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SimpleGeo: Staying Agile at Scale

Posted by Mike Malone  on  Jan 04, 2012 3

Mike Malone discusses principles of good and bad (software) architecture determining SimpleGeo’s architecture: deal with change, embrace failure, phased adoption, balanced security, and others.

"Post-PC Computing" Is Not a Vision

Posted by Allen Wirfs-Brock  on  Nov 22, 2011 4

Allen Wirfs-Brock discusses the various computing eras and the change we are currently going through, leaving the PC era and entering a new one characterized by mobility, clouds, HTML and content.

The Lean Influencer’s Mantra

Posted by Siraj Sirajuddin  on  Aug 03, 2010

Siraj Sirajuddin talks about the Influencer’s (Change Agent) role in introducing Lean and Kanban in large organizations by understanding the philosophy of the Lean process improvement, the forces related to Lean and Kanban adoption, and their dynamics.

Real-life SOA

Posted by Michael Poulin  on  Oct 29, 2009 3

Based on real-life cases from the financial industry, Michael Poulin shows how to use 7 service oriented principles, Composability, Autonomy, Contracts, Abstraction, Loose Coupling, Reusability, and Discoverability, to handle service behavior in the execution context and UI changes, and how to prepare for unexpected changes.

Bindings, Platforms, and Innovation

Posted by Bob Frankston  on  Jul 02, 2009

Bob Frankston offers a vision of the Internet that focuses on communication and connection uninhibited by artificial barriers like carrier exclusivity, arbitrary differences in protocols, and vendor constraints. He uses stories as his organizing and presentational metaphor to share a vision of what could be, if we had free reign to follow our imagination.

Keynote: From Margin to Mainstream - Innovation, Disruption and the Future of the Web

Posted by Mitch Kapor  on  Jun 25, 2009

In this keynote, Mitch Kapor, looks back at disruptive technologies, like the PC, and derives insights which he then uses to project a possible future for the Web, including the "social web," 'data scarcity and data abundance," and "startups on the cheap.

Democratic Political Technology Revolution

Posted by Martin Fowler and Zack Exley  on  May 29, 2009 1

The state of the art in political technology evolved radically 2004-2008. In 2004, software development in Democratic political campaigns consisted of a few rag-tag hackers taking shots in the dark and building applications. In 2008, political start-ups built innovative social applications that raised nearly 1/2 billion dollars, and elected a President.

Perfection Is An Unrealistic Goal

Posted by Linda Rising  on  Jan 27, 2009 2

In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2007, Linda Rising tried to approach agility from a different perspective, that of how we are wired to work and sleep, which turns out to be very similar to iterations. The conclusion was that we are not to do agile, but to rather be agile.

How to Work With Business Leaders to Manage Architectural Change

Posted by Luke Hohmann  on  Nov 26, 2008 1

Successful architectures evolve over time to meet the needs of changing business requirements. In this talk, Luke Hohmann presents how to collaborate with key members of your business, including product management, product marketing, and product owners, to manage architectural changes that promote quality, using techniques and language that they will understand and support.

Reflecting Forward – A Guided Agile Transition

Posted by David Hussman and Tor Stenstad  on  Aug 28, 2007 3

This half hour presentation looks at a Fortune 500 company's effort to achieve faster time to market by transitioning from RUP to Agile. At Agile2006 Hussman & Stenstad revealed the gradual process from readiness assessment and chartering through education and practice to the creation of an adaptive culture with a "living plan", sharing lessons learned along the way.

Democratizing the Cloud

Posted by Erik Meijer  on  Aug 13, 2007 1

As the Dutch artist MC Escher once said "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible". Hence we are trying to stretch the .NET framework to cover the Cloud such that it will become possible to incrementally and seamlessly design, develop, and debug complex distributed applications using your favorite existing and unmodified .NET compiler and deploy these applications anywhere.

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