Diliny Corlosquet: "Agile Product Development: A Journey Through Uncharted Waters"
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 2:00pm
United Nations' Global Headquarters
New York, NY
We will be using the UN Entrance at 47th Street & 1st Avenue.
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
- Make changes
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
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.