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  • Jay Conne
    Folks, If you are planning to attend this excellent seminar, there won t be a lower price than what you can get now thru Mar 7. Read on! Jay Conne
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 4, 2009
      If you are planning to attend this excellent seminar, there won't be
      a lower price than what you can get now thru Mar 7.   Read on!
      Jay Conne

      Seminar on April 25th and 26th
      Deep Agile 2009: Agile for Embedded Systems

      Another good reason to attend the Seminar -- Get a FREE book!

      All attendees receive a copy of "Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review",
      a collection of practical essays from industry experts giving specific
      techniques for effective peer code review.  Jack Ganssle describes
      it as: "A very well-written 164 page book that's a fascinating read.  The
      benefits of inspections are so profound that even the smallest outfits must
      take advantage of this technique."

      Register NOW and SAVE $100; $295 offer Ends on MARCH 7th.


      Here is a great article from an Agile expert, James Grenning:

      TDD Stepping Stones

      Imagine you are trying to cross a mountain stream.  You could make a
      running leap and get to the other side.  Sometimes that works, other
      times you get wet.
      When there are rocks sticking out of the rushing water, you can step from
      rock to rock and get across the stream without getting wet.  Sure there
      are some streams you can jump across, go ahead and jump.  Other streams
      require a more careful approach.

      TDD is like the more careful approach, hopping from stone to stone. The
      diagram below represents the journey of two programmers, adding a new
      feature. The TDD approach means some effort is expended orthogonally to
      the ideal path, the straight line. Once on the other side you are done
      without the risk of being swept away by a mistake that leads to a long
      debugging session.

      For diagram visit:

      With Debug Later Programming (DLP) and Big Design Upfront (BDUF) you
      might feel like you are making better progress than the stone stepping
      test-driven developer. But if you end up in the churn associated with
      test and fix it could take a lot of effort, that you could not
      anticipate, to get done. In the TDD steady state, each test moves the
      TDDers implementation closer to done. Often, there is a natural sequence
      to the tests, like the stones in mountain stream. Often there is more
      than one path. Sometimes you can get to a dead end, and have to back up
      and choose another series of stepping stones.

      People doing TDD find the length of the line from start to finish is
      shorter with TDD. They also appreciate having the test safety net when
      ventually come. TDDers and DLPers often end up at different places. The
      TDD design is refined as the journey continues, often ending up in a
      place not anticipated. The automated tests make refactoring a low risk
      activity,and an expected activity. The DLP design may have more issues
      as the risk of design improvements mean a lot of manual retest, and
      increased risk of new bugs.

      < From James' blog at http://www.renaissancesoftware.net/blog/ >

      James will be giving a TDD session and demo at Deep Agile 09
      Register here: http://deepagile2009.eventbrite.com/


      Announcing: Deep Agile 2009: Agile for Embedded Systems

      Sponsored by Agile Bazaar, New England's agile community hub

      Join us for a two-day deep dive into Agile practices for
      embedded systems. We'll get beyond superficial prescriptions
      and cookbook advice to understand how a methodology that demands

      extreme flexibility can work in an environment known for its
      rigidity. Jack Ganssle has the deep experience to pose the kinds
      of challenging questions all embedded folk want to ask, and
      James Grenning and Russel Hill have been practicing embedded agile

      programming long enough to give us answers grounded in experience,
      that is, *embedded* experience!

      Host: Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, founder of Lean-Agile Partners,

      When: Saturday, April 25th - Sunday, April 26th, 2009
      Where: Cambridge, MA
      Register at http://deepagile2009.eventbrite.com/
      Super Early bird: $295, through March 7th, 2009.

      PLAN AHEAD and SAVE $100, register before March 7th!!

      Early Bird registration: $395, through March 28th, 2009
      Regular registration: $545 through April 18th, 2009

      Just in time: $685 through April 25th, 2009

      Group discount, Hardship, Student and Academic staff: Check

      Save a further $50 by entering this discount code when you register:

      Session titles for Saturday April 25th, 2009
      1. Overcoming Embedded Challenges with Agile
      2. Agile Test Techniques for Embedded
      3. Continuous Integration as Foundation for Speed
      4. Jack's Practical Tips for Building Real Time Embedded Systems
      5. TDD in a Fishbowl
      6. Test Driving Next to the Hardware

      Session titles for Sunday April 26th, 2009
      1. Designs by Contract
      2. Teamwork: the Prerequisite to Team Autonomy
      3. Incremental Delivery: Impossibility or Opportunity?
      4. Case Study: Keys to Agile Success at Key
      5. The big Hairy Monster: Legacy Code
      6. Things That Count Can't be Counted - or Can They?
      7. Agile Do or Don't

      For details on the sessions, visit http://www.agilebazaar.org


      Jack Ganssle - One of the best-known authorities in the embedded world;
      veteran of over 100 embedded projects, author of six books, and hundreds
      of articles, Jack consults to NASA and to industry leading companies
      worldwide. Jack's site: http://www.ganssle.com/

      James Grenning - An original author of the Manifesto for Agile Software
      Development, James is a seasoned extreme programming coach and
      trainer, coaching his first XP team in 1999. James was trained by the
      guys that started it all. He has written many articles and speaks regularly
      at the Embedded Systems Conference and Agile conferences.
      James' site: http://www.renaissancesoftware.net/

      Russel Hill - Senior Software Engineer at Key Technology Inc.,
      Russel has been applying XP and Scrum practices for 10 years
      in tough real-world embedded projects.

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        Lean/Agile Coach, Trainer  & ScrumMaster-Practicing
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