How to Be an Awesome Agile Team Member

On an agile team, everyone is considered a software developer. Not everyone writes code, but everyone who contributes to the delivery of shippable product is called, and is indeed, a “software developer.” This workshop will walk you through some of the common activities that occur on agile teams to help you to foster an effective environment for delivering quality software quickly. You will experience the roles of various agile team members, participate in a daily stand-up, prioritize and groom a product backlog, and discuss the artifacts and deliverables often attributed to agile and Scrum processes. Join us for this interactive tutorial to learn even more about participating on an agile team and becoming an awesome agile software developer!

  • Discuss how agile practices materialize within real-world software development teams
  • Experience some of the activities necessary to being a member of an agile team
  • Understand the artifacts and deliverables of an agile team


Angela Dugan, Polaris Solutions

Angela Dugan has been working on software development teams, filling a variety of roles including architect, developer, and tester since 1999. Angela also spent five of those years as an ALM evangelist for Microsoft, where she was able to work closely with hundreds of businesses across the US to improve their approach to ALM and software delivery. Always passionate about process and quality, she is now the ALM Practice Manager for Polaris Solutions and runs the Chicago Application Lifecycle Management user group. She holds a certification in Team Foundation Server (TFS) Administration and is a Certified Scrum master.