Going Agile

Going Agile

By Jordan Kimura

Focusing on tangible results and quality, rather than rigid requirements, is the key to building a vibrant development culture. Innovation through small self-organizing teams is the foundation of agile development and the topic that Diane Bullock, Senior Project Manager, shared with the LearningFuze community. In her current and previous roles at Kelley Blue Book and Roland DGA, Diane’s experience with managing an agile team of resources domestically and overseas makes her a valuable resource for insights into how to effectively create quality web and mobile products in a competitive marketplace.

The entire scrum process was covered from initial product backlog planning, to sprint planning, daily standups, and methods for determining velocity of a scrum team in order to plan milestones. The workshop included an informative presentation, live exercises and discussions that enabled current and future developers to immediately apply the knowledge. Diane was witty and engaging and after her 90-minute presentation, she eagerly answered the plethora of questions from attendees and went deeper into this increasingly popular framework for project management.

What does agile mean for the everyday developer? Quick iterations, on-going improvement through inspection and adaptation, and continuous learning with a supportive and cross-functional team all work together in the agile framework to produce great software products.

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