Spring School - Development/Engineering Practices Session 1

09/03/2009 - 18:30
09/03/2009 - 21:00

Speaker David Deans

University of the West of England, Room 2B020 (see Venues)

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In this session Dave will outline the evolution of Agile Development Methods (from the Waterfall Model, via RAD and DSDM). He will compare some better known Agile approaches (including DSDM, SCRUM, XP, LSD, FDD, and TDD). He will also discuss Agile Estimation and Planning (focusing on alternative size metrics, and the use of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints to manage risks during Agile development).

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Dave Deans provides Process Improvement consultancy, including the application of Agile practices to systems and software development. He is able to exploit a wide range of experience spanning roles from all stages of development (from coder, through requirements engineer to manager), during development of commercial, systems software, scientific and statistical applications, in commercial, software house and academic environments. He developed a special interest in development processes while working in the QA department of Praxis (a safety-critical systems house), and recently helped the Intranet Solutions group of a major bank to select and adopt appropriate Agile practices.

See the campus map. Lecture theatre 2B020 is in B block (marked B - the "coffee filter" shape in the north west quarter of the map) and parking is advised in CP2 or CP3.

Slides and Reading list

David has provided a copy of the slides from his talk along with his suggested reading list