• Agile Summit Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 08:30AM to 01:00PM
    PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium
    3333 Coyote Hill Road
    Palo Alto, CA
    Main Event Series

Agile Summit



  • Agile Summit

    Pre-registration for this event is closed.
    Please register at the door.


    Program Overview

    Although we have developed software for over 60 years, software vendors and IT departments alike are still unable to deliver products with predictable outcomes and costs. According to the 2003 Standish Group CHAOS report, software development success rates have increased to a whopping 34%. Standish estimated total waste at $55 billion. There are tremendous opportunities for improvement in the way we manage the development of software.

    Today like never before the pressure is on to do more with less. At the same, existing processes remain bureaucratic and impede success. The Agile Alliance has introduced several new promising ways of software development under the banner of “Agile Software development.” The major methodologies include Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Crystal Methods, Lean Development, Dynamic System Development Method, Feature Driven Development, and Adaptive Software Development. The core philosophy of these methodologies is to create a software development environment that embraces change, customer collaboration, and quality.

    SDForum spotlights Agile Software Development. At the Agile Summit, you will learn:

    • The fundamental concepts behind Agile
    • How Agile methodologies improve software project success
    • How Agile methodologies compare to each other
    • How IT organizations have evaluated Agile and how it might fit into your organization
    • Agile development trends


    8:00am-8:30am Registration

    8:30am-8:40am Welcome

    8:40am-9:25am You Thought it was Easy: Wrestling Gold from Today's Software Projects

    Ken Schwaber, Senior Consultant, Cutter Consortium & Chairman of the Agile Alliance

    Benefits of Agile are many, the implementation is easy, and the problems are daunting. Ken Schwaber will discuss the obstacles to wresting the gold from today's software projects.

    9:30am-10:15am Business Perspectives

    Alexandra Weber Morales, Editor in Chief, Software Development Magazine

    Cliff Gregory, Founder and CEO, Agilityware

    Luke Hohmann, Management Consultant, Enthiosys

    Scott Stanfield, CEO, Vertigo Software

    10:15am-10:30am Break

    10:30am-11:25am Technical Perspectives

    Bill Venners, Artima Software, Inc.

    Gabrielle Benefield, VP Of Development, Planet Out Partners, Inc.

    Axel Kratel, Sr. Product Manager, Borland

    Chris Sepulveda, Consultant, at design time, Inc.

    11:30am-12:05pm Keynote

    Agile Case Study: How Primavera Systems Made the Transition

    Bob Shatz, VP of Development, Primavera

    Primavera Systems… the project management people, adopted Scrum over a year ago to solve some issues they were having in their own software development process. Their journey is a very interesting sequence of events, stories, and experiences that many others are likely to face as they move to adopt agile development practices. Bob Schatz will share his experiences in dealing with the many challenges of driving the behavior changes that made Primavera one of the agile success stories.

    12:10pm-12:55pm Best Practices

    Alex Chaffee, CEO & Consultant, Purple Technology

    Alberto Savoia, CTO and VP Engineering, Agitar Software

    Jeff McKenna, Senior Consultant, Net Objectives



    Event Logistics


    PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium

    3333 Coyote Hill Road

    Palo Alto, CA



    Pre-Registered Cost*

    $25 to SDForum, PMI, BayXP and Scrum Development members

    $35 Non-members

    *at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices

    Pre-registration for this event is closed.
    Please register at the door.

    Members of discounted and co-hosting organizations without a coupon code for this event should call 408-494-8306 to register.

    To register on-line, visit the link below.