NOTE the date change from 6/19 to 6/26
Infusionsoft (Google Map)
1260 S. Spectrum Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
Cost: There is no cost to attend this session. It’s a free event.
6:00 - Registration – Food and Drink (no cost – Infusionsoft is Sponsoring)
6:25 - Announcements
6:30 - Begin the Panel
8:00 – Closing Messages and Announcements
PLEASE REGISTER - If you are already a member of the Phoenix Scrum User’s Group, you have already received an email about this event, just select the “Registration Link” in that email. If you have not received that email, please sign-up (on the right), and we’ll get it out to you!!
Topic Overview: Agile Developer Panel
On March 20th, we held a Product Owner Panel. That meeting was full of interest and discussion. This meeting will be very similar, except the panel will be loaded with Agile Software Developers. We’ll talk with 4 developers about their experiences on agile teams. Fortunately, we were able to get Developers from same companies as the product owner panel – Pearson, Infusionsoft, and Axosoft; plus we’ll have a fourth developer from Liberty Distribution! We’ll hear about their biggest challenges, and also what helps make their job easier. We’ll also hear what helps their teams be most productive and produce better products – and what are the biggest detriments to productivity. Our goal is to have some real discussions with real developers who do the job. The moderator will ask a few questions to get things going…and then turn the questioning over to the audience. This will be a great opportunity to hear from developers (from different sized companies) about things that work and don’t work.
Panel Member: Sri Surukuntu, Pearson
In 2006, after completing his Masters in Germany, Srikanth Surukuntu landed in USA. Ever since that day, he has been working as a Software Developer in Arizona.
Throughout his career in Software Development, he has worked in diverse teams. At one point, he worked in a team that had a person from Venezuela, a person from Pakistan, a person from Nigeria, a person from India, and few people from USA. He has also worked in varying team sizes – in teams as small as 3 members to as large as 15 members. He has used both agile, non-agile, and mixed methodologies to develop software.
He loves to have diverse experiences. Sri recently started working as a Scrum Master cum Developer. He is finding the Scrum Master side of the things very fulfilling as well. He is passionate about making great products, and he loves working with ambitious and compassionate people.
Panel Member: Dan Suceava, Axosoft
Dan is a software developer at Axosoft.
Panel Member: Jake Griffin, Liberty Distribution
Jake Griffin graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems Engineering. He has worked in the Software development field for about 8 years. His professional career began at the Salt River Project (SRP), then transitioned to General Dynamics C4 Systems, and finally, for the last 3 years, to Liberty Distribution, where he was first exposed to Agile Scrum and Paired Programming, among other XP practices. He has since obtained Scrum Master Certification to aid in his understanding of Scrum, while working on a successful Agile Scrum team as a software developer.
Panel Member: Roy van de Water
Roy believes that everyone wants to do great things. However, he feels that most organizations have set themselves up for failure by installing the same bureaucracy that they see in the top companies with the well-intentioned but misguided belief that it will help them scale with no cost to innovation. In order to regain the innovation that led to the organization’s initial success, Roy believes they must create teams with members that have trust and respect in each other and the vision of the product, combined with the autonomy to pursue that vision. Roy works with these teams and the organizations around them to make some pretty serious changes to their culture to enable the teams and eventually the entire organization to achieve their potential.