Amr Elssamadisy 5/13/09
Crafting and Implementing an Agile Adoption Strategy
There are many failed or ineffective teams practicing ‘Agile’. Being Agile is not the goal. Building better software is.
Your needs and environment are different than many others, so the Agile practices that will give you the most bang for your buck are different also. Join us to get an introduction to incremental techniques to start an Agile adoption strategy tailored to your environment.
You will walk away with more clarity of the questions you must ask and answer to tailor your adoption and create a candidate set of practices based on your organization’s context.
You will come away with:
- All Agile practices are not created equal – different practices address different business values.
- Practices are not independent, you will get an overview of the different dependencies among Agile practices.
- Everyone will leave having crafted at least on potential adoption strategy.
- An understanding of why context matters. Why it is everything. Why it can make the difference between “we suck less” and “we rock!”
Amr Elssamadisy is a software development practitioner who helps his clients build better software that is more valuable to their organizations. Amr and his colleagues at Gemba Systems help both small and large development teams learn new technologies, adopt and adapt appropriate Agile development practices, and focus their efforts to maximize the value they bring to their organizations.
Amr’s technical background and experience in C/C++, Java/J2EE, and .NET, allows him to appreciate the problems of and support development teams ‘in the trenches’.
At the same time, he realizes that most problems – even in software – are people problems, and therefore are not solved by tools and technology. Therefore, Amr and his colleagues at Gemba Systems are focused on helping their clients build better software within their organizations by focusing on issues such as personal agility, team-building, communication, feedback, and all of the other soft skills that distinguish excellent teams.
Amr is also the author of Patterns of Agile Practice Adoption: The Technical Cluster, Agile Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success, lead editor for the AgileQ at InfoQ, editor-in-chief of the Agile Journal and a frequent presenter at software development conferences.