An Introduction to Agile

Track: Agile + Architecture
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: Ballroom E
Time Slot: Mon 2/24, 10:30 AM
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Agile software practices have never been more popular, but too often teams skip the basics and only pick and choose parts they think are useful. This talk provides a brief background of popular Agile processes and explains how you can apply them to your own work. We’ll discuss both the technical practices and the project management processes. Both are useful alone, but together they’re a powerful force that can revitalize your team and organization.

Jared Richardson

Principal consultant and a member of the core team at Agile Artisans (, Jared Richardson is a process coach who works with software teams to help them build excellent software. He sold his first software program in 1991 and has been immersed in software ever since. He helped create the GROWS methodology and has authored a number of books, including the best selling Ship It! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects and Career 2.0: Take Control of Your Life. He is a frequent speaker at software conferences and a thought leader in the agile space. Jared lives with his wife and children in North Carolina where they, quite by accident, became backyard chicken farmers.