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Gets Agile!

  1. 1. SYDNEY | 25 - 26 March 2010 James shoRe diana LaRsen PhiLiPPe kRuChten tim ListeR James king nigeL daLton Business Analysis Gets Agile! SDC is proudly supported by
  2. 2. VENUE | Marriott Hotel Sydney 36 College St, Sydney Business Analysis Gets Agile! SDC 2010 will bring together some of the world’s leading minds in the Agile PRE-cONFERENcE WORkSHOP – WEDNESDAY 24 MARcH movement, making it a key event for all those interested in Business Analysis and Agile methods. 9:00 - 5:00 software architecture for the business analyst This two day conference and one day post-conference workshop will provide Philippe kruchten Professor of Software Engineering, practical techniques and thought-provoking ideas which you will be able to put to University of British Columbia and Founder, Kruchten use right away. Engineering Services (Canada) “ Excellent! I was impressed by the level of speakers, DAY ONE – THURSDAY 25 MARcH 2010 content, presentation skills and left with heaps of 9:00 - 10:10 opening keynote: managing Front end Risk – take-back-to-work ideas and techniques.” Anon it’s Always a Risky business at the start The conference will: tim Lister Principal, The Atlantic Systems Guild (USA) • examine the changing role of the business analyst. 10:10 - 10:30 ReFReshment bReak • demonstrate the real business value of Agile practices in these challenging times. • highlight the common pitfalls in Agile implementation and suggest ways to 10:30 - 11:30 When good agile goes bad: avoiding the Common avoid them. Pitfalls James king Agile Practice Lead, • generate fresh thinking around creating successful project teams. Software Education (Australia) Remember, places are limited, so book now! 11:30 - 12:30 What Colours are your backlog? Philippe kruchten Professor of Software Engineering, University of British Columbia and Founder, Kruchten Engineering Services (Canada) 12:30 - 1:30 LunCh 1:30 - 4:50 Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Project Code name “blind iteration and Release Faith” – software Risk Planning Philippe kruchten management Workshop Professor of Software tim Lister Principal, Engineering, University of The Atlantic Systems Guild British Columbia and Founder, (USA) Kruchten Engineering Services (Canada)nada) 4:50 - 5:50 ReFReshment bReak 6:15 - 9:30 Conference dinner Join us for a great evening of further networking. DAY TWO – FRIDAY 26 MARcH 2010 9:00 - 10:10 Clarity Rules!: six Collaboration skills Critical to Additional conference Highlights: effective, successful teams diana Larsen Chair, Agile Alliance and Co-Founder FutureWorks Consulting (USA) • Optional One Day Workshop Software Architecture for the Business Analyst 10:10 - 10:30 ReFReshment bReak Philippe Kruchten, Professor of Software Engineering, University of British 10:30 - 11:30 the Vanishing analyst Columbia and Founder, Kruchten Engineering Services (Canada) James shore Founder, Titanium IT (USA) What would a business analyst need to know about software architecture? In this workshop we will present the key concepts behind software architecture: 11:45 - 1:00 Workshop 1 Workshop 2 the motivations, the practices, the tools, etc. and we will explore how architecture both enables and constrains the work of the business analyst. beyond story Cards: Creating a Climate for agile Requirements Project team success This workshop can be booked separately from the conference and is a must for Collaboration (Part one) diana Larsen product owners, product managers and business analysts. (Part one) James shore Chair, Agile Alliance and Founder, Titanium IT (USA) Co-Founder FutureWorks • Conference Dinner Consulting (USA) Join us for an evening of continued networking with your peers and conference speakers in a more informal setting. 1:00 - 2:00 LunCh • Package Deals 2:00 - 3:45 Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Check out the back page for great deals and packages for SDC 2010! beyond story Cards: Creating a Climate for agile Requirements Project team success Who Should Attend? Collaboration (Part two) James shore (Part two) diana Larsen Chair, Agile Alliance and Founder, Titanium IT (USA) Co-Founder FutureWorks • Business Analysts • Scrum Masters • Project Managers Consulting (USA) • Team Leaders • Developers • Senior Managers and • Product Owners Senior Executives 4:05 - 4:50 Where have all the bas gone? nigel dalton • Iteration Managers General Manager of IT, Lonely Planet (Australia)
  3. 3. Speaker Profiles keynote: Where have all the bas gone? Nearly three years after Nigel Dalton took over the role of General Manager IT at Lonely Planet, Business Analysts are thin on the ground, with the majority having transformed nigeL daLton themselves into Product Management team members. Agile (Australia) practices have spread from website development to the global General Manager of IT, Lonely Planet guidebook business, the legal team, software upgrade projects Nigel has been a major leader in the development of award- and ecommerce operations. winning digital platforms at Lonely Planet, whilst also In this session, Nigel looks at the four main phases of change championing an Agile transformation within the organisation. in the role of Business Analysts at Lonely Planet. James shoRe diana LaRsen PhiLiPPe kRuChten tim ListeR James king (USA) (USA) (Canada) (USA) (Australia) Titanium I.T. Chair, Agile Alliance and Professor of Software The Atlantic Systems Guild Agile Practice Lead, Software Co-Founder FutureWorks Engineering, University of Education A popular speaker and trainer, A Principal of The Atlantic Consulting British Columbia and Founder, James is an inaugural recipient Systems Guild, author and A highly sought-after trainer Kruchten Engineering Services of the prestigious Gordon Pask Current Chair of the Agile business analysis trainer, and consultant, James brings Award for Contributions to Alliance Board of Directors Philippe helps shape today’s feedback and reviews from a wealth of practical business Agile Practice from the Agile and co-author of: “Agile young software development Tim’s 2008 trip were so good and IT experience to bear on Alliance and is co-author of Retrospectives: Making talent and serves some of the that you were demanding the challenges involved in the book, “The Art of Agile Good Teams Great!”, Diana world’s leading organisations, his return. implementing Agile practices. Development”. brings focus to the human including Microsoft, Alcatel, He has provided consulting keynote: managing Front side of organisations, teams Hughes Aerospace and IBM. services to major corporates keynote: the Vanishing end Risk – it’s Always a and projects. She activates throughout the region and has analyst keynote: What Colours are Risky business at the start and strengthens her clients’ developed a suite of leading- your backlog? Agile literature says next proficiency in shaping an Requirements are ‘discovered’ edge Agile training courses for to nothing about BAs, and environment for productive The product backlog has rather than ‘gathered’, Software Education and the goes so far as to recommend teams and thriving in times of become a key artefact in any often influenced by politics. Agile Academy in Australia. eliminating requirements change. software development project; Managers and analysts need keynote: When good agile documentation. In this the point where product owner, to recognise and court inherent keynote: Clarity Rules!: goes bad: avoiding the presentation, James shows product managers, project risk when trying to get a six Collaboration skills Common Pitfalls how the role of the BA may managers, team leaders, project off on the right foot. Critical to effective, change its focus in Agile business analysts, developers, Tim Lister will discuss the Agile projects are a step successful teams projects, but continues to be as testers and product support dominant risks associated with forward in delivering early crucial as ever. Increase the prospect for meet and converge. But what the early stages of a project and consistent value to the project success by ensuring do you put in your backlog to and will offer some proven riskcustomer. But even so, there Workshop: beyond story mitigation strategies for you team members have the skills balance the needs of all these are some common issues that Cards: agile Requirements to use. for effective collaboration parties? What colours are your arise when teams implement Collaboration and clear, unambiguous backlog and what do you Agile projects. While these Workshop: Project Code Story cards are a great tool for communication. This do next? issues are not inevitable, name “blind Faith” – planning and a lousy tool for keynote will describe the six they are easy pitfalls for Workshop: iteration and software Risk management communicating requirements. collaboration skills teams need the unwary. After exploring Release Planning Workshop In this workshop, you will learn and show techniques to get each of the common pitfalls, where requirements live in them active in your team. Iteration planning and release This is a risk discovery and James discusses potential Agile, how various roles fit in, planning seem very simple: risk assessment workshop solutions, in particular focusing Workshop: Creating a where stories come from, and you pour features in a backlog, that follows on from Tim’s on business integration, Climate for Project team what happens after they’re shake, prioritise, implement keynote. It is open to anyone knowledge transfer and team success created. Join James Shore and deliver. In reality, it is a tad who has been on a project that transformation. for an in-depth look at how In this interactive workshop, more complicated. Here, we was under stress, doubt and requirements work in Agile. participants will learn how to examine the subtle differences uncertainty, so Tim assumes it create a work climate where between (business) value and is open to everyone! Agile and traditional teams (development) cost, between can accomplish “the job” for the organisation – delivering user-visible features and deep down architectural features, and “Great as a reminder of what we business value. Building their dependencies. We look at are doing well and could do better.“ on current practices, we’ll technical debt and its impact on P. Harper, NZQA explore ways to optimise four the project and examine various factors in the work climate: techniques that help project motivation, environment, leaders plan and track iterations cHEck OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR support and trust. and releases in a chaotic MORE DETAIlS WWW.SOFTED.cOM Book environment. conference fee: $1,980 incl. GST Special conference Packages: See back page for details of our great conference packages. How to book: Go to
  4. 4. About the organisers.. ” Very high quality of content and presentations in comparison to other BA conferences.” Preeti Devanapalli, State Trustees Software Education are the internationally recognised local experts in Whether through our public courses, individually tailored in-house training software development training. With over 50 different course titles in or our international conferences, STANZ and SDC, with our help you will Business Analysis, System Design, Programming, Software Testing, IT acquire practical, relevant skills which you can use immediately. Management and Agile Development, we not only provide you with access What’s more, we can help you acquire certification, if that’s important to you. to leading-edge content but also get you connected to an unrivalled network of international experts. For more information, contact your account manager or visit sdC 2010 – group discount – 5th person free. When you register five participants Group Discount from the same organisation to attend SDC 2010, the fifth person attends for free! (not available in conjunction with any other offer) Register noW! ConFeRenCe onLy Fee: $1,980 incl. GST one day WoRkshoP: $990 incl. GST ConFeRenCe dinneR: $66 incl. GST PaCkage deaL Conference PLus Workshop: $2,750 incl. GST (save $220) PaCkage deaL Conference PLus dinner PLus 2 nights accommodation (Wed, thurs): $2,375 incl. GST (save $109) PaCkage deaL Conference PLus dinner PLus 3 nights accommodation (tues, Wed, thurs): $2,550 incl. GST (save $153) hoW to RegisteR: Visit or complete and post or fax this form to software education on 1800 145 715. *All prices are quoted in AUD, on a per person basis and are inclusive of GST. All registrations are subject to our standard terms and conditions which can be found at (or call us for a copy). Participant Details: 2 nights accomm. 3 nights accomm. yes – i want to be & Workshop part of sdC 2010! Conference, Conference, Conference Conference Workshop & dinner & dinner dinner First & Last name email Position 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. RegistRation authoRised by: Name: Organisation: Position: Email: Postal Address: Phone: Fax: Order No. (if required): Signed: Payment: Please Invoice Us Payment Attached Charge Credit Card Cardholder’s Name (as on card): Mastercard Visa Amex Card No: Expiry Date: Cardholder’s Signature: Date: Copyright © 2009 Software Education Australia Pty Ltd. Correct as of December 2009. Content, dates & prices subject to change. All prices inclusive of GST.