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Wednesday, May 16 • 11:20am - 12:00pm
Pattern Language of Flow

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Patterns describe a problem for a given context and offer a solution based on experience that has been consistently successful. A pattern language of flow, if it existed, would attempt to identify problems with the flow of work in software development from request to release. The existence of problems could be confirmed with the use of empirical data and visualisations. Solutions could also use empirical data to inform better economic decisions and create the catalyst for change.

This talk will outline successful flow based strategies used in the software industry to build the right thing, improve quality, increase throughput or reduce the time it takes from the request of a feature until its delivery. The strategies are based on the experience of the author along side development communities in New Zealand and the UK, making them candidates to form the basis of a Pattern Language of Flow in collaboration with the wider community.

Note: Twitter will be used to interact with attendees throughout the session @gareth__evans (double underscore)


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Gareth Evans

Gareth has over 15 years experience in the IT industry, including over a decade in London where he first put his degree in economics to use as a software developer. He gained experience in the banking industry on numerous large IT projects from front office investment banking to wholesale banking compliance as both a developer and team leader. During his time in the UK Gareth also gained an MSc in computing science including a thesis on... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2012 11:20am - 12:00pm
Harborview 2

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