Agile Screwups - Smart, Well-intentioned People

Monthly SeaSPIN Meeting

Tuesday, October 1

Free and Open to the Software Engineering & IT Community

Rally Development, 135 Lake St South, Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033

Food & networking from 5:45 to 6:15 (munchies, soda )
Announcements from 6:15 to 6:30
Presentation from 6:30 to 7:45
Q & A from 7:45 to 8:15
Doors close at 8:30

Agile Screwups  - Smart, Well-intentioned People
by Arlo Belshee, Sr. Program Mgr, Microsoft

A collection of parables highlighting the common categories of errors. Each with some ways you can unscrew your team if you have been screwing it up.

Mistakes discussed will be:

  • Individual accountability.
  • Focus on planning and release cadence.
  • Ignore learning.
  • Centralize decisions.
  • Tolerate imperfection.
  • Leave devs to choose how to dev after the shift.


Speaker Bio

Arlo Belshee - 10 pounds of crazy in a 20 pound bag. So there's room for more crazy. 

Arlo tries stuff in the real world. Some of it works. Some doesn't. Then he talks about what he tried. He knows the theory, but only cares about the practical outcomes. 

He's also got this thing with names. His innovations include Naked Planning, Promiscuous Pairing, and Drunken Estimation. Oh, and he's Bloody Stupid from time to time. 

For a good time, chat him up in a hall, a bar, or online.