agile

Making ALM Work - Transform your Application Lifecycle Management to Foster Innovation (presented by HP)

Session Type: 
Sponsored [35 minutes]
Speakers

Today’s application teams are under immense pressure to enhance software quality and accelerate time to market while meeting increasingly complex product demands.

Join us to learn best practices for connecting application lifecycle management (ALM) systems with development tools and developers' IDEs in order to increase predictability and collaboration and gain insights that make application development and testing more efficient, agile and quality-oriented.

In this session we'll explore how to:
• Apply continuous delivery best practices

Schedule info

Time slot: 
27 March 10:30 - 11:15
Room: 
Lake Anne

Audience

Track: 
Agile ALM
Experience level: 
Intermediate

The Project Manager is Coming - Run for Your Lives!

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]
Speakers

Everything is in place: a team, an agile methodology, and an agile ALM tool. You’re ready to deliver great software, calculate team velocity, and iteratively improve the process and code. And then someone from the Project Management Office (PMO) shows up. All of the sudden the inquisition starts: Exactly what will be delivered? And by what date? Which people are doing which work? And for how long? And with the questions comes a confusing cloud of terminology: Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Earned Value, Resource Profiling, etc.

Schedule info

Time slot: 
27 March 10:30 - 11:15
Room: 
Lake Audubon

Audience

Track: 
Agile ALM
Experience level: 
Beginner

Agile XXL: Scaling Agile for Project Teams

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]
Speakers

Description:

In a 2010 study, "Agile Development: Mainstream Adoption Has Changed Agility," Forrester Research reported that roughly 88% of respondents had more than 10 members on a team. And, only 17% had the entire team co-located at the company headquarters. Conversely, many of the Agile books and early Agile success stories promote an ideal team size of five to nine people. The Agile Manifesto also promotes face-to-face conversation as "the most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team."

Schedule info

Time slot: 
29 March 11:45 - 12:20
Room: 
Lake Audubon

Audience

Track: 
Agile ALM
Experience level: 
Advanced

StoryTouch - an RCP app for movie script writing

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]
Speakers

This talk will present the story of Story Touch (http://storytouch.com), a novel scriptwriting software developed on Eclipse RCP for brazilian based O2 Filmes, South America's largest movie producer. From this project we derived an open source plugin for a WYSIWYG text widget that extends SWT's StyledText.

Story Touch's development process took over 4 years using agile methodologies. The first version was released after just 2 weeks of the beginning of the project evolving to a full featured product ready to compete with the industry's standard solution.

Schedule info

Audience

Track: 
Cool Stuff (other)
Experience level: 
Intermediate
Slides: 

Win Friends and Influence People...with DSLs

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]
Speakers

This is our story about introducing Domain Specific Languages into an organization to get things done better and faster. We are focusing on what you need to know when you run a project that uses DSLs. Come and learn how to make it work!

Schedule info

Time slot: 
28 March 15:00 - 15:45
Room: 
Lake Thoreau

Audience

Track: 
Domain Specific Language
Experience level: 
Intermediate

Agile Waste: Fast, Cheap and Out of Control

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]
Speakers

Agile doesn’t create value. Shocked? Don’t be. It’s time for a little self-reflection.

Audience

Track: 
Agile ALM
Experience level: 
Intermediate

High-Value, High-Impact Requirements At An Agile Pace

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]
Speakers

Agile teams may want to minimize documentation but they still need requirements. This session will describe best practices for the following:

  • Building a requirements toolkit for an Agile team.
  • Delivering "just-in-time requirements" to maintain Agility.
  • Defining customer value in requirements.
  • Getting rapid, useful, and reliable feedback on UX and requirements.
  • Moving beyond user stories to epics, themes, and other forms of content.
  • Turning requirements into strategic assets for other members of the value chain.

Schedule info

Time slot: 
28 March 16:15 - 17:00
Room: 
Lake Audubon

Audience

Track: 
Agile ALM
Experience level: 
Intermediate

Acceptance Test Driven Development and Continuous Regression Testing with Jubula

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]
Speakers

All too often there are large gaps between customer expectations (what a customer wants), customer requirements (what the customer actually needs), requirements documents (what the customer orders) and what actually gets delivered. One of the aims of agile processes is to eliminate or at least vastly reduce these gaps by encouraging customers and developers / testers to work together on acceptance criteria, and to gain quick feedback about whether these criteria have been fulfilled.

Acceptance Test Driven Development is one method available to teams who want to ensure that their software is being developed according to the customer’s wants and needs. This talk looks at how the Eclipse project Jubula can be used to give a new dimension to ATDD by automating business-facing tests through the GUI.

Schedule info

Audience

Track: 
Agile ALM
Experience level: 
Beginner

10 Years of Agile from Open Source Eclipse to Open Commercial Jazz

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]
Speakers

In 2001, a team in IBM created the Eclipse Project, laying the ground for the Eclipse community, the Eclipse Foundation and many more Eclipse projects that followed. Eclipse would quickly become one of the great successes of the software industry. From the outset its model for community-based open software development was unique because it had such strong participation and funding from commercial entities. IBM's initial donation of code was valued at $40 million and by 2011, over 70 companies have invested well over $800 million in Eclipse projects.

Schedule info

Time slot: 
28 March 14:15 - 15:00
Room: 
Lake Audubon

Audience

Track: 
Agile ALM
Experience level: 
Beginner

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Scrum and Kanban Duet

Session Type: 
Standard [35 minutes]
Speakers

By now you’ve probably heard of Kanban, the newest Agile methodology on the block. Much as Scrum and XP play well together, so do Scrum and Kanban. In fact, all three work well together.

This session will introduce Kanban from a Scrum perspective, show how the Lean practice of “One Piece Flow” is the key to both, and look at how to mix and match Scrum and Kanban to fine tune a process that fits your circumstances. This will include: decoupling once-per iteration activities from the iteration, work-in-progress limits, and the concept of “pull.”

Schedule info

Audience

Track: 
Agile ALM
Experience level: 
Intermediate
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