Agile Philly Meeting Feb 10th, 2009
at Ternary Software
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