A Brief History of Software Development - med Mary Poppendieck

  • Mar 17, 2010 · 7:30 PM
  • Onkel Donald

I mars har vi igjen æren av å få Tom og Mary Poppendieck på besøk i Oslo. De er i byen i forbindelse med kurset Leading Lean Software Development, som også er tittelen på deres nyeste bok. Innholdet er nytt, så dette er et kurs som også egner seg for de som har vært på kurs med Tom og Mary før. Jeg anbefaler alle å sjekke ut kursinformasjonen på:


Onsdag 17. mars setter vi derfor opp meetup med Mary. Hun sendte meg en liste over temaer, og jeg valgte meg dette, som ser veldig spennende ut:

Throughout the short history of software development, there have been some major advances in approaches and techniques, but there have also been many fads that have come and gone. The question is – how do you tell the difference? This talk will take a walk through the history of software development, looking at the facts, the fads, and the fallacies. It will distinguish sustainable improvements in software development from shiny new approaches that will eventually go out of style.

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  • Simen Fure J.

    Jeg har lagt ut presentasjonen fra Mary under Files: http://agile.meetup.com/31/files/

    March 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mary is a good speaker with a clear message and an interesting story to tell. I really would like to have the slides :-)

    March 22, 2010

  • Ole Hjalmar H.

    Bra presentasjon, men dårlig lokale

    March 18, 2010

  • Ole Morten A.

    I love to hear you talk Mary! It was old news as I read it in your book a week ago :D

    March 18, 2010

  • Alexander B.

    Even though Mary's powerpoint skills aren't fully there (too much reading off the slides), her insights into the swinging pendulum of software development left me with a better understanding about the methods we use to develop our products. And all in one sentence.

    March 18, 2010

  • Endre D.

    Great and solid way of describing the facts of software development thru the decades.

    March 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mary is a great speaker, and her analytical abilities enable her to extract the essence of the trends that has dominated software development from the 60's up to present time. Combined this made for an interesting and sometimes enlightening evening.

    March 18, 2010

  • Ehsan S.

    Fantastic, a great presentation. It would be great if we could get the slides, too.

    March 18, 2010

  • Edijs P.

    My resume after the lean meetup with M. Poppendieck: the biggest challenge in Software development is the lack of leadership. This question was raised in the Q&A part after Mary had a very interesting overview of the history. If your management has not done SW development themselves - they will not hear and understand your concerns. By paraphrasing Mary you have two options: fight or flight!

    March 18, 2010

  • John Inge H.

    Verry goog talk. I especially liked what you said about people failing to implement development processes as intended, such as with the waterfall. I think that this problem also is happening with agile methods like Scrum. People doesent take the time to understand what the goals of the methods are.
    I hope to hear your views on which things in a process could be helpful to peopole so that they in a better way will follow the intended goal of the process they choose to follow.

    March 18, 2010

  • Morten G.

    Too little about Lean.

    March 18, 2010

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