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Full Agile Prague Week 2017

The Agile Prague conference is the first event of our ‘Full Agile Prague Week 2017’. It’s followed by a workshop with great selection – Modern Agile by Joshua Kerievsky or Creative Storyboarding for Business by Stuart Young. It’s finished by new certification class CAL - Certified Agile Leadership (Scrum Alliance).

Conference workshop: Modern Agile by Joshua Kerievsky

Much has changed since the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Joshua Kerievsky is coming to explain his idea about Modern Agile.

Conference workshop: Creative Storyboarding for Business by Stuart Young

We organize one-day workshop from Stuart Young: Creative Storyboarding for Business as part of the Agile Prague conference.

The first 15 registrations for super early bird price are sold out

It was really fast. The first 15 registrations for super early bird price are sold out in less than one day. Thank you for your support!


Early bird period ends on 30 June 2017. It’s still enough time to secure registration for early bird price.

List of the speakers is still increasing

The first version of the Agile Prague 2017 program is ready and online. But we are still working on it and we’ll be adding more speakers soon. Check the already confirmed names.

The already confirmed 3 keynote speakers are:

-    Linda Rising will help us to address conflicts,
-    Joshua Kerievsky (Agile Manifesto co-author) will introduce his Modern Agile concept,
-    Johanna Rothman will talk about Agile program management.

Registration for 7th season is open

Agile Prague 2017 registration is already open. If you want to get super early-bird discounted registration you have to be fast. We have only 15 limited seats for this price. And some of the are already gone… :-)

Early bird period ends on 30 June 2017.

Looking for Speakers 2017

Agile Prague 2017 is looking for speakers. Be fast to get the first program review round at the end of March. 

Submit your proposal here or see more details at speaker's section.

Home » About Conference » Agile Prague Conference 2011 » Conference proceedings 2011 » The Economics of Agile Software Development

J. B. Rainsberger: The Economics of Agile Software Development

by Anna Kulakowska

This brief introduction to the theory of constraint was an interesting perspective to look at agile methodology. The theory of constraints can be summarized with the following statement: ‘The chain is no stronger than its weakest link’.

When we think about our goal, there is always at least one constraint that is limiting our throughput. This constrain is often referred to as the bottleneck. The most common limiting factors are equipment, people, and policies. In every particular situation, we need to assess and find out:
- Where the bottlenecks are?
- Where work slows down?
- Which problems we need to fix first?

After we know where the bottlenecks are, we can come up with pretty good solutions. The most common ways to overcome the constraints are:

  • Limiting the amount of work that goes to the bottleneck
  • Diverting the work away from the bottleneck
  • Increasing the limitation of bottleneck (buying systems, hiring people)

Agile methodology can be also used to reduce the cost of failure in a number of ways:

  • Faster feedback
  • Increasing flow of information
  • Decreasing the risk of one person failing
  • Reducing the complication


The graphics were created by Richard Fridrich.