November 16

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15.30 - 16.20
Come to grips with the information!, Peter Tallungs, Kentor AB
If you are going to develop a system that manages information it is necessary to describe this information. The description must be shared and understood by all stakeholders. The importance of the information model grows when projects with more and diverse stakeholders, like integration or business intelligence projects, get commonplace. Peter Tallungstalks about the need for more communicative information modeling approaches and his experiences in developing work methods and description technics for this matter.

Estimate an Agile project, Poul Staal Vinje
The speech addresses the two major success factors of reliable estimating, Sizing and Productivity.
The first one, sizing, is a calculation of the amount of work to be delivered. Expressed in Function Points, StoryPoints, Use Cases Points, Class/Method Point or using equivalent sizing metrics.
The second one, productivity, is an estimate of the teams capability. Expressed as Function Points delivered per man month, hours needed per StoryPoint, Velocity, or equivalent productivity measures.
PSV will address the two factors in both classic and in Agile context. The latter one covering lean and adaptive processes.

Embedded Failures and Lessons Learned (Part 2), Jack Ganssle
A follow-on to Part 1, in this session we´ll examine the “lessons learned" from these disasters, and look at processes and management issues needed to avoid such problems in the future. (NOTE: People who attend Jack´s tutorial will find this material redundant.) Part 1 will be more technical in nature. Read more about Part 1.   

10 bottom reasons why agile teams fail, Erik Dörnenburg, ThoughtWorks Ltd.
Agile methodologies such as eXtreme Programming and SCRUM are hot topics today -- and they are also hot targets. When things go wrong on an agile project, it's far too convenient to blame the methodology. It's often the case that the methodology is blamed, instead of the people charged with implementing it correctly. In this talk Erik will discuss the most common reasons a team may fail when trying to execute a project using an agile methodology. He will cover how to learn from the mistakes of others, and avoid repeating new mistakes of your own.

An introduction to BPEL - Taking control of your business processes in a changing world, Oracle Inc.
Controlling, managing and developing your business processes is becoming more and more a focused area among corporations and businesses. In an ever changing marketplace the ability to rapid adaption and change can be a big advantage. Not only to describe your process but also to run, manage, monitor and adapt it.
  The emerging standard BPEL - Business Process Execution Language - together with technologies like BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) coupled with a Service Oriented Architecture gives developers of modern solutions a new tool-set that can be used to enable the Agile Enterprise.
  This presentation gives an introduction to BPEL, what it is, how it can be used in modern systems development. We also look at the overall picture and position BPEL and other emerging standards and technologies that can be deployed in building an architecture for the Agile Enterprise.


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