Agile Development Facts and Fallacies

Meetup Title: Agile Development Facts and Fallacies

Date: April 6, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Price: Free

Organizers: Agile Gothenburg

Speaker: Vard Antinyan

Facilitators: Marina Bykova

Meetup Overview and Benefits

Software engineering is a relatively young discipline, and therefore its methodologies are under fluctuant formation. Agile, as a widely known methodology, has been employed by many software development organizations because it promises a working product over time and responsiveness to customers. Agile inherited little from its predecessors aiming to provide better support for software development, and as a consequence triggered hot discussions on the effectiveness of this or that Agile method. While Agile coaches have been working tirelessly to get answers and settle down these discussions, facts and figures emerged from the software engineering research community.

The purpose of this talk is to present research findings on Agile from the best empirical research and discuss how these facts align with the existing beliefs. The hope is that by doing so, we can arrive at deeper aspects of the truth about Agile, allowing us to make significant improvements in our ways of working with software.

The speaker will present research findings and initiate a discussion based on his beliefs on what these findings entail. The participants can then continue the discussion.

Speaker Bio

Vard Antinyan is the technical expert of software quality at Volvo Cars. He has a Ph.D. degree in software engineering from the University of Gothenburg. His research interests include software complexity, software metrics, software processes, and cognitive processes when working with software. He is a prolific writer for eminent software engineering magazines and journals.

Preparation

This is not a webinar! This is a virtual meetup on Zoom. You will be engaging in a live conversation with people. You can start your camera, speak, and chat with others throughout the meeting. Please help yourself and others by ensuring that you:

  • Have a stable broadband internet connection

  • Call from a quiet place

  • Use a headset

  • Mute yourself if you are not speaking

Continuing Education

This meetup is held by a Scrum Alliance user group. Participating in the meetup or watching its video recording enables you to claim one Scrum Educational Unit (SEU) per hour of participation or watching.

Agenda

5:00 PM Welcome and networking
5:05 PM Presentation
5:50 PM Break
6:00 PM Discourse in the main session
6:30 PM Close

Intended Audience

Software developers, Agile coaches, software managers, software engineering students.

Registration

https://www.meetup.com/agile-gothenburg/events/284355334
https://www.linkedin.com/events/6905103222650785793

Agile Development Facts and Fallacies.pdf