Agile Africa – Report Back
At the beginning of October 2018, Alain King had the privilege to speak at the Agile
Africa 2018 conference held in Johannesburg and organised by the team from JCSE (Joburg
Centre for Software Engineering) under the leadership of Prof Barry Dwolatzky. The
conference was held over two days and featured a diverse collection of global speakers.
Selena Delesie kicked off the conference speaking about the Soul of Agile. This
particularly highlighted the need of leaders to shift their focus, something KRS will
address in future issues of our newsletter. The abstract for the talk and a link to the
video can be seen here.
Choosing which session to attend at Agile Africa was tricky with three streams running
concurrently with long workshops which covered two other sessions – all of which was
pertinent and interesting. Check out Burget Kirsten's Improv workshop- here.
Legacy code is a growing problem – something KRS has identified early on the ‘modern’
game. Alain’s presentation on ‘How to Handle Legacy’ was well received, with positive
feedback and some lengthy discussions about this problem in the industry. Video to this
important discussion is here.
Day-2 started off with another awesome keynote from Sonja Blignaut on enabling
More challenges for anyone in leadership. This was followed by
which really highlights the importance of co-operation, and another
personal highlight, and which speaks to the theme of this newsletter - an interactive
workshop with Selena Delesie on Nurturing Teams to Thrive.
For anyone who is interested, the complete playlist for the conference is available here