The Economics of Agile: Damon Poole

April 5, 2011, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Damon Poole

Damon Poole

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Topic: The Economics of Agile

Traditionally, many organizations have measured their software development efforts solely in terms of process efficiency and cost. When teams introduce Agile methods, they are suddenly able to measure their efforts from a broader business perspective - such as impact to the top and bottom line. This session discusses how to measure and optimize the economics of your software development, make economics-based decisions, measure and reduce the cost of delay, gauge the full cost of development within an Agile environment, and discover and validate the value of your user stories.

About the speakers:

Damon Poole is Founder of Valtivity, an Agile coaching and training company specializing in helping companies discover and implement their ideal way of working. Damon is also a Senior Coach in Eliassen’s Agile practice. His twenty years of experience spans the gamut from small collocated teams all the way up 80 team shops doing global development. Damon was President of Agile New England from 2008–2010. He writes frequently on the topic of Agile development, is the author of the web book “Do It Yourself Agile,” and a pioneer in the area of Multistage Continuous Integration and mixing Scrum and Kanban. Damon has spoken at numerous conferences including Agile and Beyond 2010&2011, Agile Business Conference, Q-Con, Agile 2008–2011, and Agile Development Practices. He is also a co-founder and past CEO and CTO of AccuRev. His blog is at