Right Sizing Agile Development
Broadcast date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Time: 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET (16h00min no Brasil)
Duration: One hour
Agile development has now been in use for almost a decade. Why use Agile methods? What are the strengths of Agile? What are some common failure modes? What other lessons has the software industry learned about Agile development?
In this talk, Steve McConnell-author of Code Complete, Rapid Development, and other software industry classics and CEO of Construx Software-draws on Construx’s extensive consulting work to dissect Agile development. McConnell names the Agile practices that have worked well for Construx’s clients, describes the failure modes of Agile practices that have failed to live up to the hype, and explains how to right size Agile development for your organization.
Who Should Attend
Managers, project managers, technical leads, QA leads, software engineers, software developers, and anyone else who wants to learn about Agile software development.
Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software where he writes books and articles, teaches classes, and oversees Construx’s software development practices. Steve is the author of: Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (2006), Code Complete (1993, 2004), Rapid Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and Professional Software Development (2004). His first two books won Software Development magazine’s Jolt Excellence award for best programming books of their years.
Steve has worked in the desktop software industry since 1984 and has expertise in rapid development methodologies, project estimation, software construction practices, and third-party contract management. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds. Steve was Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine from 1998-2002.
Steve is on the Panel of Experts that advises the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) project and was Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Professional Practices Committee. Steve earned a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College and a Master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University.