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Tuesday, August 7 • 14:00 - 15:15
Just In Time Solutioning: Are you Agile enough to abandon your Agile Framework? (Robert Woods)

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Are you tired of being locked into a single framework that fits what you do only sometimes? Are you tired of someone standing by mandating not only how you work but measuring your effectiveness in it? Think you are already "Agile" minded enough and don't need someone with a long line of expensive certifications to tell you how to develop software? Let's find out!
Since Agile concepts were formalized we have experienced an onslaught of what you might call "Frame-Bots". Frameworks we are told will increase our ability to deliver software if we robotically step through them and don't deviate to the right or left even when it makes sense to do so. The problem we encounter is that one size does not fit all and teams have a hard enough time finding agility without being constrained in how they operate. Conversely, some accidentally found that a more organic way to operate based on their team makeup, product and flow was actually a better overall solution than the one they were about to adopt. We call this scenario "Just In Time Solutioning".
In this workshop, Robert Woods, National Agile Practice Director with Matrix, will be experimenting with attendees through a series of exercises which demonstrate the theory of Just In Time Solutioning (JITS). This concept has been used in real practice to create workflow based on immediate need. In some cases it has completely replaced the Scrums and Kanbans and has the potential of making other, more fixed and structured, frameworks obsolete in the future of Agile software development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • * A comprehensive understanding of Just In Time Solutioning
  • * The benefits of creating a working method on the fly vs. the learning curve and adoption of a known framework.
  • * How to measure the effectiveness of a JITS method.
  • * Areas in which the JITS method changes the perception of framework development and learning.

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Robert Woods

Director National Agile Practice, MATRIX
Robert Woods serves as Director of the National Agile Practice at MATRIX. He has been in IT for over 20 years serving in such roles as Sr. Systems and Networking Engineer, Project Manager, Program Manager, and Agile Coach. Robert has spent years working with organizations on collaborative... Read More →

Tuesday August 7, 2018 14:00 - 15:15 PDT
Marriott Salon 1 & 2