TechEd 2011 was another great event.  We had a lot of traffic at the Telerik booth, giving away a huge amount of T-Shirts and Ninja head stress balls, showed a ton of demos of our software, and had great conversations with not only customers but people discerning what to buy.

I was also busy working the “Ask the Architect” booth in the Microsoft Technical Learning Center, and I gave two Birds of a Feather sessions, and both were a great success.

Agile Development: Can it Work For Everyone

This session I gave in conjunction with Mario Cardinal, another thought leader in the agile space.  Although the conversation didn’t go the way we expected, it went very well, and we had very active discussions on several topics, including the Iron Triangle (Cost/Time/Scope), Requirements, Iterations, and QA integration.  The session was simulcast around the world, and recorded for later review.  The recording is not yet posted, but you can check in at the following link to watch it when it is posted.

http://techedbof.com/post/5315480850/bof17-dev-5-19-1-00-pm-agile-development-can-it

Balancing Customer Needs with the Pursuit of Perfection

This session was extremely active, not only in the room, but also sparked a busy discussion on Twitter.  We discussed (among other topics), code quality, technical debt, and balancing shipping deadlines with unit testing, maintainability, and code reuse. The session was simulcast around the world, and recorded for later review. The recording is not yet posted, but you can check in at the following link to watch it when it is posted.

http://techedbof.com/post/5226383032/bof11-dev-5-18-12-00-noon-balancing-customer-needs

If you were at TechEd, I hope you had a great time, and stopped by to say “hi”.  If you couldn’t make it, you can check out my speaking schedule here and look me up when I come to a city near you!

Happy Coding!


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About the Author

Phil Japikse

is an international speaker, a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, INETA Community Champion, MCSD, CSM/ CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community. Phil has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 20 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil also hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (www.hallwayconversations.com) and serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group (http://www.cinnug.org). You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic, or read his personal blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.

 

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