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eXtreme Programming: Managing Agile Development[presentation]

Extreme Programming (XP) has captured the attention of the industry by challenging many cherished beliefs held about software development and management. Not only that, it's actually delivered against those challenges.

Robert Martin, Object Mentor, Inc.
SM/ASM 2002: The Business Case for Software Quality[presentation]

Each generation of technology-from mainframe to the Internet-creates many opportunities for businesses to try new things. But with uncharted territory comes exponentially increased risks.

Richard Bender, Bender & Associates
Mentors, Models, and the Making of Managers: Special Panel Discussion[presentation]

Each of us has a story about how we came to be managers in software organizations. Many of us became managers because we were good developers. Some of us studied management in school.

Moderator: Esther Derby ( Esther Derby Associates, Inc.)
Read My Lips: No New Models![presentation]

These days, it seems everyone who wants to make a mark in the software world feels the need to invent a new model or methodology. While such models provide useful frameworks for structuring our thinking and practices, enough already!

Karl Wiegers, Process Impact
Speaking to Your Management: What Do You Do When They Do Not Listen[presentation]

This presentation explains some of the language barriers and experience barriers between management and quality assurance professionals.

Ed Weller, Software Technology Transition
Software Improvement Feedback Loops: How to Develop a Learning Organization[presentation]

Over the past twenty-five years, the Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) at NASA/GSFC has studied mechanisms for improving the software process and product.

Victor Basili, Software Engineering Laboratory
Thinking About People, Process, and Product: A Principle that Works at Work[presentation]

All projects involve the three P's: people, process, and product. People includes everyone who influences the project. Process is the steps taken to produce and maintain software. Product is the final outcome of the project.

Dwayne Phillips, U.S. Department of Defense
A Practical Framework for Software Measurement[presentation]

Measurement is often defined in terms of collecting data, distinguishing it from analysis-the interpretation and use of data. Clearly, the collection of data must be driven by its intended use.

David Card, Software Productivity Consortium
A Force for Change-Using Resistance Positively[presentation]

When we try to improve our organizations, we inevitably encounter resistance. This presentation describes how to turn resistance into a resource.

Dale Emery, Sun Microsystems
Launching a Web Development Team[presentation]

Based on a real-life case study, learn how one Fortune 500 manufacturing company-with four development groups in two locations-created a flexible and cost-efficient Web development solution to meet the needs of an expanding business.

Thomas Vlasic, John Deere Co.
Organization: The Forgotten Dimension[presentation]

Explore the software project manager's actual, perceived, and desired position in an organization.

Mark Servello, Change Bridge, Inc.
Predictive Metrics to Estimate Post Project Costs[presentation]

How much will it cost to support your software project based on current estimations?

Geoffrey Facer, Intel Corporation
Three Numbers to Measure Project Performance[presentation]

We present a method which produces at any time during the execution of a big software
development project a reliable prediction of the total duration and of the total cost to expect

Thomas Liedtke and Peter Paetzold, Alcatel
From Zero to 100: Project Metrics in an Investment Bank[presentation]

Metrics collection, interpretation, and data quality always present a challenge to organizations. In the midst of an ever-increasing organization such as Goldman Sachs, the need for comprehensive metrics has become a top priority.

Barry Young and Arun Banerjee, Goldman Sachs and Co.
Better Testing-Worse Quality?[presentation]

Many organizations react to quality issues encountered after shipping a product by renewing their emphasis on testing. The logic is that better testing would have resulted in better software.

Elisabeth Hendrickson, Quality Tree Software, Inc.


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