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1802The Oopsla Workshop Deadline Approachs!

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  • Mary Poppendieck
    Aug 29, 2003

      Just a reminder that the deadline for workshop position papers fro OOPSLA is this Monday, September 1st


      I’d like to invite you to submit position papers to the following workshops:


      Are Agile Methodologies Really Different?

      Sunday, 26 October – 8:30-17:00 Full day

      Jens Coldewey, Coldewey Consulting, jens_coldewey@...
      Pete McBreen, McBreen Consulting, pete@...
      Mary Poppendieck, Poppendieck LLC, mary@...


      With Adaptive Software Development, Crystal , Extreme Programming, Feature Driven Development, Lean Development, and Scrum the ecosystem of agile methods seems to stabilize. Though they all use different metaphors and approaches to software development, their hands-on results are so similar that readers may ask themselves, whether they are really different methodologies. Practitioners have had the best results combining elements of different agile methodologies — a possibility that defines a common species in biology.

      This sequel to last year's OOPSLA workshop "Commonalities of Agile Methodologies" explores this question in depth in a highly interactive setting. It may work on questions like "What is different anyhow and why?", "What forces drive particular solutions?", or "How does a solution deal with limitations?".





      Agile Contracts

      Monday, 27 October – 8:30-17:00 Full day

      Mary Poppendieck, Poppendieck.LLC, mary@...
      Ken Schwaber , Advanced Development Methods, Inc., ken.schwaber@...
      Tom Poppendieck, Poppendieck.LLC, tom@...


      Agile Contracts. Are these two words an oxymoron? Contracts have played a very important role in the business of software development; in fact, much of this work is in fact done 'under contract'. Organizations adopting agile methodologies are finding it hard to write contracts for software development without compromising the core values and practices. The Agile Contracts workshop is your chance to help the agile community identify ways contracts can be structured and worded to support agile software development.

      Come prepared to participate! Come and participate in the discussion about how to structure agile software development contracts and take away many great ideas, no matter which side of a software development contract you find yourself.

      "I learned more from this workshop than from any other session," said one Agile Contracts Workshop participant at XP 2003. Use gaming theory to understand the motivations of contracting parties. Share examples of a contract structure, which had either good or bad effects on agile software development. Work with a small team to devise a contracting strategy, which supports agile software development.

      Leave a Legacy. The good ideas generated in this workshop will be posted to the web for all to see.




      Mary Poppendieck


      Author of Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit


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