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Monday, November 3 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
T1: Software Lifecycle Recipes: Making a Process Do What You Want It to Do—Building a Great Product, Meeting Customer Needs, Managing Time, Money, Risk, and Quality

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Is your process huge, complicated, and full of bells and whistles? Does it look nice, create lots of paper and meetings, but not result in a great system? In this tutorial, you will start with a basic implementation of Scrum (as an example starting point) and adapt it to meet the needs of your customers, team, and organization. The method of adapting a process can then be used back in your own work place (Agile or not).

The interest in Agile, CMMI, and PSP/TSP development practices continues to grow as companies seek more efficient methods of developing software while meeting market demands for delivery. These methods can help organizations face end-user issues early and provide a mechanism to deliver incremental functionality to customers. However, implementations don't always go as planned, and without some due diligence, chaos is easy.

This tutorial will do three things:
  1. Teach an Agile/Scrum process as a base framework
  2. Explain how to evolve the framework to address specific project goals and problems
  3. Demonstrate how to start with a basic framework and evolve it using practices from PSP/TSP, ISO, CMMI, etc.
Learning Outcomes
  • Learn a basic framework for managing software projects
  • Identify what risks and challenges exist, given your organization’s complexity
  • Learn to evolve a framework to fit your organization’s situation

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Neil Potter

The Process Group
Neil Potter is co-founder of The Process Group, a company formed in 1990 that consults on process improvement, software engineering, and project management. Neil has 26 years of experience in software and process engineering. He is an SEI-certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Intro to... Read More →

Monday November 3, 2014 8:30am - 5:00pm EST
Grand Station Ballroom 3

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