I’m Antoine Alberti. I’ve been working for 10 years in software engineering. I began working with waterfall-like approaches. They generally became less and less formalized, to become pure anarchy within the team. I discovered scrum about 6 years ago. It was really an epiphany for me. I realized that people had formalized the answers I never could or dared formalize, answers to the questions I had, and answers to legitimate questions I never thought about.
Since then, I try to apply and foster agile principles as a way to focus on our craft, and on what stakeholders truly expect. Not with scrum in particular, but with any pratice or approach that can help do better work. As a consequence, I try to look at anything’s in the air: XP, lean, kanban, any community that can come up with good ideas… or any piece of human experience, whatever the domain. Because that’s what we work with and for: people.
To finish with this presentation, I’ll add details about my background:
- I’m mediterranean. Which means that any form of formization is a priori waste. I like people talking and finding solutions, prior to predefined processes.
- I’m French, so I’m pissed off.