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Presentation: "From 'Agile Hangover' to 'Antifragile Organisations'"

Track: People & Process - Day 2 / Time: Tuesday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Store Sal

Many organisations have been swept up in agile process adoption, with good reasons! The Agile Party is coming to a close and many organisations are now beginning to look at where they are and have come to the disheartening realisation that, rather than in a new world of embracing change and competitiveness, they have a lot of new processes, not much to show for it, and people are disillusioned enough to begin to revert to older, familiar ways…

This is the unfortunate age of the ‘agile hangover’.

In this talk Russ Miles, Chief Scientist at Simplicity Itself, will share his experiences overcoming the agile hangover, looking at:
•    The many different facets of an ‘agile hangover’
•    Where common organisational changes disrupted the routes being taken towards agility
•    Typically where and why Agile ‘champions' leavde the organisation stealing the journey's momentum
•    What we wanted, and what didn’t we get from a typical ‘agile journey’
•    How to turn an agile hangover into something that can really get those promised benefits by going beyond ‘Agile’

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Russell Miles, Co-Author of Head First Software Development

Russell Miles

Biography: Russell Miles

Russ Miles is Principal Consultant at Simplicity Itself and works with their clients to continuously and sustainably delivering valuable software.

Russ' experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. With over 16 years experience and through consultancy, coaching and training, Russ uses a holistic view of the software delivery process in order to implement multi-faceted continuous improvement programmes touching on everything from developer skills and practices, creating and evolving the best architectures and designs for a given domain, through to advising the management of various companies on how to apply lean and agile thinking and practices to better tune their return on investment from their software development effort.

Russ is also an international speaker on techniques for achieving the delivery of valuable software as well as a published author, most recently of "Head First Software Development" from O'Reilly Media. He is currently working on two new books; "Programming Spring" for O'Reilly Media that launches the Simplicity Itself technique of "Test Driven Learning" for the first time publicly, and another book, working title being "Field Guide to Continuous Improvement for Software Delivery Team Members" that captures the different thinking tools and techniques that a professional software developer can apply concretely to their own continuous improvement goals.

Twitter: @russmiles