When: Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Venue: Alacrity, Muirfield Building. Fourways Golf Park, Roos Street, Fourways, 2191. See map.

Topic: Scrum: beyond process, what it means to be Agile                                                                            Register


You’ve implemented Scrum to the letter and the process is running well, but you are still experiencing problems within your software development lifecycle? Your velocity is spiraling down and you’re running into serious design issues. The team is getting more and more dissatisfied and frustrated with the implemented process and each other.

In this talk we take an in depth look at the real world challenges you face after adopting Agile and what it means to truly embrace and leverage it to its full potential. Whether you use Scrum, XP, Kanban or just want to improve your existing software development process these challenges have to be overcome if you want to deliver a quality product.

The talk will focus largely on development practice and teamwork through lessons learnt while implementing SCRUM. “When one has finished building one’s house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way – before one began.” Friedrich Nietzsche

About the speaker:

Johan Pretorius is the Development Manager at Xpedia Consulting. He has implemented Scrum at two companies over the last 6 years and is passionate about delivering quality software that changes the lives of the people creating and using it.