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Early bird registration for Agile Prague 2018 ends in two weeks

The early bird registration for 8th season of Agile Prague ends in one week. If you don’t have your registration, it’s good time to secure your place at Agile Prague.

David Hussman: Discovery or Delivery

David Hussman is returning to Agile Prague with a workshop where you can be exploring interleaving discovery and delivery to your advantage. Shall We Learn From Discovery or Delivery? Join the Wednesday workshop and lear more about discovery phase. 

 

Open Space

Wouldn’t it be great to go to a conference that included all of the topics that are most interesting to you? A conference that addressed your most pressing questions?
That’s what the Open Space sessions are for. It’s the part of the conference that you get to design.

Join the lunch Open Space and deepen your learning experience. 

 

Registrations for AgilePrague 2018 are opened

Registrations for AgilePrague 2018 are just opened. We offer the super discounted first 15 ticket for 4100 CZK, early bird registrations for 5200 CZK (until June 30, 2018). The regular 2-days registration is for 6300 CZK.

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Agile Prague 2017 - Press release

We just published Agile Prague 2017 official press release. It's available in CTK news service (in Czech).

Marcus Ahnve - Taylorism And Mass Production - Why The Software Factory Fails

Marcus Ahnve /Sweden/

Marcus Ahnve /Sweden/ is a Senior Consultant at Valtech, a global IT consultancy. He is a agile coach and developer helping software development organizations.

Marcus experience in agile software development dates back to 1996 and his first project which was done in Smalltalk. In 2001 he started doing XP development and has since then explored new ways of making development more effective, economical and fun. Marcus is one of the founders of the community conference on agile methods Agila Sverige held yearly in Stockholm.

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Taylorism And Mass Production - Why The Software Factory Fails


* Why do we separate development from maintenance and operations?
* Why do system architects chose frameworks and write UML diagrams but do not write any code?
* Why do we measure how many lines of code a developer writes?

The theories of Frederick Taylor and those that followed them still today sets the norm for how organizations are managed. What we see as normal and common ways to organize work have their historical roots in early 1900's steel mills.
These practices make agile adoption difficult, hinders empirical processes and self organizing teams.

The talk provides an explanation to why IT-organizations are managed like factories, why these fail, and how to start the change into a succesful agile organization.