Communitech Agile Development Session.
In quite a blunt style he presented how Agile paradign addresses today's reality in the software development field. Here there are some ideas that I've picked up: “we are in a big mess“; the traditional “silo” style is risky these days; need to question the rhetoric on both sides (traditional and agile); observe what works and what not; it is a good practice to go agile but be smart about it. “Software development is not like building a bridge”. Ask nay sayers how many bridges did they build.
My second video montage (below) of Scott's presentation captures some agility elements like: reality of agile development, importance of database testing and of the Product Owner, non sexy agile challenges like kicking a project off and transition to production software, RUP iterations importance in driving risk out of the project and the green-shift effect in portfolio management.