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Hosted By: Fariz Saracevic (IBM)
Presented By: Vishy Rama
Agile development is a time boxed iterative approach that encourages rapid and flexible response to change through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams and customers. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary architecture and design and incremental delivery of software to achieve the earliest possible benefit based upon value, risk, priority and necessity. A well functioning, agile team works with just enough process to get the job done but to achieve real productivity improvements and continuously deliver on their objectives, they need sufficient technological infrastructure, or what some have termed "Architectural Runway."
This session will discuss some of the thoughts around "evolutionary architecture and design" approaches.
Vishy Ramaswamy is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Collaborative Design Management development group in IBM Rational. Vishy is the Design Management Server Architect and in this capacity he is responsible for defining and managing the overall architecture of the Rational Collaborative Design Management's services and capabilities for Rational Software Architect and Rational Rhapsody. In this capacity Vishy is currently leading the effort on enabling agile architecture constructs in IBM Rational's modeling tools. Vishy works closely with clients to help introduce sustainable agile change into an organization, providing direction and coaching to executive management teams, supporting organizations to overcome the challenges of agility at scale, and introducing and working with agile teams and product managers on the implementation and improvement of agile methods. He has been involved in the Agile development scene for the past 8 years. He has taught and led teams varying in size from small shops to large, distributed organizations in their transition to using agile methods. Prior to his current assignment Vishy was the Chief Architect for Rational Requirements Composer and has authored articles on implementing agile requirements. Vishy's career at Rational/IBM spans 13 years during which time Vishy has worked in a technical leadership role on products in modeling and requirements space. Vishy worked in projects related to the telecom, wireless, health care, federal govt, and defense industries before joining IBM in 2000.
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