What is this thing everyone calls Agile? If you have been doing software development a different way your whole career you may be wondering why should I change, what’s so different? In this introductory talk we will define why Agile is more than a process or methodology; it’s really a different approach to doing software development. To provide some additional context we’ll also:

* Look back at how the Agile methods and practices emerged

* Discuss the Agile Manifesto and 12 Principles and their resulting impact on the way that we do software development today

* Describe what it’s like to work on Agile Project

* Describe what you can do next Monday to get started

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About the Speaker(s)

James brings over 30 years’ experience in the software industry. At Conga, James leads the development of the full suite of Conga's products. Prior to Conga, James led the development of CenturyLink's cloud management platform and held leadership roles at Microsoft and ThoughtWorks. Earlier in his career he co-founded Object Mentor Inc with Robert C. Martin, a consulting firm that specialized in training and mentoring their clients in C++, Java, Object-Oriented Programming, and Agile Methodologies. James holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.