On Tuesday, March 8, Tim Korson brings us "Dancing with Pigs". There are many ways
to choreograph the activities within a sprint, but all of them involve intricate,
dance-like interactions among testers, product owners, other team members, and chickens.
Becoming good at agile development is a little like learning to dance. Some of us
are naturally born dancers and learn quickly and seemingly effortlessly. Others
of us struggle for quite a while to get our two left feet coordinating effectively
with the rest of the team. But natural or not, every team member needs to become
good at the agile dance. This presentation hopes to help you become a better dancer
by exploring five principles of agile interactions. More specifically, we will focus
on those interactions necessary to discovering and elaborating requirements within
the context of the Scrum framework.
Timothy Korson is a Scrum trainer and coach. He has had over a decade of substantial
experience working on a large variety of systems developed using modern agile software
engineering techniques. This experience includes distributed, real time, embedded
systems as well as business information systems in an n-tier, client-server environment.
Dr. Korsons current focus is on helping organizations implement high value software
As a leader in the field of agile software development, Tim has authored articles,
given numerous tutorials on agile techniques, and worked with numerous organizations
transitioning to Scrum.
Although Tim holds a Ph.D. in business information systems as well as undergraduate
degrees in math and computer science, his focus and experience is practical, not
academic. His interests, education, and practical corporate experience have always
spanned both technology and business perspectives. This focus on the application
of technology to solve business problems is a perfect fit to his current role as
Scrum trainer and coach. Tims sub-specialty is on working with testers in helping
them to transition to their new roles as effective Scrum team members.
Tim is a frequent invited lecturer at major international conferences. The lectures
and training classes he presents are highly rated by the attendees.
6:00-6:15 Pizza and Networking
6:15-7:45 Announcements, Meeting