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Wednesday, August 7 • 10:45 - 12:00
Live from DC, It's Saturday Night: the agility of SNL (John Krewson) POPULAR

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Saturday Night Live is one of the longest running Agile institutions in the world. For 44 years, they have developed and delivered small batches of comedy in weekly intervals. Talk about sustainable development. But how do they do it? Turns out, the practices and principles they employ are quite agile. From welcoming changing requirements to maintaining technical excellence, there's a lot we can learn from how they deliver. Join us for a back stage and on stage view into the process SNL has developed over decades to get from concept to cash in one week. Along the way we'll gain a new understanding of empirical process control, continuous delivery, the care and feeding of high performing teams, dependency and deadline management, what it means to deliver value continuously, and how to understand customers. We'll see how their use of Scrum ensures that they deliver on time, and how their use of Kanban keeps work visible for the entire organization. And we’ll probably laugh a lot too.

Learning Outcomes:
  • By the end of this session, attendees will understand:
  • - how the 4 agile values and 12 agile principles can be broadly applied to entire organizations
  • - how frameworks like Scrum and Kanban can operate within and outside of software development
  • - how empirical process control enables delivery in a complex, ambiguous environment
  • - how the relationship between failure and trust impacts the ability to deliver
  • - how more frequent interaction with users improves delivery
  • - the benefits of continuous delivery


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John Krewson

President, Sketch Development
John Krewson is the founder and President of Sketch Development Services, a software development studio that provides Agile coaching, consulting and training. Sketch delivers software for its customers using Agile principles and practices, and helps other organizations with their... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
National Harbor 4/5