Organizations are often reluctant to adopt the more challenging agile engineering practices (first seen together in Extreme Programming, and later adopted by the Scrum Alliance as the “Scrum Developer Practices”): They’re difficult to implement and sustain, and the benefits are often vague, subtle, and measurable only after months of disciplined effort. For an engineering practice to provide real organizational value, it must effectively address real throughput constraints. Rob Myers describes two techniques that help evaluate the impact of any change to the organizational system?Lean’s Value-Stream Mapping, and the Theory of Constraints’ “Five Focusing Steps.” Rob describes the most common set of Agile Engineering Practices from the standpoint of how they provide a return on investment, including their costs, and how they often work in tandem to multiply the effect. Rob draws extensively from his hands-on experience with these practices, and shares data from well-established sources. He briefly discusses TDD, pair programming, and continuous integration; and then he and participants evaluate whichever practice the whole group chooses for consideration.

Speaker: Rob Myers

Date/Time: 2/11/14 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Silicon Labs, 400 W Cesar Chavez St, (6th Floor), Austin, TX 78701

To Register (and for more info): http://www.eventbrite.com/event/10192073767.