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When Good Numbers Go Bad[presentation]

All measurement numbers begin their life with the objective of being good and useful tools.

Thomas Cagley, The David Consulting Group
A CMMI® Success Story: What Happens in Guadalajara Doesn't Stay in Guadalajara[presentation]

Can a group of software developers, located in Mexico, achieve CMMI® certification and set the standard for their larger U.S. parent company to follow?

Jeff Fiebrich and Diego Garay, Freescale Semiconductors, Inc.
SOA Governance: The Process Change Required for Succcess[presentation]

The SOA revolution is already underway in many IT organizations. SOA creates new cultural, organizational, and technological challenges that must be met to ensure success.

David Butler, Hewlett-Packard
Using Agile Management Techniques on Traditional Projects[presentation]

Project managers generally run a project based on the development methodology used by their company.

Brian Watson, Quick Solutions, Inc.
Taking Personal Ownership for Software Development Success[presentation]

The responsibility for building effective software teams is more than just a management task. Indeed, in some situations, management could easily rationalize that there is limited business value in improving team effectiveness.

Jim Brosseau, Clarrus Consulting Group, Inc.
Are They All Neurotic? The Psychology of the Software Engineer[presentation]

In recent years, psychologists have come to a nearly unanimous consensus on the number and nature of human personality dimensions.

James McCaffrey, Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
We Need It by October: What's Your Estimate?[presentation]

Letting good estimates made by smart people be overwhelmed by the strong desires of powerful people is a cardinal sin of project management.

Tim Lister, Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc.
Quantitative and Statistical Management Applications[presentation]

There is no longer any question that-when appropriately used-quantitative measurement and management of software projects works. As with any tool, the phrase "appropriately used" tells the tale.

Edward Weller, Integrated Productivity Solutions, LLC
Establishing an Organization-wide Project Performance Baseline[presentation]

Performance measurements have now become a mainstream management practice in many, often large, development organizations.

David Garmus, The David Consulting Group
Timelines, Artifacts and Owners in Agile Projects[presentation]

Knowledge of agile development processes is spreading through publications, training, and experience. And now organizations are taking on larger projects using agile methods.

Hubert Smits, Rally Software Development
The Principles and Practices of Scrum[presentation]

Scrum is best defined as an agile, lightweight process used to manage software and product development using iterative, incremental practices.

Rob Myers, Net Objectives
Practical Software Sizing with Testable Requirements[presentation]

A new strategic project is in the design stages-how much will it cost? Your application requirements are constantly growing-what is the impact? System testing is scheduled soon-how much time and what resources will we need?

Karen Johns, Mosaic, Inc.
Measuring and Monitoring the End Game of a Software Project: Part Deux[presentation]

How do you know when a product is ready to ship? QA managers have faced this question for years.

Mike Ennis, Accenture
Real World SOA: From Concept to Application[presentation]

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is becoming a widely adopted approach for enterprises to attain agility and economy while meeting their Information Technology (IT) needs.

Frank Cohen, PushToTest
Retrospectives: A Superior Alternative to Traditional Postmortems[presentation]

Organizations have traditionally relied on project postmortems to assess the performance of product development teams. The irony is that "postmortem" literally means "after death," implying a discussion of project failures.

John Terzakis, Intel

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