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Peter Walen: “Thinking and Working Agile in an Unbending World” by Mind Map: Peter Walen: “Thinking and
Working Agile in an Unbending
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Peter Walen: “Thinking and Working Agile in an Unbending World”

Start time: 15.40

Transcriber: @siggeb


Need to check out this new tool. Never used it before

Peter has been live blogging the whole conference

Halfway retro

I need to practice mindmapping presentations

Once upon a time...

Not very many people here that dont work in agile environment

How much information do you spit out, without breathing?

Agile WAS relaxed

Petes cat

Now we do agile

We have to do this, and this etc

AN agile methodology

What does the word agile really mean?, Being, Lifestyle

Waterfalls change all the time., Niagara falls

Agile manifesto









marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace

having a quick resourceful and adaptable character


Petes referring to me finding the bug on his business card

Cats are a big part of agile

As well as unicorns =)

Back to basics with dict english

Lisa Crispin does really good sound effects to presentations. =)

Now, lets define successful!

Are customers buying your software because they need to? That limits successfulness

Conference is really going to an end. People tired but also more open with comments during sessions

What are we missing when talking about methodologies?

Waterfalls are quite agile

Niagara falls long time ago did not look the same

What makes successful teams?

Some with strong command and control models?

Some with agile models?

Lightweight models are now what we call Agile



How is improvement measured?

Do others share your concerns?

Unicorn shown = dead unicorn

What can we really do?

Learn from the past

How did process models evolve before?

In other businesses?

Few orgs put up road blocks to intentionally impede work.

Twitter comments

Not possible to copy from twitter stream

Original Tweet:

Not possible to copy from twitter stream

Meindmeister bugs

Cut and paste did not work when copying from email


Difference between agile (process) and agile (adjective?) ie flexible

Agile projects/processes fail because they are not really flexible