Posted by: Eric Lefevre-Ardant | August 12, 2009

Meet Garrett, Guru

“I’ve been involved with agile development since the inception of the term. I’m interested in new thinking, not the same old stuff repackaged.”

Garrett has been in software development and on the leading edge for over 20 years. He’s quick to follow current trends, not because he’s trendy, but because he appreciates new ideas. He’s published three books, the last one on agile development.

Garrett might not attend many sessions from the normal program. Instead, he will probably hang out at the Open Jam stage and talk with fellow agilists. He is also looking forward to chatting over a beer at the end of day with some people he had met at Agile 2008. He will also check the program of the research stage at the last minute, as it will probably contain papers that are relevant for his next book. Finally, he wants to hear about what might come after Agile, so he will try to talk with Brian Marick and others about Artisanal Retro-Futurism crossed with Team-Scale Anarcho-Syndicalism. Let’s stop calling it “agile”, a session by Bas Vodde and Steven Mak could be interesting, too.

Does this story sound familiar to you? Garrett is a persona, a fictional character used to focus parts of the conference. Come and meet like-minded participants at Agile 2009 Conference. And check out the top sessions at the conference for Garrett.

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