What elements should XP change to adapt to the rapid evolution of socio-technical systems?
In a previous deliver:Agile Live session, we explored the history of Agile with a group of technologists who shaped the early days of Extreme Programming (XP) and Agile. At our FREE Members-only September event, we’ll turn towards the future of XP and Agile technical practices in a panel with some expert practitioners who are moving the industry forward in a variety of ways. We’ll look at how XP is being applied today, and what elements need to adapt and change to move forward into a “New Age of XP”.
Meet Our Agile Tech Talks Panelists
Wouter Lagerweij is an independent Agile Coach who covers the spectrum from the technical practices of Dev and Ops, through process and organization, all the way to business and product. He’s also the author of the upcoming book: “A Product Owner’s Guide To Escaping Legacy: How to get back in control and start delivering again” Wouter uses the knowledge and skills gathered in twenty years of experience applying Agile processes and practices from XP, Scrum, Kanban, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Lean, and Systems Thinking.
Tiani Jones has spent nearly 20 years in Engineering and Technology. She’s knowledgeable in software development, the Kanban Method, Agile, and Lean UX from positions in domains including mobile application development, educational software, IT consulting, flight simulation, aerospace, software localization, biomedical engineering, and consumer electronics. She has over 13 years of experience in various Agile practices.
Jesse Alford is a Staff Engineer at VMware and a technical lead for Tanzu Application Service. He’s worked on Cloud Foundry since 2013, most of that time at Pivotal, once the largest free-standing XP-style software company in the world, as far as he’s aware. VMware acquired Pivotal in 2019, and since then Jesse has been accruing experience with ups and downs, opportunities, and heartbreaks, of integrating a dedicated XP shop into a more conventional technology company.
Cat Swetel is a technology leader interested in exploring how digital transformation facilitates relationships and could create conditions for more generative institutions. Her leadership style is deeply feminist in that it is focused on allowing all people to flourish. This leadership style (coupled with good technology instincts) has allowed Cat to establish an impressive track record of delivering the “impossible”. Cat is the Technical Community Ambassador at Agile Alliance, and an accomplished public speaker delivering keynotes, workshops, and more around the world.
What are Agile Tech Talks?
Formerly known as deliver:Agile, Agile Tech Talks are a series of (free for Members) monthly virtual sessions that explore technical topics and focus on how to support Agile practitioners and grow good Agile engineering practices in remote settings. We’re keeping the spirit of the deliver:Agile conference, and turning it into an ongoing series of talks and workshops throughout the year.