Last week I joined the agile crowd at the “Karlsruher Entwicklertag 2010 / Agile Day”. While the conference lasted three days the Agile Day probably was the most impressive one.
Beside interesting talks like
- Vertrauen durch Agile Offshoring / Trust by agile offshoring (Dr. Margret Hessellmann, Tata Consultancy Services
- Scrambled Scrum? (Stefan Sauer / ISF Munich)
- Kleine Kanban-Kunde / Small introduction to Kanban (Bernd Schiffer, it-agile)
there was Ken Schwaber giving an interesting key note talking about developer habits and why they invented the Professional Scrum Developer program.
After the presentation the need to have a training program for agile developers was addressed in a panel discussion with agile experts from Germany.
Beside the official part with its presentations and the whole interesting agenda the most important part was probably meeting a lot of the German Scrum/Agile experts and (of course) people relatively new to the agile concepts. See the photos to get an impression.
With an price tag of ~ 200 EUR the Agile Day is currently one of the best bargains you can made – IF you can understand German. In this case: See you there next year!