This Thursday's Matter is... Agile. Abid Quereshi joins us for a tongue-in-cheek look at Agile (and the reactions to it) through the lens of Rome, 33BCE.
Thursday's Matter is a virtual meetup on the topics that truly matter to today's developers.
Join us every Thursday when we'll be joined by an expert from around the globe. Each week we'll explore topics such as functional languages, mobile development, agile methodologies and machine learning.
THE FORMAT A 40-minute expert talk followed by a Q&A session. Please note: This edition of Thursday's Matter will begin at 17:30 UTC.
Two thousand years ago was a crazy time. It was the time of the turning — turning away from false gods and fake news to prophecy and disciples. Like today, a time of political upheaval and revolution. Okay, as crazy as things are today, they are not really as bad as then — but there are some parallels. We have inflammatory ideas like self-organising teams, liberal ideas like welcoming change, and maximising the amount of work not done. This reaction to the industrial age has exploded into various movements and factions, some in alliance and others claiming treachery on others. We have our Zealots, Pharisees, Sadducees, the Essenes. Which one are you? This tongue in cheek talk explores the reaction to tradition and power structures and an attempt to help us see ourselves.
For over 22 years Abid Quereshi has helped over 50 organisations in 15 countries increase business agility. The insights he brings to the classroom are based on direct experience in developing, testing, specifying and tracking on real software projects.