Emma Langman explores the usefulness of some of the Quality tools that have been around since the 50s for gathering requirements, tackling repeat problems, or innovating more efficiently as a team.
Barb Spurway, Tracy Bowman discuss Voice of the Customer (VoC), a Total Quality Management/ Lean Manufacturing concept helping teams build quality products from the customers’ perspective.
David Hussman advises on story mapping: pick an idea, choose someone that might be helped by that idea, build a story map as a way to explore that person’s experience, and start the customer journey.
Paul deGrandis emphasizes the importance of using specification-as-a-value, a way of unifying core.contracts, test.generative, and external systems under a single common specification in Clojure.
Adrian Howard introduces a Lean Startup practice that could be complementary to stories: making hypothesis and creating experiments meant to validate or invalidate those hypothesis.
Jeff Gothelf explains how to create better product definitions with Design Thinking and Lean UX.
Steve Ross-Talbot discusses the what, why and how of describing things, in particular requirements, along with a set of tools serving that purpose and called Zero Deviation Lifecyle.
Robert Godfrey discusses the requirements set at AMQP’s foundation: Applicability, Reliability, Fidelity, Interoperability, Manageability, Ubiquity, explaining how AMQP was designed for the future.
Mario Cardinal explains how to use agile practices to incrementally introduce non-functional requirements into the architecture in order to reduce the complexity of the solution.
Traditional thinking says the more critical the application, the more tightly its development must be planned, staged and controlled. The truth is, a flexible culture is stronger, safer and more robust. This talk gives practical tips for adopting an agile approach to planning, team interactions and risk management. When the culture shifts, teams achieve goals sooner and safety is greatly enhanced.
Dirk Willem discusses the changes underway at the BBC, a top 5 destination in the UK. The changes focus on replacing static HTML with dynamic technologies, web/2.0 and social networking, empowering the creative staff to better communicate with their audience. Also covered: techniques used to achieve massive scaling and coping with transaction speeds that exceed relational database capabilities.
This presentation explores how the platform driving the guardian.co.uk, (3 time winner of the 'Best Newspaper' Webby), site was almost completely rebuilt using the principles of DDD. Key evolutions of our model, how DDD encouraged domain experts to greater iinvolvement, and how we maintained a deep, malleable domain model, whilst meeting deadlines are also discussed.