By using simple measurements it is possible to effectively quantify value and measure the workflow of various distributed agile teams, helping ensure that you are cutting fat and not meat when trying to be lean.
Snacks and drinks kindly sponsored by Dynamic Visual Technologies
Wine kindly sponsored by Polymorph Systems.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 18h15
Bandwidth Barn’s NEW location,
3rd Floor, Block B
66 Albert Road,
Note: It is one of those old industrial buildings in Woodstock that is getting a revamp. If you enter through the entrance on Albert Road you have to walk all the way to the back (through a construction site). There is also an entrance on Williams St (around the back) which is closer to the lift/stairs. Their offices are in the corner of the building by Williams and Station St. There is parking on Albert Road, Station St and Williams St around the venue.
Schalk Cronjé on Simple Measuring
Agile approaches have many years now been the swan song of consultants, process authors etc. as the way forward to cope with fast-changing demands of business. For many, being Agile, is about running iterations and having daily meetings, but very few focus on the core value of Agile of delivering value to stakeholders. Yet, in practical terms, many agile teams have been cutting meat instead of fat in order to be lean. By using simple measurements it is possible to effectively quantify value and measure the workflow of various distributed agile teams. Case study data will be presented from three teams when using lean principles such as visualising workflow and measuring time-in-system.
Schalk Cronjé has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has spoken on various software delivery techniques in the UK and USA. He has delivered software as products and services with delivery cycles between 2 weeks and 12 months.
Not only is he a technology libertarian, but believes that both software engineering and craftsmanship is important for the industry. He focuses on delivering business value, but also tries to help those that work in the software development industry to realise their true potential and challenge the dysfunctionality that besets many institutionalised software processes. He currently works for McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel, where his objective is continuous improved business delivery utilising large-scale automation systems.