Agile Advanced Masterclass en Montevideo

Alistair Cockburn Agile Advanced Masterclass en Montevideo

Alistair sets out to challenge all of our preconceptions about agile, deconstruct them, and then help to rebuild our understanding using different lenses he’s crafted from his deep and extensive experience. The result being, that people walk away with more insight, understanding and approaches with which to advance their own agility and those of the people around them.

Taller Presencial, 16 horas
Fecha: 14 y 15 de Diciembre de 2015
Horario: de 9:00 a 18:00
Lugar: Hotel Balmoral, Montevideo.


  • Precio Early Bird antes del 30/11/2015: USD 500 + IVA,
  • Precio Regular después del 30/11/2015: USD 550 + IVA,
  • Precios por grupos 2+: escribirnos

Cupos limitados, consulta nuestras tarifas para grupos.  Pre-inscríbete  aquí.


Alistair Cockburn

Alistair Cockburn

Alistair Cockburn obtained his degree in computer science at the Cleveland State University in 1975. In 2003 he received his PhD degree from the University of Oslo.
Cockburn started his career in the field of communication technology and OO -Software development at IBM operates from 1984 to 1991. He then moved into an advisory role at IBM, in particular the methods of OO software development. From 1994, «Humans and Technology» in Salt Lake City.
Cockburn helped writing the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in 2001, the agile PM Declaration of Interdependence in 2005, and co-founded the International Consortium for Agile in 2009 (with Ahmed Sidky and Ash Rofail). He is a principal expositor of the use case for documenting business processes and behavioral requirements for software, and inventor of the Cockburn Scale for categorizing software projects.
The methodologies in the Crystal family (e.g., Crystal Clear), described by Alistair Cockburn, are considered examples of lightweight methodology. The Crystal family is colour-coded to signify the «weight» of methodology needed. Thus, a large project which has consequences that involve risk to human life would use the Crystal Sapphire or Crystal Diamond methods. A small project might use Crystal Clear, Crystal Yellow or Crystal Orange.
Cockburn presented his Hexagonal Architecture 2005 as a solution to problems with e.g. traditional layering, coupling and entanglement.

Why should I take this course?

Modern “expert” agile practitioners have mastered the practices – but not why they work, not how to adjust practices to situations, not how to approach new and surprising situations, not how to apply agile practices to non-software projects, not how to incorporate results from other fields back to their own projects, not how to tailor the practices to different organizational cultures. This advanced course from industry guru Dr. Alistair Cockburn addresses those areas.

Bring along gnarly problems you have been challenged with and objections as to why agile can’t work in whatever context: We will work through those problems as a class, using the skills taught in the class.

Is this course for me?

This is not a course for the beginner or the faint of heart. Expect to do homework, expect to be put through your paces, expect to dialog and argue, have your beliefs challenged.

Do I need to prepare myself for this course?

You need not prepare for the course, but you will get more from it if you have read Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game and “The Seven Properties of Highly Successful Projects” from Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams prior to the start of class.

At the end of the course, walk away with a rich, robust set of tools for approaching your project and organizational situations.

Agile Software Development


A quién está dirigido

This course is for experienced agile practitioners that are ready for a deep dive into agile methods, and want to reach the next level with the guidance of one of the worlds most experienced agile gurus.

This is the course for you if you have been doing agile development for 3-15 years, have read many of the books and are ready for a deep dive into what agile development is all about.
This is the course for you if you have been doing agile development for 1-5 years and want to amp up your capabilities to the next level.
This is not a course for the beginner or the faint of heart or for those seeking an introduction to agile, basics of Scrum, or project management. Expect to do homework, expect to be put through your paces, expect dialog and argument, and have your beliefs challenged.

Fluent English is required.

Objetivos y Programa

In this discovery-filled course:

    • Learn why agile works, in software or outside of it.
    • Learn how to articulate and deal with the weaknesses in agile development.
    • Test yourself and your partners with the Test-Driven Carpaccio exercise.
    • Learn to reduce risk and maximize results by viewing design as a Knowledge Acquisition activity.
    • Practice backing up your recommendations with solid theory, not just an appeal to authority.
    • Learn how to plan and track larger, more complicated projects using Story Mapping or Blitz Planning (time permitting).

. . . and most of all

  • Come face-to-face with yourself, your strengths and your weaknesses, as you confront one situation after another with equally inquisitive classmates.

El costo del taller incluye:

  • coffee breaks de mañana y tarde (no incluye almuerzo)
  • certificado de asistencia en formato digital

Para más información o confirmaciones de inscripciones:

  • Teléfonos:+598-94-681-588, +598-93-504-858.
  • Escríbenos a:
    • pablolis «at»
    • elysabeth «at»

Cupos limitados, consulta nuestras tarifas para grupos.  Pre-inscríbete  aquí.