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Happy Hour Tech Talk (Chicago/River North) - "A Better Way to Develop Software"

Centare

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

Happy Hour Tech Talk (Chicago/River North) - "A Better...

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A BETTER WAY TO DEVELOP SOFTWARE

 
Every year, January 1st represents a new slate for the twelve months that lie ahead, and with it brings a new set of challenges. Change is often difficult, but it's inevitable and unavoidable. Failing to cope with it can have tragic results, such as failed deadlines or, worse yet, failed projects. As such, being agile is the best means for adjusting on the fly and tackling change head on.

One of the most common causes of change each year is new legislation that goes into effect at the start of the New Year. New procedures for security, encryption, etc., may be instituted for a particular industry, and if your development process can't change on the fly to give these procedures the necessary attention, your project may be on a path to fail. With agile development, you adjust your priorities on a regular basis and create small working iterations of a product that are much more flexible to change.

After doing agile development for a while, you'll find that handling change becomes second nature. You end up with a solid foundation to manage changing expectations and policies in the future, and that is a huge advantage over your competitors when bringing a product to your market.

SPEAKER - CHRIS HAYES

Chris has led a variety of projects in multiple industries for companies such as Siemens, Kohl's, and MillerCoors.  He has first hand experience using multiple methodologies and has seen organizations attempt to fix their methodology by adding process, artifacts, and more stages with little forward progress towards improving software development.  Chris is energized by Centare’s Development Center’s approach to project delivery and has seen Agile transform organizations and reduce waste in their methodology; and produce a better product.  


 

Centare’s Development Center partners with and collaborates with our customers to build better software products and help them reach their market goals.   We are incorporating Lean Startup concepts into our daily practice and are seeing great results.  Chris will be talking about Build Measure Learn and how Centare is helping their customers build the right product for the market. 

 


 DETAILS:

 Networking | 5:30pm - 6:00pm

 Presentation | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 John Barleycorn | 149 West Kinzie St. | Chicago, IL

 Drinks & Light Appetizers provided


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John Barleycorn
149 West Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)


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Centare

Centare offers total product strategy, world-class software development, and business agility coaching and training. No matter the offering, we think creatively and collaboratively about:

  • Vision – Creating an understanding of the problem being solved and crafting the solution with innovation.
  • Delivery – Consistently providing high quality products in an iterative fashion..
  • Validation – Ensuring everyone is on the right track resulting in the highest value.

 

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