Presentation: "Adopting Agile Practices"

Time: Wednesday 17:15 - 18:15

Location: City Room


Knowing the definition of an Agile practice such as TDD is completely different than adopting that practice and getting to the point where it is a comfortable and useful skill.

In this presentation we will review some of the key technical Agile practices, what it takes to successfully adopt these practices and, just as importantly, what it looks like when these practices go wrong.

You will come away from this talk with multiple strategies to help you adopt and adapt several Agile practices.

Amr Elssamadisy, Author "Agile Adoption Book"

 Amr  Elssamadisy

Amr Elssamadisy, a partner with Gemba Systems, helps both large and small teams adopt agile practices and adapt them to their unique environments.

Elssamadisy has helped build software systems in C++, J2EE, and .NET; and has led, participated, and guided teams in agile development projects utilizing both .NET and J2EE technologies.

Before starting Gemba Systems, Amr worked for several well-known leaders in the Agile community including Valtech and ThoughtWorks, where he participated in-and eventually led-the company's first Extreme Programming team.

Amr is also the author of: Patterns of Agile Practice Adoption: The Technical Cluster and Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success and an editor for the AgileQ at InfoQ, a contributor to the Agile Journal and a frequent presenter at software development conferences.