Loida Valentin, Jutta Eckstein and Joe Krebs

Loida Valentin, Jutta Eckstein and Joe Krebs

 Jutta Eckstein

Jutta Eckstein

3/17/11

Jutta Eckstein

Talk: Agile Software Development in the Large
A lot of people still believe that agile software development is for small teams only. However, the agile value system and the principles behind as stated in the agile manifesto don’t say anything about team or project size. Furthermore the projects I’m working on are typically large, distributed and mission-critical. Therefore, several years ago I took the challenge and tried agile software development in the large. Meanwhile I made the similar experience on many large projects: Also large and even distributed teams can benefit from a value system that is beneficial for small teams.
In this session I want to show how to scale agile processes to teams of 300. In fact, the same techniques are also relevant to teams of ten or more developers, especially within large organizations.

Jutta is an independent coach, consultant and trainer from Braunschweig, Germany. Her know-how in agile processes is based on over ten years experience in developing object-oriented applications. She has helped many teams and organizations all over the world to make the transition to an agile approach. She has a unique experience in applying agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. This is also the topic of her books Agile Software Development in the Large and Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams. She is a member of AgileAlliance and a member of the program committee of many different European and American conferences in the area of agile development, object-orientation and patterns