10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
CTO of Davisbase Consulting
Andy has over 20 years of software development experience as a developer, architect, tester, manager and executive. Over the last decade, Andy has coupled deep technology experience with Agile practices to create teams and environments that are hyper-productive. This unique combination has provided real-world experience on how best to establish and enable successful software organizations and teams. This enablement process allows organizations, teams, and individuals to achieve a hyper-productive state by delivering continuous streams of value through the creation of quality software. In conjunction with establishing a successful Agile processes, Andy focuses heavily on helping teams develop strong Agile engineering practices and disciplines such as Test-Driven Development, Refactoring, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery.
Although Agile has proven to provide incredible benefits in software development and delivery, it is not foolproof, nor a "Silver Bullet." Plenty of factors need to be considered before attempting this highly disciplined approach.
Learn from the mistakes other organizations have made and discover which pitfalls to avoid to ensure that your first attempt at applying an Agile approach will be met with a successful outcome. This hour-long web seminar will explore these areas and provide clear steps your team and organization should consider to provide a clear set of tools to maximize the opportunity for best results possible.
Where do defects come from? Technical debt is often one of our biggest challenges as poor design and defects are built up over time by cutting a corners here and there. We will discuss some key technical metrics that can shine light on these defects before they get out of control and find those that are out of control and worth your attention now.
We'll explore how the psychological effect of simply measuring technical metrics and making them visible can have immense impacts on reducing the occurences going forward.
Some come to Agile assuming it involves less discipline than their traditional methods, but this is a misperception. Today, the need for discipline in software development is greater than it ever was. Agile answers that need, arriving at discipline through the Team. Agile Teams must collaborate to develop strong discipline in both planning and execution.
We'll discuss how teams can obtain Agile discipline to achieve one of our core principles of delivering "working software" frequently. We'll explore some of the key Agile planning and engineering practices like continuous planning, Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Acceptance testing. We'll look at the discipline involved in these practices, their inter-relationship, and the benefits they realize in delivering value to the customer.