Interview with Andy Hiles – Water-Scrum-Fall, Unicorns and Rainbows

Interview with Andy Hiles – Water-Scrum-Fall, Unicorns and Rainbows

Andy comes from a proud name of the computing industry, IBM. Andy has experienced full software lifecycles in both an Agile and project management driven context, and has spent the last seven years managing and facilitating multi-discipline teams within Agile environments. He is Lead Agile Concultant for IBM and is driving Agile transformation. This September at Agile Greece Summit we will have the chance to hear him speak about: “Water-Scrum-Fall, Unicorns and Rainbows“.

Here is his small interview.

Andy Hiles - Agile Greece

Q: Could you briefly introduce yourself?

Hi , I am Andy, I’ve been working with software development teams for 15 years. I am Agile process coach specialising in teams and organisational flow.

Q: What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

Why this topic? My talk will be about my experience of an Agile transformation opportunity which didn’t go the way I expected. Its important to understand what didn’t go well and why as opposed to the glamorous success stories that dominate our practice.

Q: What do you think could be the main gain for participants in your session?

Though provoking with humour. I hope that by coming along and getting a feel for the pain I had, attendees will get some good thought provoking topics.

Q: Can you give some advice to teams/organizations that are transitioning to agile?

Pick your path carefully, but invest in the change. Once you start to notice the pain don’t turn around and go back. Good things will come from the transition.

Q: How do you see the evolution of Agile in the future?

I hope by its nature it will evolve and new frameworks and practices will emerge.

Q: You have given many interviews/presentations about agile. Is there a question you wish to have been asked but no one ever asked you?

Thats a good question, not really. Ill generally try and answer any question and love discussing Agile practices.

Q: What you like to say something in advance to the Greek Agile community?

Cant wait to meet you! Hopefully I can help shape your journeys in some way.


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Agile Greece Summit 2015

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