And You Thought You Knew Agile!
Ken Schwaber, AgileAlliance
A joint meeting with the Agile Scotland Group
Wednesday 8th October 2003, 6:30 pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street (George Square),
Agile processes are making the transition from early adopter to mainstream
as companies like Microsoft, Software AG, Primavera, Xerox, and the Federal
Reserve Bank of the United States adopt them. This talk will present the three
aspects of all agile processes - the framework, the heart, and the increment.
The talk will then address the new role of project management in an agile
project. A short case study will demonstrate scaling agile to large critical
development. Then we'll have some time left over for discussion.
About the speaker
Schwaber is an experienced software developer, product manager, and industry
consultant. He is one of the leaders of the agile process revolution, as a
signatory of the Agile Manifesto, founder and director of the AgileAlliance (www.agilealliance.com),
and one of the developers of the Scrum agile process. He has been in the
industry for over 30 years, starting as a programmer and, by 1984, managing IT
for one of Wang’s divisions. In 1985 he founded Advanced Development Methods (ADM),
a company dedicated to improving the software development practice. He
initiated the process management product revolution of the early 1990s, when
methodologies were automated and put to practical use on ADM’s Mate process
manager. He worked with Jeff Sutherland to formulate the initial versions of
the Scrum development process and, since then, has helped numerous product and
IT organizations implement, run projects, and build products using Scrum and
agile processes. He has been a visible proponent of adaptive, lightweight,
empirical process for software development.
Ken can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 781 861 7848. He maintains a web site about
Scrum and agile processes at