Practices, Principles, and Values: Moving Beyond Dogma to What Works

[presentation]
by
Hillel Glazer, Entinex, Inc.
Summary: 

The concept of software process improvement is not new. Many methods have been defined to conduct and pursue improvement. We never seem to lack for “improvement” ideas, as if they are fresh and exciting-which they often are not. Maybe that's because so much of what has been espoused through the years has not worked. Hillel Glazer examines long-held assumptions about process improvement, proposes plausible flaws, and reveals new levels of understanding that have facilitated breakthroughs in high performance. Hillel looks at what happens when there is too much focus on practices, when the underlying principles aren't honored, and when basic values aren't internalized. We see too much arguing over practices instead of working toward results-too much worrying about compliance to some dogma instead of moving forward with what’s really working. In this compelling and entertaining session, Hillel explains it all-the relationship among values, principles, and practices-and why it matters.

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