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Waterloo Lean Agile Nov 22nd P2P

November 9, 2011

Link to presentation Agile P2P November 22 Final

What:? Creating the Technical Plumbing to Support Agile – Tools and Techniques from the Muddy Trenches

Leon spoke back in March 2010 about the value of continuous integration.  In this presentation he describes how tools and techniques such as this can enable Agile and Lean from the ground up.  Implementing effective methodologies such as Agile are often blocked by aging infrastructure of the current development systems and practices.   This talk provides the participant an introduction to approaches and tools to close the gap between the current reality and the desired state.  However, more importantly the talk goes beyond the technology to look at the challenges of implementing this in real world situations.

The talk will also provide an opportunity to share with your peers what obstacles you might be experiencing and possible solutions.

When?: Tuesday Nov 22nd, 2011 from 4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Where?: Accelerator Centre, 295 Hagey Blvd, Room 2 – Gowlings, Waterloo, Ontario

Who?: Leon Kehl, Boxbrite Inc. MBA/ITM, PMP

Leon has 27 years of experience in the software development industry in a wide range of industries and roles. The software applications he has developed have been used in diverse applications such as image guided neurosurgery, financial applications and check and image processing. He has worked with a number of local companies include NCR, Agfa, SunLife and NDI.

During the last 8 years as a consultant Leon has designed and developed a number of systems in companies attempting to use Agile methodologies.  He has experienced firsthand the challenges of changing existing software development processes.  Often he has had to sell these changes to managers and business partners, who are often preoccupied with short term goals.  Those experiences have provided him with some hands on experience of what blocks Agile practices and ways to overcome them.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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