Going Social – Face to Face!

I just got a chance to look into a new offering at this year’s NextStep 2010 conference – Network Breakfast Roundtable discussions. While many of you like to write and share ideas online like I do, there is nothing better than getting to sit face to face and discuss a topic that is top-of-mind for you. This is what these sessions are all about.


What a great idea!
The Network Breakfast Roundtable discussions let you choose what you want to discuss and provides the forum to interact with many of OutSystems’ internal folks whom you may have had the opportunity to talk with on the phone, hear in a video, read a response in the Technical Forum, etc in a face to face setting. Each roundtable offers the opportunity to discuss the topics that are top-of-mind for you. Ask questions. Tackle challenges and share success. The discussion can go where you want to take it!
The NextStep planning team has worked with OutSystems R&D, Product Management and Solutions Deliver experts to define 11 topics on which to engage you, the OutSystems community.
This year’s topics will include:
 Table TopicIce Breaker Question
1Agile Platform Architecture
Moderated By: António Melo
How does the platform work? Which components are involved?
2Buy vs. Build
Moderated By: Carlos Alves
Buy a Package or Build a Custom App: How to decide with confidence?
3Large-scale Software Factories
Moderated By: Fernando Matos
How to transform IT departments into Agile SW Factories?
4BPT and Asynchronous Processing
Moderated By: Lúcio Ferrão
How to handle bulk human and automatic workflows?
5Evolving the Agile Platform Roadmap
Moderated By: Manuel Dias & Pedro Oliveira
How can you help evolve the Agile Platform Roadmap?
6Business Alignment
Moderated By: Nuno Teles
How do you ensure constant business alignment?
7Agile Platform 5.1
Moderated By: Rodrigo Coutinho
What are your thoughts on 5.1, after the day one keynote?
8High Performance Agile Teams
Moderated By: Susete Henriques & Gonçalo Gaiolas
How to build and evolve a team towards continuous high performance?
Moderated By: Tiago Simões
How do you find and fix usability problems?
10First steps with Agile Platform
Moderated By: Rodrigo Castelo
Histories and challenges: How to start with the Agile Platform?
11SCRUM 101
Moderated By: Mario Araujo
What is this thing called SCRUM?
I hope to see you at NextStep 2010 sharing your insights with others at one of the Network Breakfast Roundtable discussions.
About the author

Mike Jones

Mike is a professed 'hater' of complexity. He has been in the IT industry since the mid 80's where he learned his technical skills at EDS and Texas Instruments. He believes there is a simpler way for IT professionals to deliver business value that requires a pragmatic mix of agile methods and application development tools.



This is great. I had the opportunity to attend similar sessions at an event in Boston last year, and they we’re definitely the best sessions during the 2 day event since participants are the ones defining the agenda and deciding how the discussion evolves.
The only challenge will be to decide which one to attend! 🙂

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