Why are we so pedantic?
Channeling your pedantic side may help you on your path towards working in a more Agile way. We are very picky about our words in the Agile world and we spend a lot of time debating definitions. Starting with the Manifesto, there has always been advice on what to say. Words are important. Picking the right words demonstrates that you understand the importance behind them. Using precise language ensures that you are understood.This talk is filled with examples of the words we prefer and the reasons why.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
Lighthearted talk with stories about the meanings of words and why they are important.
Learn some words preferred in the Agile community and the reasons why.
Be aware that words shift and meanings become more nuanced as we increase our understanding.
Demonstrate your ability to adapt to change by using the latest Agile words.
Prerequisites for Attendees
This is an introductory talk, no prior knowledge required.
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