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Agile Prague 2023

The next year of Agile Prague Conference is going to be Sep 18-19, 2023.

 

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Please come to the registration desk at 8:30 am so we allow the conference to start on time.

Come early and join us for a morning coffee and networking.

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Agile Coaching Workshop

Join the ICP-ACC - ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching workshop with John Barratt just after the conference on Sept 21-22, 2022. Check discounted combo registration or contact us with any questions. 

AgilePrague 2022

AgilePrague is back & face to face! Reserve the date for 

 

Mon-Tue September 19-20, 2022 @ PRAGUE

 

Agile Prague Conference is building a unique collaborative environment where participants not only listen to the speakers but are encouraged to approach them and have a conversation together.

 

The conference is in English.

Agile Prague 2019 - Press release

We just published Agile Prague 2019 official press release. It's available in CTK news service (in Czech) [PDF version].

Agile Prague 2019 is sold out

Agile Prague 2019 is sold out. there's only possibility to join 1-day Design Thinking workshop.

Agile Prague 2018 - Press release

We just published Agile Prague 2018 official press release. It's available in CTK news service (in Czech) [PDF version].

Agile Prague 2018 is sold out

Agile Prague 2018 Conference is sold out. You can still get your registration to the conference with one of our combo packages and join conference  + David Hussman Product Discovery or Delivery workshop, CSM, CSPO or CAL. 

Discovery workshop by David Hussman plus free 2-days registration.

 

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. 

 

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.