Soft-Shake 2010 - conference on Agile, Java, iPhone and Innovation

The first edition of Soft-Shake took place in Geneva on 18.10.2010, and blue-infinity was present with a session in the Agile track: Integration of User Centered Design in Agile Development of RIA. (see previous post)

The SoftShake 2010 logoThe first edition of Soft-Shake took place in Geneva on 18.10.2010, and blue-infinity was present with a session in the Agile track: "Integration of User Centered Design in Agile Development of RIA". (see previous post)

I attended a number of sessions as part of the Agile track, and found them both interesting and insightful.

After attending a presentation on an Agile project at Orange from the point of view of a Business Analyst, Julia Borkenhagen and I gave a presentation on how to integrate User Experience specialists in the Agile process. We also attended a session which looked at Scrum from a developer's perspective.

I found the Lean engineering methodology presentation particularly interesting, and even if (in my opinion) it might have been outside of the scope of the Agile track, it was a very good overview of this "industrial" methodology.

Despite problems such as cancellations of sessions due to the strikes in France, the organisers did a great job, running some sessions over Skype, which proved to be rather efficient!

The topics where quite "hands-on", since this seminar mainly targeted operational teams (developers, architects, business analysts, project managers) rather than executives, and considering that all the speakers were volunteers, the sessions were excellent!

See you at Soft-Shake 2011!

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About the author

Jacques Desmazières
Jacques Desmazières

J2EE/Java senior consultant. Expert in Software architecture and technical design, and involved in the b-i quality commitee. Before working for blue-infinity he was the technical director of a banking software editor on the French Riviera and also spend some years as a system integration consultant.