Hristina Nedkova


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Agile and Startups - let's talk about anti-patterns

Track 3
4:40 PM - 5:25 PM

Agile and Startups - let's talk about anti-patterns What most people believe Agile development is today may not be at all what you need if you’re a startup or a fast-growing company. Still, becoming agile, as opposed to merely doing agile, boosts organization success as agile methods tend to create rapid innovation, produce quick to-market versions of software products and be one of the most effective ways to ensure your company keeps its startup swagger even when it’s no longer such and it's chasing growth. Agile principles and practices offer good reasons to be considered the right software development process for growing companies. However, trying too hard to become agile can make you focus on the wrong things. A number of fallacies hurt the adoption and leave teams unprepared for the transition, unaware of trade-offs, needlessly dogmatic, and confused about how to assess their progress. The talk will discuss some anti-patterns to avoid at all costs in your process of becoming agile as a fast-growing startup.