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Sander Hoogendoorn talks Agile in KHNURE

On the 10th of November, 2012 Sander Hoogendoorn, Principal Technology Officer at Capgemini and NETwork 2011 & 2012 conference speaker, did a speech in Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (KhNURE) for students about using Agile technologies in software development projects.

Organized by Sigma Ukraine and KhNURE "Career Center", the event attracted about a hundred of students, involved in agile projects, into the main conference hall. 

The speech named "Agile. Why it works and where it fails" lasted more than two hours, and described the grounds of going agile, pitfalls, and strengths and weaknesses of this approach. 

"This talk brings the listeners back to the raw basics, and outlines such vital aspects for beginners on Agile, as stand up meetings and retrospectives, planning and estimation, deliverables and deadlines, backlog, user stories, and smart cases," says Sander Hoogendoorn, during his inspiring speech. "But my speech also stresses that Agile and Scrum are no silver bullet either of them. Agile is no guarantee that your project will always succeed. There are lots of pitfalls too."

The speech was followed by lots of interesting questions by students. 

"We hope that our initiative will have beneficial effect, helping students to level-up their knowledge of different software development methodologies in accordance to today’s market trends," says Valery Krasovsky, Sigma Ukraine COO. "At Sigma Ukraine, we actively use Agile methodologies in a number of different projects, so we are very glad to make this event happen and welcome Sander in KhNURE. Listening to such an experienced developer and agile practitioner with 30+ years of experience may be a great inspiration for students to build-up own success."

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