Answering Questions with Stories – with Alistair Cockburn

Together with Psychology of Agile Scrum & Agile in Covent Garden meetups we are proud to host Dr Alistair Cockburn with his fascinating practical story based Q&A session. Sign-up for free on our meetup page here.

Answering Questions with Stories

Stories answer questions in a wonderful, sometimes roundabout way that permits the inclusion of contextual details left out of straightforward answers. And they are much more fun to listen to.

In this Q&A session, Alistair will solicit questions from the audience and answer them in the somewhat unusual form by telling stories from the hundreds of projects and companies he has seen. Show up with a question or three on any topics you care about, and watch to see what stories will show up to shed light on them. (Caveat: there will be many more questions asked than can be answered in this session, so not all questions will be chosen.)

Agenda:
18:30 – Networking, food and drinks
19:00 – Answering Questions with Stories
20:00 – More networking and drinks
20:30 – Departure

Presenter: Alistair Cockburn

Dr. Alistair Cockburn, one of the original creators of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was voted one of the “The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes” in 2007, for his pioneering work in use cases and agile software development. An internationally renowned IT strategist and author of the Jolt award-winning books “Agile Software Development” and “Writing Effective Use Cases”, he is an expert on agile development, use cases, process design, project management, and object-oriented design. In 2001 he co-authored the Agile Manifesto, in 2003 he created the Agile Development Conference, in 2005 he co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network, in 2010 he co-founded the International Consortium for Agile. His latest work is the “Heart of Agile“.

Alistair’s training in London

20-21 May Dr. Alistair Cockburn brings to you “The Heart of Agile”, applying agile to any industry and area of any type of organization. See more here.