I just got back from 360Flex in Denver, what an awesome time. I highly recommend attending a 360Flex Conference.
My presentation was “The Athletic Guide to Agile.” The premise of the presentation was to explain Agile using a metaphor. The metaphor for this presentation was sports. It had become obvious to me, over the years, that the explanation of Agile was becoming convoluted and confusing for some. The problem I saw was people trying to relate Agile principles to Waterfall, something they already knew. Agile and Waterfall don’t really relate. So I thought that maybe it was time to change that and try and relate Agile to something completely different than Waterfall.
I am still refining the athletic metaphor for introducing Agile, and I have a few other metaphors in the works as well. Here is the presentation slide deck:
Download - Athletic Guide To Agile – AdrianPomilio
Photos – Yogi sayin it all
Video - not yet available
It is important to understand that this was a live presentation, and it covers many areas of Agile but not every aspect. The areas that I cover are the parts that cause a bit of confusion. I am always looking for feedback so please feel free to leave comments.