The most challenging aspects to software development are always the people issues. Picking the right data structures, finding the right testing approaches are simple compared to building an effective software team.
Software Development tends to be tribal: the developers vs. the testers, the Agilistas vs. the waterfallists, the context-driven school vs. the certification folks, and so on. Matt Heusser will explain how and why these associations spring up, how to to take the best from a tribe: and to know when to break from the pack. […]
Running a software development company is sometimes simple and sometimes complicated. Most often it is really complex and from time to time – very chaotic. Basing on the Cynefin framework (deriving from Complex Adaptive Systems Theory) one can get some guidelines on how to aid decision making and not get lost in the process.
As technology marches forward, system complexity continues to rise. Many of the most critical design decisions are made very early in projects, before the system designers can possibly know all that they need to know to make those decisions correctly. That inevitably results in what we call “loopbacks”, where earlier decisions (that were thought to […]
Developing a product over years is a tough job. It is hard for the team to stay excited on a day to day basis. So how can you improve motivation and innovation of agile teams and still keep the focus on building a great product?
This presentation is about the role of the software team leader in these semi-agile times. What is the purpose a team leader serves? How can they achieve their purpose? How is fear a factor? These and more will be answered in this talk that every future and current software team leader, and other leadership roles […]
The team WIKISPEED entered a $10 Million competition to produce road legal 100+ mpg cars. They built the impossible in three months. Joe Justice will talk about Agile practices applied to enormously speed up physical manufacturing. Joe leads WIKISPEED, a team of 71 volunteers in 6 countries, and walks through how their 100 MPG road […]