June 2013

Agile Quality

In our tenth show, the CHAOS team and our special guest, Jeff Sutherland, CEO, Scrum, Inc. discusses agile quality. In a recent CIO Linkedin group, Steve Guest asked: “Should we accept that agile now means poor coding?”  Currently there are about 300 comments to this online discussion. In this program we explore this question and the state of agile quality. In this show we consider:

  • How Scrum and agile improves coding quality
  • Example of how agile reduces code defects & costs
  • New roles for the QA staff & department
  • Why venture capitalists love agile
  • Set-based concurrent engineering

Part of CHAOS Tuesday looks at resources that an organization can use to manage agile quality.

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Jeff Sutherland

Jeff Sutherland is CEO, Scrum, Inc. Scrum Inc. does Scrum training and publishing. As one of the inventors of Scrum, he is also chair of the Scrum Foundation and Senior Advisor and Agile Coach to Openview Venture Partners. Jeff started his career as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force where he achieved Top Gun status in 1967 and flew 100 combat missions over North Vietnam. His last two tours of duty were at Stanford University where he received a M.S. in Statistics and the United States Air Force Academy where he taught Mathematics, Statistics, and Probability and a PHD from University of Colorado School of Medicine.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


Rick Brutti

Rick Brutti has more than 30 years as an entrepreneur and business consultant, assisting companies in raising capital and financial management.


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