The Agile approaches and toolset are a great way of involving the whole team in the management of a software development effort. But the same tools, in the wrong hands, make very effective micromanagement tools.
Developers need to take back control of development and put quality at the top of the agenda. The latest thinking in Agile - Continuous Delivery, #NoProjects, #NoEstimates, Mobbing, BDD and #BusTech - offer exciting alternatives for those who want to create great software.
Allan Kelly helps companies large and small enhance their agility and boost their digital offering. Clients include: Virgin Atlantic, Qualcomm, The Bank of England, Reed Elsevier and many more small innovative companies you've never heard of. He invented Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. He is the author of "Dear Customer, the truth about IT" and books including "Project Myopia", "Continuous Digital", "Xanpan" and "Business Patterns for Software Developers". His blog is at https://www.allankellyassociates.co.uk/blog/
Nicki is the Chief Technology Officer for OpenCredo responsible for the overall direction and leadership of technical engagements. A techie at heart, her core expertise lie in problem solving and enabling pragmatic, practical solutions. Over the years at OpenCredo Nicki has worn many hats which has included the development, delivery and leading of large scale platform and application development projects involving Cloud, DevOps, Containers and PaaS. Nicki is also co-author of the book Neo4J in Action.