QASource sponsors the Agilistry & QA Meetup Group. The goal of the group is to create a community where software engineers and developers can meet to learn new skills, build on current skill sets as well as network with other business professionals.
Two weeks ago, Andrew Webster presented the webinar presentation, "The Agile Appetizer," to the Agilistry & QA Meetup Group.
Andrew is an Agile mage and an enterprise, team and personal transformation coach and trainer. He is a principal consultant for WCS, LLC and has previously worked for giant clients like BBVA Compass, Visa, PayPal and Google subsidiary Nest. Andrew has worked in software development for 20 years and has been an Agilist since 2004. Andrew is certified as CSM, CSPO & CSP, a certified NLP master practitioner, certified Trainer From The Back of the Room trainer's trainer, certified graphic facilitator, and certified Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Indicator facilitator. Andrew has more than 60 projects under his belt and is currently writing a book on the social anthropology of work.
In his highly informative presentation, Andrew discussed the some of the fundamental factors of the Agile philosophy of work.
The main points discussed during this presentation were:
- What Agile practices are inevitable
- How companies benefit financially from Agile approaches
- How Agile practices can transform employees' feelings toward their work
To view Andrew's entire presentation, watch the full meetup video below.
Meetup Video: "The Agile Appetizer"
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