In this highly interactive talk, we will use Agile methods to present an overview of Agile project management. We will start with four cards or “epics” (topics): Explain Agile, Agile Security Metrics, A Fictional Case Study and Agile Anti-Patterns. The audience will participate by prioritizing and defining additional cards and tasks as the talk progresses. The talk will literally be driven by the agile process that we are trying to explain. Throughout, we will track the metrics of our presentation and at the end we will demonstrate how we set out to do what we wanted to do (or didn’t!).
The core value to the attendee is learning the foundation of Agile by using it and seeing it first hand. We expect to talk at length about the benefits Agile offers to security projects and programs. In addition, we expect to talk about specific security related metrics. If the original plan holds through the talk, we will also cover some anti-patterns – how to know there is something wrong in an agile project. Worst case is that those interfacing with development teams using agile will have a better sense of how that process works. Warning: this talk may eat itself.
- Understand Agile project management through interactive examples.
- Discuss meaningful agile security metrics.
- Understand the purpose and limits of agile methods.
About Matt Konda
After 15 years building software, Matt founded Jemurai to try to bridge the gap between developers and security experts. He does training, security code reviews, and agile security consulting – but is focused on developing security tools for developers.
Prior to starting Jemurai, Matt lead development teams focused on network vulnerability scanners, web scanners, certificate authority infrastructure and tools to manage penetration test engagements.
Matt is passionate about empowering developers to embrace and face security challenges.
Matt spends much of his free time learning from his wife and kids, playing soccer and reading.