Mark Schwartz, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Schwartz discussed some projects that he has led and lessons learned from the experiences in building systems for the government. He is CIO of one of three agencies that deal with immigration. USCIS … Continue reading
Marisa Sanchez, Independent Consultant Sanchez works in the arena of large-scale technology change and facilitated a participatory session on how to engage your most critical stakeholders to support your project. Her stakeholder engagement framework has three steps: (1) identify stakeholders, … Continue reading
Amine Chigani and Yun Freund, GE Software At GE, software is a horizontal capability in the company, with over 14,000 software professionals in the business. GE Software is launching the Predix™ platform, which will be a common theme across all … Continue reading
Eltjo Poort, CGI Poort’s job is to review bids and projects and contribute to standardizing and improving architecture practice, based on what he finds in those reviews. In this experience report, he described experiences implementing a solution-architecting approach developed at … Continue reading
Len Bass by Jacob Tate, Mount St. Mary’s University Len Bass gave us a witty and comical presentation titled “Programming in the 1960s: A Personal History.” He took us through his early education and career in computer science.
Jeromy Carriere, Rick Buskens, and Jack Greenfield, Google Evolving Mission-Critical “Legacy” Systems, Rick Buskens Buskens’s team is a multisite team that works on a suite of projects focused on Google’s internal structure, while others are external-facing and cloud. The infrastructure … Continue reading
Jane Orsulak and Julie Kent, Raytheon by Jacob Tate, Mount St. Mary’s University Jane Orsulak and Julie Kent kicked off the experience-presentation session on SATURN’s final day by talking about “System Characterization: An Approach to Modernizing Disparate Legacy Systems.” In … Continue reading
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Wirfs-Brock Associates, and Joseph Yoder, The Refactory, Inc. How do you make quality happen? Budget time for quality discussions and quality testing. During envisioning and requirements gathering, identify core qualities. The core goal of agile and lean was … Continue reading
Matthias Naab, Fraunhofer IESE; Ralf Carbon, John Deere; and Susanne Braun, Fraunhofer IESE by Jacob Tate, Mount St. Mary’s University Drs. Ralf Carbon and Matthias Naab kicked off the short-presentation afternoon session with their talk titled “Never Again Offline?!? Experiences … Continue reading
Gregor Hohpe, Allianz by Jacob Tate, Mount St. Mary’s University Wednesday’s keynote speaker was Gregor Hohpe, who is the Chief IT Architect with Allianz. He delivered an information-packed presentation on why exactly it is good to be an architect.