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Agile Architecture: Linking Requirements and Architecture to Solve the Right Problem

Posted by Mario Cardinal  on  Nov 07, 2011 1

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.

When it Just HAS to Work

Posted by Brian Shoemaker and Nancy Van Schooenderwoert  on  Sep 30, 2009 1

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.

Forging ahead - Scaling the BBC into Web/2.0

Posted by Dirk-Willem van Gulik  on  Sep 02, 2009 2

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.

Rebuilding guardian.co.uk With DDD

Posted by Phil Wills  on  Jul 22, 2009 2

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.

Meeting the Challenge of Simplicity

Posted by Giles Colborne  on  May 15, 2009 2

This session addresses abstract notion of simplicity, looks at why it is critical in modern UI design and answers questions: Why does simplicity matter? Is there a meaningful definition of simplicity? Why do design processes and good intentions undermine simplicity? What processes and techniques can software developers use to achieve simplicity?

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.

When Working Software Is Not Enough: A Story of Project Failure

Posted by Mitch Lacey  on  Sep 20, 2008 20

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. Considering that "the true measure of project progress is working software", Mitch and his team delivered the software, but the client was not satisfied.

Do the Hustle

Posted by Obie Fernandez  on  Aug 17, 2008 8

Obie Fernandez will leverage his experience successfully selling consulting services for both Thoughtworks and Hashrocket to help you with the following questions: How do I figure out how to price my services? How do I figure out the kind of work I want to sell? How do I write contracts and statements of work? What about proposals? And RFPs? How do I close the deal?

Natural Laws of Software Development - Deriving Agile Practices

Posted by Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson  on  Aug 17, 2008 3

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Ron Jeffries and Chet 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 the software development world.

Meeting the Usability Challenge

Posted by Larry Constantine  on  Jul 07, 2008 1

Although nearly everyone acknowledges the importance of user experience, usability often ends up pushed to the back of the queue. How then can we know whether what we are delivering makes sense and will work for our users? This presentation shows an approach to usability, focusing on activities in which users engage offers the potential for delivering dramatic improvements with much less effort.

Intentional Software - Democratizing Software Creation

Posted by Charles Simonyi and Henk Kolk  on  May 15, 2008 3

Business users doing programming? Charles Simonyi and Henk Kolk presents how Intentional Software offers a radical new software approach that separates business knowledge from software engineering knowledge, which means that business experts can be more innovative and responsive to the changes in the domain.

Business Natural Languages Development in Ruby

Posted by Jay Fields  on  May 08, 2008 3

Jay Fields presents his concept of Business Natural Languages (BNL). BNLs are a type of Domain Specific Language, designed to be readable by any subject matter expert, which allows to create maintainable specifications and documentation. The example language is shown using Ruby.

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