Agile Development Birds of a Feather at TechEd Developers

As part of the TechEd Developers conference this week in Orlando, Fl, I’ll be facilitating a discussion of the pros and cons of eXtreme Programming and other agile development practices. We’ll be discussing what has worked for us, and what hasn’t.

BOF857 Agile Development, Tenets of XP: eXtreme Programming

Wednesday, June 4 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, N330 D

Using various tenets of XP can provide the impetus to make your development process more agile. Agile is a discussion point: what do you do or want to try to do to add Agility to your development process? We throw around a few ideas regarding processes such as SCRUM, Continuous Integration, Pair Programming, regression testing/tracking metrics, code generation, Team System, and others. Everyone can share whatever has worked and what they are working on. This is a forum to exchange workable solutions to faster development with near perfect execution on fast development cycles.

Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions are interactive discussions rather than presenter-focused lectures. This is perfect for me because I am not an agile development expert. I am an imperfect practitioner of agile practices. I’ll be moderating the discussion, but I fully expect there to be smarter, more experienced people in the room to enlighten the rest of us.

If you’ll be at TechEd Developers this week, please join me on Wednesday evening at 6:30 for what I hope will be a lively discussion.