Monday, September 15, 2008

October Scrum Breakfast in Zürich: Projects Unsuitable for Agile?

The October Scrum Breakfast will once again address the theme of Scrum in the real world, this time examining the conflict between traditional "plan driven" and agile process models. A list of the topics:
  • Are there projects for which traditional plan driven process models are more appropriate, or where agile methods cannot effectively be applied?
  • What are the differences and commonalities between agile and plan driven processes?
  • Is it possible to combine the two into a 'best of both worlds' approach?
Daniel Tobler is a Software Architect at Zühlke Engineering AG. Through his daily work, he comes in contact with software projects for many different companies, which use different various process models. His work focuses mostly on interdiciplinary projects, which include hardware, software and mechanical engineering. He has been using Scrum (or elements of Scrum since 2002).

Daniel Tobler developed the latest Zühlke-Poster (SW Processes Today), which is the basis for the talk. He also teaches Object Oriented Design and Agile Software Development for the Master of Advanced Studies Program.

His talk will not mince words, so we should have an intense discussion after the talk. As usual, namics will sponsor the coffee, croissants and orange juice!

Date: 1 Octobber 2008
Time: Doors Open at 8:00, Talk from 8.35 to around 9.15. Forma Discusssion finished at 1:.00
Place: namics zürich, konradstrass 12/14, 8005 zürich, switzerland (schweiz)
2 Minutes Walk from Zürich HB, Near Tram Stop Sihlquai/HB

This talk will be given in German!