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SOA Driving IT from the business

Posted by Steve Jones  on  Apr 14, 2008

In this presentation, recorded at QCon London, Cap Gemini's Steve Jones explains his concept of a business service architecture. Topics covered include how to apply SOA to existing systems, the problems one runs into when SOA is driven by technology, and the structural and organizational impact of business-driven SOA.

The Business Value of SOA

Posted by Anne Thomas Manes  on  Feb 19, 2008

In this presentation, recorded at QCon, Burton Group research director Anne Thomas Manes talks about how to make the business case for SOA. Her talk covers explaining SOA to non-technical business people, various approaches for selling SOA to management and gaining funding for SOA investments.

Leading From A Position Of No Power: A Customer’s Perspective of an Agile Team

Posted by Alexia Bowers  on  Oct 30, 2007

Last year Agile coach Alexia Bowers walked a mile in a project customer's shoes, and told us how it felt in this Agile2006 Leadership Summit presentation. She stressed the need to strive for creative solutions instead of simply cutting scope.

Agile Quality: A Canary in a Coal Mine

Posted by Ken Schwaber  on  Nov 13, 2006 4

Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber spoke at Agile2006 on code quality as a corporate asset. InfoQ presents video of his talk, The Canary in the Coalmine. Schwaber discussed how a degrading core codebase paralyses a team and negates any Agility gained through process improvement. He proposed strategies for management to identify, track and stop this downward spiral.

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