"Deadlines" are killing Agile

A session at LAST Conference 2016

Friday 1st July, 2016

4:30pm to 5:00pm (EST)

This talk will address the flawed way in which we marry the Agile and traditional ways of doing things when trying to deliver in a timely fashion, particularly to deadlines. It will suggest an alternative approach which puts a greater emphasis on Agile and Lean principles. Ironically, by using genuine time constraints as a factor in the prioritisation of work rather than as a focus for its execution, the odds of meeting those "deadlines" are actually improved. This talk will show you how to do that. And then truly glean the benefits of Agile.

Executives of software product and service companies always want stuff delivered faster, cheaper and better. Agile principles and methods are believed to be a way to achieve this. Unfortunately, the typical approach taken by software organisations is to use Agile as a local optimisation for development teams, creating a paradox where things actually take way longer than they need to, and are of a quality way lower than they should be. The "deadlines" emerging from the customer-facing parts of the business are consistently not met, causing conflict and confusion in why things never get done "on time", and why the quality of the software isn't better.

In short, the continued paradigm of deadline-driven development is killing the benefits that Agile Software Development can bring.

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Neil Killick

Agile Consultant

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  • Angela
  • Akash Singh
  • Britta Granas
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  • Charles
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  • Derek Winter
  • Dinesh Dunukedeniya
  • Ed Morgan
  • Edmund O'Shaughnessy
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  • Samara
  • Giles Davis
  • Gav McCloskey
  • Gus Irisa - CSM
  • Helen Snitkovsky
  • Ian Taber
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  • James Holmes
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  • Jasper LIU
  • Katherine O'Shea
  • Donna Benjamin
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  • Lambros Kallianiotis
  • Pat
  • Ed Wong
  • Mark So
  • Mathew Wall
  • Michael Di Natale
  • Michelle Gleeson
  • Nathan Birrell
  • Neil Killick
  • Peter Hormann
  • Prasanna Kumar
  • Rebecca
  • Paul Martin
  • Sarah Reynolds
  • Sasi Rekha Janardhanan
  • Stephanie BySouth
  • Tim Cuozzo
  • Tim Newbold
  • Tommy Braas
  • Tony Langley
  • Wendy Lawrence
  • Richard Keele
  • Zoltan Toth

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Time 4:30pm5:00pm EST

Date Fri 1st July 2016

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