Agile Methods and Process Discipline

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The IEEE Computer Society Long Island Chapter is proud to present IEEE Distinguished Visitor Dr. Mark Paulk


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Persons who are interested in the agile methods, software process management, and/or the interaction of agile and discipline.

 

WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS?  Learning about agile methods and disciplined processes.

Agile methods have been touted as the programming methodologies of choice for the high-speed, volatile world of Internet and Web software development. They have also been criticized as just another disguise for undisciplined hacking. The reality depends on the fidelity to the agile philosophy with which these methodologies are implemented and the appropriateness of the implementation for the application environment. Extreme Programming, Scrum, and similar agile methods are disciplined processes that incorporate good engineer and management practices, albeit with extreme implementations tailored to a specific kind of environment. Many of the challenges to agile methods arise from considering how they would fit in different environments; the degree to which agile methods can be adapted without losing their emergent properties is passionately debated. The compatibility of agile methodologies with process improvement frameworks, such as CMMI for Development, is summarized and critiqued, with the conclusion that appropriately implemented agile methods can be useful additions to an organization's set of standard processes.



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  • 815 Broadhollow Road (Route 110)
  • Farmingdale, New York
  • United States 11735
  • Building: Telephonics
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  • Co-sponsored by Project Management Institute of Long Island
  • Starts 11 February 2019 11:00 AM
  • Ends 18 March 2019 06:00 PM
  • All times are America/New_York
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Dr. Mark Paulk
Dr. Mark Paulk of University of Texas at Dallas

Topic:

Agile Methods and Process Discipline

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Persons who are interested in the agile methods, software process management, and/or the interaction of agile and discipline.

 

WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS?  Learning about agile methods and disciplined processes.

 

Agile methods have been touted as the programming methodologies of choice for the high-speed, volatile world of Internet and Web software development. They have also been criticized as just another disguise for undisciplined hacking. The reality depends on the fidelity to the agile philosophy with which these methodologies are implemented and the appropriateness of the implementation for the application environment. Extreme Programming, Scrum, and similar agile methods are disciplined processes that incorporate good engineer and management practices, albeit with extreme implementations tailored to a specific kind of environment. Many of the challenges to agile methods arise from considering how they would fit in different environments; the degree to which agile methods can be adapted without losing their emergent properties is passionately debated. The compatibility of agile methodologies with process improvement frameworks, such as CMMI for Development, is summarized and critiqued, with the conclusion that appropriately implemented agile methods can be useful additions to an organization's set of standard processes.

Biography:

Dr. Mark Paulk is currently on the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to moving to UTDallas, he was with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for 25 years, researching and teaching on best practices for software engineering and service management. He is best known for his work on the Capability Maturity Model for Software at the Software Engineering Institute. He was co-project editor of the ISO/IEC 15504:2 (Process Assessment) reference model, is a co-author of the eSourcing Capability Model for Service Providers, and is the 2016 Vice President of the Standards Activities Board for the IEEE Computer Society.





Agenda

6:00pm - Door open, small dinner, networking

6:30pm - Presentation begins, Q&A to follow

8:30pm - Event concludes

This event is open to all and FREE for all, but pre-registration is required.  If you have not provided photo ID at Telephonics previously, you will need to contact the facility coordinator, Daniel Rogers (drogers@ieee.org) for clearance.  Please indicate if you are not an American citizen as the facility must badge foreign nationals differently.