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Better Requirements through Graphical UML Models[presentation]

The primary reason that projects deliver significantly less value than customers expect-or fail outright-is incomplete, ambiguous, or poorly understood requirements.

Thomas Bullinger, Isotope28
When Others Aren't As Agile As You Are[presentation]

As agile software development methodologies take hold in the mainstream, organizations are finding that working with outside consultants poses a new set of challenges.

Alicia Yanik, eBags
ITIL and You: The Perfect Match[presentation]

ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) is a flexible framework for implementing IT Service Management within an organization.

Michael Giacometti, Sungard
Improving Code Quality with Eclipse and its Java Plug-ins[presentation]

One of the features that makes Eclipse so popular within the Java community is the abundance of easy to use plug-ins. Many of these are freely available open-source tools.

Levent Gurses, Stelligent
Stop Spyware through Improved Software Security Practices[presentation]

As organizations spend more time and money to protect their systems from security breaches, the threat landscape is shifting from widespread attacks to specifically targeted, malicious spyware invasions.

Gerhard Eschelbeck, Webroot
When Will the Product be Ready to Ship - a "Hurricane Tracking System"[presentation]

Most test execution tracking systems are backward looking and do not attempt to quantify what remains to be done.

David Gilbert, Sirius Software Quality Associates
Patterns for Improved Customer Interaction[presentation]

With the emphasis on in-depth customer interaction during development, team members are being asked to take an active role in working with customers.

Linda Rising, Independent Consultant
The Agile-Traditional Development Cooperative[presentation]

In large organizations, it is simply not practical to just "flip a switch" and have your development department start doing full-on agile all at once.

Michele Sliger, Sliger Consulting
Coaching: The New Leadership Imperative[presentation]

The days of plan-driven command-and-control technical management are gone. Flexible software development and the adoption of agile methods are driving factors.

Robert Galen, RGCG, LLC
What Snake Oil Is Your Organization Buying Today?[presentation]

As always, the snake oil bandwagons are circling your organization. But unlike snake oil, a purported health supplement of old, modern organizations bet their success on technologies with often equally dubious claims.

James Coplien, Nordija A/S
Using Lean Thinking to Align People, Process, and Practices[presentation]

The operational structure of many organizations fails to support their software development teams.

Alan Shalloway, Net Objectives
How to Design Frustrating Products[presentation]

In the software business, poor product design can lead to frustration and wasted time for our customers.

Sanjeev Verma, Microsoft
Risk Management--It's Not Just For Gamblers Any More[presentation]

The difference between gamblers and many software managers is that gamblers know there is a good chance they will lose a bet.

Payson Hall, Catalysis Group, Inc.
What Better Software Means to the CEO[presentation]

Today's organizations depend on software applications for their business success-and survival. When applications fail, businesses are severely damaged-revenue losses in the millions, key data stolen, brands and reputations damaged.

Jeffery Payne, Cigital, Inc.
The Secret to Software Development[magazine]

In the wake of Rhonda Byrne's bestseller The Secret, Carol Dekkers examines whether the theories behind Byrne's blockbuster can be applied to software development. Can the Law of Attraction and positive energy really be all it takes for successful, positive project results—or is that just wishful thinking?

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