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Presentation: "KEYNOTE: Accelerating Agile"

Time: Thursday 09:00 - 09:50 / Location: Millennium A

Over the last three years I have re-evaluated a lot of my assumptions about software delivery, and in particular many of the agile methods I had been espousing as good practice. I have tried to capture what I was learning in the form of patterns - repeatable strategies that work in a given context - which I called Patterns of Effective Delivery and which have evolved into Accelerated Agile. Where the original agile methods of the 1990s were about reducing delivery turnaround from years to months, Accelerated Agile is about reducing that from months to weeks or even days. In many cases we don't have the same constraints - organizational, operational or technical - that we had 20 years ago so I think it's time to step back and take a fresh look.

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Dan North, Agile troublemaker, developer, originator of BDD

Dan North

Biography: Dan North

Dan has been coaching, coding and consulting for over 20 years, with a focus on applying systems thinking and simple technology to solve complex business problems. He uses techniques from Lean operations, Theory of Constraints and Agile software development to help IT organisations anticipate and respond to the challenges of changing business needs.

He is the originator of Behaviour-Driven Development, an agile approach to software development that encourages teams to deliver software that matters by emphasising the interactions between stakeholders. He also proposed Deliberate Discovery, which challenges assumptions around software planning and estimation. These days he is advocating Accelerated Agile, an approach for reducing software product feedback from months to minutes. He occasionally blogs at

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