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Collective Wisdom

Agile Philly Meeting Feb 10th, 2009 at Ternary Software in Lionville

Speaker Ken Clyne, Agile Coach for Rally Dev on Collective Wisdom != Mediocrity

There seems to be no slowing down the evolution of the information technology industry. As the dot com era disappears into long term memory and we fast approach the physical limits of the silicon wafer, we are witnessing sea change in the way teams build software and collaborate. The widespread success of agile methods confluent with the emergence of social networks has ushered in a new era where collaborative teams are replacing the old plan driven command and control structures. In this presentation, we explore why ceding control is not only key to building a high trust environment, but also why it results in better decisions.

This topic is how a collaborative environment can better drive your organization toward innovation and quality.


Ken Clyne is an Agile Coach with Rally Software where he pursues his passion for helping software organizations of all sizes incrementally adopt Agile practices to shorten their development cycles and collaborate across distributed teams and silos.

Ken has over 20 years of experience spanning the software life cycle. He began his career as a software engineer developing compilers and air traffic control systems. Evolving from an object-oriented evangelist Ken's focus of the last 10 years has been helping teams adopt lean incremental, iterative approaches with Rational, Number Six and now Rally. Ken is a certified PMP, ScrumMaster, Eclipse committer and RUP consultant and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. On the weekend, you will find Ken outdoors on the golf course, kayaking the Potomac or messing around with his kids.

Directions to Ternary Software in Lionville


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