Julian Holmes


Agile Teams (B) 2018
Agile Teams (B)
Thursday 16:15 - 17:00

Session type: Workshop (without computers)
Session level: Suitable for all

Agile Methods are Dangerous

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We all know that adhering to the principles of Agile can bring benefits to an individual, team or organisation. However, whilst Agile methods can help in realising those benefits, they can also bring a lot of danger to their users. In this session discover what those risks are, how to avoid them, and the advice we should give others when they embark on an Agile journey.

As a reprise to the light-hearted lightning talk Julian delivered at AOTB2017 (https://youtu.be/fqlBFK6BwcI?t=14m45s), this presentation will expand upon the topics that Julian introduced, provide further explanation to his reasoning, and highlight how these sometimes comical observations can cause real damage to an organisation.

In addition to presenting topics such as “Overcoming dogma”, “Why we can’t just RTFM”, and “Are we Agile yet?”, Julian will also allow time to hear the audience’s own experiences and questions, to foster further debate and discussion.


At ThoughtWorks, Julian’s role as an Agile Transformation Consultant is to work with clients to address software delivery challenges and improve the effectiveness of their organisation’s ability to deliver software solutions that meet current and changing business needs.


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