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Why Should You Go to NextStep? Let’s Ask People You Can Trust

Do you remember going to Blockbuster and renting Titanic in VHS just to make sure that Jack really had to die? Or renting Super Mario to save that runaway princess over and over again? Though you might have wonderful memories of this once ubiquitous chain store, truth is we’re all very happy with the comfort Redbox and Netflix brought to our lives. Today, in this era of disruption, digital transformation is the key for a business to survive.

NextStep ’12 Wrap-up

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:



NextStep ’11 Wrap-up

On May 19 and 20 we had another great edition of our user conference, the NextStep. It was an amazing event with the largest ever gathering of our customers, our partners, members of the press, and OutSystems employees.
During these two days we had keynotes, technical sessions, personal demos, breakfast tables, lunches and coffee breaks. And in all of these everybody shared their work experiences, their expertise using the Agile Platform, their ideas on how to make IT more efficient, and a myriad of other topics were discuss around making business and IT life easier. (more…)

NextStep 2010 Wrap-up

Now that the dust has settled (sorry, no volcano-pun intended) on NextStep 2010, we wanted to thank everyone for making it such a great event! (more…)

Overcoming Extreme Customer Environments with Agile

“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…)

Managing Software Maintenance with ITIL and Agile

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.


Addressing the Last Inefficient Industry – IT!

“Only 32% of IT projects succeed”

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…)

NextStep 2010 – Day 2 Sessions Posted!

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…)

NextStep 2010 – Your participation!

About one year ago we created the About Agility blog and the first post was on NextStep’09, OutSystems annual user group meeting! It’s hard to believe one year went by and we are back posting on NextStep 2010. (more…)


The Changing Economics of Application Development

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.