About four months ago we realized that Agile Bench was going to be ready at around the same time as Agile 2009 so I booked my tickets and then hunkered down to get a minimum viable product (MVP) in order to collect feedback from the elite of the agile world. I was truely lucky to meet so many amazing people and attend some tremedous talks.
The keynotes from Alistair Cockburn (“I Come to Bury Agile, Not to Praise It“) and Jared Spool (“The Dawning of the Age of Experience”) were fantastic and I hope they’ve been recorded for everyone to see. I spent a lot of time learning how others deal with the entire life cycle of an agile project.
are still project that need plans and structure. As the agile community matures it will need to embrase a lighter form of planning and strategy which will allow it to be successful at multiple levels of the organization and not just limited to the delivery groups.