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War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, Scrum is Agile

Allen Holub | GOTO Copenhagen 2021

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Allen Holub is an internationally recognized software architect and agile coach, with 10 books and hundreds of articles on his CV he is still down to earth occuring as the uncle everybody would be lucky to have.

A few years ago, the death of agile was a meme. Agile was (and is still) being supplanted by #DarkAgile, an agile in name only, with few of the benefits of the real thing. In a way, things have gotten worse. Agile has arisen as a zombie, eating the brains of the corporate world. #DarkAgile flies in the face of basic principles, and does active damage.

All is not lost, though. There are organizations, some quite large, that are “doing it right,” and reaping the benefits. We haven't fallen completely into Orwellian dysfunction.

This talk shows you what Agile should be and contrasts that to what it has become. We’ll look at the ways that it’s been perverted, at how we’ve gone wrong and how to make it right. There is a way out!

About the speakers

Allen Holub
Allen Holub

Widely respected software architect and agile coach with 10 published books and hundreds of articles