Agile development is all about succeeding in our efforts with the help of short, meaningful feedback loops. If we're not succeeding, then we ought to change our practices. If we are succeeding, then we should not care what to call it.

The goal is not to be agile, but to succeed. With that thought in mind, what set of practices, when done correctly, can help us improve the chances of success and lower the chances of failures? That's the question this course will answer.

This course takes a highly practical and result driven approach to being agile. It will present the major impediments, things we have to deeply introspect and change. It will discuss why adaptive planning is highly essential and how to get the team to working in that mode. It has a good mixture of technical and non-technical details to help adapt, succeed and sustain agile development.

What you'll learn

  • Agile Development and Processes
  • Adaptive planning
  • Effective Estimation and planning
  • Creating good User stories
  • Practicing evolutionary design
  • Automated testing for sustainable development
  • Practices for successful agile teams

About Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has mentored tens of thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Test-Driving JavaScript Applications: Rapid, Confident, Maintainable Code. Venkat is a well-recognized person in the software communities. He was once a recipient of the MicroSoft MVP award. He has received JavaOne RockStar award three years in a row and was inducted into the Java Champions program in 2013 for his efforts in motivating and inspiring software developers around the world.

Venkat has been in the training, consulting, and mentoring business since 1996. He is recognized for his pragmatic approach, dislike for accidental complexity, continuous effort to seek minimalistic design, and simpler solutions.