The Argument For Agile Development (honestly this is more fun than the title may suggest!)
What is Agile? <ul><ul><li>A methodology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way of thinking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An emer...
Why We Need To Be Agile <ul><ul><li>It will allow us work closer to estimate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It will give the ...
But Wait, there's more! <ul><ul><li>More accountability at all stages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More room for innovation...
OK, it isn't perfect. <ul><ul><li>Something we need to work hard to achieve. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need customer buy-...
I might be interested, next steps? <ul><ul><li>Read up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appoint champions. </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Questions?
Links / Closing <ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www....
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The argument for agile development

  1. 1. The Argument For Agile Development (honestly this is more fun than the title may suggest!)
  2. 2. What is Agile? <ul><ul><li>A methodology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way of thinking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An emerging best practice. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why We Need To Be Agile <ul><ul><li>It will allow us work closer to estimate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It will give the customer a feeling of control over their project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It will simplify the workload at any given time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It will reduce risk throughout the design and development process. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. But Wait, there's more! <ul><ul><li>More accountability at all stages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More room for innovation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More marketing potential. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More potential for making money. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. OK, it isn't perfect. <ul><ul><li>Something we need to work hard to achieve. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need customer buy-in. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will teach us some tough lessons in the beginning. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. I might be interested, next steps? <ul><ul><li>Read up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appoint champions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tool up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get stuck in! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Questions?
  8. 8. Links / Closing <ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5k7a9YEoUI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All images stolen from the interwebz, ownership stays with the original creator. </li></ul><ul><li>@tosbourn </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.piercecommunications.co.uk </li></ul>

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