The first line in the Agile Manifesto reads: we have come to value
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
This is something that we all struggle to understand and implement in our various environments. Developers, managers, product owners, architects, gurus, coaches, mentors and masters all bring a creativity and a differentiating factor to the software that they are involved in producing. On the other hand, the processes and tools provide a supporting back drop to these activities and they help us organize and manage the clutter of day to day activities.
In the inaugural SPINJam event in October we want to explore the tools that you use to support the individuals in your team and organisation. So if you’ve had experience with a set of tools that you’ve come to love or hate please let us know since we are busy putting together a panel focusing on this topic.
The format of the SPINJam will be loosely based on the WIPJam format from the recent AppsWorld conference at the CTICC – we will have a panel of about 4 people together with a facilitator to lead the conversation. We will start the evening with a 5 minute session for each of the panelists to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the tools they have or are using. This will then flow into an open floor discussion lead by the facilitator. The aim is to have a frank and open discussion of tools ranging from your favourite type of whiteboard; through to your best ever bug tracking system; and ranging to your views on source control systems and their pros and cons.
If you are interested in being on the panel or have any additional suggestions please ping us on twitter (@CT_SPIN) or send an email to the committee or the discussion list.
Hope to hear from all you Agilists soon!