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Thursday, August 6 • 10:45 - 12:00
Waterfall Theater: Understanding Emergence through Performance (John Krewson)

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"The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams." Most people read this and focus on the self-organization element of the principle. But what about the concept of emergence? How do requirements "emerge" exactly? And how do self-organizing teams enable emergence?
In this highly interactive workshop, we'll get a hands-on lesson on emergence and self-organization using an unlikely source of inspiration: The theater. During the 75 minute session, attendees will envision, write, rehearse, and perform one-minute episodes of "Waterfall Theater". Throughout the process, we'll discover the difference between emergence and specification, the benefits of iterative and incremental delivery, and the power of a self-organized team with a shared goal.

Learning Outcomes:
  • At the end of this session, attendees will
  • * have a hands-on understanding of emerging requirements and design
  • * understand the relationship between emergence and vision
  • * be a part of a self-organizing team
  • * understand the role that trust plays in self-organization
  • * build something iteratively and incrementally

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John Krewson

Agile Transformation Lead, MasterCard
John Krewson (@johnkrewson) is the Agile Transformation Lead at MasterCard and a consultant whose expertise is based on real-world experience rather than regurgitated dogma. His communication skills, patience, and Agile experience blend into a unique style that is both approachable... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
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