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SI Evening Talk – Agile: from Piracy to Slavery

Thursday 27th April, 2023, 17:00 – 18:30 in Geneva.

Join us for another instalment in our SI Evening Talk series on the topic of «Agile: From Piracy to Slavery», this time in Geneva. Agile practices offer a flexible approach to software development and project management. Since its popularization, Agile has served as the basis for various software development frameworks, breaking down barriers between individuals within a team. By adapting to continuous change, it has allowed teams to move away from a rigid project organisation towards a process that is more collaborative, iterative and adaptive. This brings an ‘agility’ to both the decision-making process and the actual IT work. It has also served to diversify what is considered to be ‘agile’ and the methods that are applied under that umbrella.

Our speaker, Danilo Biella, argues that Agile has become ‘too diverse’. Especially in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the proliferation of approaches calling themselves agile, the concept of agile software development has expanded even more. Together with SI, Danilo aims to disentangle the origins, knowledge, interests and intentions of the involved people and the contradictions found in the current discourse about Agile. By identifying the shortcomings and failures, but also the advantages and successes, of what is currently considered agile, we want to facilitate a discussion about what it means to be an Agile professional and how this approach can still be useful to you.

Danilo is a demystifier, a wise guy and an evolutionary humanist. Ever since he graduated from the ETH with a Masters in Computer Science, he’s been focussing on quality aspects of software engineering. While his untiring struggle for better testing acceptance in the communities rambles on, his focus in the last decade has shifted slightly to analysing development processes in projects, where he gathered experience working in multi-continental teams.

Looking forward to seeing you in person to take part in this dynamic discourse on the development of Agile! 

  • Date: Thursday 27th April 2023
  • Time: 17:00 – 18:30
  • Location: Auditorium Brusio, Forum Genève, Rue de Lausanne 11-19, 1201 Geneva
  • Registration : free, please register HERE

The talk will be in English.


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