The Front Range Community for Agile Software Development
NOTE: we'll start presentations @ 6:15 pm instead of our usual 6:30 pm. Please join us for food, networking, and announcments @ 6:00 pm.
Testing to go Faster – Steve Neely
The Software-As-A-Service model is popular, in part, because it enables fast-paced agility in shipping features to customers. But the Project Management Triangle indicates that moving fast means either costs increase or scope decreases, or quality will suffer. Quality cannot and must not suffer. Testing to the rescue!
In this talk, Steve Neely, a Research and Development Engineer at Rally Software, will describe multi-level test processes and how these allowed for Rally’s engineering team to rapidly double in size. Thus, dropping from 8-week to at-will deployments while shipping with fewer defects and overall increased system uptime.
The Answer is Always More Agility - Ryan Martens
In this presentation, Ryan Martens, Founder and CTO at Rally Software will share his unique perspective on the continuous testing practices implemented by Rally teams. Hear how the culture of quality at Rally has transitioned over time and learn Ryan’s techniques for scaling test-driven development to the enterprise level of agility.
Steve Neely | Rally Engineering
Steve Neely is research & development engineer at Rally Software. His interests include: agile techniques, continuous delivery, distributed systems, internet technologies, mobile and pervasive computing, middleware, informatics and data management, and semi-structured data. He likes to move fast and break things.
Ryan Martens | Rally CTO & Founder
Ryan Martens brings to Rally proven leadership in dynamic, high growth software companies and is an expert in assisting organizations transition from traditional development processes to more Agile techniques. Before founding Rally Software Development – his fourth software start-up – Ryan directed the corporate adoption of Internet technologies within Qwest Communications, and then moved on to co-found Avitek, a Boulder-based custom software development firm where he served as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. Ryan's successful efforts at Avitek culminated in an acquisition by BEA Systems in 1999. At BEA, Ryan served as Director of Product Management for the eCommerce applications division and he was instrumental in growing that division to more than $50 million in revenue within its first twelve months.
6:00-6:15 - Food, networking, announcements
6:15-7:00 - Steve Neely's Presentation
7:00-7:45 - Ryan Marten's Presentation
7:45-8:00 - Open Questions for Both Presentations
Attendance, parking and food are free! Parking vouchers will be provided for free parking in the Tivoli Auraria Parking Structure to the NW of the Tivoli Student Union.
To find the room: Take the Tower elevator on the east side of bldg