This session addresses the abstract notion of 'simplicity', why it is critical in modern UI design, and answers questions, like "Why do design processes and good intentions undermine simplicity?"
Successful architectures evolve over time to meet changing business requirements. Luke Hohmann presents how to collaborate with key members of your business to manage architectural changes.
In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Mitch Lacey talks about a real life project that was on the verge of being successful, but was deemed as unsuccessful by the customer.
Obie Fernandez shares his experience selling consulting services for both Thoughtworks and Hashrocket and give tips how Ruby developers can work with clients.
Jeffries and Hendrickson derive Agile practices from the natural laws of software development. They don't just say "Be Agile!", but they explain why Agile practices make perfect sense.
In spite of the importance of user experience, usability ends up last. This presentation shows an approach to usability, focusing on activities resulting in big improvements with less effort.
Business users doing programming? Simonyi and Kolk presents how Intentional Software offers a radical new software approach that separates business knowledge from software engineering knowledge.
Jay Fields presents his concept of Business Natural Languages - a type of Domain Specific Languages geared towards being readable by domain experts.
When we start a project, can methodology be mandated, or is it arbitrary? At Agile2006 Todd Little shared a model to help leaders choose, and emphasised project 'steering' for success.
In this video Mark Salamango and John Cunningham looked at their experiences of introducing Agile in the Army, and how frequent delivery offers Agile leaders a kind of "soft" but very effective power.
Last year Agile coach Alexia Bowers walked a mile in a project customer's shoes, and told us at Agile2006 how it felt. She stressed the need to strive for creativity instead of cutting scope.