Carlton Brumbelow

Carlton spent over a decade managing people in various roles and decided being a Scrum Master allowed him to do the things he loved about management without most of the things he disliked. When he’s not scrumming around, Carlton is an attentive husband and father, and a wannabe oil painter who needs many more years before he’s ready to drop the wannabe. He’s also been known the don a leotard or two and step into the amateur squared circle for some ‘rasslin fun.



The Spirit of Agile: Looking Beyond the Methodology

Agile has never been as popular, or as confusing as it is right now.

Let's take a look beyond the "rules" of Agile and instead talk about the spirit of it. We'll explore what Agility really means, how to embrace an Agile mindset and how to overcome many of the pitfalls that make up our Agile experiences.

Agile was meant to make the lives of Engineering teams easier, but as it has grown into its own monster it has caused much confusion and suffering. It doesn’t have to be that way. If we look past all of the “rules” that have been established in the Agile world we begin to see the intent, and the intent of Agile is still as helpful as it has ever been. We’ll take some time to chew up the meat and spit out the bones.

We'll discuss:

  • The Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Embracing an agile mindest
  • The roadblocks that stymie success with Agile
  • How to overcome those roadblocks
  • How to distinguish the spirit of Agile rather than the rules"