Workshop: "Transitional Practices: Invention, Innovation and Diffusion in Software Development Praxis"

Track: TRAINING: ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN / Time: Friday 13:00 - 16:00 / Location: Musikhuset: 421/423

The early pioneers of computing worked out highly effective practices for software development very quickly, within the first twenty-five years of the industry. Since then it has been a continual struggle to get to apply those ideas. Why has that been so difficult, and what can we do about it now? In this talk you will gain an understanding of the economic and social forces which control how we can and cannot develop software, how they change, and how to take advantage of them.

Keywords: Process, practice, software engineering

Target audience: Anyone who manages or carries out software development

Keith Braithwaite, On a mission to rehabilitate the phrase "software engineering"

Keith Braithwaite

Biography: Keith Braithwaite

Keith Braithwaite is a Principle Consultant with Zuhlke Engineering, and leads their Center for Agile Practice in London. He provides Agile training, consultancy and mentoring to development teams in the wholesale finance and mobile telecoms industries.

Previously he was Head of Technology Solutions for the ASIA-PAC region of WDS Global, and co-authored the first published descriptions of successful distributed Agile based on his experience there. He is a frequent speaker at Agile conferences around the world.

Software passion: Making the right tradeoffs, at the right time, for the right reasons, and changing them as required.