Software has revolutionized life as we know it yet software projects often run over budget, behind schedule, or fail to deliver promised functionality. Paul McMahon believes that this phenomena is not due to a lack of adequate processes, tools, methods or practices but to the way organizations go about deploying this guidance to their teams.
Join Paul in exploring how you can use the new Essence "Thinking Framework" developed specifically for software development practitioners and teams. According to the Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute 60-80% of the cost of software development is in rework often caused by issues that were unknown to the team when the work was originally done. Rework is preventable by reducing unknowns early. Essence helps teams recognize and address these unknowns, essential to successful software development, while there is sufficient time to eliminate rework.
Learn a better way to give teams the needed guidance to discover common repeating patterns, good and bad and make better on-the-job decisions. Attendees take away practical and easy-to-use techniques and checklists that improve team performance, help less experienced practitioners learn faster and reduce the cost of software development.
What you will learn in this half-day seminar:
· Mistakes many organizations make when implementing defined processes with a goal of improving practitioner performance.
· Why patterns are a better approach to achieve and sustain practitioner high performance.
· Multiple common patterns observed in many organizations
· Related questions practitioners should be asking, tips and warnings to aid practitioner decision-making.
· The basic elements of the new OMG standard Essence framework and how it can help organizations achieve their high performance goals in ways that previous frameworks have fallen short.
· Multiple examples demonstrating how teams can apply Essence to help power whatever approach (i.e. CMMI, Lean Six Sigma, Scrum, Agile) they are currently using.
Essence is a new Object Management Group (OMG) software standard adopted in June 2014. Early users including MunichRe, the world's leading Reinsurance Company, and Fujitsu Services, have reported encouraging results
Who should attend?
This seminar is intended for software practitioners (developers, testers, and analysts), project leaders, program managers, systems engineers, quality assurance personnel, process improvement professionals and anyone interested in learning how to help software development teams consistently perform at higher levels.