Panel Discussion on the Scrum Systems Development Process

Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 17:30
Location: 
TH 331
Presenter: 
David Chilcott, Nachi Sendowski, Dave Sulcer
Abstract: 
The stated, accepted philosophy for systems development is that the development process is a well understood approach that can be planned, estimated, and successfully completed. This has proven incorrect in practice. SCRUM assumes that the systems development process is an unpredictable, complicated process that can only be roughly described as an overall progression. SCRUM defines the systems development process as a loose set of activities that combines known, workable tools and techniques with the best that a development team can devise to build systems.
Bio: 

David Chilcott is the founder and board member of the Bay Area
Agile Project Leaders Network (BayAPLN) Local Chapter and he
co-leads the Bay Area Rational User Group (BayRUG) which is cohosted
by Outformations. David is the
founder and a principal at Outformations Inc.
Nachi Sendowski is managing partner of The Enticy Group,
LLC and has over seventeen years experience working for large
companies, consulting groups, partnerships and small startups. The
Enticy Group provides software consulting specializing in customized
development tools (“frameworks”).
Dave Sulcer has developed enterprise software since his MSCS
from SFSU in 1990. He was architect for the Everypath Mobile
Transaction Automation platform and the Eclipse-based Remedy
Developer Studio IDE, and is currently Lead Product Developer for
the Remedy Action Request System web-based client platform for
BMC Software

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