Presentation: "Real Decisions, Real Responsibility, Real Management"

Time: Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30

Location: Rytmisk Sal

Abstract: Your developers are claiming to be a "self-organizing team." They won't tell you a %-complete for any of the tasks they wouldn't let you assign to them from the detailed work breakdown they wouldn't provide. They give estimates as Small, Medium and Large. They're running around all over the business talking to people. Even customers. What are you supposed to do now? The new challenge for managers of software development is to make best use of team behaviours that are effective but startling, efficient but a challenge to the organisation, risk-reducing but outlandish-sounding. This newly rediscovered style of development needs management to rediscover a style, too - one that involves making real decisions and taking real responsibility. Using real cases this session will explore the exiting new world of real management in IT.
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Keith Braithwaite, Agile Skeptic

 Keith  Braithwaite

Keith Braithwaite is a Principle Consultant with Zuhlke Engineering, and leads their Center for Agile Practice in London. He provides Agile training, consultancy and mentoring to development teams in the wholesale finance and mobile telecoms industries.

Previously he was Head of Technology Solutions for the ASIA-PAC region of WDS Global, and co-authored the first published descriptions of successful distributed Agile based on his experience there. He is a frequent speaker at Agile conferences around the world.