World Congress Day Two: Track Three Detail
Thursday, November 9, 2006
Advancements, Techniques & Trends -This Track will be Chaired by IRISE
|1:30||Simulate to Innovate: Better Software Definition through the use of Richer Media
Building the software right is not the same as building the right software. What if, rather than relying solely on requirements documents, static mock-ups, and Visio wire frames, you could easily create a visual and interactive experience early in the project lifecycle to help all team members to *try* the system – before a line of code is written? What if this could be accomplished easily by non-technical types? Would you get better requirements? Design better interactions? Better manage expectations? Deliver the right software? This talk will discuss the challenges in application definition and suggest an alternative approach that includes a discussion on learning styles and case examples where simulation is being successfully used today.
David Walker, Director, Product Marketing, IRISE
|2:15||Advance to Next Session
|2:25||From Smart People to Smart Process
How can you incorporate the best practices of your best people without stifling their creativity and productivity? How can you incorporate industry best practices and standards while leveraging the current cultural norms and trajectory of your organization? How can you design and implement processes that institutionalize the essentials for consistent, predicable results and still allow for the flexibility of smart people? In short, how do you figure out which things to include in your process, which to omit, and where to have rigidity or flexibility? This session will be example-driven – come see how the presenters are implementing process change in several of Microsoft's IT and Operations divisions.
Tom Morrissey, IT Systems Group Product Manager, Entertainment & Devices Division,MICROSOFT
Peter Rogers, Senior Consultant & Principal,INTEGRAL TEAMS
|3:45||Maximizing the contribution of the Business Analyst through process tailoring
The BAs integrate multidisciplinary project teams pertaining to different project or program classes: business development, process optimization/business transformation, conformity (SOX, Canadian Payments Association, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions), and major legacy programs aimed at renewing its imposing IT infrastructure.
Using specific examples of past and current projects, our report depicts how criteria for process tailoring are used to personalize the approach and thus maximize the benefits from the BA contribution to individual projects.
Louis Choinière, Director of Business Analysts,NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA
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