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Why agile fails (Lean Agile Scotland 2012)

September 22, 2012

Why agile fails (Lean Agile Scotland 2012)

As a BDD / TDD trainer and coach, Matt has seen lots of organisations that have struggled to enjoy the full benefits of agile.

This talk explores the reasons why this happens, and what we can do about it.


September 22, 2012

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