Philly ETE 2020 – Sara Kimmich – Rapid Prototyping & Remote Collaboration Enterprise Architecture for Fully Distributed Teams

Check out our YouTube playlist to watch all the talks from Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise 2020. Abstract This talk provides practical strategies to not only transition but improve the best practices of fully remote development. Rapid Prototyping focuses on implementation that is both iterable and testable so you can demonstrate what works best for … Read More

Lessons Learned From 15 Years In Business

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, around half of all businesses no longer exist after five years, while only one-third make it past their 10th anniversary. So it’s humbling to consider that my own company, Chariot Solutions, is turning 15 this month. While that’s no small feat, it’s also no coincidence. This software … Read More

Philly ETE 2017 #21 – Modern Agile: Taking Agile Back – Tim Ottinger

Some organizations have implemented a brand of “agile” which is full of ceremonies, conformance, compliance, and standardization; a heavyweight process that was never intended by original Agilists. Instead, we re-invigorate agility by (re)turning to values which focus teams on outcomes instead of outputs create a culture that welcomes teamwork and healthy confrontation support continuous learning … Read More

Philly ETE 2017 #20 – Perfections and the Business Cycle – David A. Black

Poet and critic Paul Valéry got to the heart of the relationship between art and business when he wrote, in 1922, “[For lovers of perfection], a work is never finished…but abandoned,” the act of abandonment being “the result of weariness or an obligation to deliver.” We software developers are, in the main, lovers of perfection–and … Read More

Philly ETE 2017 #17 – Building Better Teams to Build Better UX (Panel)

Today’s business and technology leaders understand that a good user experience (UX) is a leading factor in product success and customer happiness. Popular dogma says that cross-functional, autonomous agile teams are the way to achieve great UX — but this isn’t always true. This panel of designers, developers, and tech leaders will discuss the sources … Read More