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Presentation: "How doing the little things well makes the big things possible"

Time: Tuesday 16:05 - 16:55 / Location: Promenade Ballroom B & C

What we do in software development is hard. Lots of companies, teams, and people pick up Agile approaches to make it easier, and then realize it’s still really hard. They learn that Agile didn’t fix things. And, then they get to work trying to fix Agile. What they, and I, often forget is that it’s doing the little things well that makes the big things easier. This talk is about the little things. The stuff hidden between the lines of the Agile books. The stuff the experts know that’s hard to explain. You’ll leave this talk with lots of small things to do that’ll make a big difference.

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Jeff Patton, Good Product Evangelist

Jeff Patton

Biography: Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton is the winner of the Agile Alliance’s 2007 Gordon Pask Award for contributions to Agile Development, a Certified Scrum Trainer, a columnist with and IEEE Software, and is the founder and list moderator of the agile-usability Yahoo discussion group.

Jeff has designed and built software for the past two decades on a wide variety of products from on-line aircraft parts ordering to electronic medical records, and has focused on Agile approaches since working on an early Extreme Programming team in 2000.

In particular Jeff has specialized in the application of user experience design practice to improve Agile requirements, planning, and ultimately the products delivered.

Jeff currently works as an independent consultant, agile process coach, product design process coach, and instructor. Current articles, essays, and presentations on variety of topics in Agile product development can be found at and in Alistair Cockburn’s Crystal Clear.

Twitter:  @jeffpatton