jueves, 1 de octubre de 2009

Agile Tour 2009

In the last few years Agile software development methodologies are starting to be used in some small and big enterprises. However, there still a minority and the others still using and abusing of the tradicional waterfall. It is true that some agile practices may seem weird or not too serius (poker game), even too expensive (pair programming). But we have to accept the sad reality: many waterfall projects never conclude or do not satisfies the client needs. It's obvius that something is going wrong. Perhaps the client do not define well what he want, or it can be that developpers don't do always the right technical decision... It seems that "classical" methodologies are too rigid for humans.

The Agile Tour is a series of events around the world (France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Canada, USA and Canada). This year, the Agile Tour 2009, will visit 18 cities through October.
Many experts uses presentations and workshops to share their vision and experience with the agility.

Today took place the first event in Rennes, France. The IFSIC Institute of the Rennes 1 university was the host and more than 200 professionals attended. EXtreme Programming, Scrum or even Post-It were the most pronounced words in no less than 4 tracks with 4 presentations or workshops each that introduced managers, developers and students to the agile way of work. In a few days, the slides will be online.