Given the current state of agility and how so many still struggle to get the full benefits of agile product development. it’s hard to imagine what the future might look like. But let’s take a look anyway. Imagine 100 years have passed. Artificial intelligence supplements human intelligence living in a symbiotic relationship. We no longer concern ourselves with cleaning our houses, driving automobiles, or even picking up phones. We’re completely connected at all times and all have immediate access to the world’s knowledge. People of the year 2119 have fully embraced their role as the conductor of a fully autonomous orchestra. Code writes code. Mistakes can’t be made. New products can be developed and shipped in weeks. Rapid prototyping makes hardware development almost as fluid as software development giving hardware makers the ability to version hardware multiple times in a year much like software. So how do we get there? We’ll take a look at current agile delivery frameworks and methods and what pieces may no longer be helpful when underlying problems and assumptions that built those frameworks no longer exist or have been solved. We’ll see how much faster we could go in the future and what post-modern frameworks will evolveI have coached hundreds of teams and one phrase that is repeated goes something like “We knew that was a problem but….” Agile practices are intended to deliver value, but they are not a silver bullet. Many times, these practices force us to look in the mirror and solve problems that may have lived in the organization for a long time. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. A deeper understanding of the solvable problems we’ve had in software development since we started building software
  2. A clearer vision of the possibilities we may have in the future when we’ve solved many of the core problems agile frameworks addressed! 
  3. Will share some common problems as well as proven approaches to help teams and organizations deliver on the agile promise.

Target Audience:

Practitioners, Newbies


Steve Fastabend

Steve has a wide range of Agile coaching experience including working with startup companies and chief executives at Fortune 100 companies and is equally comfortable in both environments. He brings a combination of leadership and training skills that assists me in transforming teams and organizations. Steve’s industry experience has allowed him to apply agile practices including Lean, Kanban, Scrum, and XP, to a wide variety of technology and business environments. He has had the opportunity to work with teams that are co-located as well as teams that are distributed around the world.