Avoiding ‘mini-waterfalls’ in agile environments

Session Category :  Talk 
June 10, 2016
13:15  -  14:00

Talk 50min

Although we all think our teams are highly Agile, and don’t do that nasty old-fashioned ‘Waterfall’ stuff, many teams do, in fact, have mini-waterfalls in their development processes, and these cause a multitude of problems.

The waterfall is very much an Agile anti-pattern, and needs to be avoided at all costs as it causes inefficiencies, lack of common ownership and knowledge silos.

This talk identifies the waterfalls (e.g. PO -> Analyst -> Developer -> QA, etc.), explores how they come about (e.g. recruitment policies, role entrenchment) and suggest strategies for avoiding them.


Session Category :  Talk