Happy New Year from the SSW TV team!

We’re kickstarting the year by releasing a video special. It’s an in-depth interview featuring a real life product owner who talks to us about his perspectives using Agile on a large scale Enterprise project.

SSW has just finished 28 weeks building the first release of a transport management system for a major Australian transport company. Join the Product Owner (client) and the lead developer as they hold a live retrospective reflecting on what went well and what could be improved.

The project was a time and materials engagement using scrum. This warts and all interview is your opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the scrum process from the perspectives of a client and a developer. You will hear honest feedback of the pros and cons of scrum from both parties.

Adam Cogan, Chief Architect at SSW, hosts this interview and is joined by Keith Longworth, the Product Owner, and Gerard Beckerleg, the lead developer on the project.

During the interview each party will be asked:

  1. How did the client choose the development company and what were the pros and cons of this approach
  2. How accurate were the estimates compared to the actuals
  3. What is your philosophy regarding estimates
  4. What were the shortcomings of the Scrum Agile process
  5. What were the benefits of scrum
  6. Did the project finish on time and on budget? How does the business feel about the result?
  7. If you had to start the project again, what would you change about the project?

Take the Quiz!

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About the speakers

About the speakers

Agile Pros

Keith Longworth has been involved with designing and building systems in the IT industry for the past 30 years. His career commenced in the 80's designing large systems for the NSW Police Department and for a global call centre.

He spent over 20 years many at Director level working for a large international logistics and transport company in both Australia and Asia building and implementing enterprise systems.

He brings a wealth of experience and talks about his latest work building systems for a major Australian transport company in conjunction with SSW using scrum and agile technologies.

Gerard Beckerleg is a Solution Architect at SSW in Sydney since 2011.

As a qualified Professional Scrum Developer, Gerard is capable of working as part of a Scrum Development Team or in the role of Scrum Master. His experience as a Scrum Master covers a wide range of clients and industries including McDonalds, Sydney Airports, National Australia Day Council and TAFE.

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