SDD 2017 Schedule
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Wednesday 17 May 2017
How product manufacturing can teach us to write better software
In this talk we will look how the manufacturing industries can influence how we develop software. We will start off by looking at the history of Ford and Toyota and how the Lean manufacturing processes were developed. From there we will show how Lean applies to software with the following lean principles, Eliminate Waste, Build Quality In, Create Knowledge, Defer Commitment, Deliver Fast, Respect People and Optimize the Whole. We will then look at the difference between Lean Software Development and Agile methodologies like Scrum and how we can get the best of both with Kanban. The talk would be aimed at software developers who are keen to look at different ways to efficiently develop software.
Stephen is an experienced software developer who has worked in various industries, including computer games, finance, and healthcare retail and distribution. He now works for the UK-based tech startup Buying Butler. He has worked with a range of programming languages, from Assembler, various forms of BASIC, to C and C++, and most recently C# and .NET. Stephen has also authored seven Pluralsight courses and a number of eBooks and technical articles, and has spoken at a number of conferences and events in various countries including NDC London, NDC Oslo, Techorama, DDD North and many user group meet-ups around the UK. https://stephenhaunts.com @stephenhaunts