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University of Waterloo

200 University Ave W

Room DC1302

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

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Under Pressure - Resisting the Urge to GO FASTER!

It’s an accepted truth in software development; when deadlines loom the team will be pressured to GO FASTER. Unable to convince management of the risks, we resign to cutting corners and working longer hours. Unfortunately the result is just as predictable, a short spike in velocity and many delays to come.

We will cover how to reverse the velocity spiral by building high trust relationships with management. We'll discuss root causes of our distrust like estimation, communication, and abuse of power so that the team can resist short sighted solutions that will plague them for years to come.


Todd Kaufman's Bio

Delivering software since 1998, Todd is now officially old. With age comes experience though, and his experience spans the arc of startup to enterprise, waterfall to agile, and Java to JavaScript. In the last 16 years Todd has been a developer, development manager, project manager, agile coach, sales person and most recently an entrepreneur. Through it all, he has maintained a focus on improving the way the world builds software.

The goal seems audacious, so in 2011 he co-founded Test Double, a rapidly growing software consultancy with a bevy of smart, driven and creative people. Check us out at www.testdouble.com.


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Doors open at approximately 11:30 am. Announcements and discussion start at approximately 11:50 am. Meeting ends at approximately 1:00 pm.


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University of Waterloo, William G. Davis Computer Research Centre, Room DC1302; For maps and directions, see https://uwaterloo.ca/about/how-find-us/maps-and-directions.

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