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Dave Thomas likes to fly single-engine airplanes and pays for his habit by finding elegant solutions to difficult problems, consulting in areas as diverse as aerospace, banking, financial services, telecommunications, travel and transport, and the Internet. Before moving to the US in 1994, Dave founded an ISO9001-certified English software company that delivered sophisticated, custom software projects throughout the world.


Herding Racehorses, Racing Sheep
Monday 17:15 - 18:00 (Conference Hall)

Are you frustrated by experts who can't articulate what to *do*, or by junior staff who refuse to see the big picture? How do you know how much responsibility to give people, and how much to accept from others? And how can you best develop careers: yours and those around you? Join us for the solutions to these and other problems as we turn the Pragmatic Spotlight (and a good dose of our twisted sense of humor) on learning models, the nursing profession, and streamlining sheep.

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What is an Agile Method
Wednesday 11:15 - 12:00 (Tools Room)

Giga Information Group predicts that 2/3 of all corporate IT will be using an Agile method within the next 18 months, and that roughly 25% are examining agile processes currently. What is an Agile method, and why are all these companies interested in it?

Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas are two of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance, whose Agile Manifesto has been extensively written about throughout the industry and in mainstream press such as "The Economist". In this talk, they will discuss the Agile Principles and Practices, the problems that they solve, and give a brief overview of the leading Agile methodlogies.

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What is an Agile Method
Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 (Tools Room)


What is an Agile Method
Wednesday 14:15 - 15:00 (Tools Room)




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