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Four Go to Agile2009 Conference in Chicago

Mike Jones, Robert Neri, Roy Carnes and I are heading to Chicago on Monday to attend this year’s Agile 2009 conference. This is OutSystems’ second year at the conference and we’re looking forward to a great week of Agile learning, meeting new people and community activities. If you’re going to be there – stop by the booth and say Hi and join us for Happy Hour during Muzik Masti on Wednesday night – we’re buying the drinks!!

outsystemspeeps.jpgSince we are representing many of the OutSystems community who can’t be in Chicago next week, we thought we’d invite you to review this year’s conference program and if you want to hear more about a particular session just make a request in the comments below and we’ll do our best to check it out for you. BTW – we are also planning to tweet (#agile2009) and blog from the conference so stay tuned!

Here’s a selection of sessions we’re planning to attend with Agile disclaimer: things are likely to change 😉

Monday, August 24th
Early morning travels to Chicago and booth set-up
***also look out for an exciting announcement from OutSystems at 9am EST**

11:00-12:30 Workflow is Orthogonal to Schedule Mary Poppendieck
14:00-14:45 Enterprise Agile Transformation: The Two Year Wall Chuck Maples
14:45-15:30 Zen and the Art of Software Quality Jim Highsmith
17:30-21:00 we’ll be at the OutSystems booth breaking ice!

agile-logo.gifTuesday, August 25th

07:30-09:00, 12:30-14:00, 19:00-21:00 we’ll be back at the OutSystems booth doing demos, giving out drinks tickets to Wednesday’s Happy hour, mouse mats, CDs and Apple iTouches!
9:00 Conference keynote: “I Come to Bury Agile, Not to Praise It”, Dr. Alistair Cockburn
11:00-12:30 Don’t Sell Buzzwords to Business Leaders, Learn How to Describe Real Value R.Sheridan, J. Goebel
14:00-15:30 First, Kill All The Metrics! Niel Nickolaisen, Chris Matts
16:00-17:30 Agile Project Metrics Dave Nicolette

Wednesday, August 26th
07:30-09:00, 12:30-14:00 we’ll be back at the OutSystems booth doing demos, giving out Happy Hour tickets
08:15-08:45 Mike Jones “The Power of Enterprise Agile in Action” during Take a S.E.A.T.
09:45-10:30 Performance without Appraisal: What to Do About Performance Reviews Esther Derby
11:00-12:30 The Agile PMP: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks Mike Cottmeyer
14:00-15: Exploratory Testing (Framework) Experience Erik Petersen
16:00-16:45 Enabling Agile Testing through Continuous Integration Sean Stolberg
18:00-20:00 OutSystems & Agile Journal hosting Happy Hour at Muzik Masti, Columbus EF

Thursday August 27th
07:30-09:00, 12:30-14:00 last day at the OutSystems booth doing demo and giving out goodies.
09:00-10:30 Agile Project Management–Innovation in Action Jim Highsmith
11:00-12:30 Beyond features: How to listen to your customers & learn what they really need L. Halley, L. Hohmann
11:00-12:30 Role of the Agile Leader in Reconfiguring the Business Israel Gat
14:00-15:30 A Business Value Focused Model for Story Identification & Prioritisation Shane Hastie
14:45-15:30 Agile won’t Work: Implementing Agility in Non-Standard Teams Daniel Markham

About the author

Michel Ozzello

Although he's been working in Marketing for the past decade or so, Michel is still a geeky Software Engineer at heart. He tries to fit technology in every bit of marketing activity he does - from SEO to websites and digital advertising.


Gonçalo Borrêga

I have some interest in how the usual metrics should adjust to software factories, with very large lifetimes, where sometimes speed – and also acceleration – of the team is already stable, and delivery on time/budget is already not a concern.
If you can dive into that i would appreciate a lot.


We’ll do our best to come back with an answer for you Goncalo – thanks, Maysoon

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