Agile PHP Software Development

Thorsten Rinne (11.Jun.2010 at 16:45)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2010 (English - UK)

Rating: 1 of 5

Every PHP developer knows about Scrum, eXtreme Programming and Crystal Clear. But do you know how these methods fit in agile software development to release the software on time? The certified scrum master Thorsten Rinne will present a customer project where all these methods were used in the hard daily work. He will present short indtroductions for each method and will talk about pitfalls to the audience.

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Rating: 2 of 5

11.Jun.2010 at 17:20 by Mark van der Velden (34 comments)

The slides are good and the topics seem OK, but you lost me after a few minutes. Not because the subject isn't interesting, but I got bored. Maybe because it was the last talk of the day, but I think it could use more excitement!

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11.Jun.2010 at 19:24 by Richard Hinkamp (14 comments)

I was bored pretty quick too. The pace was too slow for my taste and not enough depth.

When people are leaving the room, you may want to cut the question part, especially when 2 or 3 people are only talking with each other.

And the comment that PHP code is always dirty and Java is pretty and clean... Really?? You might be at the wrong conference ;)

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11.Jun.2010 at 21:38 by NĂºria Aloy (34 comments)

Quite a poor speech, yet what has really disappointed me is the inconsistency of the contents and the weak arguments used to support some (IMO completely subjective) assertions.

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12.Jun.2010 at 12:20 by Matthijs van den Bos (18 comments)

Too many subjects that were lacking depth. Would have liked to see more actual practical information on how to implement agile.

Discussion at the end should have been cut short by the speaker and continued elsewhere.

Beautiful slides though...

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12.Jun.2010 at 14:13 by Conor Wyse (30 comments)

I had thought that this presentation would complement the Scrum Workshop I had attended. Unfortunately it didn't. Thorsten is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced in this area, so I had really hoped for more depth and detail.

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12.Jun.2010 at 20:50 by Onno Marsman (66 comments)

Poor presentation. The interesting stuff were the answers to some of the questions, and these answers or insights did not come from the speaker but from other attendees. I think the speaker knows some things about the subject, but it did not get across. I was confused: Are Chrystal, XP and SCRUM part of Agile or are they alternatives to it? What parts were part of Agile and what parts were just an example of a way to do Agile? Probably an introduction to the layout of the presentation would have helped.

When the main part of the presentation started, in which I think Agile was actually explained, it only showed empty slides. I have to say they had nice photos in the background, but it might have helped if the slides supported the presentation by putting in a few lines of text.
Also the speaker was so nervous I almost felt sorry.

Reading the other comment about the "PHP code is always dirty" remark. This was so weird I dismissed it immediately. What was that all about?

Rating: 2 of 5

14.Jun.2010 at 16:52 by Jacob Christiansen (59 comments)

I agree with the above comments. If you use slides, put something on them. I can browse flickr if i want pretty pictures.

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