Agile Software Development, Scrum, Extreme Programing, XP, Test Driven Development, TDD, Feature Driven Development, FDD, Lean, DSDM, Behavior Driven Development, BDD, Refactoring, Pair Programming, Kanban

Simultaneous Phases – Agile’s Secret Sauce

Short iterations (as in Scrum / XP) or even continuous flow (as in Lean / Kanban) are an essential part of Agile planning. And yet there’s rarely much discussion of how these short iterations can actually be accomplished. Teams struggle with finding time to understand requirements, finish testing, and perform adequate design. They often have trouble getting work to “done done” and ready to release as a result. This session reveals the secret sauce of Agile development: simultaneous phases. Come experience how simultaneous phases allow you to avoid hacks like “requirements iterations,” “testing iterations,” or “refactoring stories,” and make short iterations and continuous flow possible.