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Software Project Design with Juval Lowy

  • Aug 28, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Registration is reopened as Microsoft doubled the conference room space.

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Much as the need to design the system, you must also design the project: from scheduling resources behind the services, to tracking your progress across developers, services and phases of completion, to validating your plan, and accommodating changes. This requires understanding the inner dependencies between services and activities, the critical path of integration, the available floats, the staff distribution and the risks involved. All of these challenges stem from your design and addressing them properly is a hard core engineering task – designing the project. But no plan survives unscathed the first day of the project – priorities, resources, deadlines, estimations and features change, and you must constantly adapt the plan for the new reality. The session ends by showing how to close the loop by tracking both progress and effort across developers and services and estimating the impact of changes throughout the project, allowing you to constantly stay on schedule and on budget.

About Juval Lowy

Juval Löwy is a software architect specializing in system and project design. Juval has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval is Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley and had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent speaker at the major international software development conferences. Juval published several bestsellers, and his latest book is the third edition of Programming WCF Services (O'Reilly 2010). Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of modern software development and architecture. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top experts and industry leaders.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good overall, but meeting started late.

    August 29, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Plus one, bringing boss.

    August 28, 2013

    • Joe C.

      Mark, we should have plenty of room now.

      August 28, 2013

  • Steve M.

    I will be out of the Area that day so Joe Cardoza and Theo Jungeblut will be running the meeting

    August 20, 2013

  • Matthew Y.

    Senior Architect and SOA Architect and CTO 10+ years in design

    July 5, 2013

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