Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference East 2013

PRESENTATIONS

By
Todd Little, Landmark Graphics Corporation

Software projects are known to have challenges with estimation, uncertainty, risk, and commitment—and the most valuable projects often carry the most risk. Other industries also encounter risk and generate value by understanding and managing that risk effectively. Todd Little explores...

By
Ken Whitaker, Leading Software Maniacs

Ken Whitaker shares pragmatic techniques to help project managers and software development leaders put into practice innovative scheduling techniques, make consistent customer-centric decisions, reduce project risk, quickly negotiate with product owners the most important project scope...

By
Bob Galen, Velocity Partners

Have you ever wondered what makes a good Product Owner? It’s a broad and deep role that is often filled with a hodgepodge of differently skilled individuals. Many organizations struggle to understand its importance as they scale their agile transformations. What about exceptional...

By
Peter Zimmerer, Siemens AG

Testability is the degree to which a system can be effectively and efficiently tested. This key software attribute indicates whether testing (and subsequent maintenance) will be easy and cheap—or difficult and expensive. In the worst case, a lack of testability means that some...

By
Ken Pugh, Net Objectives

Ken Pugh takes you beyond thinking of design patterns as “solutions to a problem in a context.” Patterns are really about handling variations in your problem domain while keeping code from becoming complex and difficult to maintain as the system evolves. Ken begins by describing the...

By
Scott Ambler, Scott W. Ambler + Associates

Going far beyond the limits of a team approach to agile, Scott Ambler explores a disciplined, full-lifecycle methodology for agile software delivery. In this interactive hands-on session, learn how to initiate a large-scale agile project, exploring ways to extend Scrum's value-driven...

By
Ken Pugh, Net Objectives

Because transitioning to agile can be difficult—and often wrenching—for teams, many organizations are turning to kanban practices. Kanban, which involves just-in-time software delivery, offers a more gradual evolution to agile and is adaptable to many company cultures and environments...

By
Bob Galen, Velocity Partners

Many teams have a relatively easy time adopting the tactical aspects of agile methodologies. Usually a few classes, some tools introduction, and a bit of practice lead teams toward a fairly efficient and effective agile adoption. However, these teams often get “stuck” and begin to regress...

By
Rob Myers, Agile Institute

Test-driven development (TDD) is a powerful technique for combining software design, unit testing, and coding in a continuous process to increase reliability and produce better code design. Using the TDD approach, developers write programs in very short development cycles: first the...

By
Beth Romanik and Jonathan Vanian, Software Quality Engineering

Beth Romanik and Jonathan Vanian, who write and edit stories for Software Quality Engineering's websites and publications, present a bonus session for Better Software Conference East 2013 about writing about software. They describe how to contact a publisher, how to write better, how to edit better, some tips on crafting an engaging headline, and advice for getting people interested in your work.

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