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YOW Night

9/11/2013 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we join forces with the Agile Melbourne usergroup to welcome back Dave Thomas to our shores.

Agile.Next - Accelerating Product Agility

A decade has shown that properly implemented Agile delivers improved predictability and quality. It is for most business the first step towards the Agility. Agility is the capability to deliver more value faster, at reduced expense, while flexibly responding to changing demands. Agility requires a systemic lean value driven transformation of both the business and product development organizations.

In this talk, we describe approaches being used by leading companies to increase their Agility. We discuss innovative business and technical practices that in some cases challenge Agile.Old. Business practices discussed include sustainable leadership; capacity/capability portfolio management; projects versus products; smart sourcing; envisioning; fixed price time/cost estimation. Technical practices discussed include:

example driven design;

loosely coupled service architectures;

alternative programming models;

software by example;

code, deploy and monitor;

randomized testing


6:00pm Welcome networking

6:30pm Presentation "Agile.Next - Accelerating Product Agility" followed by Q&A

8:00pm Networking and close

About the Presenter

Dave ThomasDave Thomas is the Founder and Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs (BRL), which specializes in emerging software technologies and practices. BRL enables clients rapidly deploy innovative solutions using the latest practices and technologies. Dave is a popular, humorous, albeit opinionated international keynote speaker with an impressive breadth of business experience and technical depth. With a unique ability to see the future and translate research into competitive products, Dave was awarded ACM Distinguished Engineer for his contributions object technology that include IBM IDEs, virtual machines and the open source Eclipse foundation. Dave is a thought leader in Large Scale Lean and Agile Development and a founding director of the Agile Alliance. He maintains close links the R&D community and is an adjunct research professor at Queensland University of Technology in Australia and Carleton University in Canada. Dave serves on the program committees for many technology conferences and founder of the YOW! Australia conference.


This event is brought to you by the Agile Melbourne usergroup, PaperCut and Telstra.

PaperCut Agile Melbourne

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