NextStep 2012 is a wrap! Everyone agreed that this year’s event was truly a NEW NextStep. If you were able to join us, you know you were part of something special. For those who could not make it, here are the 2 keys that made this a NEW NextStep:
“Agile is key to overcome difficult customer environments”
José Luís Ferreira, Partner at Pessoas & Processos (P&P), took the audience through a voyage to Africa, and shared his adventures in delivering a custom Facilities Management System for Sonangol, the largest oil company in Angola. (more…)
Professor Miguel Mira da Silva of INOV and his PhD student, Carlos Mendes, joined us for the second of our morning sessions. INOV is an OutSystems partner and a non-for-profit innovation institute focused on IT, networks and electronics. INOV includes an IT Governance group and a Software Development group that delivers custom web business applications based on OutSystems methodology and technology.
This got everyone’s attention as Paulo Rosado, CEO of OutSystems, began his NextStep keynote describing how IT departments are typically viewed by their business counterparts; in a word – inefficient.
He was showing a chart by Standish Group to a packed auditorium…that’s a pretty awful stat – but why this inefficiency? (more…)
We’ve just posted the full session list for our upcoming user conference, NextStep 2010; April 15-16, Lisbon, Portugal. Check out the FULL AGENDA!
Just to recap our first day: Paulo Rosado, OutSystems CEO, will be discussing ways to address the “last inefficient industry of the 21st Century” – yes, our very own IT industry! Gartner Research’s VP & distinguished analyst, Massimo Pezzini, will then provide insights from Gartner on how they see changes in tools, methods and architecture impacting IT efficiencies. And last but not least, a look into the future of the Agile Platform. (more…)
Mike Jones and Carlos Alves of OutSystems got the audience’s brains thinking with a discussion on “The Changing Economics of Application Development” with a set of questions:
“Can a company really innovate in today’s economic environment?”
– they think “yes”, and gave examples of how new ideas are coming up from the business, they are small but they are making a significant difference to business success – however, they may need custom built software (not packages) due to the need for speed and flexibility.