Agile software development

Wednesday 13 April 2011

7.00pm start, refreshments will be served from 6.30pm.

Room SW101 School of Computing, Building J3, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ


This is a joint event with the IET Kent Network.

Agile software development refers to a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams.

Agile methods generally promote a disciplined project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy that encourages teamwork, self-organization and accountability, a set of engineering best practices intended to allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software, and a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals.

This talk is for anyone who is interested in this relatively new method of software development.

View the slides from the presentation (PDF)


Steve Coppin BSc has worked in agile teams at BT and now runs the E-Learning and Research Services team at the University of Kent. He is an Agile evangelist running workshops and consultations on the principles.