6-10 Dec,2021 I Online


Necmettin Özkan

IT Quality Management Team Leader at Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank

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From Agile to Agility

The Agile Software Development movement emerged from practice just like most of the works in the Agile Software Development evolved through practice. Thus, the creators and consultants of the Agile world may evangelize it with commercial concerns, resulting in “selling agility” to organizations as an object in the form of packaged practices (of methods/models/frameworks). Owing to the “sold practices” of the market and misleading misconceptions in the minds of Agile creators, there are issues in Agile like regarding it as a “holy” product and everything, binary thinking, trade-offs, and determinism that do not support agility in an absolute sense and even inhibit it, which ultimately lead to the end of Agile™. This talk handles and discusses the prominent misconceptions and makes a prediction about the possible course of Agile™ and rise of agility.



Necmettin Özkan has first-hand professional experience in IT quality, process and performance management and Agile Software Development. Among the frameworks, closely works with ITIL, COBIT, Scrum and Kanban. In particular, consulted in a large-scale transformation of IT processes, tools and people of a Bank from waterfall to Scrum that is the biggest in the Middle East and East Europe in size and taking place in a highly regulated environment driven by COBIT. Passionate about contributing to the body of knowledge by sharing with public speaking, academic publications and as a reviewer for international conferences and journals. As a PhD student at Gebze Technical University, deeply interested in researching on the real agility, for organizations.