Great software is only possible in a true Learning Organization. This talk gives a pragmatic exploration of the connections between Senge’s five disciplines for learning organizations and the Agile software development framework. Specifically making use of Senge’s three legged stool of Aspiration, Understanding Complexity, and Reflective Conversation, Agile provides a strong pattern for creating and changing the realities of business and customer value delivery.
In 2000, Agile was revolutionary. In 2010, Agile is stagnant. There are two Agile worlds today: The first is pushing the same practices and processes they’ve been pushing for the last decade. The second takes many of these practices and processes for granted. Sadly, there’s little interaction between the two. In this discussion, we’ll look at the rift between the two communities, how to bridge it, and the exciting possibilities that can exist when we do.
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The intern program at inContact uses 5-10 interns every quarter for a period of 10 weeks, and has been running for 1 1/2 years. Some of the challenges with using interns are discussed: