Occasionally I pop up at events as a speaker! Subjects are varied, anything from User Interface Design, Usability, Agile Development Teams and other things related to Software Development.
My most recent talk was a lightning talk at iOSDEVUK 2016.
Is your App a Door Handle or a Door Knob?
SCRUM for Micro-Companies
Project Management is fundamental in any company, clients insist on knowing when products will actually be delivered and as a result timescales are key to profitability.
In software development, companies have the unique issue that clients love to change their mind and worse still try to extend the project scope and claim huge new features were part of the original brief! “Oh I didn’t mean it to work like that” or “but obviously it will also do ….”.
These problems often seem exaggerated in smaller companies with a greater range of competing time pressures and agile methodologies often don’t seem workable unless there is a team of 4-8 people who are all able to work on the same project.
Steve is an astute project manager and over several years has had to balance competing time pressures with often-unrealistic client expectations. This talk will explore why Steve believes everyone can become more agile and how discovering that SCRUM could be implemented in a micro-organisation revolutionised his approach to project management.
If you work in a small organisation, or are a freelancer this talk may change the way you build software – forever!