Agile 2012 submissions
Last week I submitted a couple of sessions to the Agile 2012 conference. The sessions focus on two particular areas that are very close to my heart and where I see a great deal of opportunity for us to improve as a community.
The first is called “Setting a project up for success” and outline the structure that we have been using recently to initiate Agile projects. The session will enable attendees to apply some of the practices that we have found to be complementary in providing a breadth first understanding of a project’s scope. This helps to address a key criticism of Agile methods, that we fail to look further ahead than the next sprint.
Read more about this here.
The second, “Making retrospectives work“, is intended to to provide an opportunity for practitioners to discus their experiences in taking part in and/or facilitating retrospectives. A retrospective can be a significant investment in time, given that this is the case we have a responsibility to ensure that we get the returns that we expect. In this session I hope we will identify some common issues and solicit some guidance to help address them.