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Keith Braithwaite, Zuhlke Engineering

 Keith  Braithwaite

Keith Braithwaite is a Principle Consultant with Zuhlke Engineering, and leads their Center for Agile Practice in London. He provides Agile training, consultancy and mentoring to development teams in the wholesale finance and mobile telecoms industries.

Previously he was Head of Technology Solutions for the ASIA-PAC region of WDS Global, and co-authored the first published descriptions of successful distributed Agile based on his experience there. He is a frequent speaker at Agile conferences around the world.

Presentation: "You Can Get There From Here: Adopting Agile is harder than you'd like but easier than you'd think"

Time: Wednesday 10:45 - 11:45

Location: Abbey Room


Adopting Agile techniques is, like any change, difficult. The change to Agile techniques in particular can be very hard as they run against the grain of much of the received wisdom in corporate IT.

By focusing on value added rather than effort expended we can make Agile make sense for managers and business sponsors. By focusing on quality we can make Agile make sense for developers and testers.

Here are some data, some stories, some models and some techniques for managing this change.