The next decade

J. B. Rainsberger (30.Nov.2013 at 09:40, 1 hr )
Keynote at Italian Agile Days 2013 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Two years ago, I looked back at over a decade of progress in the community of Agile software development practitioners. I talked about some alarming trends in our attitudes, our practices and what we teach, but also described the ways in which I believe we’d really advanced the art of software development.

Now, I explore a more interesting question: Where do we go from here? Those alarming trends haven’t all gone away. In fact, some have got worse, and I want to highlight some of things that I think we really need to stop before they destroy all the credibility we’ve built.

Of course, the picture is not bleak: we’ve helped make software development better for so many people, and I’ll talk about where I’d like us to focus our considerable energy to help make the coming decade even better for our field and the lives of our colleagues.

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Rating: 5 of 5

30.Nov.2013 at 11:07 by Massimo Forno (6 comments)

Really a great talk ;) Very clear, good examples and interesting tricks!

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Nov.2013 at 12:43 by Massimiliano Atzori (15 comments)

Very inspiring and a lot of things to think about!

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Nov.2013 at 14:57 by Giorgio Sironi (49 comments)

JB is very prepared. Nice integrated use of videos which I had never seen before. Probably it was a bit hurried (and late) in the end but the experience was positive.

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Nov.2013 at 20:37 by Anonymous

Simply great. What's missing? NOTHING

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Nov.2013 at 21:45 by Riccardo Pasquini (6 comments)

The best start for day 2

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Nov.2013 at 22:11 by Ferdinando Santacroce (15 comments)

Great experience, JBrains is a very skilled professional and a great performer. My only problem with him is that I have not the necessary room in my brain to get all the interesting things he have to say, my bad!

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Nov.2013 at 22:37 by Mattia Pirotti (12 comments)

a very inspiring, engaging and well exposed talk

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 08:39 by Alessandro Ronchi (32 comments)

Very inspiring speaker.

I went home with several new lessons learned, that's amazing.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 11:47 by Eleonora Zucconi (5 comments)

Really inspiring!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 11:47 by Eleonora Zucconi (5 comments)

Really inspiring!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 14:56 by Filippo Liverani (12 comments)

Incredibly insightful and to the point

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 15:29 by Nicola Trincas (7 comments)

great talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 16:10 by Mauro Esposito (8 comments)

Very inspiring, full of truth, absolutely a great talk!

Thank you JB!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 16:11 by Fabio Mora (22 comments)

Excellent speaker, clear vision, well explained and logically organized. I agree with many concepts explained.

Rating: 4 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 17:22 by Anonymous

Excellent speaker, great tricks that must be followed by each agile team.
Great location.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 17:33 by Alberto Barrilà (3 comments)

Great.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 19:42 by Anonymous

Nice to meet you. Very good talk! Congratulation!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 21:22 by MauroCasta (3 comments)

Wonderful talk, full of inspirations. Great!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 21:22 by MauroCasta (3 comments)

Wonderful talk, full of inspirations. Great!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 21:31 by Emanuele Rampichini (14 comments)

Clear contents, great rhythm. The message was loud and clear. Bob Newhart "stop it" summarizes perfectly what we should keep in mind in our everyday work. Kudos!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Dec.2013 at 22:23 by Alessandro Giardina (7 comments)

Insipiring. Fun. Thank you!

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 08:42 by Anonymous


Rating: 4 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 10:17 by Antonio Carpentieri (6 comments)

Great talk, maybe not so well balanced for the given time, too many topics.
Thank you :)

Rating: 4 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 10:48 by Samantha Metalli (2 comments)

A great speech to motivate the experience for firstly understand and therefore challenge the status quo!

Rating: 4 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 10:51 by Mario Russo (3 comments)

Great talk, many useful concepts. I am going to download the talk when it will be available and see it again!
Thank you!

Rating: 4 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 11:27 by Giorgio Vespucci (7 comments)

@jbrains has excellent presentation skills and his presentation has been undoubtedly engaging. What I've understood from this talk is for the next decade we don't need to reinvent the Agile wheel, but just STOP-IT! and going back to our (real) Agile roots. Well done JB!

P.S. @Mario Russo: http://www.slideshare.net/jbrains/the-next-decade-15427154

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 11:32 by Leo Paradise Romanato (9 comments)

Probably the best speak that i have seen "live" in my life!

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 12:09 by Elisa Pasquini (10 comments)

fantastico, avrei voluto vedere di più come migliorare i team agili ma è stata una bella ispirazione

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 12:14 by Giulio Roggero (5 comments)

Inspiring! Great ideas on what is missing in Agile. I'll be more careful about them in the future :-)

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 13:10 by Antonio La Gamma (11 comments)

I will not forget this talk anymore...really inspiring and fun at the same time.

Rating: 4 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 13:22 by Paolo Laurenti (26 comments)

Good insights to think about.
I think that the problem you talked about, "be Agile, don't do Agile" is the point at the centre of many failures on agile transitions.
I believe for sure that people who decided to attend an Agile conf on Saturday, is people that at least are aware about this issue and are trying to be agile.
Thus I would have appreciated some suggestions about how to influence the own team, when many people of it isnt't Agile and isn't trying to became Agile.
This is the great problem that many of us are facing and that we don't know how to address.

Speaker comment:

02.Dec.2013 at 13:40 by J. B. Rainsberger (2 comments)

Paolo, thank you for your comment. In each case, when I mentioned "What's missing?" you can interpret this as an area to focus the thinking of your teams and the people around you. For example, when you see that your team doesn't discuss and attack risks at your Daily Stand-up, then I recommend that you talk about this with them.

If you want some suggestions about how to influence people, that's why I recommended the book, "The New Strategic Selling". It provides a good place to start. :)

Of course, if the people around you don't value the ideas in agile software development, then you need to address this point first, otherwise you cause exactly the problems that I talked about: you create a new bureaucracy to replace the old one. Why do you want to "be more agile" and why do you think they don't?

Rating: 4 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 15:49 by Anonymous


Rating: 3 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 20:31 by Uberto Barbini (9 comments)

Nice talk and very funny examples, but I think a better title would have been "common pitfalls in agile" rather than "the next decade".

Also the famous question from Kent Beck has been left unanswered (unless I miss something).

In the last slide "towards a new design standard" there is a link (http://link.jbrains.ca/TIE3JH) but it doesn't work for me.

All in all I enjoyed the talk but I had higher expectations. :)

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2013 at 23:08 by Luigi Berrettini (10 comments)

In a relatively small amount of time a precise overview of Agile pitfalls and why we missed the point.
A great command of the stage, really amazing communication/presentation skills... simply awesome, the best talk ever!!!

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Dec.2013 at 09:10 by Matteo Poletti (5 comments)

Very inspiring! One of the best keynote that i ever attended!

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Dec.2013 at 10:03 by Pierpaolo Marcon (7 comments)

The keynote subject was very interesting and catching. The speaker has done an excellent job on the stage.

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Dec.2013 at 10:10 by Matteo Baglini (15 comments)

I will say just two words: stop it! :-D

Great talk that remarks the common pitfalls in agile.

Rating: 4 of 5

03.Dec.2013 at 11:24 by mrighelli (3 comments)

I am not completly agree that agile is a mindset and not a technique but anyway a very good inspiring talk with a lot of ideas

Speaker comment:

03.Dec.2013 at 11:33 by J. B. Rainsberger (2 comments)

I think I understand how you feel, Uberto, but I really believe that unless more people do these basic things well, then there really is no "more" to offer. Why run when we can't walk?

As for Kent's question, I have no answer. They have all the money, but we have all the answers. So maybe we need to listen to them some more, and maybe we need to do better in communicating the greatness of our answers. :)

Finally, that link is to a photo I didn't own, and I guess it disappeared. I'm sorry about that. I will remove the link for future versions of the talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Dec.2013 at 16:55 by Giovanni Davoli (7 comments)

Very interesting. World wide ranging talk

Rating: 5 of 5

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