Agile Development Conference & Better Software Conference West 2013

PRESENTATIONS

By
James Lynn, SUTO Consulting

A global development organization—in seven cities on three continents—has developers all using agile practices to develop complex applications. In addition to the common problems faced by distributed teams, they must deal with attrition rates in excess of 50 percent, possible loss of...

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Mitch Lacey, Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc.

Scrum is a popular and proven project management framework for rapidly changing development projects, especially those with significant technology uncertainty or evolving requirements. Since its inception fifteen years ago, Scrum has grown to be the leading agile methodology, boasting...

By
Jeff Payne, Coveros, Inc

Your organization is doing well with functional, usability, and performance testing. However, you know that software security is a key part of software assurance and compliance strategy for protecting applications and critical data. Left undiscovered, security-related defects can wreak...

By
Jonathan Wiggs, Netmotion Wireless, Inc.

Being first to market or meeting rapidly changing customer demands compels development teams to build systems while requirements are still being discovered. Developing a relational database design ahead of its requirements can paint you into a corner—with a product that suffers from...

By
Ken Whitaker, Leading Software Maniacs

As if releasing a quality software project on time were not difficult enough, poor management of planning, people, and process issues can be deadly to a project. Presenting a series of anti-pattern case studies, Ken Whitaker describes the most common deadly habits—and ways to avoid them.

By
Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova

Free? Is anything free these days? Based on her experience working with organizational leaders and her research into what drives organizational performance, Pollyanna Pixton shares six ideas—and the keys to their effective implementation—to help assure the success of your agile teams.

By
Ed Weller, Integrated Productivity Solutions, LLC

Why bother with measurement and metrics? If you never use the data you collect, this is a valid question—and the answer is “Don’t bother, it’s a waste of time.” In that case, you’ll manage with opinions, personalities, and guesses—or even worse, misconceptions and misunderstandings.

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Erik Costlow, HP Enterprise Security

Erik Costlow says that, as more and more business is transacted on mobile platforms, securing the applications and data that run on them is a business imperative. Developers and their managers are asked to make key decisions regarding data caching, authorized permissions, authentication...

By
Bob Hartman, Agile For All

Are you having trouble getting people in your organization to agree on a path forward? Is collaboration sometimes more like a contest to see who can yell the loudest? Is it difficult to get customers to give you the information you need to create a product charter or unambiguous requirements?

By
Bindu Laxminarayan, Rackspace

Cloud platforms are being rapidly adopted because of their beneficial properties including scalability, multi-tenancy, and self-managed functionality. As a result, more and more organizations are moving applications and services from traditional hosting to the cloud. This change in...

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