I was invited to a local conference called ITREND 2011, where I talked about how to use customer diversity analysis, Kanban and eXtreme Programming in order to have less unexpected business changes in one’s organisation. I was really looking forward to this event because of two reasons: first, it was held in my hometown Miskolc, Hungary at the University where I studied and work, and second, I finally saw a chance to tell students about recent software development methods, because I knew that this topic wasn’t covered in their curriculum. My talk was at the technical track in the afternoon along with a talk about clouds by Tibor Koenig from Microsoft and a talk about developing on mobile platform using hybrid - web and native - methods by Gabor Gyenes from IND. Based on the feedbacks, the audience liked our talks and additionally, it was good to see so many students there. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the morning sessions. They started well, there were very interesting talks - except the panel talk about the future of the mobile platforms -, about trends and how to get money for a starting business, but the death by powerpoint effect ruined a couple of the presentations. Additionally, a guy gave a presentation about the success story of his company, but he managed to lengthen his talk from 15 minutes to 50 minutes so everything afterwards started one hour later than scheduled. Anyway, it was great to be back and I also managed to talk to a couple of my old friends, but it was sad that nobody showed up from the IT faculty.
Back to the technical track, here are my slides:
Thank you very much for coming, see you next time!