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We host in-person engineering leadership events

First Tuesday of every month

This Month's Speaker

James Gareth Smith (VP of Engineering at Bash)

Topic of Main Talk - The rise, fall (and rise again?) of Agile Development

In February 2001 a group of 17 software development professionals of different stripes and backgrounds came together to write, sign and publish a document that would change the world of software development forever.

From those ski slopes agile methodologies conquered the world with story points, sprints and standups becoming common parlance. But somewhere along the way it became perceived in the same light as the waterfall methodology it had replaced; a bureaucratic, overweight process just getting in the way of getting things done.

So what now? Is Agile dead? What can we learn as technology leaders from this history?

James is the VP of Engineering at Bash with a long history of leading engineering teams and initiatives. He’s excited by building great teams and fostering their growth.


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