Next Meeting - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Managing Agile Software Projects under Uncertainty

In chasing velocity, we often ignore or don’t understand the uncertainties and associated risks in our processes and their results. Agile is designed to handle uncertainty in requirements as new features are requested and priorities shift. But shouldn’t we also be thinking about and mitigating the uncertainties that are unique or even introduced by using agile? Phil Lew suggests that our problem is that we sometimes carry assumptions which either cause us to spend too much effort on things we can’t control or give us unfounded comfort and reassurance. If we can’t understand the uncertainties and risks, how can we have confidence in our software as systems become more complex? Phil overlays classic risk management techniques with an agile process to identify and address the uncertainties that matter—and those that don’t. Then Phil outlines methods that you can use to address these risks while maintaining rhythm in your agile software processes. Come and learn about risks you never thought of and see how you can manage or avoid them.

Speaker: Philip Lew, CEO XBOSoft
Philip Lew is the CEO at XBOSoft. XBOSoft’s software QA and software testing services help their clients deliver products to market faster and with higher quality; an ever-increasing challenge as software becomes more complex and platforms increase. As a Corporate Executive, Development Manager, Product Manager and Software Engineer, Philip has managed teams to tackle broken processes, develop solutions to difficult problems, and coached others be leaders, managers and experts. He leverages his academic background in operations research, industrial engineering and computer science combined with hands on work experience with programming, predictive modeling and algorithm development to work with clients and colleagues around the world. For his hobbies, he rides a bicycle, and travels the world to quest his thirst for exploration and learning.
   6:30 – 7:00 Registration, Networking & Refreshments
   7:00 – 7:15 Welcome & Announcements
   7:15 – 8:30 Presentation and Q&A

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  Northpark Town Center
  1000 Abernathy Road NE
  Building 400
  Atlanta, GA 30328

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