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Tuesday, August 4 • 09:00 - 10:15
Agile Productivity (Bill Wake, Tim Ottinger)

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More, faster: everybody wants that.
Low productivity makes products late and expensive, frustrating both teams and customers.
But what is productivity? Why is it so hard to measure?
Organizations want higher productivity, but use industrial-age models better-suited to assembling widgets than developing software.
We’ll explore a model that works for software teams.
Learn several ways to boost - or drag down - productivity in your projects.
You’ll walk out with concrete techniques to apply in your context.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Begin thinking in terms of impact, not output
  • Move focus from “working harder individually” to “accomplishing more together"
  • Recognize organizational habits that limit productivity
  • Discover ways to organize teams and their work to increase productivity

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Tim Ottinger

Anzeneer, Industrial Logic
Tim is a long-time programmer (since 1979), reviewer, speaker, writer. He has been active in many of the big changes in software over the past 36 years (including Design Patterns, Object-Oriented Design, and Agile software development). In addition to his contributions in "Clean... Read More →
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Bill Wake

Sr. Consultant, Industrial Logic, Inc.
Bill Wake (www.xp123.com) is a consultant with Industrial Logic, Inc. (http://industriallogic.com). Before that, he was an independent consultant from 2001 to 2007, then spent two years managing software development at Gene Codes Forensics. Bill has worked with teams in a variety... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
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