Dave Thomas (www.davethomas.net) is coming to Sydney (and less significant cities) to promote JAOO 2009, and he is up for some talks at agile user groups.
To meet up with us it would need to be the 25/26th November, it may be a combined date with the XP group and others. If anyone is interested in hearing Dave speak please reply to this ASAP.
Managing Lean and Agile In The Large Software Development Best Practices for Large Scale Development
Dave Thomas, Object Mentor Corp and Queensland University of Technology www.davethomas.net
Agile development practices from Scrum and XP are best practices for small development teams. However Agile Development per se doesn?t speak to large scale development involving many teams, geographically distributed working on complex products or applications where there are hard deliverables 12 ? 18 months out. Dave will describe the practices beyond those used in Scrum and XP to articulate requirements, architecture, estimation and planning, team organization and management in challenges of large scale development.
Dave Thomas is a popular, pragmatic, humorous keynote speaker and software engineering thought leader. Dave is the recognized world expert in large sale Lean and Agile development having invented Just in Time Software at OTI (now IBM OTI Labs) and used it since the mid 80s to jointly develop products from embedded systems to mainframes applications including the IBM VisualAge and Eclipse Products and virtual machines. The OTI Just In Time practices strongly influenced many aspects of the recent IBM Jazz tooling. He was a founding Director of the Agile Alliance. He is currently Managing Director at Object Mentor, a respected leader in Agile Transitions and Developer Best Practices, where he leads their Lean and Agile in The Large Practice working with major product and IT clients.