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SDD 2017 Schedule

Coding Level
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Thursday 18 May 2017



Track 6

Frobisher 4

Advanced techniques in software project design

Coding Level 1
Advanced Level 4

If project duration is of no consequence, you should design your project for lowest cost. But if cost is immaterial, you should design it for the least duration. The best solution for every project lies between these two extremes, yet finding it is a highly engineered design task.

This session will provide you with the tools and techniques required to achieve a balanced and even optimal solution, enabling you to determine the best overall plan for your system while eliminating gambling, death marches, wishful thinking, and expensive trial and errors.

The session assumes knowledge of basic critical path concepts such as network design, resource allocations and floats, and will expand on these essentials to include finding your project time/cost curve, network compression techniques, activity crashing, risk analysis, staffing distribution options, and project design.

You will also see a comprehensive case study and walk through its various permutations in determining the best plan that will keep the project on time all the time at the best risk and cost available.

Juval Löwy

Juval Löwy


Juval is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. He has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval is Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley and had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. He is a frequent speaker at international software development conferences, and he has written a number of books, the latest of which is the forthcoming 4th edition of Programming WCF Services (O'Reilly 2015). http://www.idesign.net

Other presentations by Juval Löwy

Mon 15 May 2017 at 9:30

Pre-Conference Workshop

Zen of architecture

Tue 16 May 2017 at 11:30

Track 8

The Architect

Wed 17 May 2017 at 9:30

Track 7

Zen of architecture

Thu 18 May 2017 at 9:30

Track 6

The missing piece

Fri 19 May 2017 at 9:30

Post-Conference Workshop

Microservices-oriented development process

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