I've uploaded the slides from yesterday's presentation at the Mile High Agile Conference here in Denver to SlideShare, and included them below.
I wanted to say how impressed I was with the conference. Around 500 attendees, 4 tracks and an open space! This was a lot for the organizing committee to bite off, but the conference exceeded everyone's expectations.
It was great to be a presenter, and also Sponsor the event through The Agile Cooperative and be able to give away a prize. I was proud to be part of the event, and thank those who attended my session at the end of the day and gave me such great feedback.
Strategic Design - Meh?
One interesting question I was asked is why isn't strategic design a more popular conference and agile community topic?
I don't know. In terms of the actual session itself, I felt that it was well-attended, and that everyone was very engaged through the presentation. In terms of the mechanics of the talk, next time I won't need to rely on my notes like I did yesterday. For the timeslot, I was also up against Bob Hartman and other popular presenters.
As to the broader question of lack of focus on strategic design in the agile community, I think that is a topic for another blog post. Stay tuned - there were a number of great questions during and after the session, and I will respond to them all via blog posts in the coming weeks.
Improving my Presentation Title - Free Prize!
Another reason - I think - is the pedestrian title for the presentation. Perhaps I need to spice it up a little.
Here are some tongue-in-check (or not) suggestions, feel free to propose others:
- How agile development killed design
- Scrum is the worst thing that every happened to strategic software design
- Agile design - how did we get so far off track?
- Why is agile design rarely strategic?
- Strategy and Design - finding a line of sight
- Aligning strategy and agile design
What do YOU think I should call future iterations of the talk? I'll send a free copy of Eric's DDD book to the best suggestion.