“Software Development is Hard” AKA “Keeping the kittens happy”

Update – I have updated this presentation, and you can see it here.

Here’s a presentation that I did a while back to some colleagues on the theme “Software Development is Hard”.

The audience consisted of a range of people, with differing levels of knowledge abut the matter. I was pretty happy with the presentation, overall. I deliberately tried to steer it away from a black/white, “waterfall is bad, agile is good”, juxtaposition. I don’t know how successful this was. What do you think?

I also managed to get some nice pics from Flickr into it too, including some rather cute kittens on slide 25 🙂

I took quite a lot of inspiration from Gabrielle Benefield and Pete Deemer‘s rather good Scrum Primer. In my opinion, this is one of the best introductions to Scrum that I’ve read. It’s easy to read and concise (at 20 pages), so check it out if you haven’t already. Instead of thrusting A whole book about Scrum into someone’s hands, this might be a better introduction to the topic…as well as my presentation, of course.

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