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"The Agile Panel"




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The Agile Panel

Golden West Room
Wednesday, 13:30, 1 hour 30 minutes



Chair: Linda Rising, Independent consultant
Chair: Mary Lynn Manns, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Angela Martin, Victoria University of Wellington
Kevlin Henney, Curbralan
Alan O'Callaghan, De Montfort University
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Wirfs-Brock Associates

Any ordinary panel member on an ordinary panel can sit up front and spout the same old stuff. The panelists for this event must be agile in the strictest sense of the word. Why? Because they will be asked to take a random position in response to questions from both the moderators and the audience. They must present their arguments in a timed two-minute speech or present a rebuttal of the initial points in the same restricted two-minute interval. The assignment to the position will be made by the moderators. Don't miss this one! Keywords: hot topics, debate

Chair: Linda Rising, Independent consultant:  Linda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the area of object-based design metrics. Her background includes university teaching experience as well as work in industry in the areas of telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems. She has been working with object technologies since 1983. She is the editor of A Patterns Handbook, The Pattern Almanac 2000, and Design Patterns in Communication Systems. She has a number of publications including: "Patterns for Collaboration," Cutter IT Journal, February 2005. This and other articles are available on her web site: www.lindarising.org. She is a regular contributor to the DDC-I On-line Newsletter: ddci.com/newslatest_news_archive.shtml She has presented a number of tutorials and workshops at JAOO, OOPSLA, and other conferences.

Chair: Mary Lynn Manns, University of North Carolina at Asheville:  Mary Lynn Manns earned her PhD from De Montfort University in England in the area of introducing software patterns into organizations. Her 20-year teaching experience in academia and industry includes an outstanding teaching award in 1995. She is currently at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she has taught courses in computer science and management information systems. She is the co-author, with Linda Rising, of the popular book on introducing new ideas to teams and organizations: Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas. Mary Lynn has done numerous presentations on the topic of introducing new ideas into organizations.

Angela Martin, Victoria University of Wellington:  Angela has over ten years of wide ranging information systems experience and has a firm grounding in all aspects of systems integration and development. She is a PhD Candidate at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, supervised by James Noble and Robert Biddle. Her PhD research utilizes in-depth case studies of the XP Customer Role, on a wide range of projects across Australasia, the United States and Europe. She is a board member of the Agile Alliance and has presented at XP2003, OOPSLA 2003 Onward!, XP2004, ADC 2004 and will be offering a tutorial on the XP Customer at OOPSLA 2005.

Kevlin Henney, Curbralan:  Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK. The focus of his work is in programming languages, OO, UML, agile development, patterns, and software architecture. At various times he has been a regular and irregular columnist for C/C++ Users Journal (online), Application Development Advisor (UK), JavaSpektrum (Germany), Java Report, and C++ Report. He is also on the advisory board for Hillside Europe, has been involved with the committees of various conferences and language standards ("a committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled"), and is a popular speaker at conferences in North America and Europe.

Alan O'Callaghan, De Montfort University:  Alan O'Callaghan is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Computing Sciences and Engineering at De Montfort University in the UK, as well as a researcher and a practicing consultant. Allan has been at DMU for the last sixteen years after working for large companies such as the London Underground, the British Oxygen Company and Kodak UK. He has authored two books and published more than 40 articles and papers. He has also written two pattern languages. But his real passions are Guinness, the 'craic' and Chelsea Football Club!

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Wirfs-Brock Associates:  Rebecca is the inventor of Responsibility-Driven Design and lead author of two books: Object Design: Roles, Responsibilities, and Collaborations (2003), and Designing Object-Oriented Software (1990). She is a board member of the Agile Alliance and an OOPSLA lifer having attended all 20 conferences! Rebecca has been involved with object technology since its infancy. Among her widely-used inventions are use case conversations and object role stereotypes. From development on the Tektronix implementation of Smalltalk in the early 1980's, through years of development and training experience, she is recognized as an innovative and influential practitioner of object-oriented design.