Tasktop's Mik Kersten To Deliver Keynote Address At 2013 Better Software Conference West

Kersten will discuss how different organizational teams can work together to achieve maximum flow and deliver better software faster

May 30, 2013, 09:03 ET from Tasktop Technologies

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


Mik Kersten
CEO and co-founder
Tasktop Technologies

Kersten sets the strategic direction and drives many of Tasktop's key partnerships and key customer accounts. He created the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and the task-focused interface while working on his Ph.D. in computer science. As a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming tools for AspectJ. He has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is a three-time elected member of the Eclipse board of directors, and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council.


Lean Software Delivery: Synchronizing Cadence with Context

Daily, we are told that adopting Agile, PaaS, DevOps, crowd sourced testing, or any of the myriad of current buzzwords will help us deliver better software faster. However, for the majority of software development organizations, naive Agile transformations that don't look beyond the needs of developers will fail to produce the promised results. Kersten will share his beliefs that instead of focusing on development alone to transform software delivery, we must acknowledge the different contexts and mismatched cadences that define the work of business analysts, developers, testers and project managers. For example, a developer working in an Agile team may deliver code every two weeks, but the performance testing group may need more time for its work, while the operations group has a planned release cycle of once per quarter. He will explain that to achieve optimum flow, which is the goal of end-to-end lean delivery, we must identify the different cadences of each group and interconnect the collaborators and their work—requirements, development, testing, and deployment.


Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109


Thurs., June 6, 2013 from 12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. Pacific


#Tasktop CEO @mik_kersten to deliver keynote at Better Software Conference on June 6 (http://adc-bsc-west.techwell.com/) #bscadc


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