The meeting topic:  Experience Report - Agile Insights from the Trenches

In theory agile practices sound straight forward and easily understood.  In the real world, agile practices involve lots of effort, reflection and discussion to make them useful.  Even then success can be sketchy.   Like any other skill set, real world experiences (both successes and more importantly failures) trump theory.  This month's Agile KC meeting is formed around such experiences of an agile practioner.

Ed Wells, of Asynchrony Solutions, will share his thoughts and perspectives on all things agile across more than ten projects and eight companies over the last seven years with Asynchrony. 

Topics will include:

·         how company culture changes

·         the effects the adaptation of agile practices over time

·        changes of best practices for Asynchrony and how they have evolved over time

·         iterations and work flow management of agile teams


Ed encourages you to bring your thoughts and questions to make this meeting interactive.  This is your chance to get a 'man on the street' perspective for things like TDD, pair programming and why you can't steer by velocity.  So  grab your boss, peers and disbelievers and plan on attending this month's meeting. 

Ed Wells is a key member of the Asynchrony team.  He joined Asynchrony in 2005 and has supported several projects from development to equipping companies to adopt agile practices.  Currently he is helping Hallmark adopt agile development practices.  Prior to joining Asynchrony Ed has 20 years of consulting experience mainly in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas as a developer, technical lead, project lead and project management.  He has supported several large companies including Anhuesher Busch, Express Scripts, Reuters, Sprint and Wells Fargo Advisors.

We'll save some time for questions and answers at the end so bring your questions and a friend. 

Hope to see you there! 

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