Robert presenting at HTHH Pecha Kucha on Thursday 11/18

Posted by Robert Merrill on November 14, 2010 under Agile Methods, Waterfall (SDLC) | Be the First to Comment

I’m speaking at the High-Tech Happy Hour’s Pecha Kucha this Thursday the 18th sometime between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM.

A Tale of Two Processes” shows what happens to a hypothetical twelve-feature, one-year project when run following first the waterfall SDLC and second an agile method, assuming that the estimate/commitment is too low by one-third. This is a highly visual presentation of an article I published on the Wisconsin Technology Network back in February 2009.

What makes a Pecha Kucha fun for presenters and attendees alike is the run-and-gun format—20 slides, 20 seconds each (they’re on timed advance), no exceptions. Pecha Kucha enforces Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s advice to public speakers, “Be sincere, be brief, be seated.”