The XPToronto/Agile Users Group is a dedicated community of software development specialists located in the Toronto, Canada area. The members of XPToronto are committed to the acceptance of Agile development methodologies, such as Extreme Programming, Scrum and many others.
Through education and discussion, XPToronto works to refine the development process.
Generally, discussion meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month (except for the months of July and August when we break for the summer).
Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 07:00PM
Ryerson University George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre 245 Church St. (Room ENG 205 )
Introduction to Agile
Are you new to Agile or have been doing Agile for a while now but are looking for opportunities to expand your understanding of the basic concepts behind Agile? I recently completed a number of "Agile 101" training presentations. I can't go through all of them in one meeting, so we'll start off by voting on the ones that attract the most interest and we'll see how many we can get through in 2 hours.
- Values & Principles
- Myths & Practices
- Story Writing
- Release & Iteration Planning
- Tasking & Task Boards
Each presentation will be supplemented by anecdotes and stories from the trenches based on my 10+ years working on Agile projects. There will also be lots of time for questions.
Warning...this session will be pretty basic for most of you if you've been involved with this group or Agile for any length of time. But don't be afraid to invite any newbies out there that you're aware of, this meeting will cater specifically to them.
Your presenter...Lawrence Ludlow is with Intelliware Development in Toronto and has been doing Agile since 2000. Lawrence has run the XPToronto/Agile users group for over 10 years and he is also Director of Toronto Agile Community, the volunteer group behind the Agile Open Space and Agile Tour events over the last 5 years.