The original Software Craftsmanship conference is back in a brand new format. People who participated in SC2009-2013 all told us the best thing about the conference was meeting likeminded developers who care about their craft, and getting to spend time pairing and sharing ideas and techniques - especially in the breaks, or in the breakout areas.
So, at SC2016, we creating one big breakout area and tearing up the schedule.
Barclay Rae is an experienced ITSM consultant, analyst and writer. He has worked on approximately 500 ITSM projects over the last 25 years, and writes blogs, research and white papers on ITSM topics for a variety of industry organisations and vendors. Barclay is currently working as interim CEO for ITSMF UK. He has worked for a number of ITSM organisations, and he delivers strategic ITSM consultancy, as well as media analyst services to the ITSM industry. He and has recently been a co-architect of the new ITIL practitioner scheme with Axelos, plus he is a co-author of the SDI certification standards.
This presentation will concentrate on the issues and opportunities raised by the use of Agile practices in the development of high-integrity software, based on the scientific literature, two major projects, and our own understanding of the relevant regulatory regimes, standards and markets. In particular, we'll look at the assumptions that underpin the Agile manifesto and where these seem to conflict with best-practice in high-integrity development.
Conversely, we'll consider some opportunities where an Agile approach could be significantly improved by the adoption of high-integrity practices.
This talk is about 'Cyber Resilience' a crucially important discipline and skill in today’s world, which goes beyond the theory of IT security. Maggie will explain why cyber resilience is growing in importance for every organisation, and every member of staff, not just the IT department. Maggie will also explain the important role that IT needs to play.
The talk will introduce AXELOS's new qualification scheme RESILIA focused on best practice for managing cyber resilience, based on the collective knowledge and experience of industry specialist experts. Knowing that 100% prevention of security incidents is no longer possible, RESILIA also focuses on processes and techniques for quick detection and effective recovery, and is aligned with ITIL. RESILIA also recognises that people are the weakest link when it comes to IT security, and it provides sound approaches for reducing these threats.
Everything we do carries risk. If we did not take risks, then we would not get out of bed in the morning. But how do we make risk based decisions? What is a risk worth taking? Does risk management impede or enable things to happen? Does Agile's approach to project management and software development in fact endanger the safety of an organization’s projects? How can the management of safety risk be 'agile' – would this not be conflicting? These are a few questions will be considered in the course of this presentation, along with some introductory teaching to the assessment of risk and its application to highly integrated or complex systems and software.
Spending much of his personal and private life carting backpacks of equipment around from site-to-site, Ed has been seeking the Nirvana of mobile computing, with the power, content and security to make life a little easier. Ed describes the various trials and tribulations which he has faced, and the successes he has made in the usage (and acceptance) of mobile applications, and the gadgetry to support them.