Check out my pre-con at TechEd North America, Joel and I will be speaking on Agile.
PRC07 The Agile Methodology Demystified: Implementing Agile in Your Organization
Track: Development Practices
Speaker(s): Joel Semeniuk, Stephen Forte
Agile project management and development methods are being adopted at many development
shops. After an introduction to the basics of Agile and Scrum, including: project
planning and estimation, the Scrum Master, team, product owner and burn down, and
of course the daily Scrum, certified scrum masters Stephen and Joel show many real-world
applications of the methodology drawn from their own experience. Negotiating with
the business, estimation, and team dynamics are all discussed as well as how to use
Scrum in small organizations, large enterprise environments, and consulting environments.
Next we discuss using Scrum with virtual teams and an off-shoring environment. We
then take a look at some of the planning tools we will use for Agile Estimation, including
planning poker, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, and much more.
We dive into some agile developer techniques such as TDD, Continuous Integration,
and Dependency Injection, and round out the pre-con with a discussion on Agile developer
tools and how they can help (and sometimes hinder) the development process. The speakers
have a very interactive style so participation is encouraged and there will be plenty
of time for Q&A. This seminar is a jump start for preparing for a scrum master
Stephen Forte sits on the board of several start-ups including Triton Works. Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region and speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on application and database development including Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press).