In this episode we talk with Rini van Solingen about scrum and agile software development in distributed settings.
Rob Purdie is a freelance project manager who primarily uses the Scrum method of Agile software development. Rob has project managed some high-profile Drupal sites at social change organizations like Greenpeace UK and Amnesty International, and he talks more about the benefits of the scrum process and why he started the Drupal for NGOs meetups.
Rob is on a sabbatical from his Important Projects company this year as he manages a Drupal project at The Economist, and helps that entire organization adopt scrum.
Get together with other conference attendees and play games in this unique participatory interaction. If you are curious about Agile development and want an insider view of the activities Agile teams do every day, this session is for you. A special emphasis will be placed on experiential learning through Agile games and exercises, such as "Story Writing" and "Planning Poker," in this hands-on, interactive session. Learn first-hand how games and other Agile tools and techniques can be successfully adopted by project teams, resulting in rapid delivery and improved teamwork. Participants will be strongly encouraged to share their own experiences and learn from each other in this session.
While many organizations have adopted Agile approaches at a project level, few have effectively aligned their human performance management processes with Agile values. This presentation and discussion will explore the subject of creating a truly holistic performance system that not only adheres to Agile principles, but actively promotes maturity in applying them to the delivery of measurable business and user value.