28 September - 30 September 2016

Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

The code-monkey and the wringable neck

Joe Harmon UL EHS Sustainability

Session type: Experience Report
Session duration: 60 minutes

About this Experience Report

The real purpose of the Scaled Agile Framework is agility in business. It’s more than following the discipline of agile practices. It’s more than producing enterprise quality crafted product code. It’s about delivering value. It’s about aligning “concept to cash”.

The value of a product - no matter how well designed and executed - is determined by the value it delivers to someone; and for most businesses that translates to what customers will pay for it. This is where the single wringable neck comes in - the product owner engaging with smart developers so they have a clear idea of what product features deliver value to customers - and then asking those smart developers how to design and deliver the solution.

No more poking product specifications through the bars of the development cage without the real-world “value” context and shouting “code monkey, code” until something vaguely resembling what was actually wanted is delivered.

Hear the story of how cr360 has taken the brave step into the world of agile and how it’s working out for the development team, scrum masters, the single wringable necks and, not forgetting, the project managers who are attempting to stick to their waterfall project plans.

About the Speaker

Joe has over 20 years of professional experience in software product development. As a Certified SAFe Program Consultant, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified ScrumMaster, he is an expert in agile and has helped companies such as Comdata and now cr360 to transform their development processes.

Joe has a diverse background in technology, ranging from training astronauts on science experiments for NASA’s Spacelab, to building IT back office systems. He currently works as Director of Product Management and Agile Coach at UL EHS Sustainability.

Joe uses his enthusiasm, commitment and vision of the bigger picture to bring the teams he works with along with him on their agile journey.

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