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1 Assembling a Collaborative Development Platform in the Cloud Charlie Rudd Chairman and CEO SolutionsIQ Lance B Young Vice President of Product Strategy SolutionsIQ

2 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Its Coming, But What Is It? 2 "A system of web-based technologies that provide rapid and agile collaboration, information sharing, emergence and integration capabilities in the extended enterprise Carl Frappaolo and Dan Keldsen http://www.takingaiim.com/2008/01/using-enterpris.html

3 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. New Generation of Knowledge Workers Live in virtual worlds Expect immediate results Many open threads Deliver quickly, in small increments Expect personalization Intolerant of disruption In short: very agile! 3

4 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Applications as Virtual Worlds Works my way Always available Blends work with personal life Virtual identity Simple to use: Open platform Easily connects (RSS, mashups) Social networking built-in

5 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Composite Application Platforms Aggregation of open source and proprietary services Open and dynamic Highly distributed User generated value SAAS paradigm Multi-media Positive feedback Social / Community networking

6 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Composite Application Platform

7 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Agile Development – Well Suited It is no accident: Continual multi-level feedback loops Rapid and regular re-prioritization Integrated cross-functional team Delivery of highest value features 7

8 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Where does this lead us? 1.Continuous release cycles 2.Virtual distributed teams 3.Platform convergence 4.Incremental velocity improvements – Just-in-time knowledge and learning – Integrated coaching and support

9 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. 1 – Continuous Release Cycles Dev and production environments converge Move toward continuous flow Development paradigm shift – Development team is a feature of the application – Avoiding flow disruptions becomes paramount – The feedback loop with user/customer built-in

10 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. 2 – Virtual teams High bandwidth collaboration Rapid ramp-up Fluid substitution Collaboration with the whole product community Sustained fine grain, continuous advancement

11 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. 3 – Platform convergence Developers are customers too – Demand the same features as the intended users (multi-medial, social networking, personalization, customization, etc.) Developers should live in the same world they are constructing

12 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. 4 – Incremental velocity improvements Direct customer feedback creates pressure to increase velocity – without disrupting flow Knowledge served up lean style Bite-sized chunks of knowledge presented in the right context at the right time

13 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Composite Application Platform

14 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Coaching and Training Features 14

15 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Charlie Rudd Chairman and CEO of SolutionsIQ Over 20 years of industry experience Broad background in building and improving software development organizations Worked for Microsoft in IT management where had responsibility of development and testing of business applications across the company Email: CRudd@SolutionsIQ.comCRudd@SolutionsIQ.com 15

16 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Lance B Young VP of Product Strategy at SolutionsIQ Began using Agile development practices in 1999, has been using Scrum, XP, and other Agile methods ever since Led introduction and implementation of Agile best practices for over 20 teams Regularly speaks at national conferences, including Agile 2006 and Agile 2007 Email: LYoung@SolutionsIQ.comLYoung@SolutionsIQ.com 16

17 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. More from SolutionsIQ at Agile2008 Architecture in an Agile Organization SolutionsIQ experts share their experiences and practical approaches to better align businesses with architecture goals while adhering to Agile principles. – Chris Sterling, Principle Consultant, Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach Domain-Specific Testing Languages (DSTLs) DSTLs help you keep the core testing tool simple while creating automated test scripts the customer can easily read, verify, and use as requirements – Rand Huso, Software Engineer Narrative Testing – Tools for Story Test-Driven Development Increase your customers confidence in testing by leveraging script-based testing tools and DSTLs to express Story Tests in the users own language. – Mickey Phoenix, Senior Software Development Engineer Panel Discussion: Troubleshooting Distributed Agile Team Projects Leading Agile experts Esther Derby, Hubert Smits, Tamara Sulaiman, Samir Shah join Monica Yap to share their experiences working with distributed Agile teams. – Monica Yap, Engagement Manager, ScrumMaster, Agile Coach 17

18 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. More from SolutionsIQ at Agile2008 Punctuated Continuity: Using Ritual and Ceremony to Avoid Process Fatigue Learn techniques that can be employed to keep repetitive Agile routines invigorating, pulled from actual experiences with teams practicing XP and Scrum. – Michael Tardiff, Agile Team Lead and Coach Swarming - The Birds and the Bees and Agile Discuss the fascinating set of swarming behaviors in the animal world that resonate strongly with some of the central tenets of Agile development. – Dhaval Panchal, Agile Coach, Analyst, ScrumMaster 18

19 Copyright © 2008 SolutionsIQ. All rights reserved. Thank You! Come to the SolutionsIQ booth at Agile 2008 – Pick up a free Agile t-shirt, and – Schedule one-on-one sessions with SolutionsIQ speakers Visit solutionsiq.com/agile2008 for additional Agile 2008 materials and related content from SolutionsIQsolutionsiq.com/agile2008 About SolutionsIQ SolutionsIQ offers a full spectrum of services to develop software and fulfill technical talent needs, while improving your Agile knowledge and capabilities. Clients include AT&T (Cingular), Amazon, Corbis, Expedia, Federal Home Loan Bank, InfoSpace, Key Bank, Nike, Nordstrom, Regence Blue Shield, Safeco, US Bank, and Washington State University. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, SolutionsIQ is also a member of the Java Community Process, Scrum Alliance, Software Association of Oregon, and Washington Technology Industry Association. Learn more at www.SolutionsIQ.com.www.SolutionsIQ.com 19


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