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Software Development Pearls of Wisdom

Thursday, October 27, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Experience is a powerful teacher, but it’s also slow and painful. Software practitioners can’t afford to make every mistake others have suffered. You can compress the education and bypass much of the pain by absorbing lessons from others who have already climbed the learning curves.

Karl Wiegers’ book Software Development Pearls is based on more than 50 years of software experience and 25 years of helping software teams succeed in nearly 150 organizations. The book presents 60 lessons you can apply to projects regardless of the application domain, technology, development lifecycle, or your role. These pragmatic principles, perspectives, and practices cover six crucial domains of project success: requirements, design, project management, culture and teamwork, quality, and process improvement.

Karl’s presentation will briefly introduce 24 of the 60 lessons and drill down into six lessons in more detail. Collecting such pearls of software wisdom can pay off quickly for anyone striving to build high-quality software products, whatever their project role may be!

Learning objectives:

  • To learn 30 timeless lessons about software development that apply to nearly any type of project, organization, and culture.
  • To see the benefits of studying existing literature and lessons-learned collections to reduce each individual practitioner’s painful learning curves.
  • To motivate listeners to identify their own experience-based lessons learned, to share them with their colleagues, and to be receptive to learning from the hard-won insights of others.

About the speaker

Karl Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software development consulting and training company in Portland, Oregon. He has a PhD in organic chemistry. Karl is the author of 13 books, including Software Development Pearls, The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things, Software Requirements, More About Software Requirements, Successful Business Analysis Consulting, and a forensic mystery novel titled The Reconstruction. Karl has also written many articles on software development, design, project management, chemistry, military history, consulting, and self-help, as well as 18 songs. He has delivered hundreds of training courses, webinars, and conference presentations worldwide. You can reach Karl at processimpact.com.


Event Details

Virtual event: Webinar details will be provided half-hour prior to the event to the registrants.

Cost: Free for IIBA members; $5 for non-members

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