Jon Fazzaro

Information & Communications Technology

Agile Coaching Extreme Programming Business Agility Zen

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Oh! The *Humanity*

“Agile” is a bit lost.

Like a couch potato resolving to go to the gym in January, we threw off the chains of Scientific Management and declared a manifesto of people-centered values.

And here we are in our February, right back on the couch. We prescribe process and certification. We try to do *literally* Twice The Work In Half The Time™. And we wonder why middle management doesn’t want to pay for our membership anymore.

Agile was always about humanity. Messy, “unprofessional” humanity. But when it got tough, we ran right back into the arms of mechanics.

In this talk, I want to expose the relics of industrial thinking. I want to shine a light on the madness of trying to build the perfect machine out of people. And I want to get into some strategies for embracing our humanity at the organizational, team, and individual levels, so we can meet the work of the 21st century like only humans can.


Jon Fazzaro

Software Craftsman/Full Stack Agile Coach/Advanced Beginner, probably off looking for a cup of coffee right now. he/him

Jon took the whole nerd thing pro back at the turn of the century, and has been slinging code with Aptera since 2008. He holds an MCSD, a PSM, a PSD, a PSPO, and is a BMF besides. These days, he may or may not be unhealthily consumed with building sustainable software, and with building teams that build sustainable software. Whatever you do, don’t follow @jonfazzaro.


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"Wow! Excellent. One of the best speakers embracing a change mindset."

"What you teach applies to everyone."

"Off the wall way to clearly say what I have experienced as a developer. I can use this for my developers on scrum team."

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