Shortening the Feedback Loop – Our Sprint in a Nutshell

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2008 December Calgary Agile Methods User Group (CAMUG) meeting yesterday. We received a lot of questions during the presentation and good feedback after the presentation. Some people asked for a copy of the powerpoint slides, here it is. The slides don’t tell you too much about the actual content of the presentation because most of it was elaborated by the presenter, but it should give you a good idea of the points. Here is the presentation synopsis:

Under the Agile software development umbrella there are many principles, processes, methodologies, and practices that fit this style of development. Many companies are relentlessly seeking and implementing ways to continually improve how they design, develop and deliver software. We believe and have found in practice that the Agile way of software development enables, supports and drives this continuous quest for efficiency and improvement. One of the primary goals of Agile software development is to satisfy customer needs through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. We find that most of the business value comes from creating an environment where a shorter feedback loop allows our team to be more proactive and adapt quickly as and when necessary. In this presentation we will share and walk you through a typical sprint/iteration at and highlight to where we have shortened the feedback loop and increased efficiency and feedback quality.

See Mo’s blog for pictures of the audience.

Presentation at a glance:


slides outline