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Diliny Corlosquet: "Agile Product Development: A Journey Through Uncharted Waters"

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 2:00pm

NYC Camp

United Nations' Global Headquarters
New York, NY

We will be using the UN Entrance at 47th Street & 1st Avenue.

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At BioRAFT we are using agile product development methodologies, techniques and approaches. Our current process evolved after much retrospection. As a growing team, it was imperative that we establish development standards to minimize both product and technical debt. I will share our journey, the tools we have used, and when we decided to make the 'jump' to using new technologies.

How to optimize your development process

  • Trust & Acceptance of current method
  • Retrospectives
  • Make changes
  • Repeat 

Reasons why you would change your process

  • Identify your objective: the fine line between waterfall and agile
  • Establishing development standards: minimizing technical and product debt
  • Growing pains: how more people on your team affects the process

Specific tools covered

  • Lists - Basecamp
  • Kanban - Trello
  • Issue Tracking - Jira
Diliny Corlosquet

I started my Drupal career as a Front-End Web Developer in 2009 working in D6 and later D7. I have contributed to Drupal 7 core and as a reviewer for several Drupal publications. I was also a co-organizer of D4D Boston 2013.

In parallel to my induction in to Drupal, I was a full time Scientist and Researcher. This provided an ideal background for the role of Product Manager at BioRAFT, a community driven web application for scientific researchers built on a Drupal framework.

I have spent the last two years defining specifications, managing and prioritizing development queues, and fostering a close culture amongst our developers.