There is a root cause behind many IT implementation failures, and Rob is the perfect person to help you avoid it. Rob contributed to the formation of the agile movement in software development 25 years ago. His conceptual framework for understanding iterative development, The Blur Box, has been presented to over 10,000 project managers and IT professionals. He has implemented agile teams in corporations, startups, and higher education and worked with clients as varied as Subaru, Corning, Deloitte, Discovery Channel, and the US Attorney General. No matter what stage you are in your agile journey, Rob's talk will have you re-evaluating everything you know about software development and IT project management.
Agile Software Development Professional
You've probably heard of agile or waterfall approaches to developing software. But did you know that all of modern IT project management is founded on a colossal misunderstanding from four decades ago? The Blur Box reveals this hidden past, then presents a creative visual model for understanding how iterative projects actually work. By the end, you will have a transformed understanding of why certain approaches work and some fail. One of my past attendees says it best: "The Blur Box was a life-changing understanding for me."
This talk will:
1) Provide a concise, eye-opening history of IT project management.
2) Introduce The Blur Box, which is a compelling visual representation of how iterative software development actually behaves.
3) Discuss talking points based on The Blur Box to help you escape the bear trap of agile software development.
If you're looking for an entertaining, mind-bending talk to get your stakeholders in alignment, this is the one.
I aim for nothing less than to change your life when it comes to understanding software development.