Keynote: Technical Excellence
Technical excellence is more than two week sprints, a burn down chart and a daily stand up. The basic rules of Agile or Scrum is not an end in itself, but rather staring point based upon principles and practices that allow and encourage teams to adopt, adapt, and refine their craft.
Technical excellence requires focus. Focus on the customer; focus on discovering and avoiding wasteful activities; focus on code quality. It means continually learning; it means working as a team; it means being realistic about what is possible. We’ll look at why technical excellence is critical and what each of us can do to strive for technical excellence.
Tuesday (November 19th) - 09:00 - 09:45 on Embedded, Agile / PC
About the speaker
James Grenning’s trains, coaches and consults worldwide. With more than thirty years of software development experience, both technical and managerial, James brings knowledge, skill, and creativity to software development teams and their management.
As his professional roots are in embedded software, James’ mission is to bring state-of-the-art technical and management practices to embedded development teams.
He is the author of Test-Driven Development for Embedded C.
He invented Planning Poker, an estimating technique used around the world, and participated in the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
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