Change is Software’s greatest threat, and its defining characteristic. Disagree? How’s that Agile Transformation going for you?

We will explore this cognitively-dissonant statement as we investigate the challenges that we’ve faced, how we continue to fail to address them, and what we can do tame this raucous beast.


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Harro Verton at 14:08 on 9 Nov 2019

Interesting the hear someone else my age explaining to the youngsters how we created the shit they call "legacy code"... ;-)

Daniel Craigie at 14:54 on 9 Nov 2019

Good talk with an interesting ending that, for me at lest, was unexpected.

Andy Gaskell at 15:05 on 9 Nov 2019


I'm too young to remember the origins of the watet fall workflow, so I'm very glad that Chris took us through it and the effect that that has had on development today. From a time where resourses were scarce so planning was critical, and freezing everything made sense. To now when we want to be agile and responsive to change, but we still fear it.
I appreciate him sharing his sources and further reading.
He lead on to talking about diversity. He had lots of sources.

Ryan Mauger at 08:03 on 11 Nov 2019

Extremely insightful and inspiring talk, great way to start the day

That was a really good talk. Really good flow and content.
You can definitely feel Chris has a huge experience and knows what he is talking about. Thank you