Track 2: Agile - PDD The Other SDLC

A session at NorDevCon 28th February 2014

  • Dom Davis

Friday 28th February, 2014

3:15pm to 3:15pm (GMT)

PDD, or Panic Driven Development, isn't what you'd consider to be a mainstream Software Development Lifecycle, but it's out there, and it's adoption is surprisingly high. Scarily, most teams don't even know they're using it.

It doesn't matter if you're Waterfall or Iterative, RAD or RUP, Agile or Lean, you almost certainly use some elements of PDD. In moderation this can be A Good Thing™ but too much PDD can kill a project, and left unchecked it can kill a company. To make things worse, many people think they're implementing Agile techniques when all they're doing is embracing PDD and all that's wrong with it.

This session aims to highlight the characteristic elements of PDD, allowing teams to spot where they've drifted away from Agile, and helping them avoid the pitfalls of PDD in the future.

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Dom Davis

Dom Davis heads up IT at Virgin Wines and has been an avid agile practitioner for well over a decade. A veteran of PDD teams he's now helped pull two companies out of the PDD trap and put them on their way to being productive members of the Agile community.

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Time 3:15pm3:15pm GMT

Date Fri 28th February 2014

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