Friday 9th October, 2015
2:50pm to 3:20pm
What could possibly go wrong when a Pole and a Frenchman enter an English office? Well, for a start you get servers called Churchill, Wałęsa and de Gaulle. In the presence of such characters it’s no wonder that a revolution was started. The country entered by the noble men was agile (with a capital A) and so were they (but not with the same a).
Instead of following the beaten paths, what would happen if they started with no structure, no direction and no rules, and created new ways of working as they go along?
An autonomous collective of courageous and fearless geeks gathered along in a freshly created duchy of perpetually hoarded meeting rooms, and joined forces into an unstoppable mob of programming, leaving behind everything, and starting completely fresh.
Their sight: the land of agile orthodoxy. Their weapon: asking why (usually at least five times). Their plan: No Kan-, no -Ban, starting with no assumption, but a sacred map of all their capabilities and tasks, the Panopticon, to lead them.
How many pits of success have they already conquered? Will their valiant march to sustainable delivery arrive at the pinnacle of realised business value?
Passionately distributed. Creator of software.
Consultant, coach, designer, analyst and developer for over 30 years.
Seb has been involved in the full development lifecycle with experience that ranges from Architecture to Support, from BASIC to Ruby. Recently he has been helping teams adopt and refine their agile practices, with a particular focus on collaboration and automated testing.
Regular speaker at conferences and occasional contributor to software journals. Contributing author to “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly) and lead author of “The Cucumber for Java Book” (Pragmatic Programmers).
Development teams catalyst turning work into joy.
Software engineer obsessively drawing diagrams (some may even call that architecture). Development teams catalyst turning work into joy. Addicted to learning and experimentation, seeking forgiveness not permission. Originally from Poland I spent the last nine years in the UK and hungry for new experiences I’m now settling in in Sweden. @mfloryan on twitter and currently a Chapter Lead at Spotify. Please come and say Hi.
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