|Frederic Oehl||Introduction to Agile Methods||In 2001, 17 software engineers published the Agile Manifesto. We will review the Manifesto to talk of the changes involved by the move to agile. We will also introduce some of the Agile Methods.||Beginner|
|Fran O'Hara||Scrum – A Tester's Perspective|| Of all the agile methods, Scrum seems to be spreading the most. However, Scrum does not say much about testers and testing and, in many cases, organisations using agile struggle to implement effective approaches to testing and achieving the productivity enhancements with the required level of quality. This is because of issues such as
• Implementing SCRUM as a effective work management approach but without designing/adopting appropriate development and test practices within the incremental framework
• Partial implementation of agile methods and agile mindset sometimes resulting in negative quality implications
• No clear Scrum test strategy
This presentation will:
|Colm O'hEocha||New to Agile||1) Agile is different - it involves a paradigm shift in how we conduct
software development. Its not just a case of buying a new tool and
renaming roles in the team - it involves a highly pragmatic,
risk-adverse approach to development, based on the same lean thinking
that made manufactures like Toyota world leaders in product development.
2) Agile is good - research shows it is delivering real business
agility, productivity, quality. Real world experiences with agile can
be used to build strong business cases and demonstrate its benefits.
3) Agile is going mainstream - contrary to common myths, its not just
for small co-located teams working on green-fields projects where
quality isn't critical. Its being applied across global enterprises
and a wide variety of project types.
|Richard Bowden||2 Case Studies||Richard will speak on his experiences with using scrum on two projects with varying results - a website redesign project and the configuration/deployment of a Saas based front office solution.||All|
|Mark Sheppard||Agile in Action||If you are new to Agile and you’ve heard some phrases like “Showcase”, “Daily Stand-up” and “User Story” but were too embarrassed to ask what they meant, this session is for you. By referring to actual examples and case studies, we will bring these terms to life. We will show you how real business value was delivered by projects big and small using these and other Agile techniques.||All|
|David Williams||Agile Services Oriented Architecture||Does Agile development help you develop Service Oriented Architectures? What happens when you combine the world of SOA with Agile practices?||All|