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Sucess Stories Software Development

Time09:00:00 Phone
DateTuesday, February 03, 2009 Web
VenueBurlington Hotel, Dublin 4 Email


The theme of the event is “Success stories in software development productivity” and is particularly suitable for managers and senior IT professionals who have responsibility for developing and deploying software solutions.

In the current economic conditions IT solutions that deliver real business value in an efficient and cost-effective manner are vital. This puts the twin objectives of reducing costs and time-to-deployment of software solutions into sharp focus. As a result, the productivity of solution development teams is paramount.

I think you will find the practitioners from the private sector (AIB) and from the public sector describing their real-life experience of the business issues they addressed and benefits achieved through adoption of next generation software development productivity tools in particular Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) of interest.

This event will conclude with an interactive discussion which will provide an opportunity to discuss the points raised with the panel and with other members of the audience.

At the end of the briefing you should have a better understanding of how you can address the software development lifecycle challenges that most organisations face in the current budget constrained environment.


8.00 – 8.30 Registration and light breakfast.

8.30 – 8.40 Introduction – Declan Kavanagh, CEO, Sogeti (Ireland).

8.40- 9.15 “Practitioner’s experience of using ALM to improve productivity in software development” – Kieran Downey, Project Manager - Development, An Garda Síochána. This presentation will describe the ALM processes the Gardai have in place, how they got there and how they are generating value from them, and their future ALM expansion plans.

9.15 -9.50
“Preparing a business case for investment in ALM” – Terry O’Mara, Microsoft Unit Manager, Sogeti. This presentation will look at the key issues that should be addressed when considering and introducing ALM, how to prepare a business case and ensure the identified return on investment (ROI) is achieved.

9.50-10.05 Break tea & coffee

“Deriving the benefits of ALM using a service based approach” – Paul Shortt, Head of Corporate Banking Technology Solutions and Services, AIB Capital Markets. This presentation will elaborate on the key lessons learnt from a series of process and technology improvement activities within AIB. It will emphasize the importance of focusing on the customer experience during these activities.

10.35-10.55 Q&A and interactive discussion This session will provide an opportunity to discuss the points raised with the panel of speakers and with other members of the audience.

Close Barry McMahon, Microsoft


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