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Global Software Delivery with Distributed Agile

Posted by Matthew Simons and Steven Boswell  on  Oct 21, 2010 1

Matthew Simons and Steven Boswell consider that distributed software development is a strategic capability for a company, presenting a framework and Agile practices for building such an environment.

Learning from Five Years as a Skype Architect

Posted by Andres Kutt  on  Aug 12, 2010 2

Andres Kutt shares lessons learned at Skype: rules of thumb don’t always apply, functionality is important, simple solutions, buzzwords are dangerous, and communication is important.

Sky.com: Behind Britain’s Entertainment Infrastructure

Posted by Glenn Saqui and Jon Mullen  on  Jul 13, 2010

Glenn Saqui and Jon Mullen present the process used at Sky.com: recruitment, work area, continuous integration, tools, pairing, weekly and daily process, story cards, and the production environment.

Making the Work Visible

Posted by Alisson Vale  on  Jul 12, 2010 6

Alisson Vale presents how Kanban is used to express the understanding of a system by making the work, the workflow, communication, time, information, engineering traceability, and movements visible.

Standards are Great, but Standardisation is a Really Bad Idea

Posted by Paul Downey  on  Dec 12, 2009 1

Paul Downey covers the risks of premature standardisation, partial implementations and open extensions, cloud computing lock-in, and formal activities vs lightweight open processes like open source.

Pimp My Architecture

Posted by Dan North  on  Nov 12, 2009 8

Dan North discusses an example of rearchitecting an application without rewriting it from scratch, and explains general strategies for a holistic rearchitecture.

Closing the Gap Between Apps and Ops

Posted by Jake Sorofman  on  Oct 07, 2009 1

Jake Sorofman talks on how to glue together the application development world and the business operations one in an automated, virtualized and cloud computing environment.

Bindings, Platforms, and Innovation

Posted by Bob Frankston  on  Jul 02, 2009

This presentation focuses on the Internet and separating myth from fact, history from the future, and the mundane from the imaginative. Bob Frankston presents a vision of what could and should be.

Kent Beck: Just You Wait

Posted by Kent Beck  on  Jun 12, 2009 1

Kent Beck takes a look at trends and how they affect us. Communication, simplification, unintended consequences, disappearing models, and new approaches of design and tests are examined.

Transforming Software Architecture with Web as Platform

Posted by Dion Hinchcliffe  on  May 17, 2009 3

Software architecture has become heavily influenced in recent years by the largest software system in the world: The Web. This session will take a comprehensive look at how the "Web as Platform"

Shaw and Fowler About Forging a New Alliance

Posted by Scott Shaw and Martin Fowler  on  Oct 06, 2008 10

Shaw and Fowler talk about the need for a new relationship between the business department and the IT department. Studies have shown that projects mostly fail due to miscommunication between the two.

Martin Fowler and Dan North Point Out a Yawning Crevasse of Doom

Posted by Martin Fowler & Dan North  on  Aug 13, 2008 3

Martin Fowler and Dan North talk about the communication gap existing between the developers and the customers or users. Closing this gap is extremely important in order to create successful software.

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