This was a must attend event for a serious people interested in software development inside big corporations. For those of you in fly-by-night, agile firms interesting in faddy things like rapid development or commercial success, its contents may be educationally enlightening.
Please read its contents carefully, following most links, for maximum benefit. Skim reading of such content may leave you missing the point.
“The International Conference on Sequential Development”
Some of the sessions
- Avoiding the Seven Pitfalls of Lean by Mary Poppendieck
- Pair Managing: Two Managers per Programmer by Jim Highsmith
- Two-Phase Waterfall: Implementation Considered Harmful by Robert C. Martin
- User Interaction: It Was Hard to Build, It Should Be Hard to Use by Jeff Patton
- Defect-full Code: Ensuring Future Income with Maintenance Contracts by Kay Pentecost
- Project Bureaucracy: How to Generate Millions of Jobs without Gaining any Productivity by Jens Coldewey
- Dinosaur Strategies: How Data Professionals Can Still Prosper in Modern IT Organizations by Scott Ambler
- Nailing Down Requirements: Techniques to Prevent Change
- Customer Signoffs: Just a Signature or Is a Date Needed Too?
- Deferring Failure by Paul Oldfield
This last one is excellent and the best advice if you are looking for rapid career advancement.