No one Wants your Stupid Process
Or how I´ve learned to use agile thinking to help organizations get what they really want
Over the last 10 years, in organizations mired in heavy
process and paralyzing analysis and design phases, we´ve seen agile
approaches get delivery of working software moving again. But, it turns
out that successful delivery doesn´t result in successful products.
And, for most organizations building software, it was the successful
product they´d wanted all along.
In this short talk Jeff Patton explores process where the primary goal
is a successful product. He´ll discuss the values and principles common
in healthy product organizations that aren´t the primary focus of agile
development. You´ll hear examples of innovative practice emerging from
companies that subscribe to agile approaches while remaining true to
their organization´s values and driving towards the primary goal of
delivering products people want.
Jeff Patton has designed and built software for the past 15 years
on a wide variety of products from on-line aircraft parts ordering to
electronic medical records. Jeff has focused on Agile approaches since
working on an early Extreme Programming team in 2000. In particular
Jeff has specialized in the application of user experience design
practice to improve Agile requirements, planning, and ultimately the
Jeff currently works as an independent consultant, agile process coach,
product design process coach, and instructor. Current articles, essays,
and presentations on variety of topics in Agile product development can
be found at www.AgileProductDesign.com and in Alistair Cockburn´s
Crystal Clear. Jeff is founder and list moderator of the
agile-usability Yahoo discussion group, a columnist with
StickyMinds.com and IEEE Software, a Certified Scrum Trainer, and
winner of the Agile Alliance´s 2007 Gordon Pask Award for contributions
to Agile Development.