Kris Read:
A vocal member of the Calgary technical community, Kris brings a passion for consulting, speaking, communication, management and strategic leadership along with over a decade of hands-on experience in software development. Kris is driven to take companies and teams to the next level, and leverages his love of technology along with past experience in roles from CTO to ThoughtWorks Consultant to add value wherever he goes. He is a principle at ProtoPattern Consulting.

ICT 116 - University of Calgary

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

Special thanks to our Gold Sponsor Pason Systems Ltd., the Calgary-based, leading global provider of specialized data management systems for land-based and offshore rigs worldwide. Thanks also to the University of Calgary for contributing the use of facilities and Intellog Inc. for providing refreshments and sponsorship of the group.