What NOT to do when adopting Agile

A session at 1st conference

Monday 16th March, 2015

2:00pm to 2:40pm (EST)


It’s taken me at least 5 years to truly grok Agile, and there are many barrel loads of stuff still to learn.

There are no shortcuts to organisational or even team agility, but there are things that - had I known then what I know now - would have helped me accelerate my learning, be more effective sooner and avoid some common pitfalls with Agile adoption.

My aim in this session is to introduce some of those ideas and principles such that those new to Agile will have a clearer perspective on what challenges they will face, and what bodies of knowledge will help them achieve better results in their Agile adoption/transition efforts.

Agile adoption is a complex affair, and failure is inevitable if practices and processes are implemented without understanding the underlying principles and mindset. Consequently, it is arguably more important to know what NOT to do than what to do. Learning these things will provide clarity for the audience in how to set their teams and organisations up for success.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to avoid typical dysfunctions with agile adoptions
  • The immutable principles behind the practices
  • Where (not) to focus your efforts
  • How to (not) choose an Agile management tool

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Neil Killick

Agile Consultant

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Time 2:00pm2:40pm EST

Date Mon 16th March 2015

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