As projects continue to grow in scale and complexity, effective collaboration across geographical, cultural, and technical boundaries is increasingly prevalent and essential to system success. SATURN 2012 will explore the theme of “Architecture: Catalyst for Collaboration.”
The theme of collaboration will be pervasive throughout all of the keynote addresses, plenary sessions, panels, presentations, and tutorials at SATURN 2012 this year. In particular, SATURN will offer a tutorial on the morning of Tuesday, March 8 by John Klein of the SEI titled Effective Stakeholder Collaboration and a Thursday afternoon panel discussion on architecture and collaboration.
Morning tracks on Wednesday and Thursday on architecture and collaboration will include the following case studies:
- Architectural Challenges in Agile Integration Projects with Outsourced Development, Anupam Kaul, adidas AG and Sebastian Huber, FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg: highlights the architectural, project-management, collaboration, and software-quality challenges of implementing an integration project using Scrum.
- Architecture as the Glue: Lessons Learned in Organizing Multiple Agile Teams, Robert Gazda and Steve Thiffault, Interdigital, LLC: describes how a shared architecture description served as a guiding blueprint for organizing and managing the work of five Scrum teams.
- Multiple Views of System Specifications: Connecting a Distributed Project, Robert Schwanke, Siemens Corporate Research: describes how a system-specifications model was used to facilitate communication among marketing, system architecture, and development groups in a project that was distributed across sites on both sides of the Atlantic.
- Use of Collaborative Agents and Autonomous Systems Within the Oil and Gas Industry, Einar Landre and Harald Wesenberg, Statoil: explores how the collaboration and negotiation properties of autonomous systems can be used to improve human decision making and thereby enhance both operational efficiency and safety.
- Architecture-Centric Collaboration Framework, Sairam Veeraswamy and Jean-Pierre Bono, EMC Corporation: describes use of a lightweight process called “functional mapping framework” that uses the product system architecture as a platform for catalyzing the collaboration for Agile execution.
- Depicting Interagency Information Sharing Using Systems of Systems, Jonathan Addelston, UpStart Systems, LLC: describes an approach intended to help prioritize system descriptions within a U.S. Federal interagency information-sharing effort, thereby achieving consistent iterations of integrated enterprise architectures.
- Community-Sourced Knowledge: Solving the Maintenance Problem, J.Carlos Vega, US Army, Karl D. Pfeiffer, TASC, Inc., and Alex Bordetsky, Naval Postgraduate School: describes the successful self-organization of a community of about 1000 system maintainers that includes stakeholders from every aspect of the software life cycle that generates community-sourced knowledge to address the maintenance problem—the delta between the knowledge on hand and the knowledge required.
For more information about the technical program, view the full SATURN 2012 preliminary program. We invite you to join us in St. Petersburg, Florida May 7-11, 2012 to explore architecture as a catalyst for collaboration.
– Bill Pollak, SATURN 2012 General Chair
– George Fairbanks, SATURN 2012 Technical Program Chair