Every Drupal shop claims to be agile. Every project management job listing requires experience leading an agile team. And many of the Drupal camp speakers will mention “agile” in some way during their presentations. It seems like agile is everywhere these days. But has agile reached IT “buzzword” and cliche status? Or, is it a real thing? Unless you’ve sat through some training, you may be wondering - what is “agile” development?
As a Drupal practitioner, you need to know the realities and misconceptions of this software development philosophy. During this presentation, we will take a close look at:
* The roots of agile development
* What agile IS, and what agile IS NOT
* Various flavors of agile
* The many myths and misunderstandings about agile
Robert Laszlo leads major website development projects at JBS. He is a customer-focused IT project management professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the management of complex websites and web applications – on time and within budget. With over a decade working for commercial software vendors, he has a thorough knowledge of the software development process, as well as systems design and architecture. He brings his background in communications to bear on IT projects, ensuring excellent communication between clients and end-users on one side, and developers and data collection experts on the other. His customer focus leads to better, more user-friendly IT platforms and better results for the client.