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Oh! The *Humanity*

Regular Session

“Agile” is a bit lost. Like a couch potato resolving to go to the gym in January, we threw off the chains of Scientific Management and declared a manifesto of people-centered values. And here we are in our February, right back on the couch. We prescribe process and certification. We try to do *literally* Twice The Work In Half The Time™. And we wonder why middle management doesn’t want to pay for our membership anymore. Agile was always about humanity. Messy, “unprofessional” humanity. But when it got tough, we ran right back into the arms of mechanics. In this talk, I want to expose the relics of industrial thinking. I want to shine a light on the madness of trying to build the perfect machine out of people. And I want to get into some strategies for embracing our humanity at the organizational, team, and individual levels, so we can meet the work of the 21st century like only humans can.

A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on August 17 - 19, 2022 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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