APN Preso: People and their Interactions over Processes and Tools - yes, really!

Tue, 22 Mar 2011, 04:00 - 06:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Creative HQ , Wellington, NZ

For the last 10 years, much of the agile community has got the first point of the Manifesto round the wrong way. We keep talking, talking, and talking, about processes and tools. As Manifesto signatory James Coplien recently complained, "We have test scripts and jUnit trumping individuals and interactions". That's just so wrong!

Think about all the times when interaction is an issue: technical people in design meetings, selling agile projects to customers, encouraging real collaboration.  This talk will describe concrete steps we can take to address those areas – steps we can all take to increase our skill in workplace interactions.  These skills are suitable for even the geekiest of geeks (like me). Finally the talk will touch on why, and how, the agile and business communities have both been getting this so wrong for so long 

As usual drinks at 4.30 and presentation at 5pm.

Our Speaker: John Rusk

John is a software Application Architect and Project Leader, whose day job focuses on agile software development and Microsoft's .NET platform, working for Wellington-based IT services company Optimation. He is also a serial agile blogger on his site agilekiwi.com

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