sponsored by Borland Software Corporation
Posted:  12 Mar 2009
Published:  12 Mar 2009
Format:  PDF
Length:  20  Page(s)
Type:  Presentation Transcript
Language:  English

Imagine being in an airplane cockpit prior to takeoff. The crew systemically performs mandatory safety checks, ensuring the plane is ready to depart. Without the necessary verifications, the plane never leaves the ground. Shouldn't software delivery be the same - especially in an Agile Environment?

Absolutely. Mission critical verifications are critical to software release readiness for Agile Environments. Yet, more times than not, software hits the market that's simply not ready.

Read this presentation transcript from the webcast of the same name for interactive panel discussion where you will have an opportunity to engage some of the industry's most well respected experts in this area. You'll get your specific questions answered as the panel sounds off on:

  • When is a release really "ready"?
  • Who should be involved in determining readiness criteria?
  • What are the consequences, both business and technical, of releasing without being "ready"?
  • What are some practical metrics and risk indicators that should be part of any release readiness implementation?
  • And more!

In today's challenging economic climate, the consequences of releasing software prematurely can be severe. Read this presentation transcript and learn how you can transform your next software release into a more managed and predictable business process, increasing the likelihood of your success.


David J Anderson
President, David J. Anderson & Associates Management Consulting
David J. Anderson leads a management consulting firm focused on improving performance of technology companies. He has many years management experience leading teams on agile software development projects. David was a founder of the agile movement through his involvement in the creation of Feature Driven Development. He was also a founder of the APLN, a non-profit dedicated to improving management and leadership in technology companies. Recently David has been focusing his attention on business agility and enterprise scale agile software transitions through a synergy of the CMMI model for organizational maturity with Agile and Lean methods. He can be contacted at dja@djandersonassociates.com

Chuck Maples
Vice President of Product Development, Borland Software
As vice president of product development, Chuck Maples leads Borland’s engineering organization in the delivery of Borland's broad Open ALM product portfolio and also serves as the executive champion of Borland's Agile transformation. Maples is a 25 year veteran of the software industry and has held a variety of executive positions with several industry leaders, including BMC Software, Dell, and Vignette Software.

Mary Poppendieck
Author and Co-Founder of Poppendieck LLC
Mary Poppendieck, co-founder of Poppendieck LLC, is an industry consultant who specializes in lean software development. She began her career as a process control programmer and later went on to manage an IT department as well as product development. She has authored "Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit" and "Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash" and continues to share her fresh perspectives in her workshops, lectures, and speaking engagements.

Ken Schwaber
Agile Evangelist
Ken Schwaber is a Scrum Evangelist. He is a signatory to the Agile Manifesto and founded the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. He is currently President of the Scrum Alliance. Ken has been in software and product development for over 30 years, from bottle washer to cook. He currently lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with his wife. He has written three books on Scrum.

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