Begin with Agile Values
Agile adoptions can only be successful if corporate values match the values outlined in the Agile Manifesto and in agile frameworks such as Scrum and XP. In this presentation, Michele Sliger discusses the importance of values and the role they play in driving behavior. You'll understand the real meaning behind the often heard "agile is value-driven, not plan-driven" phrase. You’ll find out how to determine what your company values, and how to compare that to agile and Scrum values, and what to do if they are different. Most importantly, learn how to apply what you’ve learned in your own situation.

  • See how to define values at the team level
  • Learn visioning exercises that you can conduct with your team
  • Understand what you personally value and what you plan to do about it
About the Presenter
Presented by Michele Sliger, co-author of The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility. She has extensive experience in agile software development, having transitioned to Scrum and XP practices in 2000 after starting her career following the traditional waterfall approach. A self-described “bridge builder,” her passion lies in helping those in traditional software development environments cross the bridge to agility. Michele is the owner of Sliger Consulting Inc., where she consults with businesses ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, helping teams with their agile adoption, and helping organizations prepare for the changes that agile adoption brings. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). She has an undergraduate MIS degree and an MBA. You can download her articles by visiting her website at www.sligerconsulting.com or contact her directly at michele@sligerconsulting.com.